Wednesday, August 02, 2006 Book Is A Win

TrumpI was fortunate enough to attend a conference not too long ago. I say "fortunate" because those cats really know what they are doing when they throw a little gig like that together.

The two day conference was (for any veterans) a nice refresher in regards to how you would use the site and it's tools. Some quick once-overs to the great new OFCCP compliance and streaming media features that are quickly emerging on many employment sites were a couple of topics worth noting and that I'd have liked to spend more time on.

The reason for my post today, however, is to compliment them on one of the sweet little freebies I received. Sure, I liked the hat and the coffee cup (which I may have begged a bit for) and the squishy Trump character - but hands down, I have to say that the book I walked out of there with was the best.

Monster Careers: How to Land the Job of Your Life has some pretty great information for both job seekers and recruiters alike. Nothing says it better than the quickie on Amazon:

Monster founder Jeff Taylor, with former editor-in-chief Doug Hardy, has written an upbeat, inspirational, and indispensable guide to getting the job you want in the new world of work. Rich with real-world advice from recruiters, career counselors, human resource professionals, and successful Monster members who share their job- hunting expertise, Monster Careers provides a step-by-step plan for carrying out a super- charged job search from exploring new career options to writing job-winning resumes and cover letters, to mastering the interview and negotiating a job offer. A practical and passionate guide for any stage of your career, whether you're a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, Monster Careers is poised to become the uncontested job search authority.

For what it's worth - I've already loaned this book out twice with nothing but rave reviews from both the fellow recruiter and job seeker alike.

Bottom line: Get the book - For only $13 (today) it's a terrific addition to any library.