Review by Ekta Swarnkar -- Finding A Job in Tough Times

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Review by Ekta Swarnkar -- Finding A Job in Tough Times

Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 21 Oct 2019, 02:58

[Following is a volunteer review of "Finding A Job in Tough Times" by Dr. Tim Johnson.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Are you an over-aged struggler looking for a settling job? Or a recent graduate dreaming of a shining future? Do you strive for the satisfaction of accomplishment? Or you only urge to get promoted from your post? Do not worry more here's a dedicated tutorial to help you reach your milestone.

I have always believed that a smart way of learning is to get an insight through someone else's life experiences. Also, if a person is willing to teach from his journey then there are chances of learning valuable facts. The author Dr. Tim Johnson is the giver here in his book Finding a Job In Tough Times which he presents as his Journal and a guide. After reading about the author (I was impressed with his educational qualifications!), I am absolutely sure that anyone can easily rely on this generous writer.

The non-fictional book has two characters, yourself and the writer. He is a mentor and you are a learner. The author first told the purpose of writing the book in the introduction then he ensured to give an action plan to help you prepare yourself a knight in a shining armor wherever you want to shine. The fun part of the book is that each chapter has an exercise for you to analyze yourself. It's fun because you'll improve while you enjoy it. The book is different from others because you will not only read it but will experience it.

As it is an informal conversation between the writer and the reader so its language is simple. In some places, the writer mentioned Jesus and his sayings to strengthen his points. The regular involvement of his own practices added a realism to the facts he delivered. The usage of quotes is frequent throughout the text. A quote from Page no. 80 is

"Serendipity happens if you are available."

The quoted texts like this inspired me to finish the book.

After covering the good aspects of the book, I hate to say that the thing that continuously flawed the text is a large number of errors. Basic grammatical errors, incorrect words, and punctuational omissions were there from the beginning. It was not professionally edited. In fact, I wonder if it was ever sent for editing.

In my opinion, the book is good for anyone to read. Not only the job seekers will benefit from it but also those who wish to be an improved personality. As I do not find any profane words it can be read by any age group. I doubt that fiction readers may not like it.

I could not rate this book more than 2 out of 4 stars. One star I deducted because of its poor editing. I was able to pick out an error on alternate pages. Another star I reduced because of a feeling that the execution of the book can be more systematic. I think the chapters were randomly written, and the assignment of them with stepwise topics was not done. Otherwise, it is a good book.

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Post by tristenb » 02 Nov 2019, 12:06

Thanks for your review! It seems like an interesting self-help book for those looking for employment. It's unfortanate that there were so many errors. I'm curious how exactly the chapters were written and if there might have been a way to make that better as well. Either way, I hope this book can help people.

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Post by djr6090 » 02 Nov 2019, 17:20

I thought the book showed a tremendous amount of compassion for the fragile egos of an out-of-work reader. So often a guide to job preparedness is about packaging yourself to suit what you think the market is buying. This guide helps you to uncover the best of your own features and relate them to a job search. Very well done.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 03 Nov 2019, 02:28

Advice is usually well-received if it is well-given. I hope the author goes back to the drawing board and fixes the overall structure of the book and other errors that need fixing. I am not the right audience for this book, so I'll have to pass. Thanks for the review!
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Post by Juliet+1 » 03 Nov 2019, 22:34

Books with good advice on finding a job are very rare. I hope the author takes the hint and fixes all the defects, since the content is so useful. Thanks for a great review! :)

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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 04 Nov 2019, 03:43

tristenb wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 12:06
Thanks for your review! It seems like an interesting self-help book for those looking for employment. It's unfortanate that there were so many errors. I'm curious how exactly the chapters were written and if there might have been a way to make that better as well. Either way, I hope this book can help people.
It is helpful anyone if he intends to read it leaving the errors. Thanks for the comment!
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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 04 Nov 2019, 03:47

djr6090 wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 17:20
I thought the book showed a tremendous amount of compassion for the fragile egos of an out-of-work reader. So often a guide to job preparedness is about packaging yourself to suit what you think the market is buying. This guide helps you to uncover the best of your own features and relate them to a job search. Very well done.

Exactly, it not only limited to shaping yourself for job interviews but also to meet with those talents and enhance them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 04 Nov 2019, 03:48

Ever_Reading wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 02:28
Advice is usually well-received if it is well-given. I hope the author goes back to the drawing board and fixes the overall structure of the book and other errors that need fixing. I am not the right audience for this book, so I'll have to pass. Thanks for the review!
I really wish the writer consider your advice. Thanks for stopping by!
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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 04 Nov 2019, 03:50

Juliet+1 wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 22:34
Books with good advice on finding a job are very rare. I hope the author takes the hint and fixes all the defects, since the content is so useful. Thanks for a great review! :)
It really is! When I first saw it even I got curious about its content. Thanks for stopping by!
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Post by Letora » 04 Nov 2019, 05:27

I've read a few reviews of this book, and each one makes me want to read it more, even with the errors. I think it would still be agood resource for someone like me who is just starting in the direction of her dream career. Thank you for your review!
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Post by SomeoneInTheWorld » 04 Nov 2019, 08:09

Sounds like a very helpful book. It's a pity that the chapters were poorly organized because I think that order is an important quality in books that are meant to guide. Thank you for the review!

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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 04 Nov 2019, 08:39

Letora wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 05:27
I've read a few reviews of this book, and each one makes me want to read it more, even with the errors. I think it would still be agood resource for someone like me who is just starting in the direction of her dream career. Thank you for your review!
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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 04 Nov 2019, 08:40

SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 08:09
Sounds like a very helpful book. It's a pity that the chapters were poorly organized because I think that order is an important quality in books that are meant to guide. Thank you for the review!
It is still informative and helpful. Thanks for stopping by!
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Post by Wyland » 05 Nov 2019, 04:29

I could use and learn from the author’s experiences on how to survive lean times. Thanks for a wonderful review.

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Post by sanjus » 05 Nov 2019, 05:20

Nice book with two characters, the reader and the author, like one to one talking , giving guidance on getting jobs in difficult times. Thanks for your good review which gave more insights about this book.
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