Review by Meg98 -- Finding A Job in Tough Times

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Review by Meg98 -- Finding A Job in Tough Times

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Finding A Job in Tough Times" by Dr. Tim Johnson.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Finding a Job in Tough Times is an interactive workbook, geared towards helping unemployed individuals find jobs again. The author, Dr. Tim Johnson, has written the book as a lecture. The reader is asked to take notes and participate in various exercises throughout the book. Although it is a short read, it is very informative and even enlightening.

Dr. Johnson has had a very accomplished career but admits that it was not easy. He found himself job-seeking time and time again, feeling ashamed and frustrated. Fortunately, he overcame those difficulties and is now a successful individual with many talents and expertise in many different areas. Having been in the exact situation that so many people are in today, Johnson is educated in the field and has developed a logical and detailed plan to help others.

With the book written as a lecture, the focus is to redefine skills and attributes to make oneself more unique and versatile when applying for jobs. It also includes a "self-reflection" section, where readers take time to think about why they have lost their jobs, where they want to be in the future, and what skills they have to offer to the next employer.

The author's writing style and tone are clear and educational throughout. With Johnson not having a literary background, it is quite impressive that the book is this well-written. The execution is better than most books I've read by literary experts.

Even if you are not seeking a job right now, this book still gives excellent advice about life in general. I find self-reflection a powerful tool to use at any point to take a step back and fully see what you have done and what you want to do. Other tools included in the book can be for anyone to use, not just those seeking employment. The fact that the author has written those points in a way that is universal for all readers is clever and shows that he is thoughtful and conscientious.

Finding a Job in Tough Times is a very well written book, and I did not find any editing flaws. The author was careful and concise when writing, and it shows through the pages. It is a beneficial book, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an instructive read, or anyone looking to learn new tools to use whether or not they are unemployed. Overall, my rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future!

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This one sounds like a beneficial gem! Nice to hear that it was so effectively written in an educational tone that was not only helpful, but also approachable. I bet we could all learn something applicable from it. Sounds like it would be a great choice for a BOTD!

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AvidBibliophile wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 20:28
This one sounds like a beneficial gem! Nice to hear that it was so effectively written in an educational tone that was not only helpful, but also approachable. I bet we could all learn something applicable from it. Sounds like it would be a great choice for a BOTD!
Thanks for your comments! Totally agree
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This seems like a very helpful book for those currently job hunting. Thanks for the great review!

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This sounds like a good book for anyone to read but especially those individuals who are looking for a job. Thank you for a very informative and well-written review!

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I also liked his writing style. I enjoyed reading the same book. it's a great resource for everyone indeed, unemployed or not. Thanks for a great review.

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It sounds like a great resource for the unemployed or those seeking a new job. I'm not currently in this position, but maybe things will change in a few months, so this could be a great book to read at some point. Thanks for the review!

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rumik wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 10:42
This seems like a very helpful book for those currently job hunting. Thanks for the great review!
Agreed! Thanks for stopping by :)
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Nkoo wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 12:38
I also liked his writing style. I enjoyed reading the same book. it's a great resource for everyone indeed, unemployed or not. Thanks for a great review.
Thanks so much!
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Tomah wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 12:43
It sounds like a great resource for the unemployed or those seeking a new job. I'm not currently in this position, but maybe things will change in a few months, so this could be a great book to read at some point. Thanks for the review!
Thanks for your comments!
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That sounds like a useful, practical guide. Your review is excellently written!

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ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 01:17
That sounds like a useful, practical guide. Your review is excellently written!
Thank you!
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The author has created an interesting format to stimulate and maintain the readers' interest. I appreciated your comment about the book being useful for other readers who might not be looking for a job. That opens up the field to a wider audience. I enjoyed your insights about this book.

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kdstrack wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 21:11
The author has created an interesting format to stimulate and maintain the readers' interest. I appreciated your comment about the book being useful for other readers who might not be looking for a job. That opens up the field to a wider audience. I enjoyed your insights about this book.
Thank you for the comments!
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I agree that self-reflection is a powerful tool. Thank you for your thoughtful review of this book. I think I may add it to my list.

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