This is the first of three reviews of Heather Huhman’s e-books. I was asked to give these reviews after being featured on Heather Huhman’s blog in the first #HAPPO day.
#ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle is not the type of book that you can just read, soak in the information, and set it aside. Honestly, if you don’t read it with a pen and paper by your side so you can take ample notes, this book probably won’t do much for you. Do what Heather instructs you too in the first section! Take notes on the aspects of a great cover letter! Trust me, this will be much more beneficial to you in the long run than just reading and moving on to the next book.
I found Section One to be the most beneficial section of the book. Everyone tells you that you need to set yourself apart…but often no one tells you how to do this! #ENTRYLEVELtweet gives you step by step instructions on how to figure out what talents are really unique to you and how you can take your specific experiences and use them to benefit you. And perhaps the most encouraging part is knowing that “no two people’s skills, characteristics, and interests are exactly the same,” so you always know that there is something unique about you to offer employers.
This book doesn’t only cover resumes and cover letters. Heather gives valuable advice starting at these first steps, through networking and using social media, and how to succeed in the position that you land. This way, as you go through every step of the process, there is no question about what you should be doing.
As an entry-level job seeker myself, I’ve found this book to be extremely helpful in my job search so far. I’ve referenced it and my notes numerous times as I write cover letters, update my resume, and network with professionals online and off. This is definitely something that everyone should read before they start their job search.
Purchase #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle. For more valuable entry-level advice, be sure to follow Heather on Twitter (@heatherhuhman) and check out her website www.heatherhuhman.com.