Commerce & Culture
Vets As Reviewers
The original manual for practical job hunting and career changers by Richard Bowles is a refreshing read after years from its original release. The book covers a gamut of stories, tips and techniques that a would be job hunter or career changer could use to find their ideal career.
Just when you think that you are unemployable, Bowles pleads with you to put down your strengths and your aspirations on paper to guide yourself out of the hopeless pit.
He offers direction and varied commentary that comes from a place of understanding having viewed the hiring process from behind the curtain. The fundamental theme of the book is this:
In order to be hired one has to feel that they are worthy of being wanted.
As cliche as it sounds, its impossible for another to appreciate you, unless you appreciate your self.
Other strengths of the book include:
His perspective is grounded in data, outcomes and his religious background that views a calling in one’s career.
While the book offers many tangible useful facts and techniques it falls short in the survey as the official manual for job hunters and career changes, here’s why:
“Those people...those people up there, the rich and the powerful, they do whatever they want. Guys like us, like you and me... they don't care about us. We build their roads and we fight all their wars and everything. They don't care about us. We have to pick up after them. We have to eat their table scraps. That's how it is. I know you know what I'm talking about...”
~ Vulture (Kevin Costner) Spiderman Homecoming