Get the Right Job!


Non-Fiction - Occupational
154 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2019
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Reviewed by Robin E. Williams for Readers' Favorite

Get the Right Job! by Jeff Magnuson is for all job hunters out there searching for the best career. This book expertly guides the reader through the various tasks of getting the right job. It hits the important topics of a resume, cover letters, and interviews with confidence. Get the Right Job! also has a simple list of goals the author wishes to achieve with the reader. Each topic/chapter encourages the reader to think differently and acknowledge that times are changing. The author even includes a few of his own experiences and stories with other people he's worked with to not only empower the reader but to give that direct advice and wider understanding. Jeff Magnuson's book is for anyone frustrated and uncertain, and oftentimes feeling limited, in the process of getting a new position or a new job entirely.

Get the Right Job! by Jeff Magnuson is a perfect guide to the world of work. Jeff keeps the topics simple, starting with why his book is necessary and why YOU are really in control, stating that "you deserve the position that fulfills you." Get the Right Job! spreads out into the topic of how to write an effective resume, stating that it's "the foundation of how you present yourself," and shares direct advice through stories of past individuals he's talked to. Jeff's goals for the reader are laid out in easy order and they're realistic so as not to overwhelm the already overwhelmed reader. Overall, the way the information is formatted and worded ties the great advice into an easy to read guide. Nothing is overdone, over exaggerated, or remotely useless. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with the frustration of getting the right job.

Renee Guill

Get the Right Job! by Jeff Magnuson talks about how to go about finding your dream job. He discusses how to create a resume the right way and talks about using LinkedIn to help in your job search. Jeff Magnuson also goes into great detail about doing interviews and what signs you should look for, as well as what questions to ask them and how to discuss salary and benefits. He proves his point with stories of his clients. Jeff Magnuson also talks about what you should do after an interview and shows you ways of keeping yourself motivated.

Get the Right Job! by Jeff Magnuson was extremely informative. He gave such great advice that I wish I had known in the past. I loved how he said it was okay to be old school (I’m old) and was happy to find out that mail and thank you letters still apply. I found his resume info to be intriguing; I wish I had known about that as well in the past. A hyperlink on a resume is a brilliant suggestion. I liked how he warned you not to give personal information out, especially nowadays with scammers; you can’t be too careful. I loved how Jeff Magnuson used personal stories of his clients; it made it easier to remember his tips. One tip I wish I had known about before was the salary tip. I probably could have saved myself from having to work two jobs. I think Get the Right Job! by Jeff Magnuson is also helpful for freelancers (now that there are more of them). If you think about it, they are job hunting too, just not permanent jobs. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a career change.

K.C. Finn

Get the Right Job! is a work of non-fiction on the theme of work and occupation, penned by author Jeff Magnuson. As the title suggests, the book is designed for people seeking work, either for the first time or as a career change, but it acknowledges the recent changes that have taken place through technology, economics and in the social world. The guidebook covers seven general topics, which include traditional matters such as interview techniques, resumes, and cover letters, but also uses newer technologies like LinkedIn networking and addresses recruitment companies and what that means for job seekers in today’s market.

Short but comprehensive, author Jeff Magnuson has put a lot of thought into navigating the tricky world of job seeking in the modern age. The style of prose was well balanced between a conversational, friendly approach and the informative, objective voice of a general narrator, giving a wealth of information to readers without alienating them, and providing plenty of encouragement. The sections of the book are well arranged by topic, with sensible flow through the application process and the stages one should take in ‘setting up’ for job applications, through to actually applying, and then into the final stages of interview and acceptance. The advice given is general to many fields and doesn’t rely on any prior experience to be easily understood, so I feel that the book’s aim of easing stress and taking some of the mystery out of the process is well achieved. Overall, Get the Right Job! is a handy pocket guide for any reader seeking career advice.