College is hard enough without the stress of endlessly looking for and applying to jobs. Luckily, in Get Hired: For College Students, J. J. Scardino demystifies the job-hunting process and provides concrete steps and tips on not only how to make the job search easier, but also how to come out of it with a job. The majority of college students have no clue how the recruitment process works, and with the use of new technology to streamline the screening process, the recruitment process is much different than when our parents were looking for their first jobs. J. J. Scardino has been helping people get jobs for years, so not only does she know the process inside and out, she also reveals several “Candidate Powers” that will give you a leg up on the competition.
I really enjoyed this book. The advice J. J. Scardino offered was very straightforward and easy to follow. I appreciated her step-by-step guides that listed exactly what you should do to prepare for each stage of the job search. I really wish someone had given me this book before I started college so that I could’ve been better prepared for my career fairs and interviews. While reading this book, I discovered several things wrong with my own resume and gained a much better understanding of how I can leverage LinkedIn to get my foot in the door. This book was a quick read and is a great reference that I can see myself using throughout the rest of college and beyond.
I recommend this book to anyone about to start college or in college who doesn’t know where to start their job search.