Guest Post from Mister Chris

Listen while you read: Rilo Kiley- Moneymaker


Mister Chris has been kind enough to send me an email regarding the "Job Hunting and Example Resume" post. I look forward to your responses and don't forget to leave some comments below.

I came across your post on job hunting and wanted to share some of the resources that have helped me tremendously in my work quest. If you have any questions, I'll answer as best I can.

My first breakthrough resource was the author Dan Miller, and one of his books titled of "48 days to the Work You Love." You can acquire it from pretty much any bookstore (online or local) as well as your library. It is split into two distinct parts. the first half is about understanding work and the role it plays in your life... as a matter of fact, it's about understanding what you want out of your life in general. The second half is about understanding the job hunt itself, the resume, getting an interview, succeeding in an interview, etc. The author also has a weekly podcast that is very informative. There were times I felt like the challenges I faced were unique to me, but lo and behold someone would write in with a question which uncannily mirrored my circumstances (and he would answer it:). I've probably learned as much, if not more listening to the podcast as I have reading the book. Oh, you can also pick up a workbook which guides you through the process of applying the information in the book to your life (should you choose to). Website @ www.48days.com

The second resource is titled "Negotiating Your Salary: How to make a $1000 a minute" by Jack Chapman. If you're tempted to let the title put you off, please don't. When I look back on the years following my graduation from university, I can see several "gaps" in my education that directly affected my job hunt, and the ability to negotiate pay was one of them. This book has not only helped me with understanding how PAY really works, but it's also aided several of my friends in their salary/wage negotiations. Here's the amazon link...

http://www.amazon.com/Negotiating-Your-Salary-Make-Minute/dp/1580087760

I want to be clear that I don't have everything figured out for myself, but I'm in a much better/happier place than I used to be, and this is some of the material that has helped me along my journey.

Hopefully, it will be as useful and productive for you as it has been for me,

Always Tinkerin',
Chris

PS.
I highly recommend using your local libraries to check the books out before purchasing. That's what I've done and it has saved me quite a bit of money:)


Thanks for submitting your advice to The Wire Up Chris, and good luck to you in the future. For those of you who would like to read the original job hunting post you can read it here.

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