New, Free Kindle book combines sound advice with hilarious cartoons to teach job seekers the job hunting skills employers say are sorely missing. Download and read it on PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry or Android-based devices. Free on Amazon until October 1.
Online PR News – 29-September-2012 – Brampton/ON – In a one-of-a-kind union between practical advice and humor, Employment Specialist Colin McClean combines his job searching know-how and his unique cartooning style to teach job seekers how to find work. McClean shares, “Even in today’s tough job market, employers are still surprised by the number of job seekers who simply don’t know basic job hunting skills like proper resume writing and successful interviewing techniques.”
Until Monday, October 1, 2012 job seekers can download a free Kindle copy of McClean’s “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To… My Career! (50 Job Searching Rules Every Job Seeker Should "Learn to Earn"!) by visiting Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009EIZ15I)
For years, when leading job hunting classes or counselling job seekers individually, McClean (who is also an internationally-published cartoonist) witnessed the transformational power of using humor to teach job searching skills to people who were unemployed or under-employed. He saw a unique opportunity to combine his job hunting knowledge with his gift for cartooning, to help people get work. That's why McClean decided to write and illustrate “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To… My Career!
Here’s what readers of this clever guidebook are saying:
"As an experienced job developer, I’ve too often seen qualified people lose excellent job opportunities due to poor habits or actions that could have been avoided. Unfortunately, when job searching, one rarely receives the luxury of a second chance. Colin teaches job seekers the basics to follow in order to perform a ‘results guaranteed’ job search, the first time around." - Patricia M.
"Colin has created a great little employment bible that has numerous take-away tips and tons of great humor. It's perfect for reinforcing what's important in finding your perfect career. This is a must read for everyone who is in transition in their employment!" –Executive Career Coach, Curt Skene.
"I wish that I had a copy of "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To...My Career!" when I began my career transition. Colin McClean's organized, thoughtful and practical tips will empower you to shine at every stage of the job search process. Whether you're in transition yourself, whether you know someone who is, or if you are interested in exploring a challenging new career, this book is essential reading." - Robert D.
“Judging your book by its cover, it appeared to be a simple and traditional view that I wasn't sure would assist me... well, it turned out that I found it to be much more than a productive distraction from the grind of trying to find a job. It turned out to be a valuable resource in my success in acquiring the ideal management position I was looking for. I found that the simple concepts directly applied to my situation.” K. Springer.
For people struggling to find work ─ particularly new graduates and people facing unemployment for the first time in years ─ this short, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember book is ideal.
Until Monday, October 1, job seekers can go to Amazon to download a free digital version of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To… My Career! Or visit www.afunnything.net to learn more and access other free job hunting resources.
As an Employment Specialist, Colin McClean teaches the unemployed and underemployed about resume writing, tapping into the hidden job market, successful interviewing and many other essential job hunting skills. Colin is also a sought-after cartoonist whose works have appeared in local, national and international publications, and in The White House. Colin recently collaborated with two-time award-winning (Microsoft and Execu Train) business leader and executive career coach, Curt Skene, to produce “In2Win – Rapid-Fire Insights For Landing Your Next Brilliant Executive Career Opportunity.” This interactive guide targeted to (existing or aspiring) management-level job seekers is available at www.buyin2winbook.com