TwirtyGrrl Reads…

2/09/10

I’m reading “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” by David Meerman Scott. This book came highly recommend and I can see why. The content provides a high level of insight on how to use non-traditional tools to reach buyers online. I can only hope that I absorbing every ounce of wisdom from all 264 pages.

1/21/10

TwirtyGrrl does read, she just doesn’t do so well with writing the review of the books she reads. Right now I’m reading “Trust Agents” by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith. A NYT bestseller & top recommended book on social media, its a great and easy read when I find time to sit down and read it.

11/29/09

My latest read, The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide: Get What You Want In Work and Life (and Look Great While You’re at It), by Debra Shigley is a light and fun read for the smart & savvy working girls in your life. After seeing that Ms. Shigley was in town for a book signing and reading a brief summary, I went ahead and ordered the book.

I love it! As a self-identified Go-Getter Girl, I can relate to the stories and practical advice being delivered. While turning each page and starting a new chapter my memory banks have become flooded with my personal moments of triumph and success as an ambitious working girl.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Ms. Shigley’s relevant advice to the Go-Getter Girls of the world on how to get what we want in work and life while looking fabulous.

11/04/09

I decided to read Think Confident, Be Confident by Leslie Sokol and Marci G. Fox after reading a blog post about individuals struggling with long-term unemployment and challenges with finding a job in a highly competitive market. At the time I was looking for an inspiring book, one that I could reach for on a day when maybe I wasn’t feeling so confident. A few pages in to Think Confident, Be Confident I realized that this book should have come with it’s own therapist. The book is easy to read, succinct in it’s delivery of information and walks you through a four step program to help you release your own self-doubt and fear. If you are in to at-home cognitive therapy than this book is for you!

11/01/09

All finished with “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired” by Cynthia Shapiro. What a fantastic resource! This is the kind of book that should live on the shelf of every working girl or guy. Christmas gift idea for the jobseekers of your life? I have referenced this book so many times in conversation and also to beef up my own knowledge on how to deal with various situations. A page turner from secret #1 to secret #43 you are going to be able to identify situations that mirror your own experiences or just reflect an “a-ha” moment that will make you wish you had read this book earlier!

10/28/09

Met with girlfriend Kitty V and fellow “unEmployed twirty-something” for coffee yesterday and she shared that she has a goal to read one book a week. Sounds like a plan to me! The last couple of weeks have been craz-ay with interview activity and all I want to know is “What’s a girl gotta do to get hired around here?” So I picked up “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired” by Cynthia Shapiro.

Since I’m waiting to hear back from two potential employers, Insider Secret #22 “Calling to ‘Follow-up’ will cost you the job” is very relevant to my world….I’m only on Insider Secret #6 so I better get reading!

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