TwirtyGrrl Reads…


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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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