Today is the day! I am thrilled to announce that my new book, the revised and updated edition of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, is now available from HarperCollins!
I’m now also sharing daily career tips, links and resources on my Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/CollegetoCareer.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the new book:
Hey Lindsey, why did you revise the book now?
Well, for starters, Twitter didn’t even exist when I wrote the first edition! Read my interview with Kimberly Palmer of U.S. News and World Report to learn more about the new social media advice included in the book. (Thank you, Kim!)
What else is included in this revised edition that’s new?
Besides a ton of new content on how to use social media in your job search and career advancement, the revised edition includes tips on Google apps, Skype interviewing, working in the BRIC countries and other timely topics, such as:
•More strategies for standing out in today’s ultra-competitive job market
•Advice on “alternative” career strategies, such as part-time work, freelancing and post-college interning
•LinkedIn strategies specific to students and recent grads
•How to find opportunities in start-up companies and virtual organizations
•A fully updated resource guide, including the best people and organizations to follow on Twitter
You still cover the basics like resumes, cover letters and interviewing, right?
Of course. Getting from College to Career, Revised Edition includes absolutely all of my advice on every step of the job search, and I’ve added in even more tips from recruiters and successful professionals I’ve interviewed since the original book was published.
I’m not currently looking for a job. Does Getting from College to Career include advice for people who are not job hunting at the moment?
Yes! And it also contains advice for people who are beyond their first jobs. My good friend, communications consultant Cari Sommer, wrote a post for Forbes.com applying my tips to the non-jobseeker market. (Thank you, Cari!)
If you have any additional questions about the book or how I can help you get from college to career, please comment below!