How can we put this nicely? Careers advice can be a bit dull – all those fifty-something university careers advisers with no idea of the realities of work facing graduates today, namely no jobs, no money and weeks of unpaid internships.
However, Tanya De Grunwald’s How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession is the perfect antidote to all that boringness, getting straight to the heart of the issues affecting university-leavers in the UK today.
A self-styled graduate champion, Tanya has already taken on heavyweights like TopShop, the X Factor, Boris Johnson and Stella McCartney in her quest to stand up for graduates on her feisty Graduate Fog website.
Her second book is full of top tips on how to find vacancies that nobody else knows about, how to stay motivated during your job hunt and how to write a CV that an employer actually wants to read. In fact, Tanya is so certain that her book will help graduates that she’s even offering a money back guarantee if her book doesn’t help you get a job. Yes, she’s that confident.
How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession aims to take you through the entire job hunting process, from identifying the careers that suit you, through negotiating CV writing and interviews and avoiding overlong internships. Most importantly, the book covers an area little talked about in everyday careers advice – how to keep your motivation going when you’re doing all the right things but feel like you’re getting nowhere.
Career self-help books might not sound like the most interesting bed time reading, but How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession does exactly what it says on the front cover. Tanya’s engaging style, thoughtful tips and willingness to stand up for graduates rather than put them down means this is the perfect book to kick start your career.
How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession is priced at £9.99.