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Times have changed. No longer does a young person find a job, work their way up the ladders of success and then retire with the same company. More often, older workers find themselves laid off or forced out. With today’s economy on top of that, younger and older job searchers are finding the job market a tough place to be.
Over The Gap is an excellent resource for those who are serious about looking for quality employment or are interested in a career change. Written in both instruction and workbook style, it challenges the reader to take a thoughtful look at their goals, skills, and area of employment they desire. The book has charts, worksheets, sample letters, and much more. The author, Dave Patterson, is a Business, Executive and Career Coach with an understanding of today’s job market, and his advice is a complete look at the challenge, the process of the search, and targeted goal.
The book shows the reader how to market themselves for the career they desire. It explains proper networking, and the interviewing experience. Chapter 9: Creating a Position for Yourself might sound overreaching, but I especially enjoyed reading it because it actually happened for me a few years ago.
Finding your place in today’s job market is hard work and takes research and skill. Over the Gap is a powerful book that will assist the job seeker in a systematic method to success. I recommend this book for individuals, schools, and employment assistance agencies.