Book Tour: What They See: How to stand out and shine in your new job by Jennifer Swanson (Review + Giveaway)

What They See

Title: What they See: How to Stand Out and shine in your new job
Author: Jennifer Swanson
Publisher: Influence Publishing
Format: Paperback, 220 pages
Source: Received from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

Purchase Links:

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Synopsis

First impressions DO count, and so does what comes afterward! Learn how to stand out, shine and make a stellar lasting impression as you enter the workforce. We send messages constantly—through our body language, actions, what we carry with us and what we wear…and most of this has nothing to do with what we actually say. Being aware of the messages you send is the first step in learning how to build an overall (and sustainable) image of professionalism that will assure others that you are capable, competent, and right for the job. In an easy-to-read format, and with simple and actionable steps, this book will help you discover how others perceive you when you make a first impression, and will show you how to ensure that the world sees you the way you want it to. An expert in the field of communications and human relations, Jennifer Swanson has written a must-read book for students, new graduates, job seekers or anyone looking to fulfill their professional goals.
Listen to the PODCAST:
How Writing a Book Can Benefit Your Business –with Jennifer Swanson on The Successful Author Podcast

About the Author

Jennifer Swanson has been teaching Communication and Human Relation skills since 1993 to college students entering the medical field. She is also the creator/host of the Communication Diva Podcast, which has an international audience and helps people in deepening workplace and personal relationships through more effective communication. In addition to teaching young adults, Swanson is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada, has worked in the Youth and Family Ministry for 3 years, has a Master’s Degree in Public and Pastoral Leadership, and is a certified conflict coach and Master NLP Practitioner. She is also a mother and step-mother to two young adults and two teens. Swanson draws upon years of expertise as she shares her passion for inspiring others to reach their full potential with readers and audiences worldwide.

Connect with Jennifer:     Website  ~  Facebook  ~   Twitter

My Review

Today landing a job is very difficult. I graduated from a Masters of Human Resources program, and then spent a year trying to land a job. I sent out resumes to every position imaginable- even positions that I was VERY overqualified for, I just needed a job. I hear about a number of my friends who are in the same boat. There just aren’t that many jobs out there, and way too many people who are qualified. It’s a tough market today. Having gone through this, I immediately knew that I wanted to read and review Jennifer Swanson’s book What They See: How to stand out and shine in your new job in order to ensure that I could KEEP the job I had landed.

This book offered a number of very interesting and useful tips for how to maintain the job that other books taught you to land. The book is broken down into chapters such as Attitude, Dress Code, Nonverbal Cues, Work Ethic, and Managing Stress. There are several other chapters and each one offers insight into how to ensure that the job you just landed remains your job.

Jennifer makes sure to be concise and to the point as she explains her tips. She has a very neat way of writing, and is very professional (who would of thought!). The book reads as though she is just offering her opinion and you can take it or leave it, it definitely does not sound like she is telling you “You must do this or else you will fail horribly at life!”. I really enjoyed her writing style and found that I kept wanting to know what else she had to say. I also really appreciated the fact that she broke the chapters down into logical sections, as mentioned above. This made it easy to go back and refer to only the sections I wanted to re-read.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has just started in a new position, or even those who are stills searching for the right position. It offers some valuable tips that will really help you as you continue along with your career. I give this book:

4.5 hippos

4.5 out of 5 Hippos 

Giveaway

Prizes: ​Each of 5 winners will get a copy of What They See and a $10 Amazon gift card (Open to USA & Canada) Ends July 4

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