I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College

Pete Leibman. Amacom, $15.95 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-0-8144-2020-1
Leibman's life-long dream was to make it to the NBA. While he never made it as a basketball player, he did score his dream job fresh out of Johns Hopkins University with the Washington Wizards. Leibman shares his story and strategies for success in this energetic and informative volume aimed at the recent college graduate. The young author loves lists, and for good reason—they grab the reader's attention and keep it while he runs down a quick list of points, as in six reasons "you don't have your dream job yet," "10 Marketing Assets You Need," "10 Commandments for Concrete Confidence," and more. Brief success stories sprinkled throughout (detailing recent graduates' employment with Microsoft, National Geographic, and Disney, to name a few) illustrate the efficacy of Leibman's practical pointers—his tips on office etiquette should be required reading. Though exuberantly enthusiastic and confident, Leibman wisely tempers what might be perceived as mere youthful optimism advice tips from a variety of industry experts, from a professional image strategist to a dating coach. While his "Out-of-Office Life" section and "Leibman Life Lesson[s]" may seem like overreach for a 20-something (albeit a successful one), it is clear Leibman's forward thinking and clear sightedness have taken him far, and will no doubt inspire and equip readers to do the same. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/12/2012
Release date: 03/01/2012
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