Hi - My name is Nick Vulich. I’ve spent over 15 years as a retail manager, and have personally hired close to five hundred employees. Clerks, managers, warehouse workers, you name it, I’ve interviewed, and hired them.
Let me tell you, I’ve seen, and heard some crazy stories.
One girl carefully explained how she needed weekends off to visit her boyfriend in prison. He’d just killed someone; she apparently got off on a technicality. I’ve had my share of people coming in smelling like a marijuana factory, and watched them get up and walk out when I mentioned our drug testing program. And, of course, there are always the kids who come in wearing “F**k You!” or “Sh*t happens” t-shirts. But, hey, it matched their sandals and torn jeans. Nice outfit. Totally wrong place for it.
To be fair, I’ve also hired a lot of great people. One of these was a foreigner I met in Maryland. We were getting ready to close up shop, before a major hurricane came in. Trees were already down all over; streets flooded. None of it seemed to bother him at all. He handed me his resume, and explained why he was the best man for the job. Heck, he had my attention just by walking in on a day like that. Needless to say I had him on a plane a few days later to interview with the big wigs for a management position.
There was also the girl who walked in the store, stopped to straighten the wrinkled carpet, and picked up a wrapper and threw it away. By doing those two things, she outgunned several of my seasoned workers.
I probably don’t have to tell you, both of these people got the job. Little things, big results.
If you haven't already discovered it this isn't your father's job search. Jobs have changed drastically over the last twenty years, and so has the method used for finding them. If you haven't updated your job search arsenal, you're going to be fighting a losing battle.
This book introduces you to the Seven Tools every job seeker needs to find a job in today's troubled economy.
If you could sum up 7 Steps to a New Job, What Employers Are Really Looking for in Today's Troubled Economy in three words, what would they be?
Super book portraying the facts about how best to land a job in this troubled economy. The author hit the proverbial "nail on the head" about how human resources seemingly works harder to disqualify someone than to qualify them.
Who was your favorite character and why?
What about Sean Schroeder’s performance did you like?
As narrator, did an "Outstanding" job in emphasizing the most important chapters of this book. Great audio book.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Ever wonder why you are not getting hired?
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I got "7 Steps to a New Job, What Employers Are Really Looking for in Today's Troubled Economy" by Nick Vulich and "Smart Woman's Guide to Finding a New Job" by Kate Warne. Listen to them both back to back and they seem to be almost identical. A few words may have changed and they have different narrators but they seem to be suspiciously the same book.
Would you ever listen to anything by Nick Vulich again?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
It was still good information.
Any additional comments?
Why do both books seem to be suspiciously the same book? Are they same but given different title to market it better. I would like a refund.
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