Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway: "Higher Education" - CLOSED

I was recently sent the book "Higher Education (On Life, Landing A Job, and Everything Else They Didn't Teach You In College)", written by Kenneth Jedding.


Pub. Date: April 13, 2010
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 9781605296760

Information on the book:

Kenneth Jedding guides graduates during one of the most challenging periods of time in their lives. Jedding, a therapist and career counselor/life coach, is  in a unique position to understand the needs of young adults as they burst onto the world - as he will receive his second graduate degree by the time the book is released.

Recalling his own wish as a young graduate for "The Book that would tell me all the things I didn't learn in school," Jedding wrote the manual for post-college life that would inspire advice, great tips and energizing ideas.

My Take on the book:

While I was reading this book, I was thinking, "I wish I had this book after I graduated college." Reading for example Chapters called: "You Majored in the Right Thing," "You Don't Need to Know What You're Going to Do," and "Putting Yourself Out There," really spoke to me. I really could have used some of this advice after I graduated. The author talks about how after you graduate you feel like you have to have a job immediately after and if you don't you feel like a failure. This is so true, and he talks about solutions to help with this situation.

This is a manual for post-college life that inspires solid advice, great tips and energizing ideas. Some of the advice included is:

How taking your parent's friend to lunch can help you find a job.
How to find a job when there aren't any
How being a clerk can lead to your dream job
How to uncover your true passion

I would recommend this to anyone on the verge of graduating or even recent graduates. This would also make a great graduation gift for someone. In this economy this book actually, in my opinion, would be great actually for anyone looking for a job right now.

Buy it: "Higher Education (On Life, Landing A Job, and Everything Else They Didn't Teach You In College)", written by Kenneth Jedding is available at:  Amazon.com

Win it: One luck reader will win a copy of "Higher Education (On Life, Landing A Job, and Everything Else They Didn't Teach You In College)", written by Kenneth Jedding. A $19.99 value.

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RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends May 28, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winners will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book free of charge. I received it for the sole purpose of reviewing it and offering one in a giveaway. No monetary compensation was given and my opinions are my own.

61 comments:

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  2. I learned the author has been a banker,teacher and mentor in new york and other places.
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  3. I learned that Kenneth Jedding holds a bachelor's degree in French language and literature.

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  4. I want to read this book because I'm very interested in his views expressed in the part of the excerpt I read, about how important what a major in college is to life.

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  9. I follow via Google Friend: allibrary.

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  10. I learned that over the past 10 years, he has lectured as a career counselor and a life coach at colleges and universities across the United States.

    I'd love to win this becuase my daughter will graduate from college next Sunday. I think this book would help her in starting her career!

    Nancy
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  11. The Author upon graduation wished he had found "The Book" to help answer all his after college questions. My daughter graduated Saturday and now she has those SAME questions he had.

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  15. I'm impressed with the breadth of experience the author has had. She's been a banker,teacher and mentor

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  16. I learned there is a section entitled "How do I know when to leave a job, especially an entry-level position? "

    That could come in super handy right now


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  25. I would love for my niece to read this book. She's about to graduate from school and needs advice on getting into her chosen field.

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  26. Great to recap for those of us who graduated a few years ago.
    Kenneth Jedding holds a bachelor's degree in French language and literature, a Master of Social Work and a Master of Education. He has been a banker, a teacher and a mentor through various programs in New York City and abroad.

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  27. i learned he has lectured for the last ten years an his ba degree is in french please let me win my son so needs this book cdmarteny@mywebdesk.com

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  29. I would love this book as I'm graduating from college in 2 years and I'm planning on going to law school!
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  30. I learned that Mr. Jedding has lectured as a career counselor and life coach at colleges and universities across America for 10 years. I'd love to read this book and get some useful tips for this stage of my life.
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  31. I would like this book because I'm about ready to go to college and I really think this could give me even more information. It could be very helpful and it sounds interesting!

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  37. i would love to read this and pass it along to a graduating senior. this is something i wish i read after college

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  45. I'd love to read this book because my daughter graduated from college this past Sunday! I'd like to read it and pass it on to her, as she is looking for her first professional job!

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  46. i would love to read this book because i graduate from college in december and have no idea how to get a job

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway...it's been about twenty years since I graduated college, and I would like to be able to be conversant in the the new post grad realities of this new century for my own edification, and that of my kids, nieces, nephews, etc.

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  57. This would be great for my cousin who just recently graduated and is a bit "lost".

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  58. I learned that the book has some really good reader reviews. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I would love to read this book as I'm currently going through a transitional period and would like a little direction.

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  60. Sounds like an interesting read :)

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