Get the Job You Really Want by James Caan is all about searching for, help and getting, your dream job. How to find the job, how to apply for it, how to present yourself, and what to do when you get it.
Quite frankly it’s an interesting read whether you’re looking for a new job or not. From the seeking employment point of view it was a trip down memory lane for me. Even though I’m not job hunting now it made me look back on when I did apply for jobs and I can honestly say that I wish I had a book like this when I was – it would have completely changed my approach for the better. So, if you’re looking for a job I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy of the book.
However, even if you’re not, there’s still a lot of interest in the book. There are quite a few mentions of Dragons’ Den and those, together with the overall attitude of the book, got me thinking as a business owner. The attitude James Caan puts across is that you should strive to be the best you can, and that certainly applies whether you’re working for someone else or for yourself. I found this very inspiring and it got me thinking again about my professional development.
And if that’s not enough to make you rush out and buy a copy (or just follow the Amazon link), I also found it interesting learning about James Caan himself – his experiences and his approach as an employer. The style of the book is very casual and as a result you almost feel like the author is talking directly to you, which makes it a very enjoyable read. I hope it really is James Caan’s voice … but if it isn’t please don’t disenchant me.
The book ticks one more box for me as well – at the end he includes a checklist which brings together all the advice in the book into a 30-step process. So that satisfies my list obsession.
Can I think of anything negative to say about the book? You know what, I don’t think I can. Brilliant!