June 26, 2009
By J.T. O'Donnell If you follow our Twitter Advice Project, then you know one of our expert contributors is @gradversity. But what you may not know is that behind the tweets of sound career advice there is a young man with a desire to help his peers that we at CAREEREALISM truly admire. Trevor Wilson isn't a 30-year corporate veteran looking to share some dusty pearls of wisdom from days gone by. He's a passionate twentysomething who decided to do more than just talk about his surprise and frustration over the lack of preparedness he experienced when looking for his first professional job, he put fingers to keyboard and wrote a book - actually, a step-by-step guidebook for students and recent grads. Overcoming Gradversity is clear, logical and helpful. Better still, it's in PDF form and available at a discount to CAREEREALISM readers! For those of you thinking: "I've already read a book or two on job search. I don't need to read any more," I'm here to tell you that you're WRONG! Grads today shouldn't be reading just one book about job search, they should be reading as many books as they can get their hands on. The more perspective you digest, the faster you'll be able to take charge and find your sense of direction.Yes, a lot of career guidebooks tell you the same thing, and yet, they often tell it in a different way. Sometimes, you need to hear the same thing 3-4 times before it sinks in and makes sense. And in this case, I think Overcoming Gradversity will hit you square between the eyes and motivate you to take action. I'll be talking a lot more about the need to submerse yourself in career info in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, if you are a student or recent grad, consider downloading Trevor's book - you'll be glad you did. Trevor was kind enough to offer CAREEREALISM readers a discount on his PDF book HERE.