Have you been trying to figure out what books should make your teen’s booklist? For the past couple of years I have been intentionally adding several entrepreneurship and personal growth books to my teens’ book stacks. Recently, I came across a book that is defenitely making their reading list this summer.
What Does it Take to Get a Job?
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, professional, or adult looking to polish your skills, then this is the book for you. While I am assigning this book for my teens to read, this book is for anyone wanting to know what talent spotters are looking for when hiring.
Ron Brumbarger takes practical tips and pairs them with stories he’s gleaned over the years being a talent spotter (aka the one hiring, or recommending.) While some of the tips might seem obvious (like arrive at your appointment dressed appropriately), I know that it helps my teens to hear it from more than one source.
While most people think of interviewing as an event, Mr. Brumbarger challenges us to think of it as a lifestyle. He calls it “developing relational capital”, because you never know when you’re being interviewed.
- personal brand
- current events
Within each chapter, Mr. Brumbarger shares tips paired with examples of what not to do. This is illustrated by his cast of “knuckleheads” that he’s encountered over the years.
“Talent Spotters know the best indicator as to who you really are and how you will actually perform under their employment isn’t always evident during an official interview.” ~ Ron Brumbarger
I think this book brings many great conversation starters to have with your teens, college students, and your own business teams. I gleaned several nuggets and have been challenged to do better at building relational capital with others.