Career Advice Books


What Readers Say

    About This Is How To Get
    Your Next Job:

  • "I was very impressed with the information in your latest book, 'This is How to Get Your Next Job.' As a currently unemployed person, I've read many, many books on interview techniques, how to market yourself, etc. I found your idea that people hire potential employees based on how they 'seem' a new idea that I hadn't considered before. Thanks again for all the tips, Andrea!"

    --Elizabeth, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • "Don't be misled by the title "This is How to Get Your Next Job," because it's more than that. It delivers on that title, with a refreshingly optimistic and intensely practical guide to getting employed, even in THESE tough times. Then it adds a bonus: Kay's guide to KEEPING that job and building on it. I read the book with my daughter - fresh out of college - in mind. I'll make sure she gets a copy; then I'll make sure she GETS it. But I found myself making mental notes about my own career, and seeing ways to recalculate the course. Kay's style is humane, conversational, and jargon-free. She's hired!"

    --G. L. Rothman
  • "…in this helpful book, she shows you what to do to put yourself front-and-center in an employer's mind and his resume pile…Because it's filled with dozens of illustrative anecdotes from employers willing to share their experiences, this book is really quite entertaining. I spent lots of time being amazed that people really do the kinds of things Kay mentions, and laughing. These cautionary tales fit well in this book and nicely prove her 'tell and show' advice. This book is great for new grads, the newly unemployed, new career searchers and anybody who needs a job soon. If that's you, then 'This Is How To Get Your Next Job' will help, no doubt."
    --Business book reviewer,
    Terri Schlichenmeyer
  • (Attention librarians):
    "Any collection strong in job searching skills needs this!"

    --The California Bookwatch
  • "Andrea’s book speaks truths that I have emphasized for years, but here they are in a different voice. A lovely and knowledgeable voice...Andrea writes about the job interview with far greater depth than I did in my book—or most other books on this subject. She writes with authority...Andrea has constructed a thoughtful, effective series of strategies that will benefit every job-hunter."

    --Richard Bolles, author of the bestseller,
    What Color Is Your Parachute?
  • "[An] insightful job-hunting book….This book should help give job seekers an edge over the competition."

    --Publishers Weekly
    (Click to see full review.)
  • "Thank you for your book This Is How to Get Your Next Job!! I read it the weekend before my first ever interview. Thanks to the skills I learned, I absolutely blew away the competition and was offered the position in less than 24 hours. I am a career military firefighter wrapping up 22 years of service and entering the civilian workforce for the first time. I know I would have bombed that interview had I not read it. Thanks so much!!"

    --Reader in Alaska
  • "…short snappy chapters make the book a delight to read, and the lessons a joy to learn, making the book a must for any jobseeker. I highly recommend the real world employer advice-based book This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want by Andrea Kay, to any employment seekers looking for a clear and practical guide for what to do and what to stop doing when on a job interview... this book will transform you into a person who employers can't wait to hire."

    --Wayne Hurlbert, Blog Business World
    (Click to see full review.)
  • "I found much valuable information about errors to avoid, actions to take and attitudes to embrace to shorten and improve one's job hunt. I will recommend this to my clients…USE it; don't just read it. It could be one of your most valuable job-search tools this time around."

    --Debra O'Reilly
    20-year veteran resume writer and job search coach
  • ""I recently read your latest book, and wanted to thank you sincerely for writing it. I learned a lot from your book, and it was very easy to read in the way you presented all the information. I am going to share this book with my family and friends and I believe that they will benefit from reading it."

    --JoAnne, Philadelphia
  • "A concise, handy advice guide that can help job seekers everywhere."

    --Library Journal
  • "Kay provides a wealth of information for job seekers. She goes into great detail for each and ever tip she shares. Her conversational style indicates a passion to help, and her years of experience shine through from the first page to the last…I've been looking for a job..I can honestly say that I felt more confident going into my last interview after reading this book…after leaving…I knew I did better than before. I have a follow up interview scheduled for next week…This Is How To Get Your Next Job can provide the tools you need to help mold your interview style so you more successfully relay to potential employers what you want them to know about you and how you can be of value to them."

    The Book Connection
  • "This is a really valuable tool for people who are looking for work, looking to change or get a promotion; even people who are happy in their jobs can learn a thing or two."

    --Vicki St. Clair
    KKNW Radio
  • "If you are a Job Seeker -- whether a soon-to-graduate student or a professional looking for the next step in your career path -- you need to get this brand new book by Andrea Kay, job-search rockstar author…No kidding, the book - "This is How to Get Your Next Job" - is worth way more than the time/money it takes to buy and read it!

    --Judy Jennings Thompson
    American Advertising Federation/Cincinnati
  • "A great book for employers as well as interviewees."

    --Blue Heron Journal
    About Life's A Bitch and then You Change Careers:

  • "I read Life's a Bitch in 2006 and was prompted to change careers after 14 years in business. I went back to school for my master's and became a therapist. Thank you for writing a book that inspired me to do what I love."

    --Deb Pavlico psychotherapist & author of “Conversations With Women: The Journey Toward Self-Esteem”
  • "Working through your exercises prompted me... The more I learn, the more excited I become... This is my chance!... This is it!! Sure, I could find another role...But to what end? I would be disingenuous to myself...So I have decided {to start) my business. I am 25% scared out of my mind, but 75% excited. I am eternally grateful that you and I had the chance to meet, connect and discuss my career when we did. Thank you, Andrea. Thank you for opening my mind and giving me the courage to follow a dream."

    --Corporate manager turned entrepreneur
  • "Thank you for the books you write…you know how to get to the heart of the matter in a very approachable way! This is no easy task! I completely enjoyed "Life is a Bitch and then You Change Careers". This was a joy to read and I look forward to your future publications."

  • "I read your book and figured out what I really wanted to do. I thought, why hadn’t I applied for the Peace Corps earlier in my life! The book also taught me that I didn’t need a new job to fix my unhappiness. I began to understand that I wasn’t working with the right type of people in the office. Once I learned that, I became much more assertive and overall the my work environment became much better."

    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE Life's a Bitch and have given copies to friends.

    --Sue Soldo
  • About Work's A Bitch and then You Make It Work:

  • Thanks for a great book, Work's a Bitch!!! Great book. I am going to get all your other books now more than ever! Keep writing them.

  • "It took your information to make me turn the mirror on myself and rethink what I was doing, make corrections and go forward in a positive manner. You made me believe in myself even stronger so that the confidence I always demonstrated at work was restored for the interview process. You made me realize that it was OK to be completely me and celebrate the difference that I bring...and that is what got me my new position. Thank you for your contribution and direction to get me back on track."

    --Reader in Kentucky
  • "I want to tell people to seek the wisdom that is Andrea! Your books are a great support system to help guide one through the gloomy gully."

    --Reader in Cincinnati
  • “You once again show one of your greatest gifts--putting into words what others cannot. You identify the 'essence' of both people and situations. Thank you for drawing attention to the prevalence of 'I’m here, but I’m not really here' issue in the workplace. Thank you for shooting holes in the work/life balance theory. There are many things in this book that I need to hear. One was that I could stand to get rid of my 'all-or-nothing' attitude. You must have written the 'all-or-nothing' attitude with me in mind, because I’ve been calling myself 'The All or Nothing Girl' for years. I think this may go along with 'end the search for perfection' (p. 81). I always enjoy your humor. This book gave me both great belly-laughs and tearful thoughts. The examples and personal stories are what really resonate with the heart. They provide the energy to perform the 'activities' throughout the book."

    --Beth Day
  • "I appreciate your fresh, straightforward approach suggesting effective action with engaging language. You are not afraid to deal with difficult bosses, shame or changing careers. I find your writing style, attitude and approach very refreshing and inspiring in so many ways."

  • "Challenge is the opportunity for greatness, and Andrea Kay wants you to know that you have no excuses for not exercising your personal power in the face of adversity. Work's a Bitch and then You Make it Work is straight talk, never pep talk, and you'll be much wiser when you listen intently to Andrea Kay's counsel. Sometimes sassy and always witty, this book is full of real-life, real-time examples, practical and useful advice, and lots of good humor. With every turn of the page you will find ways to charge of your life and you career."

    --Jim Kouzes
    Bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy
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