Finally back after taking a not-so-brief hiatus to focus on my job search. If you’ve been looking for a new role or company, you know that job hunting is basically a full-time job in itself. Video resumes? Apparently they are a thing in 2021. Well, I’m happy to report that after months of searching, dozens of applications, and a handful of interviews, I’ve found my fit with a great company. Cue ALL the celebrations!
Now that I’m back, expect to see reviews on the following (in no particular order) throughout the month. Spoiler Alert: What Color Is Your Parachute? is full of juicy job search drama.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave hit a little hard, but it was a beautiful, well-thought-out story. I read it in one night, staying up until after midnight to finish. One day, Owen Michaels disappears, leaving behind a brief note for his wife and a duffle bag of cash for his daughter. Hannah Michaels’ life is upended as she races against time to find out the truth behind her husband’s dramatic disappearance while struggling to build a relationship with her teenage step-daughter, Bailey. If you’re looking for a good mystery with a healthy side of family drama, this is it.
What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles was a game-changer for me. It’s been updated almost every year since it was first published in 1970, so you can be sure it contains valuable and relevant information. It will help you get clear on the type of job you actually want to do so you can say goodbye to the Sunday Scaries for good. Along with this review, I’ll share about my own job search, which lasted about seven very long months. If you’re currently job hunting, you won’t want to miss it!
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond sounds like a good idea, in theory. Promise to love your spouse to death do you part, commit to buying your SO monthly gifts and planning quarterly vacations, and always answer the phone when they call – those are just some of the rules. I’m all for it. But what about being put in a straight jacket and sent to an old deserted prison when you violate the rules? Yeah, I’m going to pump the brakes on this one. This story is cultish and crazy and wild. Be prepared to keep thinking, wtf did I just read!?
Full reviews to follow…stay tuned!