Deal with Dinner, Manage Your Email, Make a Graceful Exit, and 152 Other Expert Tricks
The Little Book of Life Skills is full of a lot of great information on things that you’ll need to know how to do in life. The book is broken down into several chapters and each chapter has various things related you should now how to do – Waking Up, Getting Places, Working Smarter, Being Productive, Getting Organized (A big one that I need help with and am actively working on!), Making Chores Easier (another one I need to work on!), Cleaning, Being Handy, Dinner, Hosting, Self-Care, Personal and Interpersonal Game, and Finishing your day strong.
Each skill subsection starts out with stating what the skill is. Some also start with a quote related to it. Then it lists the steps of what you need to do in order to achieve this skill. There’s also sections called ‘The Expert’ and ‘The Explanation’ which explains why this should be something you are actively trying to achieve in your life. There is also a “Bonus” section that has various additional tips or resources to help you out.
This seems to have a LOT of information packed into a relatively quick read. It is broken down in such a way you can do a skill a night before bed, or maybe a chapter if you want to read for a bit longer. In the end, there will at least be a couple things that you aren’t doing that you realize you can easily start actively doing them in your day-to-day life!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
The Little Book of Life Skills uses leading experts from every field to solve the trickiest problems we encounter every day.
We all have areas of our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out. Wouldn’t it be great to have one book that told you how to solve all of those problems in one place? Whether you need advice on how to end an argument, iron a shirt, or keep your weekend plans straight, Erin Zammett Ruddy has spoken to experts like Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, Ariana Huffington, and many more, and condensed their wisdom into easy to follow steps. Divided into sections like Morning Routine, Household Chores, Managing Your Calendar, and Presenting Well At Work, The Little Book of Life Skills offers simple strategies for being better grown-ups, and is the perfect gift for anybody who wants to get organized, be more efficient throughout the day, and finally learn the best way to fold that #$% fitted sheet.
I never realized that it is only statistically 2% of people who get their resume past the screening process. I haven’t paid much thought to my resume in a while, but as I finish up my Masters Degree, it’s time to start looking for that dream job.
This book really breaks down exactly what you need to do not only with your resume but with cover letters to make sure that it has all the content that those who are doing the hiring are looking for. I had never heard of the “Job Scorecard” so I appreciated the book bringing this to my attention.
This book is a super short quick read, but it definitely let me thinking and motivated to revisit my resume and while it wasn’t explicitly mentioned in this book – I finally made the leap to start an online resume as well. Here’s hoping that within the next year or so I will land my dream job!
If you’re also looking to make that leap into new and rewarding with your dream job, be sure to check out this book first to make sure that you are fully prepared for the resume and interview process!
I received a free e-copy of this book to review from Reedsy Discovery
About the Book
Apply to your next job with confidence. While other books focus only on crafting the perfect résumé or cover letter, the truth is, you need a strategy for the entire job application process. A strategy that communicates your experiences, achievements, and results in a way that provides value to hiring managers. In Land Your Dream Job, you will go from rejected to hired by learning how to: – Read the job description (or job scorecard) – Write your dream-job-worthy cover letter – Craft your dream-job-worthy résumé – Prepare for your interview using the 7P strategy – Use the 1-Hour Job Application Challenge to apply to your dream job Whether you’re applying to your first job or are an established professional changing careers, this book will teach you how to communicate your achievements so you can get hired.