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City: Sydney, New South Wales
Although many may argue that the Kaplan review books aren't complete, I may assure you that they are an absolute must have for your preparation as a future exam taker. Why? Because it contains loads of compounded knowledge you need to know. I won't cover everything, but it will give you the crucial information you need to get you prepared just enough to jump to the next step: practicing questions on the various Qbanks available online. These books are always useful as reference material, to go back and review questions you got wrong. So don't underestimate these books and the information contained in them.
I have been in search for several years for the tablet that would meet my needs. Alas my journey is over. The Asus Transformer Prime is the answer that I was searching for. It mates with my Android Phone and set up with my Google account was painless. I was up and running in a few minutes with all my apps pulled down from my Google account. It setup all four my email accounts and I had instant access to all my apps I have on my phone. I am truely amazed at the speed and quality of the device. Thank you Asus for meeting my needs and Thank you Amazon in finally getting me my product!
My Thoughts: I picked this novel up for the first time about 3 months ago. I read the first few pages on a road trip, and then I set the book down. I never did get back to it until now. Why in the heck did I wait to read it? I loved it!
We are introduced to Cia who lives with her family. Her dad is great at growing things and it helps the community out a lot. The United States is basically set up in communities and everyone strives to make their community better and a good place to live. Some communities live in poverty, while others at least can eat.
But the most valuable thing is getting chosen for The Testing. Nobody has gotten chosen from her little part of the world in years. She doesn't understand why her brother wasn't chosen last year, he's really smart.
Well, this year Cia and a few others are chosen. Including a boy named Tomas. He and Cia have known each other most of their lives. They aren't really that close but they get along.
Well, Cia gets chosen and gets taken to The Testing. Basically, each student will go through many tests. If they don't succeed there is a risk of dying. The last test they are all taken to Chicago and they have to make their way back to the place The Testing is held. Sound easy? You would think so, but with no cars, and not many supplies this is quite the task. People will die, people will fight, its hectic out there.
Cia also realizes there is so much more to this process than she could have ever imagined. At times I was happy to see things progress with Tomas, but at other times I just wanted to cry for Cia. Very emotional time for me.
I loved all the characters and getting to know their personalities. I loved how smart Cia is. She sees things others don't see. She's caring. She's nice. And, she's brave. I loved seeing all the tests even though they didn't all end too smoothly.
The Testing was a wonderful debut and I can't wait to read more of this story! A lot of twists and turns I didn't see coming.
Most of all, I liked Cia and Tomas together and I'm glad most of the story revolves around the two of them together.
Overall: Loved it! Read it within a few days and enjoyed it so much. I loved the characters and the plot. I loved how everything was described pretty intently.
I enjoyed the flow of the story and now I need to read the next one to see what happens!
Cover: Like it! I like the colors.
What I'd Give It: 5/5 Cupcakes
Taken From Princess Bookie
This excellent book has been in multiple reprints since about 1970 and is extremely helpful in many ways.
Some of the areas I found most helpful included:
1. How Employers Hunt for Job-Hunters. In this chapter, Bolles clearly lays out the harsh realities of the differences between people looking for work and those seeking jobs. The power lies with the employer, and the sooner I realized that truth, the better off I was. This chapter also pointed out that different types of resumes work better for different types of employers, so it's important to tailor your resume to your audience. This was a great lesson for me.
2. Tips. What I loved about this chapter was the reinforcement that job hunting is hard work and takes effort, there is no getting around it. I also thought it was great advice to be open to changing my tactics if what I was doing wasn't working. Too often I get caught up in the thinking that just doing more of the same will change my result. I now realize that sometimes I am just doing the wrong things, so need to try something different.
3. Interviewing Tip For Smarties: Another great chapter that reset how I think about interviews. One of the best tips for me was sticking to the time I asked for from the interviewer. Too often in the past if I thought the interview was going well, I would keep talking. Now I realize that one of the best ways to impress a potential boss is to stick to the time (e.g., 20 minutes) that I originally asked for. The other very helpful tip was to let the interviewer do 50% of the talking. This balance of time lets the interviewer know that you know how to listen as well as speak. Too much talking by me tells them I might ignore the needs of the company: too little speaking by me might tell them I am trying to hide something. Good input!
Overall, I thought this book could be extremely helpful to a lot of job seekers, since it provides a wealth of insight into what the employers are looking for and how they are approaching the hiring process. After all, it involves two parties trying to see if there is a match, so it's very important to know what the hiring manager is thinking and how they are approaching this process.
Another book that I thought was extremely helpful in terms of applying to my job search was "GOAL! Your 30 Day Game Plan" Goal!: Your 30-Day Game Plan for Business and Career Successwhich helped organize my efforts and kept me motivated along the way towards my new job.
I'm not going to re-write what all the other reviewers have previously written. I just wanted to add the the kindle price was off putting to me for a while, but I finally decided to bite the bullet and read the book. It was excellent! I'm really glad I did, and can't wait for other books from this author. Even though it was $11.99, it still cost me less than getting in my car, taking the time and gas to drive to the bookstore, and getting a hard copy.
The writing style is excellent, and this is a book one will remember for a very long time. I will purchase her next book automatically because of how well done this one was. So, if you're on the fence because of the price, go for it - you won't be disappointed!