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What's That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It?

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What's That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It?

The Inside Scoop on More Than 50 Cool Jobs from People Who Actually Have Them

By David J. Rosen

Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767926126, 303pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2008


A no-BS directory of more than fifty cool careers.
A book that explains, in detail, what each job really entails -- and then tells you what you need to do to actually get it.
A book for people searching for the right job. Don't panic; you will not end up a hobo or pharmaceutical test subject.

Each chapter is based on insider knowledge gleaned from interviews with the cream of the crop in their fields--experts like Kate Spade on fashion design; Nicola Kraus, The Nanny Diaries, on being an author; Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine, and Eli Roth, Hostel, on directing films... and many more.
You'll get answers to burning career questions such as:
What will I actually do all day?
Do I have to wear a suit and pointy shoes?
How do I even get my foot in the door?
What should I say on the interview?
What are the pros and cons of this job?
Will I be able to afford a yacht?
By the end of each chapter, you'll know exactly what each career is, whether you want to pursue it, and exactly what it's going to take to get it.
Over fifty different jobs are detailed, including:
Event Planner
Investment Banker
Magazine Writer
Multimedia Designer
Personal Trainer

Video Game Developer
Wardrobe Stylist

And many more...

About the Author
DAVID J. ROSEN has held many, many jobs. He is currently the author of the novel, I Just Want My Pants Back, as well as a writer and director for television. In the past he's worked as an advertising creative director, a camp counselor, an assembly line worker, and a beer vendor for the St. Louis Cardinals. He lives in New York City.

Praise For What's That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It?

Praise for What's That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It?:

"Rush out and buy the smart, funny and surprisingly comprehensive What's That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It?"

"Rosen concisely summarizes these fascinating jobs in a fun and useful style. A mandatory resource for anyone beginning their work life who wants to find a job that satisfies them."
--Julie Jansen, author of I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This