There are countless books and Web sites out there to help job seekers to find the perfect job, or to help employers find the perfect candidate to fill an open position. However, there are people who still do not know how to go about finding the job of their dreams.

What has been your experience in looking for work?

Feel free to write your experiences the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.

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How is your job search going?
What books, manuals, or web sites would you recommend to help search for jobs?
What has been your experience with employment agencies?
What should one take into account when preparing a resume?
What do you consider important for a job interview?
Why do you think you were hired over other candidates for the same position?
What mistakes have you made during job interviews in the past?
How do you prepare for a job interview?
How do you search for jobs?
In your opinion, which are the hardest jobs to get?
What was your best/worst interview? Why?
What is the most difficult question you have had to answer during a job interview?
Have you lied during a job interview? What did you lie about?
In what way did your education play a role in the job you have today?
In what way did luck play a role in the job you have today?
In what way did your job interview play a role in the job you have today?
In what way did your resume play a role in the job you have today?
Why do you think that you cannot find work?
Do you feel that you have been discriminated based on your sex, age, race, or religion? Explain.
Why do you think that you have not found a good job?
Why do you think that you always find the job you are looking for?
What would you recommend to someone who is looking for work right now?
I want to tell my story my way.

Your story or anecdote will be published under a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country in parentheses. Example: Dave Scolamiero (age 26, Little Rock, Arkansas). It is your choice to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct us otherwise in writing. See Participation Requirements for more information.

100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Looking for Work is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.

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