Two stories struck me funny when I put them together:
- My friend Jason Alba from Jibber Jobber wrote a review of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, a new book by Barbara Ehrenreich which follows her "inside investigation" of the job market, resume writers and career coaches. I have not read the book yet, but Jason said that her experiences were not positive at all. She is the author of the best-selling "Nickel and Dimed," where she also went undercover to investigate minimum wage jobs.
- This gem of a 2-minute video by Gary Vaynerchuck (Thanks to Chris Brogan for the tip) which so clearly describes our inability to tell lies about ourselves anymore, due to information available on the internet. I love Gary’s enthusiasm and conclusion. May the good guys win! If you can’t see the player on my blog, the direct link to YouTube is here.
No profession is immune from incompetence. So Ms. Ehrenreich’s stories could well be true. I just found it kind of amusing that she had trouble getting career advice, networking and landing a good job when she was pretending to be someone she was not.
Could there be a link?
I better read the book.