Review: Guerrilla Networking

Guerrilla Networking: A Proven Battle Plan to Attract the Very People You Want to Meet
by Jay Conrad Levinson and Monroe Mann

# ISBN-10: 1600370160
# ISBN-13: 978-1600370168

Pros: Tells the hard truth about Networking.  Extremely enthusiastic.  Has actual examples.  Easy to read.

Cons: Book may be too simple for those that grasped its main point.  Enthusiasm can get overdone.  Repetitive.

Summary: A good book for people stuck in the mire of old-fashioned networking and in need of a lift.  Of questionable quality for a sophisticated professional.

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Salary.com mini-review

 This is not exactly a review, but it’s a quick look at Salary.com .

Salary.com
is a great resource for finding out salaries for different careers, in
specific locations, all for free.  One enters a particular title, a zip
code, and after a few selections (and some ads) you get a nice
mathematical salary breakdown.

I’ve found it very useful and reliable – the numbers provided
usually match up my other research and experience, and the provision of
a ranged breakdown of salaries is very useful.  If you’re going to
negotiate for pay or are recruiting, you’ll want to go to salary.com.

There are also a variety of other features, mostly ones that cost
money – more comprehensive breakdown, information targeted at
recruiters, and more.  I’m sure these are probably good – the free
portion is very good – but I frankly haven’t had any reason to explore
them at all.

So I can’t call this a full review as I’ve used the site for exactly one
thing.  However, it’s definitely worth your time to take a look at.  If
nothing else, go on and see where your current pay rate stacks up.

-Steve