Book Review: Highly Effective Networking by Orville Pierson

Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Great Job
by Orville Pierson
# ISBN-10: 1601630506
# ISBN-13: 978-1601630506


  • A sober, straightforward system for networking for a new job.
  • Builds on Pierson's past work effectively.
  • A refreshing, low-key change to the "supernetworking" books.


  • Repeats some previous material.
  • The system presented is very intense, and may take effort to adapt to a lower-key job search.

SUMMARY: A book on career networking with the network you have, and how to do it in an organized manner.  A good purchase if you want to improve your network use or use Pierson's techniques.

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Book Review: The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the Worlds Leading Career Services Company
by Orville Pierson

ISBN-10: 0071464042
ISBN-13: 978-0071464048

PROS: A sober, thoughtful, organized book that presents a definite plan for a job search, organizing many common elements of a good job search into one process.

CONS: Extremely dry writing style may put some off.  Despite organization, some of the book's organiation is odd.

SUMMARY: A must-buy book for the job search, presenting an organized plan you can use "out of the box" as long as you're willing to do some research.

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