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Friday, September 16, 2005

The 'shadowy' world of career coaches

This article from USA Today doesn't give career coaches much credibility. I think many resume writers out there call themselves 'career coaches' when they're not really qualified. Having said that, there are qualified professional coaches that are worth the cost but as this article suggests, those are hard to find.

Author exposes a 'bait and switch' America

By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY

No one could argue there isn't a bit of the chameleon in journalist and author Barbara Ehrenreich.

Her glasses, short-cropped hair and slight build give her an unassuming appearance that she has used to her advantage. (Related excerpt: Read a preview of Bait and Switch)

In her 2002 best seller Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Ehrenreich recounted how, in the guise of an unskilled laborer, she worked as a waitress, cleaning woman, nursing home aide and Wal-Mart sales clerk. Her account brought to life the hardships and frustrations of America's minimum-wage workforce.

In her new book, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream (Metropolitan, $24), Ehrenreich writes of changing her name, creating a phony résumé and jumping headfirst into what she calls the "shadowy world of the middle-class, white-collar unemployed."

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