Wednesday, January 25

Career Book Review: No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide

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I wish this book had been available when I was in my twenties. No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide is a must-read for young people just getting started in their careers. It is full of valuable advice for those who want to set the stage early in life for building a happy and satisfying life that includes a balance of career and personal life.

No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide author Nicholas Aretakis is a successful entrepreneur who spends a significant amount of time mentoring young people faced with the reality of transitioning from college to real life. This book provides practical and valuable tips for getting handle on the many important decisions that young adults must make as they transition to the world of adulthood.

More than just a guide for career success, this book taps into all aspects of what young people need to consider at the outset of their careers. The book does provide practical advice for how to find a great job, but it goes far beyond job search and selection strategies. Readers can glean important tips that can help them become financially independent. For example, the book clearly points out the implications of allowing credit card debt to build, enabling readers to fully grasp the importance of debt reduction.

This book was written with input from young people, and it is clearly written from the perspective of an author who really “gets” what today’s young people are faced with as they move into the world of work. This book is going on my holiday shopping list. I’m not in my twenties anymore, but I have a niece who is. She can expect to find No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide in her holiday stocking this year!

About the Contributor
Book review provided by Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR, Director of Training and Consulting Services for Mobile Technical Institute & MTI Business Solutions (http://www.mobiletechwebsite.com), where she specializes in human resources, management, and public relations training and consulting. She teaches business training seminars in Mobile, AL and provides on-site corporate training and conference presentations throughout the U.S., as well as human resource management and public relations consulting services. She is also the author of 101 Human Resource Management Tips and 101 Successful PR Campaign Tips in the LifeTips book series and edits http://www.DailyCareerConnection.com.

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