If you have spent any amount of time reading The Embellished Life you may be aware that I have a slight obsession with a little island I like to call Manhattan. It started at a very young age, and has done nothing but grow into a serious addiction. I also happen to love reading, so when both of these things combine, very good things happen. That said, I give you...
Big Career in the Big City
LAND A JOB AND GET A LIFE IN NEW YORK
...by the wonderful Vicki Salemi! Darlings let me tell you, I am on the job front right now, and I feel that I have read every book and tutorial on job searching advice there is, but none compare to the couture tailored knowledge that Vicki spills to her peeps. Written in a chatty dialogue that is down to earth and conversational, she makes your dreaded job search an adventure and leaves you drooling for instant Manhattan by the time you finish the last page.
Cover to cover Vicki gives you the full New Yawk scoop. From resume writing to a rockin social life...even which nights to go out and which nights to stay in, avoiding tourists! Its filled with interviews of people who have made this transition and great local advice on how to not just survive but thrive through the whole process. So "Say buh-bye to the 'burbs and sign up for sassy city girl life!"
*What can readers expect to find in Big Career in the Big City that isn't in every other Job Searching for Dummies book?
*What's next for Vicki Salemi?
*What is your most favorite and least favorite thing about The Big Apple?
*Oh my, my absolute favorite thing about NYC?! There's soooo much!! I think the main thing is it never gets old and NYC is truly the place where you feel like you are making your mark in the world. It's like your BFF and continues to be there for you. Needing a creative spark? Visit the MoMa. Need to discover something new? Try spinach and artichoke pizza on 14th and 1st (just discovered it two weeks ago. To. Die. For). Want to meet cool new peeps to hang out with? Join an improv class. It seriously never ever gets old, has a distinctive charm and personality all of its own, and there are countless options.
The least favorite thing? I'm stumped. I'd have to say being overbooked and having three or four events to go on the same night (tough life, I know). Or the fact that garbage can sit on the sidewalks piled high. It doesn't sit for long but on a specific night of the week you'll look around and all you see is garbage and you'll know the garbage trucks will pick it up in a few hours. And mice. I can't stand them and finding the occasional one scurry across your apartment is downright gross. And expected. It's happened before and it'll happen again.
*If you could have any super power what would it be?