Job Interviews for Dummies wins award – again

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Jul 22

When it comes to career management, one of the most important objectives is to master the job interview. In my searches, there have been few books that have done well in this category that I could point my readers to read.

Frustrating, really.

One of them gets it:

A lot has changed in both the publishing industry and the job market over the past ten years, yet one career guide remains a winner. On May 29, in a presentation by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the third edition of Job Interviews For Dummies (Wiley) received the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award™ in the Career category – the second time since its win for the first edition in 1996. The ceremony, held at the start of Book Expo America in Los Angeles, marked the 20th anniversary of the awards.

The Benjamin Franklin Awards recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Top practitioners in each field judge publications, grouped by category, on editorial and design merit. Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition, received top marks for its cover and interior appearance/layout, organization, interesting content, good writing, and consistency, among other elements. The best books in each category received trophies that were presented to the publishers on the last evening of IBPA’s annual education event “Publishing University.”

The book is written by Joyce Lain Kennedy and we had a wonderful interview about the book. Since the book won the award – again – it might be worth taking another look.