Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos

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THE COMPLETE JOB SEARCH GUIDE FOR LATINOS by Murray A. Mann and Rose Mary Bombela-Tobias 2005 Hauppauge, New York: Barren's Educational Services, Inc. 410 pages, Paperbound, $14.99.

This new book is a valuable and resource-loaded gold mine for Latinos. Why is it valuable? The job search process is difficult enough for the average person in the United States. When one is from another culture and must learn the ways of U. S. business, the job search becomes further complicated. The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos provides Latino job seekers, as a major benefit, 100 pages of directories of a wide variety of resources to help the Latino job seeker, including: labor unions, professional and business organizations, the 100 best employers for Latinos, Latino career development associations, Latino student associations, immigration and discrimination referral agencies, Latino media associations, Latino publications, Latina organizations, Latino business and entrepreneurial associations.

A big help for Latinos will be the book's suggestions for dealing with job search and workplace discrimination. Important information provided in this book is in the section on employment discrimination legislation. Laws that protect people from discrimination are spelled out, specifically Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The reader is shown the many ways such discrimination may occur, and how to recognize and define it. Then the book gives strategies to overcome bias, prejudice, and illegal discrimination. There is a process description for filing a charge of discriminatory behavior with the employer's EEO office. A big help for the person not familiar with this process [most of us], and very readable, is the flow chart path of filing a charge of discriminatory acts.

Immigration is discussed in this book with sensitivity. First, the cautionary words regarding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, with regard to implications for border security and immigration policy. In the immigration chapter, the book covers in detail immigration law, documentation required to work in the U. S., visa strategies, and illegal discrimination under the immigration act.

Interviewing strategy is very important to all job seekers. When we go to an interview, we expect questions about our work experience and special abilities, and then expect a fair decision based on these facts. But in many interviews, it is possible to encounter illegal interview questions unrelated to our proven competence. When this occurs, the book advises on a comprehensive strategy both to cooperate with the interviewerthus preserving one's chance of being hired-and still to recognize and deal with the illegality. …

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