Bootstrapping Your Career – book review.

by K B , updated on October 17, 2013

The thing I love about social media is that it puts you in touch with people who share the same interests from all over the world.

This is how I came across Hammad Siddiqui.

Hammad runs a career advice blog He has over 26 years of senior management experience in international organizations and currently works as Deputy Country Director at the Center of International Private Enterprise

Hammad has written a book to help you accelerate your job search and long term career – Bootstrapping Your Career.

He draws from career experts around the world, and his own experiences to bring you insight into understanding such things as your unique selling proposition, networking, career marketing and social media.

A lot of career books fill up white space with fluff.

Hammad does not.

The main thing I like about this book is that it is a no nonsense Very Practical (capital V, capital P) guide with easy to follow tips, case studies and quotes.

Hammad has clearly done a lot of research as he can condense complex ideas into easily understood chunks without losing important detail.

I particularly like his chapter on social media. It’s a short cut guide to everything you need to know about getting started online, including using Twitter and LinkedIn, Facebook and Google Plus.

Check Hammad out on Twitter @hammads and on Facebook here.

Buy the book here.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Hammad Siddiqui October 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Hi Karalyn

I am honored for a very candid review.

Much appreciated.

My network is my networth 😉


Ahsan Umar October 16, 2013 at 12:54 am

An excellent review of an excellent book.

I have been very lucky since I’ve been in direct contact with Sir Hammad Siddiqui.

Thanks Karalyn for this wonderful review 🙂


Ahsan Umar

saad November 11, 2013 at 1:12 am

jsut placed an order. for me am hoping to find some really good insight, as being an HR Mgr ! fingers crossed and feeling excited !

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