CHICAGO – Author Brenda Bence’s book on how to find a job using personal branding – How YOU™ are like Shampoo for Job Seekers: The Proven Personal Branding System To Help You Succeed In Any Interview And Secure the Job of Your Dreams – is an award-winning finalist in the Career category of the FOREWORD REVIEWS’ 2009 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS. The winners in each category, as well as Best Fiction and Best Nonfiction winners, will be announced at Book Expo America in New York City on May 26, 2010.
Author Brenda Bence is Founder and President of Brand Development Associates International, Ltd., a firm that specializes in helping companies and individuals around the world build successful, growth-oriented corporate and personal brands.
“The book was written specifically to help job seekers find employment faster in a tough economy,” says Bence. “So, to also be recognized in the publishing industry is more than I had hoped for and very exciting.”
How YOU™ are like Shampoo for Job Seekers is one of just ten finalists in the Career category and was chosen from a total of 1,400 entries in the competition. Bence’s Job Seeker book also won the Grand Prize in the 2009 Best Beach Books Festival and was an award-winning finalist in the USABookNews.com National “Best Books” 2009 Awards.
ForeWord Reviews is the only review trade journal that reviews books published by independent publishers. The Book of the Year Awards aim to bring the work of independent houses to the attention of librarians and booksellers. The finalists’ books hail from 360 publishers and, according to ForeWord Reviews, are “examples of independent publishing at its best.” For a complete list of finalists, visit http://www.bookoftheyearawards.com.