cbookermd got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Commanding cover for a book that empowers job seekers to land the job they deserve
Check out cbookermd's Book cover contest…
The Empowered Candidate: The Power You Have To Land The Job You Deserve
Chaka Booker is a managing director for The Broad Center, a national organization focused on leadership development founded by billionaire philanthropist, Eli Broad. For over a decade, Chaka has recruited and developed talented professionals from across the country. He has interviewed nearly three thousand professionals from Fortune 500s, the military, graduate schools, consulting firms, start-ups, and everything in between. Chaka has written for Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Success magazine.
The book is for job seekers to help them succeed in their very next interview. It is called The Empowered Candidate: The Power You Have to Land the Job You Deserve. The Empowered Candidate taps into my first-hand experience with thousands of candidates, the cognitive sciences and even persuasion tactics used by Greek philosophers. It provides tactical interview advice such as top things every employer wants to know, questions a candidate should never ask, and the hidden power of resumes. Job seekers will also learn to structure answers that build credibility, effectively use logic and storytelling, overcome self-doubt, improve body language, find the best time of day to interview, and much more. While getting a foot in the door has shifted from traditional resume drops toward social media and networking strategies, actually landing a job and getting a seat at the table (or at least in a cubicle) still hinges on one critical piece of the hiring process—the interview. This book empowers candidates with the knowledge and practices they need to land the job they deserve.
Job seekers. People interested in career transitions. People who are either going for their first interview or haven't interviewed in a while.
Book cover type
I don't want images of people on the cover. For example, many books about interviewing, hiring, etc have images/icons of people on the front (sitting at a table, shaking hands, staring at a light bulb above them, etc.) That feels generic to me. I'd rather go with interesting font and, good design and maybe a subtle image. I want a cover that gives a feeling of strength and power. It is a book that feels more serious than light/fun.
What to avoid
See above. Avoid images/icons/avatars of people. Avoid stock imagery. The book has more of a serious vibe, so avoid fonts that are too lighthearted or fun.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
cbookermd collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Sev was an absolutely incredible designer and person to work with. Great communicator, great eye for design and was extremely quick in producing high quality work. Would high recommend anyone to work with Sev! 5 stars!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Anyone who loves a more realistic or grounded take on superhero stories.
The book will be read by people who are interested in meditating and want to start. Esoteric
My target audience is age 18 and above. People who have the entrepreneurial spirit, and are hungry for financial freedom