Be the Best: Find a Job and Keep It

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If you are a recent college graduate looking for your first job, the current market may leave you more frustrated than inspired. You've worked hard to earn a degree, but job offers are few and far between. What your textbooks didn't teach you was that every employer is looking for that secret ingredient: not where you went to school or how many internships you've secured, but the qualities that will make you a successful and lucrative employee.

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Overview

If you are a recent college graduate looking for your first job, the current market may leave you more frustrated than inspired. You've worked hard to earn a degree, but job offers are few and far between. What your textbooks didn't teach you was that every employer is looking for that secret ingredient: not where you went to school or how many internships you've secured, but the qualities that will make you a successful and lucrative employee.

Be the Best: Find a Job and Keep It explores these qualities, and illustrates how each trait can be used to secure gainful employment and upward mobility. The former president of the tenth largest convenience store company in America, Howard V. Blair offers valuable advice for anyone seeking a career. So many employers base their hiring decision on a candidate's class and congeniality. Be the Best unveils these signs of merit so that you can walk into that interview confident of your ability to perform at the highest level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937928520
  • Publisher: Two Harbors Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Here Is Where You Start (or End) 1

Chapter 2 Find Your Weaknesses and Your Strengths 3

Chapter 3 Writing a Letter of Introduction 13

Chapter 4 Creating Your Résumé 17

Chapter 5 It's Time to Be Nosy: The Search for Prospective Employers 21

Chapter 6 On Stage for the First Time: Initial Phone Contact with Your Prospective Employer 23

Chapter 7 This Guy Is the One: The Initial Job Interview 25

Chapter 8 You Have a Job-Keep It! 31

Chapter 9 Learn the Numbers 35

Chapter 10 Improve the Numbers 37

Chapter 11 Be Extraordinary 41

Chapter 12 Commit Yourself to People 45

Chapter 13 You Are Not Just a Pretty Face 49

Chapter 14 Mix Theory with Common Sense: The Function of Management 53

Chapter 15 Leadership: Set an Example 59

Afterword 63

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