How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy: 2nd Edition: A Practical Guide to Your Employment Search


Most job seekers are insane...

They do the same ineffective techniques over and over, while hoping for different results.

That's crazy!

Instead of following this maddening pattern, learn how to get ...

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Most job seekers are insane...

They do the same ineffective techniques over and over, while hoping for different results.

That's crazy!

Instead of following this maddening pattern, learn how to get through the HR screening process and-most importantly-how to reach the hiring manager directly.

Discover the Great Truths of the hiring game:

  • 3 things every hiring manager wants to know.
  • 3 essential rules for dealing with the HR department.
  • 7 tools HR departments use to cut candidates.
  • 8 interviewer styles and how to handle them.

Over 20 samples of cover letters and resumes

Best of all, learn how to create a relevant resume every time with the Key Element Detectorâ„¢,
a unique system that reveals the most important skills, experience, education and key words for any job - regardless of industry or experience level.

Don't become another HR casualty... Arm yourself with real-world practical tactics and learn How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy!


"This book is a good practical guide that is user friendly. It provides the 21st century job seekers the information needed to significantly improve their chances of finding the job of their dreams."

- Dr. Kathleen Dodaro, Ph.D.

President, Dodaro & Associates

Specializing Leadership Development, Recruitment and Retention Programs

"Donna shows you how to "crack the code" that gets your resume through the screeners and onto the top of the stack.
Every page reveals a secret or two that makes the most of your skills and experience. Now you can get you the job you really want.
True Guerrilla Selling tactics (my highest rating)."

-Orvel Ray Wilson, CSP

Speaker and Author of Guerrilla Selling

"Ms. Shannon's book is direct, informative and entertaining. It presents the truths and myths of effective self-marketing. Her HR experience and expertise make her insightful, practical book a must read for those looking to compete in today's job market."

- W. Williamson

"Definitely a well thought-out approach to 'what to do next' when faced with either finding the right job or for finding your
NEXT perfect job if you've been laid off."

- E. Miller

"Every job seeker MUST read How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy. Donna's clear and straightforward strategy will help you develop your story, write a compelling resume, give a strong interview, and conduct a successful search. She blends this common sense approach with insider knowledge of what goes through the minds of HR professionals and hiring managers - and shares the scoop on how and what they do to fill their openings with the best candidate.
Read this book to discover the strategy and insights to land the job that's right for you!"

Dan Clemens, Business Coach and Author of

A Perfect Season: A Coach's Journey to Learning, Competing, and Having Fun in Youth Baseball

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468147964
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Shannon is not the feel-good career coach you might expect. For over eight years, she worked as the grumpy recruiter who never let your resume get through to the hiring manager. Since 2004, she has been teaching effective job search strategies to bypass the corporate guard dogs just like her. She has presented at national conferences in Dallas, San Francisco and San Diego. Through her consulting business, The Personal Touch Career Services, Donna offers top quality resumes, coaching and specialized training for job seekers across the country.
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