Job Hunting Tips for People with Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds

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Finding a job may be the hardest, most frustrating, and ego-bruising work you ever do. It also can be an extremely educational, exciting, and exhilarating experience. If done properly, you'll meet many new and interesting people, learn a great deal about yourself and others, and land a job that is a good fit for both you and the employer. If all goes well, your new job will become an important step in your overall career.

However, few job seekers are lucky to land a great job. ...

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Overview

Finding a job may be the hardest, most frustrating, and ego-bruising work you ever do. It also can be an extremely educational, exciting, and exhilarating experience. If done properly, you'll meet many new and interesting people, learn a great deal about yourself and others, and land a job that is a good fit for both you and the employer. If all goes well, your new job will become an important step in your overall career.

However, few job seekers are lucky to land a great job. Too often their plans go awry as they make numerous job search mistakes. Lacking a clear understanding of what they need to do, they soon lose focus or become discouraged after a few weeks of disappointments and rejections.

Whether you have a hot or not-so-hot background, you need to conduct a job search that best showcases your major strengths and talents to prospective employers. Offering a rich collection of 150 job hunting tips drawn from the experiences of job seekers, employers, and career experts, this unique book helps you better organize and target a job search, lessen anxiety, and go on to land a job that best fits your interests, skills and abilities. Organized around a seven-step sequential job search, individual chapters offer revealing tips on:

Assessing interest, skills, and abilities

Developing a career objective

Completing applications

Networking for information, advice, and referrals

Conducting a successful job search

Writing resumes and letters

Doing follows-ups and following through

Researching jobs and employees

Interviewing for jobs

Negotiating salaries and terms of employment

Filled with cutting-edge career advice, quizzes, websites, and examples, here'sthe book that will help you quickly get job interviews and offers, You'll soon join thousands of others who have found their dreams job through the methods outlined in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570233074
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 4/25/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 1,493,254
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Index to Tips vi

1 Expert Advice From the Job Search Trenches 1

2 Key Job Search and Success Tips 7

3 Self-Assessment Tips 66

4 Goal and Objective Setting Tips 79

5 Research and Information Tips 88

6 Job Application Tips 104

7 Resume Writing, Distribution, and Follow-Up Tips 111

8 Cover and Job Search Letter Tips 139

9 Networking and Informational Interviewing Tips 147

10 Interviewing Tips 161

11 Follow-Up and Follow-Through Tips 195

12 Salary Negotiation and Job Offer Tips 206

The Author 220

Career Resources 222

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