Landing a Job For Canadians For Dummies

Landing a Job For Canadians For Dummies

by Dawn McCoy, Rich Tennant
     
 

Finding a new job is an overwhelming prospect for most people, no matter how many times you’ve done it or at what stage of your career you’re in. Especially in tough job markets when job seekers face tougher screening by recruiters, it’s crucial to standout from the crowd in every way—from your resume to your interview. Whether you’re

Overview

Finding a new job is an overwhelming prospect for most people, no matter how many times you’ve done it or at what stage of your career you’re in. Especially in tough job markets when job seekers face tougher screening by recruiters, it’s crucial to standout from the crowd in every way—from your resume to your interview. Whether you’re looking for a job in Canada or outside the country, the right strategy coupled with expert know-how will give you the critical advantage to land your dream job.

Landing a Job For Canadians For Dummies is for everyone looking for a job. Whether you’re a newbie fresh out of university or a professional looking to change careers, you’ll discover how to find your ideal job and create a winning plan for getting it. This user-friendly guide helps you:

  • Decide on a career
  • Develop a strong résumé
  • Write memorable cover letters
  • Research jobs and companies
  • Maximize networking skills
  • Land a job

Explore how you can use computers, the Internet, and e-mail in conjunction with tried-and-true networking and follow ups to cast a discerning net that will catch the leads best suited to your skills and ambitions. Landing a Job For Canadians For Dummies includes unique coverage of these and many more helpful topics, including:

  • Three big questions you need to answer
  • Basic tools for your job hunt
  • Three dependable résumé formats
  • Anatomy of a cover letter
  • The art of gentle persuasion
  • Online job banks
  • Ten big job-hunting blunders
  • Exploring other options
  • Four steps to an inspired interview

In today’s competitive job market, the way you present yourself to an employer is just as important as the skills and experience you bring to the table. Arm yourself with the tools and strategies you need to find your dream job and put together the winning package—résumé, cover letter, and interview—to land it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894413480
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.87(d)

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Meet the Author

Dawn McCoy-Ullrich, M.B.A., is a business analyst, recruitment specialist, and professional writer based in Alberta. She writes a weekly column on Canoe Money, contributes regularly to Canoe Lifewise and BusinessWomen Canada magazine, and has been featured in Alberta Venture Magazine. In addition to being a college instructor in human resources and business, she has also been the online business and technology editor for Bella Online, a U.S.-based information portal. She is a certified human resources practitioner, who provides valuable insights for job hunters from an employer's point of view.

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