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Over 40 and You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job

Over 40 and You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job

by Robin Ryan
     
 

Robin Ryan's market-tested plan shows you how to effectively stand out and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition.

In Over 40 & You're Hired!, Ryan compiles twenty years of research and career counseling to inspire you to jump-start your career with a new, better-paying job. Her proven blueprint of strategies and techniques can be

Overview

Robin Ryan's market-tested plan shows you how to effectively stand out and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition.

In Over 40 & You're Hired!, Ryan compiles twenty years of research and career counseling to inspire you to jump-start your career with a new, better-paying job. Her proven blueprint of strategies and techniques can be applied to your situation to maintain a lifetime of career success, prosperity, and achievement.

You'll Learn How To:

Tap into the "hidden job market," where 80% of all jobs are found

Develop an attention-getting resume

Learn what works to find jobs online

Master the job interview, including how to handle questions about salary and being overqualified

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ryan (60 Seconds & You're Hired!) offers authoritative advice for the over-40 job hunter, and in the process supplies tips that would be useful for anyone (or everyone, these days) looking for work. Addressing those entering the job market after a hiatus—those recently laid off from a long-term position or who have been staying home with children— she cautions, “Times have changed, and you must, too.” With suggestions gleaned from a survey of 600 hiring managers across the country, Ryan emphasizes the computer and Internet proficiencies universally demanded, shares tools for job searching online, advises job candidates to get a makeover to look more professional, and—in the book's most useful sections—shows how to fine-tune a résumé (she advises that each résumé and cover letter be tailored to the particular job and that the job title be explicitly listed in a “career objective” line). Her suggestions are candid, sensible, and refreshingly specific. With actual examples of résumés and cover letters, a résumé quiz and a companion Web site with salary tools and other online resources, this book is essential reading for job seekers. (Jan.)
CBS Radio
Robin Ryan is the leading job search expert in America today.

Library Journal
Career counselor Ryan (www.robinryan.com), best-selling author of 60 Seconds & You're Hired! (2009)—also available from Blackstone Audio—here targets a spectrum of job seekers, sharing useful tips for stay-at-home moms returning to the workforce, recently fired executives, those looking to switch career paths, and others. The author herself reads, slowly and deliberately, periodically directing listeners to her web site, where they can view sample cover letters and résumés and order her other books. Though the audio is conveniently divided into three-minute tracks, it is difficult to absorb Ryan's many suggestions without stopping regularly to take notes. Thus, this edition is recommended only for those who prefer audiobooks over print or for those who have difficulty reading; otherwise, the Penguin pb and/or ebook editions are the better reference-tool choice. [A "Collection Development: Our World of Work" selection, LJ 2/1/10.—Ed.]—Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441715579
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 6 hrs 30 min
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Robin Ryan is the leading job search expert in America today."
-CBS Radio

"Superb! Robin Ryan's a brilliant mentor guiding you through the hiring maze to surpass your goals and profoundly impact your life in the most positive of ways."
-Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey
"Superb! Robin Ryan's a brilliant mentor guiding you through the hiring maze to surpass your goals and profoundly impact your life in the most positive of ways."--(Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

Meet the Author

Robin Ryan is a licensed vocational counselor, the bestselling author of seven books, and an internationally syndicated career columnist. Also a popular national speaker, she has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, and CNN, among others.

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