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

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

by Robin Ryan
     
 

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“Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired.”– ABC NEWS
 
If you are over 40 and struggling to land a new job, you’re not alone. It’s a whole new ballgame out there, so America's top career counselor has perfected a market-tested program to help you stand out effectively and appeal to employers amid

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“Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired.”– ABC NEWS
 
If you are over 40 and struggling to land a new job, you’re not alone. It’s a whole new ballgame out there, so America's top career counselor has perfected a market-tested program to help you stand out effectively and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition. In Over 40 and You’re Hired!, Robin Ryan draws on her 30 years of direct hiring experience, 20 years as a career counselor, and her extensive relationships with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to give you the skills and tools you need to revitalize your career and secure a new, better-paying job. She covers:
 
     • How hiring has changed and what you need to do to compete
     • Ways to tap into the the 80% of all jobs that are never advertised
     • LinkedIn strategies you to need to use
     • Successful formats for creating a winning Resume and Cover Letter
     • Answers to tough interview questions
     • Effective strategies to overcome age discrimination
     • Proven salary negotiation techniques
     • Effective strategies to present yourself as the candidate to hire
     • Networking techniques to get in front of decision makers
     • Inspiration and motivation to foster your success!
 
“Targeted and strategic—a real winner."—  Business Radio Network
 
“Loaded with great tips and a valuable bonus section available only to book buyers.” Long Island Press 
 
"If you use Robin Ryan’s advice, you definitely fly by the competition." -- KING-TV News
 
“Robin Ryan is America's leading authority on how to get hired in today’s job market.” —The Arizona Republic

 

Editorial Reviews

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

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:
9780143116981
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
546,287
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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 the bestselling author seven career books and has been a career counselor for over 20 years, and has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “America’s top job search expert. She has appeared on over 1500 TV and Radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, NBC Nightly News and NPR; and has spoken to over a thousand live audiences on improving their lives and achieving greater career success. Her advice has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, Business Week, Money, Fortune, and Good HousekeepingBased in Seattle, Ryan has a busy career counseling practice offering individual career coaching and job search services to clients nationwide. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education and a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College.

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