Right Job, Right Now: The Complete Toolkit for Finding Your Perfect Career
  • Right Job, Right Now: The Complete Toolkit for Finding Your Perfect Career
  • Right Job, Right Now: The Complete Toolkit for Finding Your Perfect Career

Right Job, Right Now: The Complete Toolkit for Finding Your Perfect Career

by Susan Strayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312349262

ISBN-13: 9780312349264

Pub. Date: 12/26/2006

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Right Job, Right Now effectively bridges the gap between "What do I want to do?" and "How do I do it?" by presenting a complete step-by-step plan for long-term career satisfaction using self-assessment, self-marketing, and a comprehensive job search and career development strategy.

Based on the author's Kaleidoscope Career Model, this book shows you

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Overview

The Right Job, Right Now effectively bridges the gap between "What do I want to do?" and "How do I do it?" by presenting a complete step-by-step plan for long-term career satisfaction using self-assessment, self-marketing, and a comprehensive job search and career development strategy.

Based on the author's Kaleidoscope Career Model, this book shows you how to take charge of your career and takes you, step-by-step, through the complete job search process including:

Career assessment - what do you have to offer and what do you want in return?
Taking action - searching for a new job, interviewing, and accepting offers.
On-the-job issues – answers to common questions from dealing with a bad boss to performance management
Using her unique and straightforward approach you will learn how to align your skills and abilities with your compensation and benefit needs and company culture preferences to find your career sweet spot – the qualities of a job that will allow you to perform to the best of your abilities and be rewarded accordingly. Your career sweet spot becomes the basis of targeting a job search, writing resumes, taking advantage of technology, interviewing effectively, and landing the perfect job.

Susan D. Strayer, SPHR, is a human resources professional, career development expert and freelance writer. As the founder of University and Career Decisions Susan works with individuals, companies and universities in career management and development; human resources and recruiting strategy and employment brand. Visit her website at www.susanstrayer.com.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312349264
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     IX
Foreword     XI
Introduction     XIII
What Do You Really Want to Do?: A Career Plan for the Rest of Your Life
Getting Started-Ready, Set, Go     3
What Do You Have to Offer?     16
What Do You Want in Return?     33
What's Your Plan?     46
Are You Ready?     57
Career Action: Getting Your Butt in Gear
Getting Focused     63
Starting a Search     80
Selling the Product (That's You, Genius!)     96
Making Connections     141
Showing What You've Got     151
Closing the Deal     185
Taking and Making the Job     197
Managing Your Career: Staying Challenged, Sane, and Motivated
You Do Work Hard for the Money     217
Money Isn't Everything     226
You've Only Just Begun     231
Making the Grade     240
Playing the Political Game     248
The Fond Farewell     255
Afterword     263
Resource Center: Good Help Isn't Hard to Find     265
It's More Than Just a Job: Resources for Issues That Are Bigger Than Expected     277
The Lowdown on Executive Recruiters: What They Are and How to Use Them     279
The Experts Speak     283
Index     289

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