The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!

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When Dr. Phil’s viewers need help turning their job search woes into employment success, he calls in Tony Beshara. One of the most successful placement professionals in the United States, Beshara knows what works and what doesn’t. In The Job Search Solution, he outlines the simple yet powerful system that has helped over 100,000 people land jobs they love.

Now, in a completely updated second edition, Beshara addresses the major challenges that confront candidates seeking ...

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Overview

When Dr. Phil’s viewers need help turning their job search woes into employment success, he calls in Tony Beshara. One of the most successful placement professionals in the United States, Beshara knows what works and what doesn’t. In The Job Search Solution, he outlines the simple yet powerful system that has helped over 100,000 people land jobs they love.

Now, in a completely updated second edition, Beshara addresses the major challenges that confront candidates seeking employment today, including advice for readers who have been out of work for a while, were fired from their last job, are looking to change careers, or may be facing discrimination due to age. Featuring interactive exercises, real-life examples, practical Do’s and Don’ts, and other essential tools, the new edition reveals how candidates can create a personal “brand” online, communicate with potential employers via e-mail, and leverage personal stories throughout the interview process.

Both practical and empowering, The Job Search Solution gives readers the tools they need to get hired in one of the toughest job markets ever.

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"Beshara’s unrivaled trench experience is smartly packed into an extremely helpful new book, The Job Search Solution."

-Joyce Lain Kennedy, nationally syndicated career columnist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814417997
  • Publisher: AMACOM Books
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 679,998
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

TONY BESHARA is the owner and President of Babich Associates, the oldest placement firm in Texas. He is the author of Acing the Interview and Unbeatable Résumés.

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PREFACE

This letter, written to me in September of 2009, during the worst recession since the Great Depression of 1933, is from a woman who lives in Detroit, Michigan. At the time she wrote it, the unemployment rate in Detroit was 13 percent. She had worked for a number of years for GM and, along with thousands of others a was laid off.

September 10, 2009

Tony,

Thank you for all of your guidance and support during this phase

in my employment. I know that if we had not crossed paths, I would

not be traveling my new, prosperous, and much brighter path.

I began my job search six months before I learned of my layoff. I

registered with two large job boards, visited numerous company

websites, and enlisted the services of three recruiters.

Given the current economic state of Detroit, I decided to form my own

business and offer my services to companies who were reluctant to

hire new employees. I attended numerous networking events weekly.

I also attended conferences and seminars where my target clients

would gather. Though I picked up some clients, it was not enough to

cover my cost of living and my outlook on employment grew very dim.

After my formal layoff and slow business growth, I actively searched

for jobs for nearly six months. I then found your books and your

program. Through them, I learned about numerous unconventional

ways to find work. Each week I networked, cold called, and even

walked through the front doors of local businesses looking for work.

I followed your system.

Your advice to call everyone I knew, including family, friends, former

coworkers, and even their associates, was invaluable. What was just

as important was that you taught me what to say. After making a list,

I called someone whom I had met only twice and explained my em-

ployment situation. Even though she was not in any position to offer

me employment she did offer to speak with me and, as I learned from

The Job Search Solution, any opportunity to present yourself is an

interview.

Over a year earlier, she lost an employee and really had not con-

sidered filling the position. I followed the scripts that you provided

and within the first 10 minutes of meeting me, she knew I would be

a great candidate if she ever decided to open the position up. I

followed up the next day with a thank you and the employer asked

if I would like to further discuss the vacancy in her practice. For

my second “meeting/ interview,” following the instructions of The

Job Search Solution, I created a simple presentation about why I

should be hired. That meeting was concluded by asking me to

decide what an equitable rate would be for me to join the firm.

I now earn a considerable amount more than my previous auto-

motive employer compensated me and work under much more

desirable conditions. I know I would have never found this career

if I had not learned and followed the methods given by you in The

Job Search Solution. I learned how to get the job of my dreams

in the down economy of the Motor City. Your advice motivated

me to not give up. It was by faith, following your instructions “exactly”

the way you recommend, as well as remaining positive that I now

have the job of my dreams!

With Warmest Regards,

Shaniece Bennett

Shaniece is very kind. Of all of the letters, emails, and notes I’ve received over the years, this one is probably the most meaningful.

This woman had been laid off by General Motors at the height of the recession in a city with 13 percent unemployment and she found another job. As any good coach would tell you, no matter how good his strategy is and how good the plays he calls are, the

“players” still have to execute. Shaniece executed flawlessly. She practiced the techniques that I wrote about and followed the instructions to a T.

The message is simple. I’m not guaranteeing that it’s easy, but it is simple. If you follow the instructions in the process that I recommend in this book, you have a very good chance of getting a job.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments iv

Preface v

Introduction 1

1 The Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Finding a Job 5

2 Be Ready for the Crazy, Chaotic World of Trying to Get Hired 11

3 Control the Process by Taking Massive Action Now! 19

4 Getting Face-to-Face Interviews 29

5 The Unvarnished Truth About Résumés and Cover Letters 64

6 The Myths and the Realities of Today’s Job Market 92

7 Mastering the Telephone Interview 107

8 Finding a Job on the Internet 116

9 Making the Initial Interview Successful 95 Percent of the Time 133

10 Follow-Up Interviews: A Whole New Challenge 168

11 How to Prepare Yourself for the Interview—and the Toughest Interview Questions 195

12 Overcoming Employer Biases That Can Keep You from Getting a Job 221

13 Looking for a Job When You Have a Job 246

14 References: The Silent Killer 259

15 Even When You Reach the Finals, Take Nothing for Granted 275

16 Handling Your Transition Smoothly and Confidently 297

Epilogue: The Top Ten Reasons People Have Trouble Finding a Job 306

Index 308

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2007

    Help for finding and getting a job NOW

    Author Beshara did an excellent job of giving helpful hints for getting a job NOW. I am often tongue tied when leaving voicemails for potential job ops, this book guided me through leaving voicemails that flow with confidence. Hints for minority job seekers were also helpful. This book makes a wonderful graduation gift for high school and college grads. This book is worth every penny!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

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    JOB SEARCH SOLUTION - A life jacket in an economic nightmare

    I recently lost my job and in the midst of this abysmal job seeking environment, Tony Beshara - puts a little passion in your efforts to find what you are seeking. I am only half way through the book, but I am impressed by his understanding of the impact of a job loss - anguish and his ideas for how to motivate and stimulate you into taking action. I am looking forward to the second half.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

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    The Job Search Solution - is it?

    For the unemployed looking for the best book giving the best advice on how to land a job interview, I'm not sure "The Job Search Solution" is for everyone. It does give the reader practical tips about the process, but the "Solution" is extreme. The daily plan starts your weekdays at 5:30 A.M. and ends them at 10:30 P.M. with no dinner break. Saturday morning is a time for doing informal interviews. Saturday afternoons are spent volunteering. Sundays? Spend at least an hour or two researching companies and planning your job search for the upcoming week. The advice comes from a man who has successfully placed over 6,000 people in jobs and who makes around 200 phone calls each day. Talk about your hard worker... Most of us are not that obsessive/compulsive about our job search.

    The author has written various "scripts" for the job seeker: cold-calling prospective employers; warm-calling; referrals; voice mails; telephone interviews; face-to-face interviews, etc. Very comprehensive - and very cold. Cover letters are written as commands: "You should read my resume and interview me because:... Read my resume and interview me this week. Sincerely, ...." They are very helpful in letting you know what a hiring manager wants to know, but I would humanize them - a lot!

    That said, I did get a lot out of the book, but based on other books I've read, I would not rely solely on Beshara's book unless I was mid- to upper-level management where the process is probably more de-humanizing.

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