This companion workbook offers exercises, resources, and strategies for generating an effective and practical job-search plan. Its methodical approach fully prepares individuals for beginning the job search, teaching effective communication with potential employers, providing examples of superior resumes, and supplying frequently asked questions and their appropriate answers. Job seekers learn how to research companies and jobs, how to create winning resumes and flawless cover letters, how to establish networking contacts, and how to sharpen interviewing skills. Also discussed are useful steps for reducing stress and developing a positive attitude.
Author Biography: J. Damian Birkel has discussed career and reemployment issues with Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR's All Things Considered. Twice the victim of downsizing, he is the founder of the nationally recognized Professionals in Transition Support Group, Inc., and the author of Career Bounce-Back! Surfing the Emotional Wave. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.