To secure employment in tough economic times you need to develop and use new job search and interview techniques. This book is filled with strategies that illustrate how you can make a good first impression, how to build rapport and collegiality, how and where to meet decision makers, how to answer tough interview questions and how to negotiate a starting wage and benefits package, all written from the prospective of an actual employer. The "how to" advice includes suggestions for recent grads with little or no prior work experience as well as mature job prospects that often face discrimination in their job search (notwithstanding the fact that such discrimination is illegal). One key point repeated through-out this book is to showcase the values/benefits you bring to the table in a way that convinces a potential employer that you can do the job he/she wants done. Job search success in this new employment paradigm requires that you sell yourself as a great fit for the job a particular employer wants to fill; never expect potential employers to revise their job descriptions to be better aligned with your interests or expectations. Here's another word of caution; employers are typically far less interested in the minute details of what you did for a previous employer; they want to determine what you can do for them today and into the future. Focus your questions, answers and discussions accordingly.