Knock 'em Dead features the most up-to-date advice available on recent developments in the job market. It also features invaluable advice on getting organized, getting interviews, and how to follow up on job opportunities, as well as what to do when layoffs or downsizing are on the horizon. This new edition includes a bonus chapter on electronic job search resources. And, of course, the book still features hundreds of great answers to tough interview questions!
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About the Author
Martin Yate, CPC, is one of the foremost experts in the field of resumes, job search and career management. The author of Knock ’em Dead, Knock ’em Dead Resumes, Knock ’em Dead Cover Letters, Knock ’em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, and many other career books. Martin has helped millions of people achieve professional success and he can help you too.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband was looking to transition into a new career. He loved this book, once he knew what he wanted to go after. This is very well-written and easy to follow.
It's amazing. Each year I reconstruct my resume and cover letter. There is a chapter called The Executive Briefing which I decided to try out. It's working. I have 4 interviews this week because I tried this new form of cover letter Mr. Yate created. The Executive Briefing basically pinpoints your strengths with the company's requirements. One column will have company requirements; one will have your skill. Try it-it works...And of course, you have to follow through...Good luck.
I've read many of the job help books, and listened to tapes. Yate is the first guy who made sense. His primary premise is: the hiring system is set up to find all the wrong candidates, eliminate them, so that the one left standing is assumed to be the best candidate. It's all about staying alive through the PROCESS, and Yate gives you the real stuff to beat the system. Internet search engines can find all the hot phrases, then set about culling the rejects so the humans don't have to think. Even though the book is weak on internet, there is much more on the www to help you in that arena. This will help you when you get that telephone or personal interview and GET THE JOB. I've used the techniques and strategies in this book. Forget about the book's internet weakness, use the rest of it when you beat the search engines.
I do appreciate some of the quite logical job search tips Mr. Yates imparts, however, his occasional references to using the internet as a job search tool are seriously out of date - around 5 years or so. He is still discussing the online services as pay per minute businesses; makes no reference to many online job search sites, and constantly refers one to the local library as the best possible resource to check out information on prospective companies. If I buy a book that is marketed as 1999, I expect it to at least conform to standards in place since 1998.