The definitive guide for job search success in today's volatile market!
For more than twenty-five years, author Martin Yate has shown the way for millions of job seekers. In this new edition of his New York Times bestselling series, Yate helps you build a killer resume, maximize your social networks to find more job opportunities, and understand what employers are really looking for in the people they hire. He'll also show you how to turn job interviews into job offers with advice on how to stand out from the competition.
With millions of Americans competing in a limited employment pool, there's no better way to career success than by using Martin Yate's unique, proven, and time-tested methods to land the job you want and move ahead in your professional career.
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.
Table of Contents
Why Knock 'em Dead? 9
Part I The Well-Stocked Briefcase 11
Chapter 1 The Realities of a Job Search 15
Chapter 2 The Transferable Skills and Professional Values That Guarantee a Successful Job Search and Career 18
Chapter 3 How to Build a Killer Resume 31
Chapter 4 How to Build a Professional Brand 59
Chapter 5 Networking and the Successful Job Search 72
Chapter 6 Network-Integrated Job Search Tactics 102
Part II Get the Word Out 127
Chapter 7 Making Contact 129
Chapter 8 Ace the Telephone Interview 155
Chapter 9 Dress for Job Interview Success 161
Chapter 10 Body Language 174
Chapter 11 The Curtain Rises on the Job Interview 184
Part III Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions 189
Chapter 12 The Five Secrets of the Hire 193
Chapter 13 Why Interviewers Do the Things They Do 199
Chapter 14 How to Knock'em Dead: Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions 211
Chapter 15 Questions of Manageability and Team Spirit 229
Chapter 16 How to Handle Stress and Illegal Questions 244
Chapter 17 Welcome to the Real World 262
Chapter 18 Strange Venues for Job Interviews 270
Chapter 19 How to Ace the Psychological Tests 275
Chapter 20 The Graceful Exit 285
Part IV Finishing Touches 289
Chapter 21 Out of Sight Can Mean Out of Mind 291
Chapter 22 Negotiating the Job Offer 299
Chapter 23 Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat 319
Chapter 24 Multiple Job Interviews, Multiple Job Offers 323
Part V Where the Jobs Are 327
Chapter 25 Thirty Fast-Growing Occupations 329
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Yate does it again... Providing up-to-date straight-forward, clear-speak insight and strategic recommendations that supports job seekers during this difficult economic time. He presents thoughtful and often times humorous antidotes that keep you engage. This book has been invaluable during my job search. **Bonus - Tip of The Day** Recently a friend introduced me to Yate's LinkedIn Group - Knock em Dead Secrets and Strategies - check it out. Good discussions by many and often times Yate offers webinars. 'Pass it forward!'