Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You'll Love, Not Tolerate

Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You'll Love, Not Tolerate

by Debbie D Douglas
Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You'll Love, Not Tolerate

Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You'll Love, Not Tolerate

by Debbie D Douglas


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Are you tired of being rejected and overlooked for jobs that you know you're well-qualified for? How often have you felt as though it wasn't your degree or level of experience that hurt your chances for the job, but the fact that you weren't able to sell yourself and what you can bring to the position during the interview? Whether you are a recent college graduate or transitioning careers, if you are ready to land your dream job, this guide is for you!

In the book, Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You'll Love, Not Tolerate, author Debbie Douglas shares twelve proven strategies she has crafted to help you go from being "looked over," to "highly valued." With over 20 years of recruiting experience, Debbie has first-hand knowledge of what employers seek in potential candidates, how job seekers should position themselves to land the job they are applying for, and what qualities help job candidates soar to the top of the hire list! The days of applying and hoping for a call back are over; Debbie has penned the unfiltered truth about why you aren't landing your dream job, so that you can finally win the job you want!

Now What is the call to action to every candidate who is looking for guidance on their career journey. If you're serious about stepping into the career that you'll love, open the pages and dive in!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798989163878
Publisher: Pen Legacy Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2023
Pages: 74
Sales rank: 442,464
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Debbie Douglas is a Brooklyn, NY, native currently living in New Jersey. Debbie began her HR career as an HR Assistant at the Shubert Organization, a theatrical management company in NY, home to Broadway theaters across the U.S. She later joined the HR department at Paramount, formerly MTV Networks, a global media & entertainment conglomerate. Debbie worked her way up from Assistant in Talent Acquisition and was eventually promoted to Recruiter/TA Manager.

In that capacity, she managed the recruitment process from start to finish—from sourcing candidates to negotiating job offers. She also stepped out of her comfort zone and explored other opportunities throughout her career. Debbie spent time at Alloy Media + Marketing. At the time, Alloy was known as a non-traditional youth and media marketing company. In this role, she shifted from sole recruitment to working as an HR Manager/Generalist. Her main focus was employee relations, recruitment, and training/facilitation. In addition to recruitment, she supported various functions of performance management, compensation, and benefits. In her time with the company, she formalized their job posting process, established their first AAP (Affirmative Action Plan), and assisted in negotiating with the vendor for their first-ever ATS, Applicant Tracking System.

Debbie inevitably returned to Paramount as Senior HR Manager of Human Resources and Talent Management at BET Networks. As one of the dedicated staffing resources professionals, she focused on full-cycle recruitment and new hire onboarding, with dedicated support in management training and employee programs. From there, she had a short stint at a global public relations & communications company, Ketchum, as a senior recruiter overseeing a small team in the NY office. She recruited for all senior-level hires across the agency and offices in DC, Chicago, and LA.

Her passion for media and entertainment was too much of a draw for her to stay within the agency setting. So, she returned to Paramount, where she recruited for all the brands under the Paramount portfolio across various creative functions. Debbie currently sits in the Director of Talent Acquisition role, sourcing a diverse talent pool at mid-management levels, including executive management. She also acts as a consultative partner to her internal clients. As an HR professional, her goals are to help the company attract and hire stellar talent and bolster the pipeline of future candidates. Having a passion for the business of entertainment and media, Debbie tries her best to put the "HUMAN" back in Human Resources and act as a partner with the lines of business and internal clients she supports.

Debbie enjoys public speaking, mentoring, and volunteerism. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated-NYC. Debbie has also sat on the Board of Candice's Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. (CSCF), a small non-profit raising awareness for Sickle Cell Disease, as well as an ongoing supporter of several non-profit organizations such as YMF, Inc. (The Yvonne McCalla Foundation), a breast cancer awareness non-profit, Gyrl Wonder, and Save a Girl, Save a World. Debbie has used her voice on various platforms, such as's 2020 Virtual Essence E-Suite: The Art of the Pivot series, NAMIC - National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, contributor to the article "How to Prepare for Your First Interview as a New Manager" June 2019, Google Digital Coaches, Harlem Digital Lab panelist on "How to Get the JOB - Tips and Tricks, Best Practices, Pre and Post Interview Advice, Job Search Tactics, and Interview Questions," New York Urban League - Women in Power: Lessons in leadership panel, The New SchoolMilano Graduate School guest lecturer, Gyrl Wonder Leadership academy workshop facilitator, The Future of Enterprise Podcast: "How to Curate Talent Strategies That Win, Engage, and Retain Talent," Circle of Change workshop facilitator, and many more!

Debbie received her MS in Human Resources Management from The Milano Graduate School of The New School University in New York and a BS in Social Work at SUNY-Stony Brook University, Long Island.

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