The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job: What Employers Look for--Whether They Know It or Not

The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job: What Employers Look for--Whether They Know It or Not


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The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job: What Employers Look for--Whether They Know It or Not by Debra Angel MacDougall, Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park

What Are Employers Really Looking for?
It's Not What You Think.

More people than ever are applying for the same few jobs. Surfing job boards and submitting a dozen résumés a day just doesn't work. The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job shows you exactly how to tailor your pitch and stand out from the crowd so that you get hired.

Talent alone will not get you the job. The short list of candidates all have the ability to do the work, so what makes the difference? Whether employers know it or not, intuitively they are always looking for a candidate who meets or exceeds each of six qualities:

• Presentation

These qualities may sound familiar, but you'll be surprised at how employers judge them. You'll discover how to promote these six qualities to your advantage so employers take notice. You'll also learn proven strategies for finding jobs in the Hidden Market while your competition is still waiting by the phone. By mastering a few simple, often overlooked techniques, you'll get noticed by the person who has the power to hire you now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735204768
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 596,461
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Debra Angel MacDougall is an internationally recognized expert in employment and career development, and is the president and founder of WorkNet International, Inc. She is the coauthor of two books, No One Is Unemployable: Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment and The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job: What Employers Look for—Whether They Know It or Not.

Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park is a leading consultant on career development and the president of Worknet Solutions. Besides her innovative training workshops and programs, she is a highly sought-after speaker and has written many articles and two books on career development, including No One Is Unemployable and The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job, both with Debra Angel MacDougall.

Table of Contents

Foreword, author of What Color is your Parachute? Richard Bolles xiii

Introduction xvii

Part 1 The Real Reasons You're Not Getting Hired 1

1 Thinking Like Everyone Else Can Keep You Unemployed 5

2 The Hiring Process Through the Employer's Eyes 14

3 PADMAN: The 6 Reasons You're Hired or Screened Out 22

4 It Takes More Than Ability to Get Hired 45

Part 2 How to Prove You Are the Best Candidate 53

5 Stand Out from the Crowd by Giving Facts 57

6 Stand Out from the Crowd by Demonstration 78

7 Stand Out from the Crowd by Offering Credible References 85

8 Stand Out from the Crowd by Telling Stories 95

9 A New Take on Transferable Skills 103

10 Proving You're the Person They Need 119

Part 3 How to Avoid Being Screened Out 125

11 Solution Tool 1: Learn a New Skill 129

12 Solution Tool 2: Access a Resources 137

13 Solution Tool 3: Change Your Job Target 144

14 Solution Tool 4: Adjust Your Outlook 152

15 Solution Tool 5: Adjust the Employer's Perception of You 159

16 Solution Tool 6: Craft a Good Answer 167

17 Overcoming Your Barriers 189

Part 4 Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy 195

18 Tipping the Scales in Your Favor 197

19 Choosing the Strategy That's Best for You 205

Appendix: Sample Solutions for Common Barriers 215

Downsized: Move Forward or Move On 215

Recent Graduate: I'm a Wise Investment 217

Exiting Military: I Have a Lot to Offer, Sir! 220

Economic Immigrant: Working for a Better Life 222

Disability: Please Judge Me on My Ability 224

Criminal Conviction: If You Take the Risk, You Won't Be Sorry 226

Sample PADMAN Plan 232

Notes 235

Index 241

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