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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:
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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|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
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