The Job Search Navigator: An Expert's Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career

The Job Search Navigator: An Expert's Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572841857
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 671,447
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Matt Durfee is the founder and president of Navigator Executive Advisors, Inc. and the Navigator Institute, two career services firms providing outplacement, executive search and leadership development support to global employers and individual clients. Prior to launching the firms in 2006, Matt held chief human resources officer, senior vice president, vice president, and human resources management positions in a number of the world’s most admired companies including PepsiCo, Hard Rock Café, Frito-Lay International, Bank One, Nestlé, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Marriott International. He earned his master's degree in Human Resources & Labor Relations from Michigan State University. His national newspaper columns for American City Business Journals, "Navigating Your Job Search" and "Coach’s Corner," appeared in 40 major US markets. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

William N. Cooke, PhD , is a professor at and director of Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1977 and has served on the faculty at the University of Michigan, Purdue University, and Wayne State University, and held visiting faculty positions at Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley. He currently serves as Chair of the University Council of IR and HR Programs, LERA. He is the author of numerous articles and several books about multinational companies and their global HR/LR strategies. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction: The Reluctant Expert 1

Lessons Learned the Hard Way 3

Durfee's Laws 6

Ignorance Is Not Bliss 7

Chapter 1 Dealing with Job Loss 9

Understanding Job Loss 10

The Power of Attitude 11

Navigating Through a Job Loss 12

Career Level Pyramid 14

Setting Goals 16

You're More Than Your Job 16

Don't Blow Your Recess 17

Combating Stress 19

Financial Survival 22

Durfee's Laws for Dealing with Change 25

You're Not Alone 28

Please Remember This 30

Chapter 2 Chasing Your Dream 31

What's Your Dream? 33

Right Job, Wrong Employer 34

Before You Change Careers 37

The Franchising Option 39

Durfee's Laws for Chasing Your Dream 40

Please Remember This 42

Chapter 3 The Best Resume Wins 43

The Billboard 44

Action Words 53

Competencies 54

Key Words 56

Customizing and Modifying Your Resume 56

Entering or Re-entering the Workplace and Changing Careers 58

Professional Biography 59

Cover Letters 61

Resume Examples 65

Durfee's Laws for Writing a Great Resume 73

The Application 76

Please Remember This 78

Chapter 4 The Art and Science of Networking 79

The Story Line 81

Developing a Targeted Approach 83

Durfee's Laws for Networking 84

Professional E-mail Addresses 91

Personal Business Cards 92

Linkedln 93

Other Networking Venues 101

Networking Scripts 103

Please Remember This 108

Chapter 5 Finding Your Next Job 109

The Elevator Pitch 109

A Measure of Focus 110

Internet Job Sources 111

Employer Websites 113

Office Visits 115

Industry and Association Websites 116

Job Fairs 117

Search Firms and Employment Agencies 118

Newspaper Advertisements 120

Government Agencies 120

Campus Services 122

Durfee's Law for Finding Your Next Job 124

Please Remember This 125

Chapter 6 Preparing for Interviews 127

Attention, Graduating College Students 128

The Three Essentials 129

The Recruiter's Mindset 130

What the Interviewer Wants to See and Hear 131

Putting It All Together 136

Durfee's Laws for Preparing for Interviews 138

Basic Interview Questions 145

What Are Your Weaknesses? 146

Behavioral Interview Questions 147

Hypothetical Questions 149

Odd Questions 151

Please Remember This 152

Chapter 7 Acing the Interview 153

Technical Fit + Personal Fit + Cultural Fit = Job Fit 154

Before the Interview 155

During the Interview 160

After the Interview 176

Durfee's Laws for Interviewing 179

Please Remember This 183

Chapter 8 Negotiation Skills 185

Preparation 185

What's Important to You? 186

Negotiable Items 187

Durfee's Laws for Negotiating 189

Responding to an Offer 194

Negotiation Scripts 195

Rejecting an Offer 198

Accepting a Lower Offer 199

Please Remember This 201

Chapter 9 Onboarding 203

The Importance of Onboarding 203

Designing Your Onboarding Plan 208

Durfee's Laws for Onboarding 217

Please Remember This 221

Chapter 10 Rude Awakening 223

Silver and Gold 224

When Job-Hopping Was a Bad Thing 226

Preparing for Change 229

Anticipating Change 231

What Doesn't Kill You Can Make You Stronger 234

What's Ahead 236

What to Do 242

Please Remember This 246

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 251

Index of Durfee's Laws 255

Index 259

About the Author and Contributor 266

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