The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job
Today's job market is more competitive than ever. How can you distinguish yourself from the competition and get the job you really want? The Unofficial Guide? to Landing a Job walks both new and veteran job hunters through every aspect of landing a great position, from understanding how hiring decisions are made to evaluating and negotiating offers--and everything in between.
Whether you're new to the job market, changing careers, or seeking a new position after a layoff or termination, this all-inclusive guide covers all the bases--from defining your niche and writing your resume to developing top-notch communication skills, researching potential employers, and even bouncing back from rejection. Packed with up-to-date information and tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else, it delivers all the know-how you need to make yourself the top candidate, knock 'em dead in the interview--and get hired!
* Vital Information on hiring decisions that other sources don't reveal.
* Insider Secrets on what employers are looking for, avoiding the biggest resume mistakes, and negotiating the best offer.
* Time-Saving Tips on getting organized, developing a job-search strategy, and preparing powerful self-marketing tools.
* The Latest Trends in finding a job, from the advertised and hidden marketplaces to networking, recruiters, and using the Internet.
* Handy Checklists and Charts to help you prepare for an interview, clinch the deal, and manage your career.
About the Author.
Part I: What You Need to Know About Getting Hired.
Chapter 1: Twenty Secrets of Successful Job Seekers.
Chapter 2: How Employers Think.
Chapter 3: Marketing You, the Product.
Chapter 4: Your Marketing Plan’s Secret Weapon.
Part II: Gaining the Competitive Edge—How to Market Yourself.
Chapter 5: Résumés.
Chapter 6: Job Search Correspondence.
Chapter 7: Where Will You Find Your Job?
Part III: Preparing Your Self-Marketing Tools.
Chapter 8: Landing a Job through the Formal Marketplace.
Chapter 9: Networking.
Chapter 10: Online Job Hunting.
Chapter 11: Preparing for Interviews.
Chapter 12: Types of Interviews and How to Handle Them.
Part IV: Landing the Job and Moving Forward.
Chapter 13: Typical and Not-so-typical Interview Questions.
Chapter 14: Interview Curve Balls.
Chapter 15: Clinching the Deal.
Appendix: Action Verbs and Sample Résumés.
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