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Job Hunting and Career Change All-In-One For Dummies

Rob Yeung (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-99799-3
570 pages
February 2011
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Description

Includes expert advice on changing direction in your career

Get out of the rut and into your dream job

This hands-on guide takes you through every aspect of finding and securing the job you want. From searching for vacancies through to preparing for the interview and making a strong impression, this book has it covered. Key personal development techniques, such as Neuro-linguistic Programming, are featured alongside specific job-hunting advice, helping you to develop a winning mindset and foster skills to take with you into your new career.

Discover how to:

  • Find the job that's right for you

  • Write a knockout CV and cover letter

  • Prepare for the interview

  • Give a great presentation

  • Build your confidence and develop a successful outlook

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Plotting a Course: Your Job and Career Plans.

Chapter 1: Assessing Career and Work.

Chapter 2: Getting Motivated.

Chapter 3: Demonstrating Confidence in the Workplace.

Chapter 4: Asking Yourself the Right Questions.

Book II: Showcasing Yourself with a StandOut CV.

Chapter 1: CVs and the Changing World of Recruitment.

Chapter 2: Getting Your CV Out There.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Format.

Chapter 4: Contents that Make a Difference.

Chapter 5: Winning with Words.

Chapter 6: Overcoming Deadly Dilemmas.

Chapter 7: Moving from Worksheets to Your Finished CV.

Chapter 8: A Sampling of StandOut CVs.

Book III: Succeeding at Interviews.

Chapter 1: Understanding What Interviewers Want.

Chapter 2: Polishing Your Performance.

Chapter 3: Preparing Great Questions.

Chapter 4: Talking about Yourself and Others.

Chapter 5: Getting to Grips with Questions about Your Work.

Chapter 6: Talking about Why You Want a New Job.

Chapter 7: Thriving Under the Pressure Interview.

Chapter 8: Handling Hypothetical and Analytical Questions.

Chapter 9: Succeeding at Competency-Based Interviewing.

Chapter 10: Taking Control in Unusual Situations.

Book IV: Delivering Perfect Presentations.

Chapter 1: Organising Your Presentation.

Chapter 2: Writing the Presentation.

Chapter 3: Understanding Body Language.

Chapter 4: Overcoming Nerves.

Chapter 5: Handling Questions from the Audience.

Index.

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Author Information

Dr Rob Yeung was the charismatic expert on the BBC's hit show, Who Would Hire You? He is a chartered psychologist and the author of Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies.

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