Never Apply for a Job Again!

Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

Author: Darrell Gurney

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In a world focused on high tech networking, Darrell Gurney reveals how old-fashioned yet innovative high touch wins hearts, minds, and opportunities for the savvy job seeker or career expansionist. Drawing on basic principles of human psychology, Gurney shows readers how to open doors to influential players in their fields of interest to gain top-of-mind awareness and top-drawer connectedness. Through 10 simple and easy-to-follow principles, Gurney teaches readers how to create powerful relationships with anyone, anywhere, for lifetime career management. You'll learn how to: Devise compelling ways to meet influential people Determine whom to talk to and where to go for connections Use the power of ego to gain another’s favor Stay awake to opportunities at all times

Never Apply for a Job Again!

Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

Author: Darrell Gurney

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8744

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In a world focused on high tech networking, Darrell Gurney reveals how old-fashioned yet innovative high touch wins hearts, minds, and opportunities for the savvy job seeker or career expansionist. Drawing on basic principles of human psychology, Gurney shows readers how to open doors to influential players in their fields of interest to gain top-of-mind awareness and top-drawer connectedness. Through 10 simple and easy-to-follow principles, Gurney teaches readers how to create powerful relationships with anyone, anywhere, for lifetime career management. You'll learn how to: Devise compelling ways to meet influential people Determine whom to talk to and where to go for connections Use the power of ego to gain another’s favor Stay awake to opportunities at all times

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Prolong Your Job Search

A Humorous Guide to the Pitfalls of Resume Writing

Author: Peter S. Herzog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615506623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 46

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When I went to a bookstore to peruse the Job Search/Resume Writing Section, I was appalled at the vast number of books, most over 200 pages, detailing the "correct" way to write a resume. My first reaction to these so-called experts was, "How pompous!" I have been an executive recruiter ("headhunter") for over two decades. However, I do not claim to have the formula for the perfect resume that will land you an ideal job. After reading tens of thousands of them though, I know what does not work. That is why I put pen to paper. My approach is simple. This is not brain surgery, so there is no need to make it complicated. If you know what to stay away from, you are more than halfway there. I have accomplished this by providing the reader with humorous commentary on resumes that would cause potential employers to cringe. Most of these examples are extreme, but drive the point home. Also, along the way, parameters are included to give job seekers a framework for their finished product. This book shows that one can have fun with the resume writing process without it having to be excessively long, dry and uncompromising.

Headhunters Revealed

Career Secrets for Choosing & Using Professional Recruiters

Author: Darrell W. Gurney

Publisher: Hunter Arts Pub

ISBN: 9780967422909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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This empowering, witty guidebook demystifies the world of executive search and exposes the inside workings of the recruiting industry so job seekers can reap the greatest rewards from this viable avenue of career transition. Includes designing a resume for computerized databases, how to play placement politics, how to tell the bad guys from the good guys, and more.

The 2-Hour Job Search

Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Author: Steve Dalton

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607741717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview. The 2-Hour Job Search shows job-seekers how to work smarter (and faster) to secure first interviews. Through a prescriptive approach, Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job-search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview—with only two hours of effort. Avoiding vague tips like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters exactly what to do and how to do it. This empowering book focuses on the critical middle phase of the job search and helps readers bring organization to what is all too often an ineffectual and frustrating process.

The New Rules of Work

The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career

Author: Alexandra Cavoulacos,Kathryn Minshew

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0451495675

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 336

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"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--

101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again

Author: James Reed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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“An insider's guide to the perfect interview.” —Daily Express What are job interviewers actually looking for in a candidate? What questions will they ask? What does each question really mean? What are the answers that will secure you the job? James Reed, chairman of one of the world’s largest recruiting agencies, takes you into the minds of top interviewers and reveals the answers that will land your dream job. 101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again provides the best strategies for dealing with everything from classic questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What are your greatest weaknesses?" to puzzlers like "Sell me this pen" and "How many traffic lights are there in New York?" You’ll learn: · The “Fateful 15” questions that form the basis of nearly every question you’ll be asked. · The 101 most common questions and what the interviewer is really asking. · Top line tactics for formulating winning answers about your career goals, character, competency, and creativity. · How to identify the types of interviewers and adapt accordingly. · How to adopt the right mindset, dress code, and approach to stand out from the pack. “Gives you the answers they really want. Great as interview preparation.” —The Sun “Takes much of the fear out of preparing for a job interview.” —Sunday Post “Well-written and well-organized. Strongly recommended for anyone preparing for a job interview.” —Library Journal

Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Author: Laszlo Bock

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455554804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The Globe and Mail Top Leadership and Management BookForbes Top Creative Leadership Book From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, former head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including: Take away managers' power over employees Learn from your best employees-and your worst Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly (it's more fair!) Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands. WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.

Down and Out in the New Economy

How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today

Author: Ilana Gershon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645228X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Finding a job used to be simple. You’d show up at an office and ask for an application. A friend would mention a job in their department. Or you’d see an ad in a newspaper and send in your cover letter. Maybe you’d call the company a week later to check in, but the basic approach was easy. And once you got a job, you would stay—often for decades. Now . . . well, it’s complicated. If you want to have a shot at a good job, you need to have a robust profile on LinkdIn. And an enticing personal brand. Or something like that—contemporary how-to books tend to offer contradictory advice. But they agree on one thing: in today’s economy, you can’t just be an employee looking to get hired—you have to market yourself as a business, one that can help another business achieve its goals. That’s a radical transformation in how we think about work and employment, says Ilana Gershon. And with Down and Out in the New Economy, she digs deep into that change and what it means, not just for job seekers, but for businesses and our very culture. In telling her story, Gershon covers all parts of the employment spectrum: she interviews hiring managers about how they assess candidates; attends personal branding seminars; talks with managers at companies around the United States to suss out regional differences—like how Silicon Valley firms look askance at the lengthier employment tenures of applicants from the Midwest. And she finds that not everything has changed: though the technological trappings may be glitzier, in a lot of cases, who you know remains more important than what you know. Throughout, Gershon keeps her eye on bigger questions, interested not in what lessons job-seekers can take—though there are plenty of those here—but on what it means to consider yourself a business. What does that blurring of personal and vocational lives do to our sense of our selves, the economy, our communities? Though it’s often dressed up in the language of liberation, is this approach actually disempowering workers at the expense of corporations? Rich in the voices of people deeply involved with all parts of the employment process, Down and Out in the New Economy offers a snapshot of the quest for work today—and a pointed analysis of its larger meaning.

Get That Job!

The Complete, Thorough, Hands-on Guide to the Whole Recruitment and Selection Process - For Graduates and Ambitious Executives in Early Career...

Author: Andy Gibb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848034318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Choosing your career, changing your job, and getting selected by the organization that's right for you are amongst the most important decisions of your life. You need detailed practical advice - on career choice; on what organizations look for in the people they recruit; and on tips and techniques to get you through the stages of their selection process. These include presenting a cv, undergoing interviews, taking assessment tests, negotiating salaries and working with head hunters. All are covered in this book. Organizations are increasingly using sophisticated selection techniques, so this book is important if you are not to lose out to someone less talented but better prepared.

Love Your Job

The New Rules for Career Happiness

Author: Kerry Hannon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118898052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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AWARDS: Independent Publisher Book Award 2015 (Silver) and National Mature Media Award 2015 (Bronze) Step-by-step tips for revitalizing your career Yes, it is possible to have a job you love, and it doesn't require starting from scratch. Love Your Job is a guide to making work fulfilling and fun — again, or even for the first time. Why count down the hours of the day or the days to retirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transforming the daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? Kerry Hannon, The New York Times columnist and AARP's Jobs Expert, focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work. Love Your Job is all about the routines, habits, and thought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream job into a drudge or, worse, a nightmare. Changing these habits and attitudes is simple, and this book shows you how to identify the little things that make work enjoyable and engaging. Using these simple techniques, you can adopt the attitude that will keep you happy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, no matter what stage of your career you are in. In this book, you will learn to: Develop new habits that bring more purpose into every single workday Rekindle your hope and motivation by celebrating small successes Recognize negative patterns that keep you from enjoying your job Craft an entrepreneurial attitude that will get you noticed and enrich your work life We all deserve to experience happiness and satisfaction every day, at every stage of our careers. Kerry Hannon explains that you don't have to make a huge career transition to love work again. But if you reinvent the way you see work, who knows where your new outlook will lead? Wake up to the countless possibilities that await you with Love Your Job.

High Output Management

Author: Andrew S. Grove

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 110197236X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ask the Headhunter

Reinventing the Interview to Win the Job

Author: Nick A. Corcodilos

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 9781857881905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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This guide to job hunting teaches readers: how to become a powerful candidate by looking beyond the job description; how to use the four questions to distinguish a right interview from a wrong one; how trying to get a job can land you in the wrong job; where and how to gain the inside edge needed to interview confidently and convincingly; how to control the interview to one's advantage; how to make the prospective employer see the applicant as the solution to his/her problems; and how to win the job by doing the job.

Cover letters

proven techniques for writing letters that will help you get the job you want

Author: Taunee Besson,Wall Street Journal (Firm)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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An informative resource on writing cover letters includes more than 75 sample cover letters, addresses the concerns of a range of job applicants--first-time job seekers, career changers, women returning to the workforce--and discusses other career-related correspondence. Reprint.

Careerealism

The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career

Author: J. T. O'Donnell

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598586017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Why are so many people unhappy on-the-job? . As many as 7 out of 10 Americans are currently dissatisfied with their careers. . Expensive college degrees are seen by our society as a requirement to enter the American workforce. Yet, many students fail to graduate with the skills and knowedge necessary to embark on a satisfying career path.The result is an unprepared individual, saddled with debt, and frustrated with a system that has left them hanging with respect to making good career decisions. . The concept of work-life balance continues to elude our society as thousands of workers complain of 'living to work' instead of 'working to live.' It's no secret that career satisfaction eludes much of the American working population, but what's worse is the lack of resources and coaching to help today's employee find the career satisfaction they seek. In this innovative, step-by-step guide, workplace expert, professional development specialist, and nationally syndicated career advice columnist, J.T. O'Donnell (www.jtodonnell.com) unlocks the secrets to working smarter when it comes to creating a career you can get excited about.With more than 15 years experience, having coached thousands of individuals, O'Donnell will show you how to develop an authentic definition of professional success that will get you results. Here's what readers have to say: Her strategic approach really helped me flesh out what traits and experience I brought to the table for a potential employer in a different field. Her methods, encouragement and continued support have led me to find the right career path.- Helen D. I hated my job, wanted out, and didn't know where to begin. I had a decision to make: I could continue on the track to working my 9-5 job in front of a desk and let it define me and make me miserable, or look for something different. J.T.showed me that it's not your job that defines you at all;it's you who defines your job. She worked with me to figure out my strengths and work on my weaknesses. J.T.helped me learn that who I am is far more than the paycheck I bring in. Through that exploration of my own real desires, J.T.helped me to realize that I needed a far more creative outlet to be successful in. I can truly say that without J.T.'s help, I certainly would not be where I am today. I'm more aware of my life and the people in it...I absolutely love my job and really feel successful. I owe an immense amount of gratitude to J.T. for getting me to this place in my life. - Danielle H. The information in this book is so on target, I wish I'd found it earlier in my career.I can't begin to express what it is like to have finally found not just the reasons, but the solutions, to my past career disappointments.- John T.

The Resume Coloring Book

Author: Lea McLeod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991328710

Category:

Page: 57

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The Resume Coloring Book is a DIY formula for a successful, professional resume template. This template has gotten my clients interviews faster and more successfully than when they were writing a résumé on their own and not getting any results! And it's simple! Using a color-based, easy to follow method, you will create your DIY resume that looks like it was created by a professional, has a 60% better chance of being read, and greatly increases your chances of getting more interviews! The Resume Coloring Book will teach you how to identify and take credit for the skills you have, and, how to turn them into powerful credentials for your resume that will attract the employers you want to work for!

It's Not the how Or the what But the who

Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best

Author: Claudio Fernandez Araoz

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1625271522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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A global expert on hiring and leadership development explains how the choices a person makes in their life about friends, partners, a spouse and elected officials impacts their performance at every task in life. 25,000 first printing.