How to Get Ahead, Save Your Ass, and Land a Job in Any Economy
Preparing for the biggest interview of your life?
Facing a layoff?
Have no fear. Work It! has all the strategies you need.
The work world isn't so friendly anymore. Landing the job you want takes a little more sweat in this tight job market, and keeping that job requires savvy and vigilance. This smart and comprehensive guide, packed with punchy, frank advice, gives you the tools and techniques that will help you get the most out of your job hunt. Allison Hemming, a noted career expert, delivers a needed dose of wisdom from the trenches in a manual that is perfectly updated to suit the modern work environment.
Work It! gives you the skinny on all you need to know, including:
Step away from the computer -- the Internet may be ruining your job search
Lose the McResume and get a grip on the lost art of correspondence
The ABCs of networking -- don't wing it, work it!
Training tips for peak interview performance
Seal the Deal -- how to negotiate and accept a job the right way
If you are recently unemployed or see a layoff looming, there's a bonus Pink Slip section that will make you better able to bounce back and stay financially afloat during your job search. And for recent college grads, there's a road map for getting a J.O.B. degree. Alter your approach to job-hunting from this moment forward! Now go work it!
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Chapter One: Get Out of Your Own Way: Diversify, and Get the Job You Really Want
Economies will rise and fall, but you, my friend, will always need a job. (Unless, of course, you're already rich and successful beyond your wildest dreams, in which case you can close this book now.) Instead of betting the farm on which way the economy's heading, you need to make your job search independent of the economy. It's going to be a very long time before we see a job market fueled by as much hubris, hype, and cash as that of the late 1990s. Back then, we could write our own tickets, choose among a variety of glamorous jobs, and reap fat...
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