Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work—and workplace—is a great fit for both parties.
For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, “tell me about yourself” questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you’ll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress—and hopefully land your dream job
60 Seconds & You're Hired! has already helped thousands of job seekers get their dream jobs by excelling in crucial interviews. America's top job search expert Robin Ryan draws on her 20 years as a career counselor, 30 years of direct hiring, and extensive contact with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to teach you proven strategies to help you take charge of the interview process and get the job you want. Brief, compact, and packed with insightful direction to give you the cutting edge to slip past the competition, 60 Seconds & You're Hired! is here to help you succeed! This newly revised edition features:
• Unique techniques like "The 60 Second Sell" and "The 5-Point Agenda"
• Over 125 answers to tough, tricky interview questions employers often ask
• How to handle structured or behavioral interview questions
• Questions you should always ask, and questions you should never ask
• How to deal effectively with any salary questions to preserve your negotiating power
• 20 interview pitfalls to avoid
• Proven negotiation techniques that secure higher salaries - and much more!
“Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired.” —ABC News
an internship at the right company can be the first step to building a career.
But how do you get the gig of your dreams?
And once in the door, how do you
figure out what to wear,
whether it's okay to hook up with a coworker,
and how to suck it up when you're smarter than your boss?
Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.
This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.
This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.
Includes more than 100 high-impact Resumes and Cover Letters for virtually all professions (250 8.5 x 11 pages total). Bonus: includes tips on effective Linkedin Profiles, Networking, Career Marketing, Interviewing and Online Resources.
Covers Executive Positions, Technical/Non-Technical Management, Engineering, IT, Software/Hardware design, Sales and Marketing, Teachers, Nurses, HR, Public Relations and more, many with documented results.
Steven Provenzano's books have sold more than 100,000 copies and remain essential guides for serious job seekers. He has written more than 5000 resumes for clients worldwide for over 20 years, and the full cost of this book is reimbursed with any resume writing service by the author at https://Execareers.com.
In this new book, you will learn how to address your letter, how to grab the reader s attention immediately, how to format your letter, how to choose the font, how to be professional but persuasive, how to choose the type of paper, and how to target your letter. You will also learn about writing the different kinds of letters, including those in response to a classified advertisement, those in response to a blind advertisement, those sent to employment agencies, cold letters, and broadcast letters; writing style guidelines; what to include in your letter; writing for an online audience; cover letter styles; and common mistakes recruiters abhor.
Additionally, you will find examples of effective and ineffective letters, proven tips for making your letter stand out, sample phrases to use, and letters for new graduates, for professionals, and for those changing careers. Also included are samples specific to job industries, including administration and clerical; accounting; banking and finance, government; health care and social services; hospitality and food service; human resources; law enforcement and legal; manufacturing; sales, marketing, and customer service; skilled trades; technology; and science and engineering.
The companion CD-ROM is packed with samples and worksheets to help you brainstorm and create a successful cover letter. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters you will ensure that your letter will impress the recruiter and that you will be contacted for an interview. In the end you will create a tool that will be of enormous importance to you in your job search. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at email@example.com
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Layoff. If you haven't experienced one, you know someone who has. Dwain Schenck speaks with authority; not only has he seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but he, too, has felt the sting of being "let go."
Reset is the uncompromising portrait of Schenck's journey: a successful journalist and communications professional who joins the ranks of the unemployed during the most dismal job market in modern history, his initial reactions of denial and depression sabotage his morale and motivation. Then, with the assistance of friends, wisdom from experts, and good old-fashioned creativity and tenacity, Schenck turns his attitude around. The hard-won, valuable advice and techniques in these pages can work for anyone concerned about job loss or keeping a job. Reset can position you to get back on your feet, often landing in a better place. Schenck covers a wide variety of topics with a humorous, light touch that balances the serious subjects within, which include: The Emotional Phases of Unemployment Who Am I? Insecurity and Uncertainty Rules for Effective Networking Knowing Your Value in a Buyer's Market The Social Life of the Unemployed Mastering the Art of ReinventionWith insight and inspiration from Mika Brzezinski, Donald Trump, Christine Hefner, Mort Zuckerman, Susie Essman, Donny Deutsch, Larry David, Joe Echevarria, Mike Barnicle, and Joe Scarborough
This compilation includes the three Career Essential books - The Resume, The Cover Letter, The Interview.
Learn everything you need to know right from creating a dynamite resume, a compelling cover letter to great interview techniques that will help you nail your interview. All three books are available separately and now they are available in one package.
If you are job hunting, looking at changing your career, or even considering what options you have, this book will help you to gain clarity to make your move - regardless of what it is. There's no need to wait. Learn everything you need to know to get through the process and find the right job for you.
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Finding a job can be nerve-racking. It's hard to know even where to begin: Where are jobs listed? What skills do you need? How can you make your résumé stand out? A job hunt involves many unspoken rules that can't be broken, and it's easy to unknowingly hurt your chances.
In How to Write a Résumé and Get a Job, the Reverend Luis Cortés Jr. supplies you with the necessary information for securing a promising job. He will lead you through every step, from searching and applying to negotiating for a better salary, asking for benefits, and enjoying your success. A job isn't everything, but it is your key to a better future. Following Cortés's guidance ensures that your search will be a successful one.
You will learn the basic components that must be in your resume, resume formats, key action words, common resume myths, what fonts to use, how to stress accomplishments, what information you should never put on resume, how to write your resume from the employer's perspective, how to write the resume to fit the job, what words to use and what words never to use, techniques to get the interview, the secrets of a great cover letter, how to best describe your experience, how to detail employment gaps, and how to develop a professional resume. You also will learn about paper selection, electronic resumes, white space, margins, graphics, and computer software to help layout your resume. If you use all this information, you will give yourself that edge over the competition that you deserve. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Becoming a Rare Find will show you how to approach job hunting in ways that play to your strengths. If you are a natural project manager, then develop a project plan. If you like marketing, build a marketing campaign that centers on reasons why employers should want you. Whatever approach you settle on—and no matter what job you want—you will get a better chance to “show your fire.” You will escape the clutter of job-posting stampedes, where the odds of winning even a barista’s job can be slimmer than the chances of getting into Harvard. You will start finding jobs through the “hidden market,” where they are sometimes never announced, and you will discover the value of small companies with big ambitions. Finally, you will learn how to rearrange your social media profiles so that when great employers look for talent, they will find you.
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.
You’ve just graduated and are ready to land your first real job after college or high school. But how do you write the first résumé and cover letter of your career if you don’t have any previous jobs to list? How do you stand out above the other applicants--including people with more experience who are out of work--with your summer job at the diner, internship at the local paper, or spot on the Ultimate Frisbee team?
Dr. Q to the rescue! For two decades, communication professor Quentin Schultze has been teaching résumé-writing to college students and recent graduates, helping them identify their strengths and transferable skills from their unique life experiences--from extracurriculars to part-time jobs to internships to volunteering. With Résumé 101, you’ll discover the secrets to composing strong, impressive resumes and cover letters, such as:
What to include when you lack professional experience
How to get great references and recommendations
Why to use a summary rather than objective statement
When to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills
What to do if your GPA isn’t sky-high
Which designs and basic formats work the best
Where to find the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job
With Dr. Q’s help, you’ll soon have a résumé and cover letter that will show hiring managers who you really are, why you’re prefect for your dream job, and why they should choose you.
Specimen résumés are included in the book and are available for download as templates from the linked website. Job seekers can almost guarantee getting a good job quickly if they follow the author’s recipe for success!
This complete summary of the ideas from Ford R. Myers' book "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring" shows that you can find a great job, even in an economic downturn – but not if you use conventional job search strategies. Instead, you have to reverse the dynamic. Rather than waiting for a company to advertise your dream job, identify what problems and challenges the company you want to work for is facing at the present time. Your challenge then becomes how you will demonstrate to your potential new employer that hiring you would address these issues successfully. This summary reveals the best strategies to land your dream job while others are sitting on the sidelines waiting for the economy to improve.
Added-value of this summary:
• Save time
• Understand key ideas
• Increase your chances of landing your dream job
To learn more, read "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring" and develop new techniques to find a job.
If you are over 40 and struggling to land a new job, you’re not alone. It’s a whole new ballgame out there, so America's top career counselor has perfected a market-tested program to help you stand out effectively and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition. In Over 40 and You’re Hired!, Robin Ryan draws on her 30 years of direct hiring experience, 20 years as a career counselor, and her extensive relationships with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to give you the skills and tools you need to revitalize your career and secure a new, better-paying job. She covers:
• How hiring has changed and what you need to do to compete
• Ways to tap into the the 80% of all jobs that are never advertised
• LinkedIn strategies you to need to use
• Successful formats for creating a winning Resume and Cover Letter
• Answers to tough interview questions
• Effective strategies to overcome age discrimination
• Proven salary negotiation techniques
• Effective strategies to present yourself as the candidate to hire
• Networking techniques to get in front of decision makers
• Inspiration and motivation to foster your success!
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"If you use Robin Ryan’s advice, you definitely fly by the competition." -- KING-TV News
“Robin Ryan is America's leading authority on how to get hired in today’s job market.” --The Arizona Republic
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Includes worksheets and exercises that help you practice your responses to interview questionsNEW: How to land an interview through smart networking, researching a company before the interview, and following up afterwards on LinkedIn and other social media sites NEW: Preparing for a video interview on Skype NEW: Tips on salary negotiation NEW: Techniques for creating a “culture match” with a potential employer NEW: Essential information on role playing
Jay A. Block is the cofounder of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). He developed a groundbreaking career management and empowerment program for the Workforce Development System nationwide, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other leading career and employment-related organizations.
Michael Betrus is a sales director by trade, having conducted hundreds of interviews and hires, and a career seminar leader for students on campuses nationwide.