Hi, I am Abhilash, I am currently a technical writer... so, technically, I am a writer!
This book gives you a decade's worth of experience packaged into a small book to create your job-hunting strategy. Coming from someone who made a successful transition from marketing lighting into technical writing, this book teaches how YOU can change your industry. The bulk of my career has been marketing products in a language that makes complex topics look simple and approachable, and I've written this book on similar lines, making this book light on technical jargon but heavy on implementable ideas.
Read the book, apply the strategy, and remove the stress and anxiety of searching for a job.
Straight from college, I was hired by an MNC. I held that job for 5 years in which I was promoted thrice. In the next 5 years, I have changed jobs 5 times. So I know both sides of the coin - lengthy, fruitful stays; short, quick-learn stays. I've attended interviews to be hired and a few to hire. Now, I have a good understanding of how to read between the lines in job descriptions and candidate evaluations. I have also completed a course to understand psychology and how to present our best side as a candidate without falsifying data.
With this book, you get the best-distilled version of these experiences and knowledge.
If you are a student, you will learn how to create a portfolio quickly and effectively and to use it to showcase your skills alongside your academic credentials. If you are already in a job for a few years, it will teach you how to tap into your network and be referred for a job. If you are a mother returning to work, it will give you insights into the questions that are asked in interviews and some ideas to answer them well.
No matter where you are in your job search, this book has something for you. This is not just a book, it is an investment that can land you multiple 100x returns.
Abilash is a former lighting-controls expert and technical writer. As a desperate candidate, he tried out many things to change jobs, most of which were ultimately unhelpful. But when he found the things that did work, he doubled down on those and began unearthing hidden gems of career advancement.
Having split his education and growing years between the metro city of Bangalore and the quaint town of Mangalore, he appreciates how despite stark cultural differences the underlying currents in the way people think are similar. He banks on these and other such human insights gained from working with international colleagues to write for a wide audience.