It contains exercises to help the reader develop a true plan as to how to structure and execute a highly successful job search. There are resume formats never seen in any other materials. Strategies to help newly hired people to get pay raises faster than ever before! And methods to help the readers keep the job of their dreams.
This is not a philosophical journey. It is a highly structured format, game plan to help the reader find employment the fastest way possible and use the latest in technology to do so.
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appreciate the wealth of experience and wisdom their years of service brings to the table. This book will help job seekers reach
three specifi c goals. Determine what type of job or career they would like to have, properly prepared to interview for that
position, and have the best possible chance of getting that position.
This book will help job seekers of all ages understand the question is not “Are there jobs available?”
The real question is, “Are you prepared to get the jobs that are available?”
What is different about this book?
There has been a veritable explosion of articles and books written to help job seekers. I acknowledge and applaud all the
individual authors and organizations that have published articles with great information on parts of the job-seeking process. This
book is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that covers the nine critical elements of a complete job-seeking package that will
help baby boomers identify and organize their vast experience, which will help any corporation see you as a valuable commodity.
Finally, here is a verifi able fact, for the price of this book, you are receiving information and guidance that many companies
charge hundreds if not thousands of dollars for programs that covers much of what you will read in this book.
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
•How did I get stuck in a job I really do not like?
•Why did I not get that interview?
•Why did I not get the job?
The Road to Controlling Your Career will answer all these questions and much more. This book is packed full of information ,
explanations, and examples. After reading this book, I am confi dent baby boomers will fi nd it memorable, and it will be the
blueprint to help you get on the road in controlling your career and a driving force in getting your dream job.
This book covers these nine critical elements that you need to prepare before going to any interview:
• Building your résumé
• The body of the résumé
• Core competencies
• Objective statement
• The identifi cation and education sections
• The cover letter
• The elevator speech
• Different types of interviews
• Preparing for the interview
Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your success.
With hundreds of ready-to-download letters--updated with strategies for networking online, social media, and responding to Internet job postings.
"Wow, wow, and wow! Letters like these are what I want to see; they help me get to know the person immediately and create a very positive impression." -- Melissa Burke, co-owner, Blue Plate Minds Creative Staffing Agency
"I recommend this book to all the job seekers I work with; it saves them time and expedites the search." -- Julie Hipp, Principal, Impact Partners Executive Search Firm
"This book guides job seekers at every level in using social media and technology to compete with more tech-savvy candidates." -- Mary Gable, career and outplacement counselor
"Podesta and Paxton's strategies are brilliant! The letters will impress hiring managers, and the advice on using the Internet is spot on!" -- Dave McGurgan, social media manager
"These letters go right to the core of what is needed to get one step ahead of the rest." -- Jay Jamison, International Managed Service Leader, British Telecom
"Letters like these bring both resume and applicant to life, so I can make the right decisions about whom to interview and ultimately hire." -- Loretta Kuhland, former Deputy Executive Director, Center for Disability Services, New York Capital Region
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.