Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself.
Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and jobsearching.
Updated with the latest information on privacy issues in the electronic age, Resumes For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting your foot in the door.
Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or somewhere in between — Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered.
A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careers columnist and author or Job Search Letters For Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy:
Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this first guide to communications-supported job search and career growth in relentlessly changing technological times.
The right messaging — what you say, why you say it, and when you say it — is as important today to your employment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482.
Consider recent job–finding history:In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular ways to send resumes and cover letters. In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools to connect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailing lists, and online bulletin boards. In the 21st century the double-time march of recruiting technology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated with endless ideas of how to connect work and people through smartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtual networking.
You’re competing in a new world of work out there. If your job search is treading water — or even drowning— there’s a better way. Make a splash! Engage hiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign with smart content.
'Happy About the Career Alphabet' is an easy-to-read, one-of-a-kind, 21st-century career companion designed to help those of all ages and from all walks of life in job search--from entry-level employees to senior-level executives--to become and stay competitive in today's job-search jungle. Read a line per day, or peruse the entire book in sixty minutes or less--invest in this book and invest your job-search time wisely.
With over eight hundred career-management, personal-branding, rsum-writing, interviewing, and job-search tips, based on Sucher's twenty-five years of career consulting, counseling, and coaching experiences, job seekers will not only learn from this book, they will also love its simplicity and user-friendly, take-action-now format. From recognizing and capitalizing upon your ""Assets"" to identifying and showing prospective employers your ""Zeal,"" Sucher's ABCs of career management and development can help you to realize your hiring potential and make a positive difference in your job search.
Whether a college graduate entering the job market for the first time, a skilled worker looking for employment, or a professional looking to evolve your career--a copy of 'Happy About the Career Alphabet' is a must for all who are, or may soon be, looking for work. It could very well be the best career advice you ever give, or get!
Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, Job Interviews For Dummies shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job.
Following a half-decade characterized by an explosion of economic crises, global expansion, and technological innovation in the job market, today's job seekers vie for employment in a tough era of new realities where few have gone before. In addition to covering how to prepare for an interview, this updated edition explores the new realities of the job market with scenarios that you can expect to encounter, an updated sample question and answer section, coverage of how you can harness social media in your job search, information on preparing for a Web-based interview, and the best ways to keep your credibility when applying for several jobs at once.Out-prepare the competition Overcome your fear of interviewing Ask smart questions about the job and the employer Give the best answers to make-or-break questions Fit your qualifications to the job's requirements Dress like an insider Survive personality tests Interview across cultures Evaluate a job offer Negotiate a better salary
Whether you're fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50, or somewhere in between, Job Interviews For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the skills and tools you need to land the job you want.
Just landing a job interview in Australia's current economy is a challenge, so you'd better be ready when you do. It's more important than ever that you perform at your best when you get the opportunity for a face-to-face interview. Successful Job Interviews For Dummies, Australian & New Zealand Edition includes handy tips and practical advice for acing any interview, whether you're a new graduate looking for your first job or an experienced professional looking for a career change. You'll find unbeatable advice on every aspect of interviewing, from getting prepared to answer tough questions to negotiating a better salary offer.Presents useful, practical guidance on acing interviews, with a particular focus on the Australian and New Zealand job market Covers such topics as overcoming fear of interviews, asking the right questions, tailoring your qualifications for specific positions, interviewing across cultures, and much more Includes ten ways to win rave reviews and ten interview challenges to master
It's tough out there today. When you do get your foot in the door, make sure they can't slam it closed on you. Successful Job Interviews For Dummies gives you the guidance you need to succeed.