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Get Hired Now!

by Frank Traditi and C. J. Hayden

In a world where 85 percent of available jobs are never advertised, Get Hired Now! provides practical, hands-on techniques to help job-seekers tap into the hidden job market. This inspirational and motivational book teaches you how to take advantage of the single most important factor in a successful job search, the power of personal relationships.

At the heart of the book, a systematic, structured 28-day program leads you through the three key components of a successful job search:

  • Identifying the best job search strategies for your personal goals
  • Knowing exactly what to do and when to do it
  • Staying motivated in the face of frustration and rejection

    Consistently directing readers to the most practical next step in their job search, Get Hired Now! shows how to figure out what you want, find opportunities and contacts, connect with potential employers, get interviews and land the job.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

  • Managing Up!

    by Michael S. Dobson and Deborah Singer Dobson

    The key to moving up? Managing up! Whether you're seeking a surefire career-booster or simply looking to improve your relationship with your boss, this welcome guide gives you all the skills you need to build a productive, mutually beneficial relationship with your boss. Using the inspiring collection of ideas, strategies, and tactics found in Managing Up!, you'll learn how to:

  • Enhance your relationship with your supervisor
  • Accurately read your boss's likes and dislikes
  • Provide the kind of support that helps your boss succeed
  • Make sure you're in tune with your boss's goals
  • Build mentoring and networking relationships throughout the organization
  • Handle criticism
  • Deal with problem bosses, and more.
  • Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

    Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don't Have a Leg to Stand On

    by Robert C. Sullivan

    Looking for a job is intimidating, especially when significant experience is the main thing a job hunter is lacking. In Getting Your Leg in the Door When You Don't Have a Leg to Stand On, the author, a successful headhunter and job-hunting coach, shares insights and techniques that he learned from working with job hunters at all levels. He presents expert advice, case studies, and strategies for getting the interview, then demonstrating the qualities and skills most likely to convince an employer of one's abilities.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

    The New Job Security

    by Pam Lassiter

    In this book, executive career-management consultant Pam Lassiter teaches early- to mid-career professionals five new strategies for achieving long-term work success, from marketing yourself while benefiting others to seeking out opportunities rather than traditional jobs. Whether you're looking for ways to take control of a current job or struggling to manage the transitional period between jobs, Lassiter's offers techniques to stay competitive and to reach your professional goals.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

    The Halo Effect

    by John Raynolds and Gene Stone

    A "business book with a heart," The Halo Effect illustrates how inspiration in careers and in lives can be renewed by service to others. Volunteer work can help you learn new skills, meet new people, and develop a whole new perspective on your goals. A complete resource that outlines everything you need to know about volunteer work, The Halo Effect includes an appendix that lists and describes the best volunteer organizations that need your help today.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

    The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers

    by James M. Citrin and Richard A. Smith

    What is different about the careers of people like Lou Gerstner, the acclaimed, recently retired chairman and CEO of IBM? Or Senator Elizabeth Dole, Yahoo! COO Dan Rosensweig, and Tom Freston, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks?

    Why did they ascend to the top and prosper—why did they have extraordinary careers—while others equally talented never reached their potential or aspirations?

    Jim Citrin and Rick Smith of Spencer Stuart, the world’s most influential executive search firm, set out to explore this question. The result—based on in-depth, original research—is sure to be the most important and useful book for anyone seeking to crack the code of how to build a rewarding, personally satisfying career.

    Like weather systems and financial markets, careers contain patterns. What Citrin and Smith found from their research and extensive experience is that people with extraordinary careers are guided by five straightforward patterns that can be harnessed and used by everyone. These individuals:

  • Understand the value of you by translating their knowledge and experience into action, building their personal value over each phase of their career
  • Practice benevolent leadership by not clawing their way to the top but by being carried there
  • Solve the permission paradox, the dilemma of not being able to get a job without experience and not getting the experience without the job
  • Differentiate using the 20/80 principle of performance by storming past their defined jobs to create breakthrough ideas and deliver unexpected impact
  • Do not micromanage their careers, but macromanage them by gravitating toward the things they are best at and have a passion for, and working with people they like and respect
  • No one manages your career for you. But with Citrin and Smith as your guide, you’ll be able to understand—and act on—the root causes of success. And what better source for strategic career advice than Spencer Stuart, the firm that over the past ten years has conducted more than 60 percent of the searches for Fortune 1000 CEOs?

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

    Talk Your Way To The Top

    by Laura Daley-Caravella and Kevin Daley

    Field-proven presentation tips and communication skills, from two of today's top corporate coaches.

    Every business situation is both a presentation and a chance to leave a positive impression. In Talk Your Way to the Top, corporate communications gurus Kevin Daley and Laura Daley-Caravella give readers the know-how to recognize and maximize the opportunities they face throughout the day.

    Each chapter represents a specific situation, from running a meeting to disagreeing with the boss, and outlines the steps needed to handle it with poise, skill, and success.

    Communication has a tremendous impact on how professionals are judged. Talk Your Way to the Top gives them the skills they need to:

  • Know when and where to speak up--versus when to shut up
  • Convey passion and make it contagious
  • Connect with an audience on multiple levels
  • Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: General Career Advice

    101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview (Fourth Edition)

    by Ron Fry

    101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview is for every job candidate who thinks the question "Do you have any questions for me?" marks the end of an interview. In Fry's view, it marks the beginning of the last and perhaps most important interview phase, one that's so important that failing to properly prepare for it can undo all the rest of your hard work, including providing great answers to tough questions.

    Fry shows you how to take charge of the interview process, presenting yourself as the self-managing, versatile, and confident candidate most employers are seeking. He demonstrates how to use the interview process to sell the company on you while obtaining the information necessary to make sure you are sold on them.

    From what to ask, when to ask it, and the kinds of answers to expect, 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview gives every candidate, from first-timers to seasoned pros, the practical information and advice they need to ace the entire interview…and get their dream job.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions (25th Anniversary Edition)

    by Ron Fry

    No matter how good you look, how much research you've done, or how perfectly your qualifications match the job description, if you're not prepared with great answers to the toughest interview questions, you won't get the job.

    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is a manual that will help you home in on exactly what the interviewer is trying to learn…with each and every question he or she asks. If you've never done well on interviews, never even been on a job interview, or just want to make sure a lousy interview doesn't cost you a job you really want, Ron Fry will help you get that job--as he has helped literally millions of people nationwide and throughout the world.

    This brand-new 25th Anniversary Edition of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of today's job market. Whatever your age and experience, whether you are seeking your very first job or finally breaking into the executive office, this is the one book you need to get that job.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    High-Impact Interview Questions

    by Paul Falcone and Victoria A. Hoevemeyer

    Ask the right questions. Hire the best people. Most prospective hires come well prepared. So how do you get past the polished exteriors and rehearsed replies to discover what applicants are actually like?

    High-Impact Interview Questions shows you how to dig deeper using competency-based behavioral interviewing methods to uncover truly relevant and useful information. By having candidates describe specific, job-related situations (rather than relying on traditional questions), you'll gain a clearer picture of past behaviors-and more accurately predict future performance.

    Packed with hundreds of questions matched to in-demand skills, this user-friendly guide simplifies the process of selecting the right person for each position. Offering advice on evaluating answers and assessing cultural fit, the second edition of High-Impact Interview Questions features dozens of all-new questions designed to gauge accountability, assertiveness, attention to detail, judgment, follow-through, risk-taking, social media usage, and more.

    Hiring a dream employee takes more than a hunch. This book helps you ask the tough but necessary questions that reveal the real person behind the resume.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    Six Figure Salary Negotiation

    by Michael Zwell

    More than 7 million Americans make six-figure salaries--and you can be one of them! Corporate recruiter Michael Zwell uses his twenty-five years of experience to show you how to reach that goal. And he brings you insider advice about salary negotiation from top business leaders, including: Robert Wright of the Wright Institute; Donald P. Delves of the Delves Group; Catherine Candland of Advantage Human Resourcing; Stan Smith of Smith Economics Group; Tom Terry of CCA Strategies; Judith Wright of the Wright Institute; Mylle Magnum of IBTWilliam J. White of Bell & Howell. These industry insiders show you how to negotiate a satisfying job offer or raise. They tell you how to ask the right questions and how to close a job offer at the right moment for the best salary and benefits. With these experts at your side, you'll get the salary and benefits you deserve.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    Salary Tutor

    by Jim Hopkinson

    Jim Hopkinson details a novel way to get the the raise you deserve. Using these ten steps, you will be able to confidently and effectively negotiate your salary. With helpful tips and questions throughout, this book gives readers the tools to conquer "the evil HR lady."

    While other books or websites might list a few standard bullet points on the subject from an expert in the HR field, Jim takes a "novel approach," weaving interesting stories, case studies, graphs, humor, and personal experience to make the topic come alive. The book also educates the reader on:

  • Discovering the two simple - but vital - questions you need to answer for success
  • Harnessing your social media network to gather valuable information
  • Mastering successful FBI negotiation techniques to your advantage
  • Creating a one-of-a-kind document to secure the highest salary range
  • Using Jim's "Right back at Ya" Method to regain control of an interview
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    The Everything Job Interview Question Book

    by Dawn Rosenberg Mckay

    What's the surefire way to overcome the stress of a job interview and get the job you want? Be prepared!

    It isn't enough to be qualified and have a stellar resume--you need to ace the interview as well. The Everything Job Interview Question Book arms you with the best answers to hundreds of questions, including:

  • What do you think this job offers that your last job did not?
  • How would those who worked under you describe you as a supervisor?
  • What do you consider to be your biggest weakness?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where the majority disagrees with you? What did you do?
  • What motivates you to go above and beyond the call of duty?
  • Tell me about something you failed at.
  • What about your current job isn't very rewarding?
  • What does success mean to you?
  • If I asked your current employer to tell us about your accomplishments, what do you think he would say?
  • Based on what you know about this company, how will you contribute to it?
  • Plus, you'll also find help with handling inappropriate questions, advice on questions to ask employers, and tips on handling remote interviews. This valuable resource provides you with expert advice on what to say--and what not to say--giving you the confidence you need to succeed and land the job of your dreams.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    Job Interview Success for Introverts

    by Bob Mcintosh

    As an introvert, you may feel that extraverts have it easy when searching for their dream job. Introversion is something to be overcome if you want that role, right? Wrong – the way introverts work and behave, far from being an obstacle, can actually be immensely effective in the interview process. This is precisely what this quick guide from Bob McIntosh demonstrates. Taking you through the entire interview process, from your initial job searching and networking to the interview itself, you will see how your working style preferences can be utilized – and indeed, optimized - to prepare you for success.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again

    by James Reed

    Learn the secrets to excelling at job interviews, directly from top interviewers and recruiters.

    You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions a potential employer might ask, which ones will they ask? And what should you say? After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer. 101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again is based on direct input from top interviewers. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and - above all - how to adopt a winning mindset at interviews, one that will help you stand out from the pack and land the job.

    From classic questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What are your greatest weaknesses?" to puzzlers like "Sell me this pen" and "How many traffic lights are there in New York?," James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking and gives you the best possible answers.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    Knock 'em Dead Job Interview

    by Martin Yate

    The interview is one of the most crucial moments of the job search experience and your chance to show your potential employer that you have what it takes to succeed in the position. In order to do that in today's highly competitive job search environment, though, you'll have to find a way to stand out from the crowd.

    Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has established a set of rules for job interviews that is sure to get you noticed. Instead of memorizing canned answers, Yate provides you with an explanation of the thought behind more than 300 questions and answers, so that you'll always know what the interviewer is really asking and how you should respond. Packed with information on handling stress questions and weird interview venues, this book also teaches you how to keep your cool--and confidence--from the moment you step inside the building.

    With Knock 'em Dead Job Interview, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and score the job!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    You're Hired!

    by Lorne Epstein

    You're Hired! - Interview Skills to Get the Job demystifies the interviewing process with wisdom and wit from an authoritative source. For first-time job seekers and seasoned professionals alike, the realities of the current job market make a competitive edge mission-critical. In You're Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, corporate recruitment specialist and motivational speaker Lorne Epstein prepares both novice and just-plain-nervous job seekers for the interviewing experience with insider tips and strategic advice. This book is a practical, engaging and altogether indispensable career companion. After reading this book you will learn what to do before, during, and after the interview to ensure your success!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    The 250 Job Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked ...and the Answers That Will Get You Hired!

    by Peter Veruki

    Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you? Why do you want to leave your current job?

    Do you have convincing answers ready for these important questions? Landing a good job is a competitive process and often the final decision is based on your performance at the interview. By following the advice of prominent career planning and human resources expert Peter Veruki, you'll know you have the right answers at your job interview.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: Interview Skills

    201 Best Questions to Ask On Your Interview

    by John Kador

    Asking the right questions can help job seekers ace the interview and land that job. The most critical question job interviewers ask is often the last one. That's when they lean forward and say, "Do you have any questions?" As author John Kador points out, that's the applicants' moment to shine, to demonstrate that they have done their homework and that they're good fit with the organization. Most of all, it provides an applicant with an opportunity to ask for the job.

    A powerful resource for vast and growing numbers of job seekers, this book fills readers in on the pivotal questions they need to ask to ace the interview. With chapters organized around major themes, such as "the company," "the job," and "the community," 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview not only supplies readers with the right questions for virtually every context but also coaches them on the right ways to ask them.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: Interview Skills

    301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

    by Vicky Oliver

    In today's job market, how you perform in an interview can make or break your hiring possibilities. If you want to stand a head above the rest of the pack, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions is the definitive guide you need to the real, and sometimes quirky, questions employers are using to weed out candidates.

    Do you know the best answers to:

  • It looks like you were fired twice. How did that make you feel?
  • Do you know who painted this work of art?
  • What is the best-managed company in America?
  • If you could be any product in the world, what would you choose?
  • How many cigars are smoked in a year?
  • Are you a better visionary or implementer? Why?
  • Leaning on her own years of experience and the experiences of more than 5,000 recent candidates, Vicky Oliver shows you how to finesse your way onto a company's payroll.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: Interview Skills

    What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019

    by Richard N. Bolles

    With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

    In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work—and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Job Searching

    Over 50 and Motivated

    by Brian E. Howard

    It happened. It may have been a surprise, or it could have been anticipated, but at this point, what does it matter? You lost your job. Or, the frustrations at your current job have hit the boiling point. You just can't take it anymore! In either case, change is inevitable. But, you're over the age of 50 and intellectually or intuitively you know your age could be a factor in your job search. . .and, you are right. There are age-related biases that exist in the job market that will work against you. According to government statistics, job seekers over 50 encounter more difficulty in getting new jobs and suffer notably longer unemployment than their younger counterparts. But these statistics do not have to apply to you!

    First, immediately stop with the worry and negative thinking. You're in a better position than you think. There are employers out there that not only will hire you, they are looking for you! The key is to find them, sell them on you, and get them to hire you. It's not as hard as you may think. In the Over 50 and Motivated book, Brian Howard will teach you a systematic approach for conducting a real-world job search based on years of frontline recruiting experience helping thousands of tenured job seekers just like you. He will teach you how to effectively conduct a job search in today's job market and techniques to successfully combat age biases. He will show you how to get job offers and your next fulfilling career position!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Job Searching

    300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree

    by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin

    No bachelor's degree? As people like Bill Gates and Thomas Edison have shown, it's no problem! Discover the 300 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings--no four-year degree required. The authors have taken massive date from the Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database and other sources and turned it into a useful, interesting resource for workers who want good jobs and career advancement without four years in college.

    Features over 60 insightful "best jobs" lists and 300 job descriptions. In just two steps, 300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree helps you quickly and easily narrow your career options (step 1: the lists) and learn more about jobs of interest (step 2: the job descriptions).

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Job Searching

    Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree

    by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin

    Many jobs without a four-year degree are growing. Explore 100 careers that don t require a bachelor s degree, assess which ones match your skills, and get the job you want quickly with this authoritative resource. In one time-saving volume, job seekers and students find everything they need to research careers; learn about pay, outlook through 2018, education, and skills for the 100 jobs; match their personal skills to the jobs; and take seven steps to land a good job in less time. This book provides--in alphabetical order--thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of 100 jobs that you can obtain without four years in college.

    A special book-within-a-book section describes the seven steps that cut job search time in half and includes sample targeted resumes by professional resume writers. An easy-to-use assessment matches your personal skills with the characteristics of the occupations described in the book. This book is part of JIST's Top Careers series, which gives job seekers, students, and others a convenient, helpful combination of career information. All books in the series offer high-quality, current labor market information--a key consideration for anyone doing career research and planning.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Job Searching

    Job Hunting and Career Change All-In-One For Dummies

    by Rob Yeung

    This hands-on guide takes you through every aspect of finding and securing the job you want. From searching for vacancies through to preparing for the interview and making a strong impression, this book has it covered. Key personal development techniques, such as Neuro-linguistic Programming, are featured alongside specific job-hunting advice, helping you to develop a winning mindset and foster skills to take with you into your new career.

    Discover how to:

  • Find the job that's right for you
  • Write a knockout CV and cover letter
  • Prepare for the interview
  • Give a great presentation
  • Build your confidence and develop a successful outlook
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Job Searching


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