The Resource Knock 'em dead 2010 : the ultimate job search guide, Martin Yate

Knock 'em dead 2010 : the ultimate job search guide, Martin Yate

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Knock 'em dead 2010 : the ultimate job search guide
Title
Knock 'em dead 2010
Title remainder
the ultimate job search guide
Statement of responsibility
Martin Yate
Title variation
  • Knock them dead 2010
  • Ultimate job search guide 2010
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the latest edition of this classic guide, Martin Yate paves the way with his proven techniques for crafting resumes, creating cover letters, and acing job interviews. You'll also find advice on everything from leveraging social networks liked LinkedIn and Facebook to negotiating the final job offer..."--p.[4] of cover
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Yate, Martin John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.I6
LC item number
Y37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Job hunting
  • Employment interviewing
  • Résumés (Employment)
  • Job hunting
  • Employment interviewing
  • Job hunting
  • Job hunting
  • Résumés (Employment)
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Knock 'em dead 2010 : the ultimate job search guide, Martin Yate
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Why knock 'em dead? -- pt. I. The well-stocked briefcase -- Understanding your job search in the context of career management and professional growth, and integrating résumé writing and job search activities -- 1. Understanding the realities of a job search -- Why some people can't get a foot in the door, while others get more offers at better companies -- 2. The effective résumé -- Why an effective résumé has a clear focus on a target job -- Five exercises to help you build a strong résumé -- Using a résumé information-gathering tool -- Three types of résumés for different situations, and the rules for creating a powerful résumé -- 3. Networking and the successful job search -- Networking techniques to help you build productive networks for today and tomorrow -- 4. More effective job search tactics -- In a highly competitive job market, you need to make use of every job search tool available in order to find and win the job that's right for you --
  • pt. II. Getting the word out -- You have to get the word out and make contact with employers to land job interviews, and you make the most contacts in the shortest time when you do it simultaneously with e-mail, mail, and by picking up the telephone -- 5. Making contact -- The best strategies for making contact with employers, from e-mailing résumés to making calls -- How to introduce yourself to employers, get past gatekeepers, and handle initial interview questions about and objections to your candidacy -- Unique job search tactics for getting live leads from dead ends -- 6. Acing the telephone interview -- Telephone interviews are increasingly common as a screening device for employers -- How to prepare for the scheduled telephone interview and to be ready for the unexpected call -- Effective tactics for turning the telephone interview into a face-to-face meeting -- 7. Dressing for job interview success -- You never get a second chance to make a first impression at a job interview, so unless you dress the part, don't expect an offer -- Here are men and women's guidelines for correct professional dress -- 8. Body language -- Learn to employ positive body language and control negative body movements -- Learn the seven techniques for body language success during a job interview -- 9. The curtain rises on the job interview -- First impressions are the strongest -- Here are small preparations you can make before you walk into the interviewer's office that will help you have a successful interview --
  • pt. III. Great answers to tough interview questions -- Tough job interview questions, what's behind them, and how to develop powerful, honest answers -- 10. The five secrets of the hire -- Knowing how an interviewer thinks is a critical element of the job search that is frequently overlooked -- Here are the five secrets of the hire ; understand and master them for this job search and this job interview and they will serve you throughout your career -- 11. How to knock 'em dead -- Discover the learned behaviors common to all successful people, and learn how to weave them into the answers to countless interview questions -- 12. "What kind of person are you really, Mr. Jones?" -- Learn the questioning techniques an interviewer uses to find out whether you will fit into the department, the company, and, most important, whether you are a team player who can take direction -- 13. The other side of the desk -- Two types of interviewers can spell disaster for your job search : the highly skilled and the unconscious in competent interviewer -- Learning how to handle each of these interviewer types is key to turning job interviews into job offers -- Learn how interviews are structured and what to do when interviewers don't ask the questions that allow you to promote your candidacy -- 14. The stress interview -- Your worst nightmare can come true at a stress interview, but once you learn that these questions are just amplified versions of much simpler ones, you'll remain cool and calm -- Also : a vital discussion on handling illegal interview questions -- What mock-meetings, role-playing, and in-basket tests are looking for, and how to handle them -- 15. Strange venues for job interviews -- Learn the tips that will help you master job interviews in noisy, distracting hotel lobbies, restaurants, at poolside, and in other unusual settings -- Includes an essential review of table etiquette -- 16. Welcome to the real world -- For the recent graduate and entry-level candidate, here are some special interview questions specifically tailored to discover your business potential when real world experience is lacking -- 17. The graceful exit -- Is parting such sweet sorrow? -- The end of a job interview will more likely mean relief, but here are eight dos and four don'ts to ensure that the lasting impression you leave is a good one --
  • pt. IV. Finishing touches -- Statistics show that the last person to get interviewed usually gets the job offer -- Here are steps you can take that will keep your impression fresh in the interviewer's mind -- 18. Out of sight, out of mind -- Don't let the interviewer forget you! -- Job interview follow-up is logical, and here are eight steps that guarantee the continuation of your candidacy -- 19. Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat -- Rejection? Impossible! Then again, you won't be right for every job -- Here are some techniques that help you to create opportunity in the face of rejection -- 20. Negotiating the job offer -- The job offer finally arrives--they want you! -- Before you sign on the dotted line, however, you should be well schooled in the essentials of good salary and benefits negotiations ; you're never going to have this much leverage again -- Handling good job offers and poor job offers, negotiating future salary, and how to evaluate the salary and the job offer --Some great questions you can ask to make sure the job offer is one you want to accept ; and essential information on reference questions, job offer letters, employment agreements, relocation, and stock options -- 21. Multiple job interviews, multiple job offers -- Relying on one interview at a time can only lead to anxiety, so you must create and foster an ever-growing network of interviews and, consequently, job offers -- Implement the knock 'em dead job search plan and you will be able to both generate multiple job interviews and turn them into job offers -- 22. How to ace the psychological tests -- Careful, psychological tests can be another hurdle in the interview cycle! -- Answering them casually can be hazardous to your professional health -- The most common types of pre-employment tests, how to prepare for them, and techniques for answering correctly in the heat of the moment --
  • pt. V. Where the jobs are -- This section tells you where today's top job markets are and gives you tips on how to break into them -- 23. Thirty fast-growing occupations -- Even if you are currently employed, you should still pay attention to the changing job market and economic climate -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 373 p.
Isbn
9781598697810
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436734371
  • (OCoLC)ocn436734371
Label
Knock 'em dead 2010 : the ultimate job search guide, Martin Yate
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Why knock 'em dead? -- pt. I. The well-stocked briefcase -- Understanding your job search in the context of career management and professional growth, and integrating résumé writing and job search activities -- 1. Understanding the realities of a job search -- Why some people can't get a foot in the door, while others get more offers at better companies -- 2. The effective résumé -- Why an effective résumé has a clear focus on a target job -- Five exercises to help you build a strong résumé -- Using a résumé information-gathering tool -- Three types of résumés for different situations, and the rules for creating a powerful résumé -- 3. Networking and the successful job search -- Networking techniques to help you build productive networks for today and tomorrow -- 4. More effective job search tactics -- In a highly competitive job market, you need to make use of every job search tool available in order to find and win the job that's right for you --
  • pt. II. Getting the word out -- You have to get the word out and make contact with employers to land job interviews, and you make the most contacts in the shortest time when you do it simultaneously with e-mail, mail, and by picking up the telephone -- 5. Making contact -- The best strategies for making contact with employers, from e-mailing résumés to making calls -- How to introduce yourself to employers, get past gatekeepers, and handle initial interview questions about and objections to your candidacy -- Unique job search tactics for getting live leads from dead ends -- 6. Acing the telephone interview -- Telephone interviews are increasingly common as a screening device for employers -- How to prepare for the scheduled telephone interview and to be ready for the unexpected call -- Effective tactics for turning the telephone interview into a face-to-face meeting -- 7. Dressing for job interview success -- You never get a second chance to make a first impression at a job interview, so unless you dress the part, don't expect an offer -- Here are men and women's guidelines for correct professional dress -- 8. Body language -- Learn to employ positive body language and control negative body movements -- Learn the seven techniques for body language success during a job interview -- 9. The curtain rises on the job interview -- First impressions are the strongest -- Here are small preparations you can make before you walk into the interviewer's office that will help you have a successful interview --
  • pt. III. Great answers to tough interview questions -- Tough job interview questions, what's behind them, and how to develop powerful, honest answers -- 10. The five secrets of the hire -- Knowing how an interviewer thinks is a critical element of the job search that is frequently overlooked -- Here are the five secrets of the hire ; understand and master them for this job search and this job interview and they will serve you throughout your career -- 11. How to knock 'em dead -- Discover the learned behaviors common to all successful people, and learn how to weave them into the answers to countless interview questions -- 12. "What kind of person are you really, Mr. Jones?" -- Learn the questioning techniques an interviewer uses to find out whether you will fit into the department, the company, and, most important, whether you are a team player who can take direction -- 13. The other side of the desk -- Two types of interviewers can spell disaster for your job search : the highly skilled and the unconscious in competent interviewer -- Learning how to handle each of these interviewer types is key to turning job interviews into job offers -- Learn how interviews are structured and what to do when interviewers don't ask the questions that allow you to promote your candidacy -- 14. The stress interview -- Your worst nightmare can come true at a stress interview, but once you learn that these questions are just amplified versions of much simpler ones, you'll remain cool and calm -- Also : a vital discussion on handling illegal interview questions -- What mock-meetings, role-playing, and in-basket tests are looking for, and how to handle them -- 15. Strange venues for job interviews -- Learn the tips that will help you master job interviews in noisy, distracting hotel lobbies, restaurants, at poolside, and in other unusual settings -- Includes an essential review of table etiquette -- 16. Welcome to the real world -- For the recent graduate and entry-level candidate, here are some special interview questions specifically tailored to discover your business potential when real world experience is lacking -- 17. The graceful exit -- Is parting such sweet sorrow? -- The end of a job interview will more likely mean relief, but here are eight dos and four don'ts to ensure that the lasting impression you leave is a good one --
  • pt. IV. Finishing touches -- Statistics show that the last person to get interviewed usually gets the job offer -- Here are steps you can take that will keep your impression fresh in the interviewer's mind -- 18. Out of sight, out of mind -- Don't let the interviewer forget you! -- Job interview follow-up is logical, and here are eight steps that guarantee the continuation of your candidacy -- 19. Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat -- Rejection? Impossible! Then again, you won't be right for every job -- Here are some techniques that help you to create opportunity in the face of rejection -- 20. Negotiating the job offer -- The job offer finally arrives--they want you! -- Before you sign on the dotted line, however, you should be well schooled in the essentials of good salary and benefits negotiations ; you're never going to have this much leverage again -- Handling good job offers and poor job offers, negotiating future salary, and how to evaluate the salary and the job offer --Some great questions you can ask to make sure the job offer is one you want to accept ; and essential information on reference questions, job offer letters, employment agreements, relocation, and stock options -- 21. Multiple job interviews, multiple job offers -- Relying on one interview at a time can only lead to anxiety, so you must create and foster an ever-growing network of interviews and, consequently, job offers -- Implement the knock 'em dead job search plan and you will be able to both generate multiple job interviews and turn them into job offers -- 22. How to ace the psychological tests -- Careful, psychological tests can be another hurdle in the interview cycle! -- Answering them casually can be hazardous to your professional health -- The most common types of pre-employment tests, how to prepare for them, and techniques for answering correctly in the heat of the moment --
  • pt. V. Where the jobs are -- This section tells you where today's top job markets are and gives you tips on how to break into them -- 23. Thirty fast-growing occupations -- Even if you are currently employed, you should still pay attention to the changing job market and economic climate -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 373 p.
Isbn
9781598697810
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436734371
  • (OCoLC)ocn436734371

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