Need job search help? There are a variety of books available that will help you with every step of the job search process including how to write a resume and cover letters, how to find a job, using social media to your advantage, how to change careers, how to ace the interview, and how to target and streamline your job search.
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Your cover letter needs to make a perfect impression to catch a prospective employer's attention. Career expert Joyce Lain Kennedy shares everything you need to know to make an impression that makes a difference including top-notch advice on writing creative cover letters, online bios and profiles, accomplishment sheets, branding statements, networking and prospecting letters, reference, job-and-candidate comparisons, and promotional postcards, plus plenty of samples.
One of the reasons that the book still works so well is that, even though how and where we look for jobs has changed signficantly over the years, the basic premise of the book remains the same. in addition, each new addition has job search advice specific to the current job market and reflective of what's new when it comes to job searching.
Just like your cover letters, your resume needs to be perfect and Susan Ireland will help you create the perfect resume. The new edition of this bestseller focuses on what you need to include in an electronic resumes and also focuses on the key words and phrases that will help your resume get to the top of the resume pile.
Given this job market, everyone's resume could use a little magic and Susan Britton Whitcomb's book will help you work a bit of magic with your resume. This step-by-step guide will help you through the process and you'll get lots of insider advice from a professional resume writer who knows her stuff.
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Joyce Lain Kennedy is one of my favorite authors and Job Interviews for Dummies
will help you ace the interview, regardless of how little or how often you've gone on a job interview. The book is full of both new and timeless interviewing solutions for job seekers at all levels and size of employer. Special attention is focused on new graduates, career changers, as well as on job seekers over 50.
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters
Want to try something different when it comes to job hunting? Guerilla job hunting can can work really well. Experts Jay Conrad Levinson and David Perry share 1,001 tips for using social media, LinkedIn, other networking sites, and trying something different when it comes to job searching. This book is a must-read for anyone in the midst of job searching in this very competitive job market.
Copyright Kaplan Publishing
Dan Schawbel is the leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y and has more expertise on branding yourself and effectively using social media to boost your career than just about anyone I know. Dan's book, Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
is must reading for anyone in career mode. It will help you build that strong personal brand that is essential to job search success.
Copyright Random House
What do you when you want - or need - to start your career over? Alexandra Levit's book, New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career
steps you the process of getting started in a new career field. It has stories of actual career changers, plus plenty practical advice on how you can change your career and find a new, better job.
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I always read Harvey Mackay's weekly column and this book should be on your must-read list, too. This book is full of Mackay's job search "secrets" including how to identify the network of contacts who can make a difference in the outcome of your job search, how to apply marketing and PR techniques to your job search, how to prepare for an interview, and how to successful manage your time when you're unemployed.
This free eBook from EMC has tons of information from Fortune 500 recruiters that will give you an inside look at what it takes to get a job at large companies - and small. It's full of advice on how the interview process works, plus includes job search tips, stories from the trenches, and mistakes you'll want to avoid.