Ultimate Job Hunter's Guidebook

ISBN-10: 0618848045
ISBN-13: 9780618848041
Edition: 5th 2008
List price: $120.95
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Description: Offering concise coverage of essential job-hunting and career strategies, this flexible, how-to book can supplement any business course or serve as the foundation for a career development class. The Fifth Edition continues to focus on real-world  More...

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Book details

List price: $120.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 8/20/2007
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.902

Offering concise coverage of essential job-hunting and career strategies, this flexible, how-to book can supplement any business course or serve as the foundation for a career development class. The Fifth Edition continues to focus on real-world applications through experiential exercises and hands-on activities designed for individual or group use. New chapter-ending Success Stories focus on individuals who've used their initiative to transition from one career to another.

Susan Greene is the owner and president of Greene Marketing and Advertising. She has been a professional copywriter and marketing consultant for over 20 years. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida where she specializes in writing corporate web sites and brochures. Throughout her career she has served as an adjunct professor teaching job hunting skills at various colleges and technical schools. Susan has a BS in journalism from Syracuse University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Melanie Martel has been teaching college students about job-hunting since 1985. She has worked as career counselor, Liberal Studies Department Chair, and Associate Professor of English at New Hampshire Technical Institute. She has also worked with the New Hampshire Job Training Council, assisting job hunters of all ages, including recent graduates, women in transition, and retirees embarking on new career paths. In addition to co-authoring the Contemporary Business Communication Study Guide (Houghton Mifflin, 1994), Ms. Martel has written for several local newspapers and worked as a corporate trainer. Ms. Martel received her BA in English from Tufts University and M.Ed. from Notre Dame.

SettingYour Course
Planning Your Job Search Job Search
Set Your Course Job Search
Gather Your Tools Job Search
Hire an Employer Job Search Step Four: Begin the Search
Conducting a Self-Assessment
Know Yourself Choose the Right Job for You
Set Career Goals
Try Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing
Planning and Organizing the Job Hunt
Make Job Hunting
Your New Job Organizational Tools for Job Hunters
Managing Your Job Hunting Files, Documents and Notes
Managing Your Attitude During the Job Hunt
Gathering Your Tools
Preparing Your R?sum?
How to Write a R?sum?
Types of R?sum?s
What to Do About Gaps in Your Job History FAQs for Experienced Job Hunters R?sum?
Alternatives R?sum?
Software How to E-Mail Your R?sum?
Writing Cover Letters
Elements of the Cover Letter
The Write Stuff Alternative
Letter-Writing Strategies
An Old Marketing Trick
Use a P.S. to Make Your Case E-Mail vs. Postal Mail
Types of Cover Letters Sample Cover Letters
Obtaining References and Assembling a Portfolio References Available Upon Request Assemble a Portfolio
Hunting for an Employer
Targeting Potential Employers
Generate Job Leads
Turn Dead Ends into Live Contacts
Read the Classifieds Making Contacts at Job Fairs Research
Potential Employers Informational Interviews
Long-Distance Job Hunting
Taking Your Job Hunt Online
Pounding the Virtual Pavement E-mail
Etiquette Searching the Internet
The Right Site Put the Internet to Work for You
Have You Considered...?
Federal Jobs Working for a Nonprofit Corporation
Working for a Small Company
Starting Your Own Business
Taking a Different Job Path
Further Education
Backdoor Your Way into a Job
Part-Time Jobs Working in a Related Position
Temping Freelancing Entry-Level Positions
Internships Volunteer Work
Beginning the Search
Filling Out Job Applications
The Application Form Completing the Application Form
Typical Application Questions
Interviewing Preparation
The Key to Interview Success
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview Nontraditional Ways to Get an Interview
Reasons for Unsuccessful Interviews
Handling Rejection Ask for What You Want
Evaluating Job Offers Choose the Best Job for You
Negotiate Your Salary
The End Is in Sight
Learning Your New Job
Your First Few Days on the Job
Your First Few Weeks on the Job
Your First Year on the Job Tips for Working with Your Manager
Managing Relationships on the Job Finding a Mentor
The Importance of Staying Current
How You Will Be Evaluated Advice from Those
Who Have Made It
An Invitation to Share

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