6 Reasons You'll Get the Job What Employers Look for--Whether They Know It or Not

ISBN-10: 0735204764
ISBN-13: 9780735204768
Edition: 2010
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Description: What Are Employers ReallyLooking for? It's Not What You Think. More people than ever are applying for the same few jobs. Surfing job boards and submitting a dozen résumés a day just doesn't work. The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Jobshows you exactly how  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

What Are Employers ReallyLooking for? It's Not What You Think. More people than ever are applying for the same few jobs. Surfing job boards and submitting a dozen résumés a day just doesn't work. The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Jobshows you exactly how to tailor your pitch and stand out from the crowd so that you get hired. Talent alone will not get you the job. The short list of candidates all have the ability to do the work, so what makes the difference? Whether employers know it or not, intuitively they are always looking for a candidate who meets or exceeds each of six qualities: ? Presentation ? Ability ? Dependability ? Motivation ? Attitude ? Network These qualities may sound familiar, but you'll be surprised at how employers judge them. You'll discover how to promote these six qualities to your advantage so employers take notice. You'll also learn proven strategies for finding jobs in the Hidden Market while your competition is still waiting by the phone. By mastering a few simple, often overlooked techniques, you'll get noticed by the person who has the power to hire you now.

Foreword, author of What Color is your Parachute?
Introduction
The Real Reasons You're Not Getting Hired
Thinking Like Everyone Else Can Keep You Unemployed
The Hiring Process Through the Employer's Eyes
PADMAN: The 6 Reasons You're Hired or Screened Out
It Takes More Than Ability to Get Hired
How to Prove You Are the Best Candidate
Stand Out from the Crowd by Giving Facts
Stand Out from the Crowd by Demonstration
Stand Out from the Crowd by Offering Credible References
Stand Out from the Crowd by Telling Stories
A New Take on Transferable Skills
Proving You're the Person They Need
How to Avoid Being Screened Out
Solution Tool 1: Learn a New Skill
Solution Tool 2: Access a Resources
Solution Tool 3: Change Your Job Target
Solution Tool 4: Adjust Your Outlook
Solution Tool 5: Adjust the Employer's Perception of You
Solution Tool 6: Craft a Good Answer
Overcoming Your Barriers
Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy
Tipping the Scales in Your Favor
Choosing the Strategy That's Best for You
Appendix: Sample Solutions for Common Barriers
Downsized: Move Forward or Move On
Recent Graduate: I'm a Wise Investment
Exiting Military: I Have a Lot to Offer, Sir!
Economic Immigrant: Working for a Better Life
Disability: Please Judge Me on My Ability
Criminal Conviction: If You Take the Risk, You Won't Be Sorry
Sample PADMAN Plan
Notes
Index

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