I Got My Dream Job and So Can You 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career after College

ISBN-10: 0814420206
ISBN-13: 9780814420201
Edition: 2012
Authors: Pete Leibman
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Recent graduates looking to enter the workforce face a discouraging job market and stiff competition for even the most entry-level positions. Yet with the right attitude and strategies, they can break into any organization in any industry and start climbing the ladder to success.When he was only 21 years old, Pete Leibman landed his “dream job,” working in the front office of the NBA’s Washington Wizards. He went on to be their #1 salesperson for three straight seasons and was promoted to management in under two years.InI Got My Dream Job and So Can You, Leibman shares his proven and simple system for career success. He shows readers how to:• Think big and identify what they want from their career• Network their way past corporate gatekeepers• Impress highly influential people in any field• Land interviews for “hidden” jobs• Sell themselves on paper, online, and in person• Get hired faster and with less effort than they thought possibleCareer hopefuls will also find inspiring stories of other young professionals, creative strategies for leveraging social media in the job-search process, and the 5 secrets that will skyrocket their earning potential once they are hired. In short, all the information they need to land the job of their dreams—in any economy.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: My Story and Why You Should Read This Book
Why You Need This Book
Getting Your Dream Job Is S.I.M.P.L.E.
Skyrocket Your Career (B.E.P.R.O.)
Now Is the Best Time Ever to Get Your Dream Job-Seriously
Getting Your Dream Job Is S.I.M.P.L.E.
Most Career Advice Is Wrong
Who Have You Been Listening To?
Austin Moyer Got His Dream Job with Polaris Industries
Start (Step #1)
No Emotional Pain, No Gain
Don't Make Excuses
Expect Doubters and Use Them to Fuel Your Fire
Job Search Q&A with the Author
Start Now
Joseph Speziale Got His Dream Job with Microsoft
Identify (Step #2)
What Is a Dream Job?
The Right Questions Will Produce the Right Answers
Create Your Own Dream Job Description
Identify Your Target Market
Should I Have a Backup Plan?
Elissa Martins Got Her Dream Job with the Eastern District of Virginia
Makeover (Step #3)
$40 for a Bottle of Water?
10 Marketing Assets You Need to Get Your Dream Job
Looks Matter, but They Are Not "Everything"
Plan (Step #4)
Do You Drip Sweat When You Exercise?
What Is Networking?
How to Get Anyone to Like You and Respect You Right Away
Leibman's Lexicon for Job Search Networking
Are You Taking Your Existing Network for Granted?
All Networking Events Are Not Created Equal
Crash the Party Through LinkedIn
Get Insider Information on Your Own
If You Insist on Using Job Boards
Job Search Q&A with the Author
Jennifer Davis Got Her Dream Job with the U.S. State Department
Look (Step #5)
A Salesperson: To Be or Not to Be?
Do You Know How to Ask for Directions?
Job Search Strategy #1: Warm Networking
Job Search Strategy #2: Cool Networking
Job Search Strategy #3: Cold Networking
The Twenty-First Century Icebreaker
I Scheduled an Advice Appointment! Now What???
Job Search Strategy #4: Apply Aggressively for Advertised Jobs
Job Search Q&A with the Author
Oliver Uberti Got His Dream Job with National Geographic Magazine
Execute (Step #6)
Six Deadly Interviewing Sins
You'd Better Do Your Homework
Be Paranoid
Five Secrets for Acing Any Interview Question
Anticipate Likely Questions
How Can I Sell Myself Without Bragging?
The Interview Is Over!
Job Search Q&A with the Author
Erick van Zanten Got His Dream Job with General Electric
Skyrocket Your Career with Step #7 (B.E.P.R.O.)
Belief (Success Secret #1)
Success Begins in Your Head
Don't Be Afraid to Fall at First
The 10 Commandments for Concrete Confidence
Believe or Leave
Julie Willoz Got Her Dream Job with Disney
Excellence (Success Secret #2)
What Is Excellence?
Warning: Little Things Matter
Laura Saldivar Got Her Dream Job with Teach For America
Performance (Success Secret #3)
Time Is Not Money
Bigger and Better
Relationships (Success Secre #4)
The Second Most Important Relationship for Your Career
Dealing with Difficult People Is Easy
Never Stop Networking
Josiah Beam Got His Dream Job with Southwest Airlines
Out-of-Office Life (Success Secret #5)
Take Charge of Your Out-of-Office Life
Be an Entrepreneur
The Advice in This Book Also Helped Me Get My Second Dream Job
Do You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?
Get Help
Andrew Horn Got His Dream Job by Being an Entrepreneur
Conclusion
Leibman's Lexicon- The New Glossary for Career Success
Leibman's Lists-The Top Resources for Ambitious Young Professionals
Index
About The Author

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