Six Steps To Job Search Success

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Table of Contents:

  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Your Life Dictates Your Job Search, Not the Reverse
    • Section 1: Students: Graduating School
    • Section 2: Students: Pursuing Internship
    • Section 3: Returning to Workforce
    • Section 4: Changing Career
    • Section 5: Relocating
    • Section 6: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 2: Overview of the Six-Step Job Search Process
    • Section 1: Why You Need a Process
    • Section 2: Prerequisite 1: Confidence
    • Section 3: Prerequisite 2: Communication Skills
    • Section 4: Prerequisite 3: Poise
    • Section 5: Prerequisite 4: Resources
    • Section 6: State of the Market: Launching Your Job Search at This Time
    • Section 7: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 3: Step 1: Identify Your Job Search Targets
    • Section 1: 3 Elements of a Well-Defined Target
    • Section 2: Strategies for Matching Your Interests to the 3 Elements
    • Section 3: Personal Decision Criteria When Considering Possible Job Targets
    • Section 4: Importance of Multiple Targets
    • Section 5: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 4: Create a Compelling Marketing Campaign Part I: Resume
    • Section 1: Purpose and Goal of a Resume
    • Section 2: Header & Objective
    • Section 3: Education Section
    • Section 4: Work Experience
    • Section 5: Skills, Additional Information, References
    • Section 6: Other Resume Formats Including Functional Resumes
    • Section 7: Documenting Problems—Gaps, Short Stints, Merging Companies
    • Section 8: Chapter Review and Exercises
    • Section 10: Sample Resumes
  • Chapter 5: Create a Compelling Marketing Campaign Part II: Cover Letter, Pitch, Online Profile
    • Section 1: The Cover Letter
    • Section 2: The Online Profile
    • Section 3: Your Networking Pitch
    • Section 4: Chapter Review and Exercises
    • Section 5: Sample Cover Letters
  • Chapter 6: Step 3: Conduct In-Depth Research
    • Section 1: What Do You Research
    • Section 2: How Do You Find the Critical Information
    • Section 3: Why Research Is the Key Differentiator to a Successful Job Search
    • Section 4: Informational Interviews
    • Section 5: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 7: Network Effectively
    • Section 1: The Four Stages of Networking
    • Section 2: Your Networking Pitch
    • Section 3: How to Build Your Network: On a Regular Basis, Even If You Are Shy, Venues for Meeting People
    • Section 4: Networking with Senior People and Recruiters
    • Section 5: Social Networking
    • Section 6: Networking Case Studies
    • Section 7: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 8: Master the Interview
    • Section 1: What to Do Before, During and After an Interview
    • Section 2: Different Types of Interviews
    • Section 3: Different Methods of Interviewing and Different Interview Venues
    • Section 4: Different Types of Questions
    • Section 5: Avoid Interviewer “Pet Peeves”
    • Section 6: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 9: Step 5: Stay Motivated and Organized & Troubleshoot Your Search
    • Section 1: Two Types of Motivation Relating to the Job Search
    • Section 2: Strategies for Motivating At Will
    • Section 3: What Information You Need to Organize
    • Section 4: Strategies for How to Stay Organized
    • Section 5: Troubleshooting Your Search: Three Areas Your Job Search Can Break Down
    • Section 6: Troubleshooting Your Search: Strategies for Each of the Three Common Problem Areas
    • Section 7: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 10: Negotiating and Closing the Offer
    • Section 1: Introduction
    • Section 2: How to Be More Comfortable When Negotiating for a Position
    • Section 3: Items Open to Negotiation: Cash and Non-Cash Components
    • Section 4: Why You Should Always Consider Negotiating
    • Section 5: How to Get to a Decision, Including How to Juggle and Time Multiple Searches
    • Section 6: How to Negotiate without Alienating Your Prospective Employer
    • Section 7: The 6 Things Needed to Close an Offer
    • Section 8: Q&A Focused on Negotiation & Closing the Offer
    • Section 9: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 11: Social Media and the Job Search
    • Section 1: Social Media Sites for the Job Search
    • Section 2: Social Media and the Six-Step Job Search Process
    • Section 3: Blogs and Personal Websites
    • Section 4: How Recruiters Use Social Media
    • Section 5: Managing Your Online Brand
    • Section 6: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 12: From Job Search Success to Career Success
    • Section 1: How to Do Well in the Job You Have
    • Section 2: How to Develop, Expand and Maintain Professional Relationships
    • Section 3: How to Steer Your Career Advancement—Ask for a Promotion, a Raise, a Performance Review
    • Section 4: How to Secure Your Job during Difficult Economic Times
    • Section 5: How to Manage Work Conflicts
    • Section 6: How to Have a Life as well as a Career
    • Section 7: How to Get Your Next Job
    • Section 8: Chapter Review and Exercises

     

Co-author Caroline Ceniza-Levine also co-authored “How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times” (2010, Two Harbors Press).

 

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