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Ultimate Job Search [electronic resource] : The Definitive Guide to Networking, Interviews and Follow-up Strategies.

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780749464080Publication details: London : Kogan Page, 2012.Edition: 3rd edISBN:
  • 9780749464455
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ultimate Job Search : The Definitive Guide to Networking, Interviews and Follow-up StrategiesDDC classification:
  • 650.14
LOC classification:
  • HF5382.7 .B446 2006
Online resources:
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 01 First things first; 1. Find out what skills, qualities and abilities the job requires; 2. Match those skills, qualities and abilities with your own; 3. Prepare examples of how, when and where you have demonstrated them in the past; 4. Present those skills, qualities and abilities clearly and confidently both in writing and verbally; 5. Demonstrate in your presentation, appearance and behaviour the personal qualities required; 02 Making a start; Key tasks; Skills, abilities and knowledge; Qualifications and training; Results and achievements
06 CVs with special considerationsCVs for school, college and university leavers; CVs after a career break; CVs for career changers; 07 CVs for specific jobs; The clerical CV; The sales and marketing CV; CVs for technical jobs; The management CV; CVs for creative jobs; CVs for practical jobs; CVs for customer relations jobs; 08 Application forms; Application forms section by section; 09 Covering letters; Appearance; Layout; Readability; Content; What goes into the letter?; E-mail; 10 Telephone calls; General points; Information calls; Speculative calls; Follow-up calls; Telephone interviews
Match the skills you've got to the skills they wantUsing an advertisement to improve your CV; Reading the advertisement; Putting it in your CV; 03 The skills they want from everyone; Teamwork; Communicating with others; Problem solving; Analysing; Organizing and planning; Flexibility and adaptability; Drive and determination; 04 Your CV; Attract attention; Create a good impression; Present your relevant skills; Keep your CV relevant; 05 CV problems; Problem: there are gaps in my career history; Problem: my career history isn't straightforward
Preparing for the interview
Problem: my relevant experience is in a voluntary roleProblem: I've had lots of very different jobs; Problem: my CV is more than two pages long; Problem: I'm doing more than one job; Problem: I've only ever had one job; Problem: a lot of my jobs have been the same; Problem: I've been unemployed for over a year; Problem: my current job isn't very impressive or relevant, or it's a bit of a step backwards; Problem: I haven't got much experience for the job I want; Problem: I'm over-qualified; Problem: I'm under-qualified; Problem: I'm over 50; Problem: I'm under 25
When they call you11 The job search; Job search stages; Job market research; Ways of job hunting; Using your skills effectively; 12 Your online job search; What the internet can do for you; Online recruitment resources; Your online CV; Online extras; Privacy and safety online; 13 Job search strategies; Answering advertisements for vacancies; CV and follow-up call; Personal letter; Recruitment agencies; Networking; Job fairs; Personal appearances; Foot in the door; Unconventional approaches; 14 Interviews: making a great impression; Why have an interview?; What happens at an interview
Summary: Starting work or changing jobs can be one of life's most stressful experiences, and with today's crowded job market it is more of a challenge than ever. A 'one-stop shop' for all job hunters, Ultimate Job Search takes the strees out of job bunting and provides advice on all stages, from preparing a powerful CV; sample cover letters and emails; making a great impression at interviews; to dealing with offers and rejections. The breadth of detail is exhaustive and with real-life comments from employers and recruitment professionals, Ultimate Job Search will be invaluable to anyone looking for a n
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Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 01 First things first; 1. Find out what skills, qualities and abilities the job requires; 2. Match those skills, qualities and abilities with your own; 3. Prepare examples of how, when and where you have demonstrated them in the past; 4. Present those skills, qualities and abilities clearly and confidently both in writing and verbally; 5. Demonstrate in your presentation, appearance and behaviour the personal qualities required; 02 Making a start; Key tasks; Skills, abilities and knowledge; Qualifications and training; Results and achievements

06 CVs with special considerationsCVs for school, college and university leavers; CVs after a career break; CVs for career changers; 07 CVs for specific jobs; The clerical CV; The sales and marketing CV; CVs for technical jobs; The management CV; CVs for creative jobs; CVs for practical jobs; CVs for customer relations jobs; 08 Application forms; Application forms section by section; 09 Covering letters; Appearance; Layout; Readability; Content; What goes into the letter?; E-mail; 10 Telephone calls; General points; Information calls; Speculative calls; Follow-up calls; Telephone interviews

Match the skills you've got to the skills they wantUsing an advertisement to improve your CV; Reading the advertisement; Putting it in your CV; 03 The skills they want from everyone; Teamwork; Communicating with others; Problem solving; Analysing; Organizing and planning; Flexibility and adaptability; Drive and determination; 04 Your CV; Attract attention; Create a good impression; Present your relevant skills; Keep your CV relevant; 05 CV problems; Problem: there are gaps in my career history; Problem: my career history isn't straightforward

Preparing for the interview

Problem: my relevant experience is in a voluntary roleProblem: I've had lots of very different jobs; Problem: my CV is more than two pages long; Problem: I'm doing more than one job; Problem: I've only ever had one job; Problem: a lot of my jobs have been the same; Problem: I've been unemployed for over a year; Problem: my current job isn't very impressive or relevant, or it's a bit of a step backwards; Problem: I haven't got much experience for the job I want; Problem: I'm over-qualified; Problem: I'm under-qualified; Problem: I'm over 50; Problem: I'm under 25

When they call you11 The job search; Job search stages; Job market research; Ways of job hunting; Using your skills effectively; 12 Your online job search; What the internet can do for you; Online recruitment resources; Your online CV; Online extras; Privacy and safety online; 13 Job search strategies; Answering advertisements for vacancies; CV and follow-up call; Personal letter; Recruitment agencies; Networking; Job fairs; Personal appearances; Foot in the door; Unconventional approaches; 14 Interviews: making a great impression; Why have an interview?; What happens at an interview

Starting work or changing jobs can be one of life's most stressful experiences, and with today's crowded job market it is more of a challenge than ever. A 'one-stop shop' for all job hunters, Ultimate Job Search takes the strees out of job bunting and provides advice on all stages, from preparing a powerful CV; sample cover letters and emails; making a great impression at interviews; to dealing with offers and rejections. The breadth of detail is exhaustive and with real-life comments from employers and recruitment professionals, Ultimate Job Search will be invaluable to anyone looking for a n