Complete Job-Search Handbook: Third Edition: Everything You Need To Know To Get The Job You Really Want

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1999 - Business & Economics - 370 pages
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Now in its third edition, Howard Figler's classic job-search handbook puts you in the driver's seat, on the road to where the jobs really are. Figler's unique program has been revised and updated to let you not only decide what your ideal job may be, but also discover exactly where that job is. The program has been expanded to describe thirty lifetime job-hunting skills, as well as Twenty Lessons from the Front, a list of potential pitfalls for job seekers to be aware of. This third edition enables you to:

- Determine what your true work and life values are
- Pinpoint the job skills you already possess, even those you aren't
aware of
- Find jobs when there seem to be none
- Learn how to be at your best in job interviews
- Utilize a professional career counselor's advice to troubleshoot
potential problems

Figler writes for all stages of career development, with action plans for the first-time job seeker, the professional looking for a change, the suddenly laid-off, and the person returning to the workforce after a long absence. Howard Figler knows the right job is out there, and with clarity, humor, and reassuring good sense, he shows you how to find it.
  

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Contents

Express Your Values
19
Decide About Money
32
Trust Your Intuition
40
Take Advantage of Your Skills
49
Use Your Career Imagination
63
RealityTest Your Ideas
73
Dont Worry About What Everyone Else Thinks
84
CONNECTING SKILLS
87
Show Rather Than Tell
232
Remember Interviewers Are Irrational
238
Find Out What Your Blind Spots Are
244
The Eight Factors of a Successful Job Interview
251
LESSONS FROM THE FRONT CHARACTERISTICS OF TODAYS SUCCESSFUL JOB HUNTERS
267
Hide Your Resume
269
Maximize FacetoFace Contact
275
Shyness Is No Excuse
279

Jobs Are Everywhere
89
Build a Network of Relationships
101
Information Interviewing
109
Dont Make the Five Most Common Networking Mistakes
119
Use the WalkIn Method
124
Take Advantage of Interim Jobs
130
Use the Library and the Internet
137
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
143
Listen Before You Talk
145
How to Ask Questions
153
Be the Initiator
160
Use Writing Effectively
166
Try Some LowKey Public Speaking
177
SKILLS FOR SELLING YOURSELF
183
How to Sell Yourself with Dignity
185
Make Job Offers Come to You
197
Sell Yourself LongDistance
213
INTERVIEWING FOR SUCCESS
223
Give Them Some Reasons to Want You
225
If You Believe Youre Not Qualified Heres What to Do
284
Overcome Telephone Torture
296
Do Not Exaggerate Inflate or Lie
303
Dont Give Up Too Soon
306
Treat the Little People with Respect
309
Quit Doing Things That Will Make Sure Youll Fail
312
Get Rid of Your SelfDefeating Beliefs
315
Always Have Backup Plans
317
Deal with Your Bright but Scattered Ambitions
320
Avoid Anger
322
Dont Fall Back on Easy Income
327
Dont Be Defensive About Your Liberal Education
330
How to Deal with Personal Flaws
338
How to JumpStart Your Job Search
344
In Conclusion
347
Notes
349
Selected Annotated Bibliography
353
Index
359
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Howard Figler, Ph.D., provides career workshops, career consultation, and job-search services for businesses, professional associations, government agencies, and universities. He is a nationally known speaker and lives in Orangevale, California.

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