TOMORROW IS TODAY, A behavior modification methodology, guide, and workbook to manage the job search process: The complete guide for getting and keeping your next job and advancing your career

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LDA Enterprises, Ltd. - Self-Help - 240 pages

This 240-page workbook is a highly effective, no nonsense, self-marketing instrument to facilitate and manage the entire job-search campaign. Contained in its pages are all the tools and information necessary to help your terminated employee win and keep their next job. Whether or not you provide Outplacement support to your separated employees, our workbook would be an excellent tool to augment their job search. It provides a complete resource to help the discharged worker achieve and keep their next position. 

FINDING A JOB IS HARD WORK. It has been estimated that as many as one out of every three workers attempts to change jobs annually in the United States. Out of a labor force of 153 million, that represents almost 50,000,000 job seekers who are seeking new employment each year. As a result, the job search process is highly competitive at all levels. It can be lengthy, frustrating, prejudicial, and unfair. Older, more traditional job finding techniques have become less productive. The traditional resume no longer has the same impact in generating the all important and often elusive interview. Both the Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY have highlighted the fact that only about 15% of all professionals find a new position through responding to published advertisements or online postings, another 10% through placement agencies or search firms, and only 5% through unsolicited direct mail. Why then, would anyone focus 90% of their time and effort in areas that represent only about 30% of all potential opportunities? It is not uncommon for 200-300 people to respond to help wanted advertisements. Yet seldom do more than 6 to 10 people achieve interviews, and after an often lengthy process, only one person gets the job. Everyone else starts the whole process again. Older Americans, women, and minorities can often face an even more difficult road due to unspoken, but ever-present biases. There is a better way.


Tomorrow Is Today dispels the myth that the most qualified candidate always gets the job. It points out that the person who is hired is usually the one who is liked the best. This book can be a major factor in how you differentiate yourself from other candidates when the hiring decision is almost always based upon subjective factors such as the individual’s personality style, body language, and manner of being interviewed. It is an invaluable resource in helping you to achieve your next position with added features that assist in effectively managing both career growth and family issues.

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THE AUTHOR, LAWRENCE D. ALTER, is a nationally recognized career management expert whose advice and counsel has helped literally thousands of professionals to achieve vital career and compensation goals.  He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of L.D.A. Enterprises, Ltd., an outplacement and career management practice focusing on career development issues for professionals in transition, reference investigation services, and resume/motivational letter composition.  Mr. Alter is an acclaimed industry expert whose advice has been quoted in numerous publications including: Fortune Magazine, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Tampa Florida Tribune.  His column "The EmploymentClinic," appeared for several years in the CareerBuilder section of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

 

He demonstrates the new paradigm of self-marketing using personal branding and product management techniques similar to the way most companies sell their products or services - through direct personal contact, not by sending brochures.

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