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Job Search Bloopers : Every Mistake You Can Make on the Road to Career Suicide ... and How to Avoid Them.

Author: Laura DeCarlo; Susan Guarneri
Publisher: Franklin Lakes : Red Wheel Weiser, 2008.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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DeCarlo, Laura.
Job Search Bloopers : Every Mistake You Can Make on the Road to Career Suicide ... and How to Avoid Them.
Franklin Lakes : Red Wheel Weiser, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura DeCarlo; Susan Guarneri
ISBN: 1601638299 9781601638298
OCLC Number: 1056911557
Notes: Making Demands Can Leave You Without an Offer.
Description: 1 online resource (197 pages)
Contents: Intro; Praise; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Authors' Note; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 --
Job Application Avalanche; First Impressions Count-In Person and on Paper; A Résumé Does Not Replace an Application; Get It There-And Then Follow Up; Humor Gone Awry; CHAPTER 2 --
Résumé Writing Roadblocks; Be Selective and Careful With Your Résumé Content; Caution: Résumé Typos Ahead!; Oh, the Tangled Web We Weave ... ; Just Another Boring Job Description; Create a W-I-I-F-M Résumé; Drowning in a Sea of Résumé Content; Providing Clear Direction Regarding Job Targets. Keep the Audience in Mind When Writing ContentGrab Attention With a Keyword Summary; Stop Looking the Same as Everyone Else and Hurting Scannability; Do You Know What's on Your Résumé?; Market Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses; Dating Your Experience and Education for Success; Mind the Gaps in Your Employment Time Line; Over-Qualified Can Mean Unemployed; CHAPTER 3 --
Cover Letter Casualties; Beware of Ego Overkill; Proof, Proof, and Proof Some More; No Room for Excuses in the Cover Letter; Hit the Bull's-Eye With a Targeted Cover Letter; Put Professionalism First in Your Cover Letter. Selling Yourself out of a Job With Salary HistoryCHAPTER 4 --
Follow-Up Letter Follies; Creativity Goes Over the Top and out the Door; Do Not Shoot Yourself in the Foot; Missing the Marketing Mark Without Personalization; The Simple Things Can Hurt the Most; To Follow Up or Not to Follow Up; CHAPTER 5 --
Job Search Jinxes; Don't Wait for the Phone to Ring; Job Search Scams Abound-Be Wary!; Multiple Résumés Can Lead to Employer Confusion; Is Your Job Target Realistic?; Unprepared for the Big Job Fair; Limiting Your Job Search Can Be a Dangerous Strategy; Follow Up With Courtesy and Class. Establish a Support System That Works for YouRésumé for Many Different Job Targets = No Response; Have a Script for Responding to Job Ads; Early Bird Gets the Worm; CHAPTER 6 --
Networking Nightmares; Don't Let Your Hot Leads Go Cold!; Give Before You Can Get for Networking Success; Speak Up to Stand Out; Don't Overstay Your Welcome; Choose Your Networking Situations With Care; CHAPTER 7 --
Common Job Curses; Dead-End Job Dilemma; Chart Your Career Future With Care; Lack of Research Fatal to Career Progress; No Proof of Value Means No Job Offer; Personal Branding to Stand Out From the Crowd. CHAPTER 8 --
Interviewing InadequaciesAvoid a Sticky First Impression; Keep Negative Comments to Yourself; When Honesty Is Overboard; Asking Questions Shows Your Interest; Unprepared Is Unsuccessful; Wanted: Professional Interview Behavior; What Is Your Body Language Saying?; Plan Ahead for a Successful Interview Experience; Weaknesses: The 64,000 (or More) Question; Interview Responses Need to Hit the Employer's Target; Don't Ever Let Them See You Sweat; Dress to Fit the Industry, Organization, and Culture; CHAPTER 9 --
Slippery Salary Slopes; Keep Your Salary Expectations Current.

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