"Are you looking for work? Meet your two new best friends: Miriam and Laura. Passing over vague, useless advice, these two zero in on the specifics of how to make the right connections and what to say once you do. If you want to have a successful job search, begin with this book." -- Anita Bruzzese, USA Today columnist and author of 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy "It's all about how you communicate when it comes to landing your dream job, and if you've got even the slightest trouble in this area get 100 Conversations for Career Success. From cold calling to leaving voice mail messages to nailing phone interviews, Laura Labovich and Miriam Salpeter have figured it out and offer their smart insights and advice. This book will seriously help you diminish those sweaty palm moments during your job hunt." --Eve Tahmincioglu, career writer for Today.com and MSNBC.com, and CareerDiva.net blogger
"In today's world of multiple communication methods and ever-changing digital etiquette, 100 Conversations for Career Success is a fantastic resource. I recommend it to any job seeker seeking expert tips, detailed scripts, and honest advice." --Lindsey Pollak, author, Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, lindseypollak.com
"100 Conversations for Career Success is a must-have for any job seeker. In the book, Miriam and Laura walk you through the most challenging part of the job search process--starting conversations with people you know (and don't know) who can help you find a job. I was particularly impressed with the level of detail they provide in scripts you can use to effectively communicate your message. Don't wait until you need this book to start reading it!" --Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP - president of ITM Group, Inc. and author of the blog HR Bartender
"With 100 Conversations, Miriam and Laura have given job seekers what they've never had before--the ultimate resource for reaching out to contacts and potential new connections. With detailed examples and scripts, this invaluable guide will help jumpstart a new job search or revitalize an ongoing one. I highly recommend it." --Liz Lynch, author, Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person & Online
"There's no single path to securing a job anymore. This book will help you learn how to present yourself better to employers so that you can get your dream job instead of settling." --Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Millennial Branding and Author of the international bestseller, Me 2.0 "While you've been networking since the first day you asked a new classmate for a toy in pre-K, knowing what to say and how to say it can get complicated--especially when you're exploring opportunities and trying to sell yourself for a new job at the same time. This quick start 'where you need it' guide, provides you with strategies and openers that will enable to you to go from tongue-tied to a master of effortless conversations--from cold calls and LinkedIn introductions to how to gently say no and recommend someone else when you're not the right person for the job. Read it. Study up. And go out and land your dream job." --Chandlee Bryan, Co-Author, The Twitter Job Search Guide and Career Coach at BestFitForward.com
"Far too many job-seekers are flummoxed by the questions, 'But what do I say?' and 'How do I say it?' when it comes to the conversations they need to be having to propel their job searches. They are often stymied to the point of stalling or derailing their searches. Now, here comes 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Tweet, Cold Call, and Network Your Way to a Dream Job as their salvation. Job-hunters no longer need fumble for words as they learn to communicate effectively in situations ranging from networking, cold-calling, informational interviewing, and through social media. This book will rescue many a job search." --Katharine Hansen, associate publisher/creative director, Quintessential Careers, quintcareers.com
"This engaging, practical book gives job seekers exactly the tips they need to handle every challenging job search situation--and there are many! From the crucial 20-second pitch to politely leveraging your network for job referrals, from cold calling to mentoring others, this book has it all, in a very accessible format. Highly recommended. --Heather Krasna, author, Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service and Director of Personal & Professional Development, Gabelli School, Fordham University
"What great advice! Laura and Miriam have given us a gift. Even the most inept networker, job seeker, and career novice will come out looking and acting like a pro if they follow even 10% of the suggestions in the book. I will be recommending this book to all my Career Development Facilitator certification students, and will pay close attention to these tips to move my own career forward." --Janet E. Wall, EdD, CDFI, MCDP, President and Founder, Sage Solutions, and CEUonestop.com
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This valuable new resource for job searchers breathes fresh life into the tried and true strategies of networking, cold calling, and informational interviews with real world guidance for what to say in almost every situation a job searcher might encounter in today's job market. And that's just the beginning - the latest strategies for bringing social media tools to the job search are a revelation. Again, Laura and Miriam do not disappoint - they provide detailed descriptions of everything you need to know about LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for maximum impact.
The advice in this handy book is so helpful, I recommend it to everyone! In fact, I include it in the job search packages I offer. So many of us struggle with how to say what we want to say in a job search. This book clears all that communication confusion up. Laura and Miriam will make you feel much more confident reaching out to your network.
As a career coach, I am always searching for practical resources for my clients. This book is unique in providing specific scripts for a wide range of career transition situations, from traditional networking to using social media to cold calling employers. My clients are finding value from this book in being able to frame specific language for each of these situations. The authors also do a great job with what is still fairly unfamiliar to many job seekers at this time - how to not only use, but effectively use social media in a job search. It enables me to have effective conversations about not only what to do, but what NOT to do in that arena. Taking the job search experience beyond the theoretical, this book provides a valuable jump start for any job seeker.
100 Conversations For Career Success really delivers on it's promise! This book is the perfect guide to finding the job of your dreams. It is an invaluable resource because Laura and Miriam have provided specific scripts and examples, rather than speaking in generalities. The authors have effectively taken the guess work out the most difficult job a person can have, finding their dream job. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or simply unhappy with their current job situation...it is a must have!
I have worked with Laura before and I can tell you, reading this book truly opened my eyes to all the things successful job hunters should be doing. The job market is constantly changes and the use of social media is a tremendous help for job seekers. This book is a great resource for anyone who is looking for a new job in today's society. I was jotting down notes the entire time while reading this book. Hard to think someone would NOT be successful if they used this book as a job seekers guide.
A lot of career oriented books deliver random information, while making it difficult to maneuver through. This book is different because it provides the essential tools for job seekers in a clear and consist way. As someone new to the job market, I found it difficult on the proper way to start discussions and keep a cohesive conversation. The book lays out so many different examples and how to continue the conversation (so you don't have to discuss the weather)! This step-by-step guide walks you through finding your first job, scoring the perfect job, and how to get from Point 'A' to Point 'B!' This is the perfect book for anyone considering entering the job market or just searching for the latest information in career searching.
This is the quintessential survival guide for frustrated job seekers who are looking to arm themselves with the tools and insight to navigate their way through the online social networking jungle that is so critical in landing that next higher-level position in today's competitive job market. Every single page offers powerful communications strategies to help careerists propel their job search into hyper-drive; it's an arsenal of real-life examples, expert tips, and actionable scripts that cover anything from initial cold-call introductions to reaching VIP decision makers through back-door channels. A must-have for career management experts like myself and their clients!
Laura did it again. She wrote terrific and effective tips that will help you get a job faster and for a top salary offer. Easy to understand and implement while written with clear directions of what to do next. A must if you are in a career transition or contemplating one.