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Becoming a Rare Find: How Jagged Resumes Lead to Great Jobs--a Companion Guide to The Rare Find (A Pen guin Special from Portfolio) [Kindle Edition]

George Anders
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Too much of the time, hunting for a good job is a frustrating, bewildering experience. It doesn't need to be that way. Imagine what would happen if you could change the rules -- capturing the attention of employers who should be hiring you, and persuading them to see you on your terms.

Becoming a Rare Find will show you how to approach job hunting in ways that play to your strengths. If you are a natural project manager, then develop a project plan. If you like marketing, build a marketing campaign that centers on reasons why employers should want you. Whatever approach you settle on--and no matter what job you want--you will get a better chance to "show your fire." You will escape the clutter of job-posting stampedes, where the odds of winning even a barista's job can be slimmer than the chances of getting into Harvard. You will start finding jobs through the "hidden market," where they are sometimes never announced, and you will discover the value of small companies with big ambitions. Finally, you will learn how to rearrange your social media profiles so that when great employers look for talent, they will find you.


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  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (May 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PV2PWS
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5.0 out of 5 stars This e-book is a rare gem! May 30, 2012
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As someone with an eccentric, arts-heavy resume, this book is a godsend. I had come to think my successful past as a performer and then writer and professor was a liability. But Anders demonstrates practical techniques to find the employers who value my skill set, and also how to restructure my resume, cover letter and interview to set yourself apart from the cookie-cutter applicants.
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I often found I was more than qualified to fill several job openings at a company at any given time, even when the roles did't seem related in the least bit. This was a function of my broad and varied experience and believe it or not this worked against me - this book doesn't solve that problem, but will at least give you a boost of confidence and some stories to tell when making your case and explaining your apparent "job-hopping"...
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More About the Author

I've been writing about dreamers, idealists and rascals since 1981. Look for my articles and essays these days at Forbes magazine, forbes.com, quora.com and the LinkedIn/Influencers program. Other writing homes over the years have included The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View and Fast Company magazine. I've also launched a travel blog, written five books and spun out several hundred bedtime stories for our kids.

In 1997, I shared in the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

I grew up on the South Side of Chicago. As an adult, I spent time in New York City, London, Cambridge MA and Washington DC before settling in northern California. I'm a slow but stubborn hiker. Adventures over the years have included trekking in Nepal, Peru and New Zealand, as well as making it to the top of Mt. Whitney, Mt. Fuji and Cerro Chirripo. Some of my favorite writers include Thomas Boswell for sports; William Manchester for biographies; Caroline Baum for financial commentary and Michael Craig for poker.




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