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How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs (Book #1) A Necessary Job Search and Career Planning Guide for Today's Job Market (Career & Job Development Series) Kindle Edition

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Length: 104 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Series: Career & Job Development Series (Book 1)

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"This amazingly, informative manual takes you through a concise step-by-step procedure to first realize and assess your own values and self-worth. The author uses his personal experiences in an anecdotal manner to convey situations that may occur, whether you're pursuing a career in your chosen field of study, looking to be promoted in your current job, or just looking for something brand new. The book offers helpful hints in resume' writing, interview do's & don'ts, and is "chock-full" of helpful websites to connect and guide you through your job-finding quest. I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether you're job searching or not; it full of common sense advice that can simply enrich your life." --Pat Potilechio 
   
"I must thank my friend for sending me in the direction of this book. It's written by someone who has gone through unemployment and shares how not to just get through it, but thrive. It includes all areas of a job search, as well as how to find the right balance between spiritual, family, health, knowledge, relationships, financial and career. It's personal, practical, poignant and very informative on how to get started in finding your dream career path, and not just another job." --Mary K. Hougaard
    
"Having been unemployed for 6 months, I decided to give this book a try. From the moment I started reading it, I knew this wasn't going to be your typical "Finding A Job 101" book which to be honest, I thought it would be. From the personal trials, tragedies and successes of the author, to the know-hows of communication and follow up after an interview, this book truly helps you understand your journey in life, know where you have come from, where you are now and where you want to be." --Melanie Ouellette 

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Other Books By Paul Rega

A Two Pedal World-The Beginning 
A Two Pedal World-The Journey

Trail of 32
12 Steps to Career Freedom
The Syndrome

Product Details

  • File Size: 330 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: DeepBlue; 2 edition (January 19, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 19, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056PFONW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paul Rega is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. He began his writing career in 1980 while attending Western Illinois University as a staff reporter for the Western Courier. Upon graduating with a degree in biology and journalism, he spent the next thirty years in business having started an executive search firm in 1984. His passion for writing stayed with him throughout his business life, and he started writing his first book in 1993. He published, How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs in December 2011. The book was an instant success, and hit #1 on Amazon's bestseller list for career and job hunting books in March 2012. He published 12 Steps to Career Freedom in August 2013, Trail of 32, a true coming of age story in September 2013, and A Two Pedal World series in May 2014. Paul currently lives in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he is writing his next book.

Books By Paul Rega

A Two Pedal World-The Beginning
A Two Pedal World-The Journey
Trail of 32
12 Steps to Career Freedom
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs

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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By clahain on April 7, 2013
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This book fell into our laps at a time when my husband had been blindsided by a chronic illness that ended his long-term career in commercial driving. It was scary enough contemplating such a change at 45 years old, then, before the ink had dried on his updated resume, he was diagnosed with cancer. The treatment has been long and hard, but it's nearing its end. While my husband can look forward to a full recovery, he now has to face his interrupted job search at a point when his stamina is iffy and his self-confidence bruised. Paul Rega's book offers a clear, user-friendly approach to looking for work in tough economic times and difficult personal circumstances. So much of who we are is wrapped up in what we do for a living. Perhaps the most difficult part of unemployment is how it can strip away our identity. This book doesn't just address the mechanics of a job search. Common sense tells a job hunter to target specific companies, clean up his resume, show up to the interview on time, etc. What is more difficult is generating the gumption to put yourself out there, to take a risk when all you want to do is hide in a corner. Through his professional advice and personal stories, Paul Rega looks at the reader as a whole person with needs, desires and fears that can't help but impact his or her job search. This book offers a way to orient oneself, a way to begin. And beginning is two-thirds of the battle.

Note on the reviewer: I obtained Paul Rega's book free as a promotional download on a social networking site. The offer showed up a week or so after my husband had to leave his job, but the cancer diagnosis that followed caused many months to pass before we actually read the book. While I am a writer and an editor, I do not "trade" reviews, and I do not review books that I have not read. My opinions--good or bad--are my own.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By JHolmesFK on November 4, 2012
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I was never the worst interviewer in the world and, for my age, I had a pretty impressive resume. That being said, I would send out hundreds or resumes and still only get a response maybe 30% of the time. In this economy, no matter how impressive I was, I knew that I was going up against 40 or 50 other highly qualified applicants and I would never get the job that I was applying for unless I did something different. I was dissatisfied and stuck in a job that, while not bad, was not where I wanted to be professionally.

By chance, "How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs" was suggested to me and I decided to purchase it for my Kindle. I did not have much hope for the product. I had ready books like this before and they all boiled down to the same bromides. I had a great deal of respect for the person who suggested the book, though, so I decided to give it a shot.

Wow. Was ever this worth it. The book was more than just a run down of job search bromides. It introduces you to all sorts ingenious tips and tricks to get and interview, excel in it, and finally land the job. In order to ground these tips, the book then serves as a loose autobiography detailing the author's own life story. I used to think that I was pretty good at my job search, but I realized that I was nowhere near passible. I may have been qualified, but I did not present myself in the way that I needed to in order to get the required attention.

I do not want to spoil the secrets and tips in the book, so I will not go into specifics, but I can say that once I found a job that I was perfectly qualified for at a company that I was excited to be a part of, I was able to secure an interview within 5 hours of my resume submission.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Mancini (Author of Swimming Upstream) on May 5, 2013
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This is a unique career and job search guide written by someone who has been there, done it and is eminently qualified to share it. Having started two businesses whilst still a student (the proceeds of which paid for his last year at college!) Paul Rega went on to own his own executive search business by the age of 28 and now has nearly three decades of experience behind him in the recruitment industry. His professional knowledge of what it is that employers are looking for is backed up in this book by his personal experience as both an employer and an employee. Anyone can find out how to write a resume by searching on the internet. What this book gives you is hands-on advice on each step of your job search - how to discover the best career path for you based on your personal qualities and aspirations; how to approach employers; how to conduct negotiations and how to prepare for an interview. Reading this book is like having one-to-one career counselling (but a lot less expensive!). There are morale boosting tips and references to the author's own career path and the challenges, pitfalls and personal tragedies that he had to overcome along the way. I felt utterly inspired and ready to start my own business by the time I reached the end of the book. Highly recommended.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By SEN Books on April 28, 2013
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This book combines the author's personal and professional experience with the lessons learned along the way. The author's approach is very unique because he combines mind, body and spirit. This is very different from other 'how to find a job' books that I have read. I found the approach of mixing the preparation of a career with other things like eating right and exercising very refreshing. A lot of thought and work went into preparing this book, and readers will find this book useful even if they are not currently looking for a job. Highly recommended.
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