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Land the Job You Love!: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 Paperback – January 14, 2010
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Over her career, Mary Eileen has worked with thousands of mature applicants and knows the most effective methods to overcoming the special challenges they face. By following her surefire strategies, you'll turn your age into an advantage and find yourself landing your next job in record time.
Mary Eileen makes frequent appearances as a guest expert on both radio and TV and writes a job search column for the Huffington Post at Huff/Post 50. She is also the host/founder of the popular blog and radio show "Feisty Side of Fifty," feistysideoffifty.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Eileen does not disappoint with plenty of the same enthusiasm and down-to-earth wisdom in her first book that capitalizes on her long career in helping others find not just jobs, but the jobs of their dreams. I wish I had this guidebook when I was in my twenties and was first starting my career. Her résumé advice alone would have guided me to truly think through and realize what I really wanted to do and showcase my best qualities and desired work to prospective employers. I love Eileen's suggested "strong words" and phrases, and even though I already knew to use action verbs, some of the specific ones she advocates across six categories of job activities are brilliant--true magnets to would-be employers. The résumé worksheet rocks, helping you think through and craft the words that will get your foot in the front door, even down to the minutia of most accepted formats--form and content.
The Personal Branding Intro was my favorite section, with some of the best explanation I've read of the importance and trickiness of tooting your own horn and uniqueness in a way that makes you stand out. "A standout" is what I'd call this book, one that starts by showing more experienced job seeker the niches where their accumulated expertise is appreciated and tells them not to waste their time or energy elsewhere. For its reasonable cost, this book might be the best tool you'll ever buy--even when you're out of work. It won't be for long.
The author breaks the process down into practical, approachable components. She convinced me I could do it and motivated me to get going.
Her examples are extremely helpful. When I finished reading and started my resume, I was confident I could integrate her suggestions into an up-to-date and competitive resume and job search.
Human Resources Consulting Services
Land the Job You Love will provide you with an invaluable step-by-step approach to help overcome psychological roadblocks; create a network of people that can help you find a job; develop a dynamic resume; prepare for any type of interview; negotiate for the salary and benefits you desire and more.
Ms Williams, who has worked with thousands of job seekers as a career counselor, is no-nonsense, funny and warm. Other readers will no doubt feel as I did - that the author had welcomed me in to her comfortable office and provided me with every single tool I would need to secure the job of my dreams.
In particular, this book gave me new ideas about resume writing and how to plan my job search. This is a must read for us Baby Boomers who find ourselves competing against candidates who are our children's age. Thanks, Ms. Williams, for bringing us older job seekers into the 21st century.
Ms. Williams' book covers everything, and more, that I learned from a well-respected outplacement firm. She is spot-on with her comments about the need for networking (yes, most of us hate it), how to write a no-nonsense, attention-grabbing resume (yes, 30 seconds is the reader attention span), and how to prepare for the interview (uniquely valuable were orienting the interview around the goals of the interviewer and what to bring to the interview). From her comments regarding action verbs in the resume to the speech softeners as a way to state your strengths through others' eyes, Ms. Williams knows it all. The first section on the importance of keeping your spirits high and focus clear is invaluable as we grind through the unexpectedly slow and thankless process of the job hunt. The pages formatted for the reader to actually practice the author's suggestions turn a lot of good ideas into successful marketing pieces for the job search. This book's combination of broad conceptual "ah ha's" and fanatical attention to detail make it a "must read" for the over 50's job seeker and a "should read" for those of younger age. Well done!
Vice President, Human Resources
Most Recent Customer Reviews
book is ok. thought it would be much more details on careers.Published 3 months ago by alexandria montgomery
Very informative and helpful. Full of ideas and strategies that are clear and concise.Published 16 months ago by lovebrits
I just left a job to move closer to family. I am preparing for an interview, which will be my third after self employment for 10 years. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Emma
I love this authors blog, Feisty Side of Fifty, and I was not disappointed in her book either.
She is upbeat, practical and has decades of placement and HR experience. Read more
Love this product..It's a great resource for career changers and mature people trying to re-enter the workforce. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Ingrid
I haven't read the book yet. I have thumbed through it and it seems okay. Don't know how much it will app[y to someone living in rural Montana!Published on April 29, 2013 by Ann
So if you are over 50 is it that much different? There is ageism, and you have to modify a few things so as not to scare the market off, but this book doesn't say much. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by cavu
Job seekers of any age will benefit from this book. Each chapter builds on the next, leading you on a path of self awareness. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Spenser Amadeus