Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Over 40 & You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job Paperback – December 29, 2009
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Top Customer Reviews
Thank - you, Robin Ryan! Expect to be hearing from me soon!
I was just amazed that she also quoted herself - in her own book - at the beginning of every chapter! There are lots of other good choices out there - don't waste your money!
I have read a number of "job hunting" books, I won't mention titles but a number of the more well known ones. This book is the first one I have read that helps take the "scary" out of the whole situation. I am still in the initial stages but I have done a quick read through the whole book and I really like the way Robin comes across as someone who genuinely wants to help me get back to work; as if she were saying, "hey I know where you are coming from I can relate" sort of thing. I have several job hunting books on my shelf right now; this is the one I've been reading the most lately. And I do not normally make it a point to leave comments on every book I buy on Amazon; I do it rarely. But I am leaving comments here because it's a great book and worth the investment. Robin didn't hire me to write this, I don't even know who she is really. But I know a good book when I see one!
He has had several interviews since we redid the resume. In his line of work, I think that means he got to the top of the pile of probably 1000 resumes! He also said he feels more comfortable in interviewing since he practiced answering some of the questions with his girlfriend.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Employers are being total jerks because they know they can do it, people will put up with multiple interviews and grueling sessions to get a job. (Ah, for the good old days when they just hired you if you could breathe.) So, even though you are the same potential employee with or without a good cover letter and interview practice sessions, you have to do this stuff to get hired.
Very sad. But I do think the recommendations in this book work, as he wasn't getting any interviews before (even though he really didn't have a bad resume). Still doesn't have a job, but we're hopeful. I was a hiring manager in the 1990 recession, and I probably got 600 resumes for every engineering job opening at that time. I know that you throw out boring resumes really fast when you have a pile of 1000 to go through.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
lots of examples.... nothing really that isnt intuitive. if you can string together clear sentences on your own, you really dont need this... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mister Snid
Waste of money, this was like a mass market paperback, nothing useful really.
Plus, the info is really dated,
The book was in dingy condition too, seller was not accurate... Read more
It's a testament to Ryan's research skill that, even though this was written in 2009, it still has a wealth of good tips. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lisa Shea
Provides some great tips for the seasoned professional looking to succeed in the job market.Published 19 months ago by Sonja Williams
If you are older than most of your peers at work, read this book! It is not a question of if you will need it but when. By far the most realistic book on the topic.Published 23 months ago by Edraff
I got this for a family friend who recently got laid off from his job of 20+ years. It can be tough to be back into the job market when you're resume has only 1 job. Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by soda man
great guide for the over 40's. easy to follow and implement. I wish I had started my searches with this book.Published on October 1, 2013 by PAMS