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Recession Proof Yourself! Perfect Paperback – June 5, 2009
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First, this book does a great job of being concise, which is what the job searcher needs. When you're laid-off or trying to search for a job while balancing work, family, and life, you want shorter chapters than can be quickly gleaned for action items and job-search goals because job search is stressful and it becomes easy to get stuck mentally.
Second, this book is great for helping the job searcher clarify what they want out of work. You spend over half your life at work, so your job better be something for which you have aptitude and interest. Not only that, but the job search itself is a big self-marketing game and knowing what you want and what you're good at makes your sales pitch (of yourself) that much better and more fluid.
Third, as I said above, the job search is a game of marketing yourself. You can't just send in a resume and expect anything - you have to figure out how to get your resume in the hands of someone who cares (not HR). This means that you have to do a lot of creative sleuthing and have your sales pitch ready when you actually get someone on the phone with you. This book dispels the notion that emailed resumes, cover letters, and online job applications will get you anywhere.
Lastly, this book does a great job of teaching you how to control the flow of discussion in an interview. It does this by teaching you that you, the job searcher, are picking jobs rather than allowing the manager to pick you. You are trying to determine if a job matches your skill set and interests and should ask questions accordingly in an interview.Read more ›
There are certainly no guarantees in the job market, but this book is full of usable advice to help position yourself to be marketable in any economic climate.
Elizabeth Lions is a career corporate recruiter and HR professional. She speaks with clarity and insite when she gives the reader suggestions on how best to respond to difficult questions. Her advice is practical and pragmatic, and offers support and encouragement to the job seeker.
I thought the book was excellent - helpful, entertaining, and easy to read and understand. Highly recommended!
Elizabeth is someone who is passionately committed to assisting people finding good jobs - jobs that are both good for them and good for their careers. The book offers practical tips and inspiring anecdotes to help job seekers. If you feel adrift in your job search, I recommend reading this book.
Ed Perkins, Certified Internal Auditor, IEEE, IEEE-USA, Career and Workforce Policy Committee
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Standard stuff. Nothing out of the ordinary or insightful. Basically, make sure your employer likes you. Read morePublished on April 21, 2014 by Alexa Hamilton
The book is very useful in several respects. First, it offers simple but powerful strategies to changing careers and finding a job. Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by E. Amponsah
A completely different take on the process of finding / keeping a job. The author uses a "whole person" approach to help you determine whether your current job is salvagable-- and... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by bemused
This book is an easy to read compendium of practical advice for the job-seeker. Written and published within the last year (2009), the book has timely advice and tips on finding a... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Larryc
This book contains information that everyone should have in order to direct their career, whether in a recession or in good economic times. Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by Vee
Uplifting, encouraging, practical, and upbeat--just the kind of book I want my clients to have in their hands. Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by J. Velez
Whether you're unemployed, concerned about your career, or just curious this is a must have book for the career section of your book case. Read morePublished on November 9, 2009 by Paul J. Kostek