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5.0 out of 5 stars Most Helpful Job Searching Guide, October 21, 2006
This review is from: The About.Com Guide To Job Searching: Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want (About.com Guides) (Turtleback)
The About.com Guide to Job Searching should be an instant classic in the world of job searching books. What makes the book special is that the writer, Alison Doyle combines her years of experience as a career services professional with current, solid Information Technology knowledge. That's a winning combination for today's job searcher who is Internet savvy and technology-oriented. Unlike some of the long selling job search manuals that seem to have added online job searching as an afterthought, Doyle's book makes online tools, job boards, e-mail, and cell phones an integral part of every aspect of job searching.

I write the Human Resources site at About.com so I have first hand experience of the job searching site which is fully integrated with this job search guidebook. The book really does cover everything you need to know to conduct a successful job search - quickly. And, as an added advantage for the reader, it provides links to all of the rest of the best online resources for job searching.

As an employer, I'd advise job searchers to follow the book's advice. It's on target, demonstrates common sense, and will get your resume and application looked at by potential employers. Written in an engaging style, job search advice is offered with lots of stories from Doyle's years of helping people job search. Doyle's been covering job searching online since 1998 and job searching, in general, for over fifteen years. After reading Doyle's guide, I'd highly recommend it as your one stop guide for job searching.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has all the answers, November 22, 2006
This review is from: The About.Com Guide To Job Searching: Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want (About.com Guides) (Turtleback)
I am about to leave a career that I've worked at for 38 years. This wonderful book arrived just in time for my second career search. When you only know one job it can be hard to know how to find a new career. I can honestly say that now I have several opportunities that I'm ready to explore. This book offers help and advice for everyone, no matter what their age or work situation. I am going to purchase several copies for my friends, some want to work for the first time, and others would like to start new careers. This is the book for all of us!!! Sandy ( a retired teacher from NJ )
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cutting Edge Job Search Guide, October 17, 2006
This review is from: The About.Com Guide To Job Searching: Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want (About.com Guides) (Turtleback)
The author expertly integrates a solid print presentation of job search strategies with specific references to helpful online resources which will support job searchers those various phases in the process.

The book is clearly written in simple, jargon free language yet it reflects the sophisticated perspective on an experienced professional in the career devlopment field.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, up-to-date advice, very useful book!, October 29, 2006
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This review is from: The About.Com Guide To Job Searching: Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want (About.com Guides) (Turtleback)
The Internet and Web keep changing, and as [...] Job Search editor since 1998, Alison Doyle knows what is going on and she shares her knowledge in this book. This book is up-to-date and extensive, and Alison's advice is straight-forward and practical (just like her section of About).

The book is an easy read - points and additional resources are highlighted in the outer margins, chapters and sections are clear and logical. It covers everything from "Choosing Career and Job Options" (Chapter 1) through resumes and cover letters to interviews and evaluating offers (Chapter 14) and more.

This is an excellent book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Job Searching, March 16, 2007
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I'm glad I bought this book, it is very informative and it applies to anyone. The web links on the sides of the pages are very useful and can be put to good use. Searching for a job can be daunting and overwhelming, but with the advice and the skills learned in this book you can persevere and be successful. This book is very well thought out and gets right to the point, I would recommend this to anyone who is searching for a job, including skeptical people.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for most steps of the job search process, May 10, 2011
This review is from: The About.Com Guide To Job Searching: Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want (About.com Guides) (Turtleback)
Even though Amazon doesn't directly sell copies of this book anymore, it is worth your while to obtain a copy through their marketplace. There are several bits of information and insider tips packed into this book that the average job seeker does not know, and just possessing this book should give you an advantage over those poor souls.

Basically, this book can walk you through the entire job process if you want it to do just that. You can begin looking at it as a high school student, as they have websites for career tests and academic major explorations. You can also find summer jobs or international jobs/volunteer opportunities in the earlier chapters. As you progress through life as well as this book, you will learn how to build your social network, learn how to write a cover letter and resume specifically tailored to each job you apply for, keep in touch with potential employers on a professional level, ace the interview, analyze whether or not a job offer is a good one, and negotiate your salary.

I honestly think you should supplement this book with one that provides examples of successful resumes and cover letters, such as Get the Interview Every Time: Proven Resume and Cover Letter Strategies from Fortune 500 Hiring Professionals or Resume Magic, 4th Ed: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer (Resume Magic Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer). It's not just enough to read about what a resume contains, but to see an actual copy of one and what is good and bad about it.
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