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100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job Paperback – September 16, 2012
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"Are you looking for work? Meet your two new best friends: Miriam and Laura. Passing over vague, useless advice, these two zero in on the specifics of how to make the right connections and what to say once you do. If you want to have a successful job search, begin with this book."
-- Anita Bruzzese, USA Today columnist and author of 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy
"It's all about how you communicate when it comes to landing your dream job, and if you've got even the slightest trouble in this area get 100 Conversations for Career Success. From cold calling to leaving voice mail messages to nailing phone interviews, Laura Labovich and Miriam Salpeter have figured it out and offer their smart insights and advice. This book will seriously help you diminish those sweaty palm moments during your job hunt."
--Eve Tahmincioglu, career writer for Today.com and MSNBC.com, and CareerDiva.net blogger
"In today's world of multiple communication methods and ever-changing digital etiquette, 100 Conversations for Career Success is a fantastic resource. I recommend it to any job seeker seeking expert tips, detailed scripts, and honest advice."
--Lindsey Pollak, author, Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, lindseypollak.com
"100 Conversations for Career Success is a must-have for any job seeker. In the book, Miriam and Laura walk you through the most challenging part of the job search process--starting conversations with people you know (and don't know) who can help you find a job. I was particularly impressed with the level of detail they provide in scripts you can use to effectively communicate your message. Don't wait until you need this book to start reading it!"
--Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP - president of ITM Group, Inc. and author of the blog HR Bartender
"With 100 Conversations, Miriam and Laura have given job seekers what they've never had before--the ultimate resource for reaching out to contacts and potential new connections. With detailed examples and scripts, this invaluable guide will help jumpstart a new job search or revitalize an ongoing one. I highly recommend it."
--Liz Lynch, author, Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person & Online
"There's no single path to securing a job anymore. This book will help you learn how to present yourself better to employers so that you can get your dream job instead of settling."
--Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Millennial Branding and Author of the international bestseller, Me 2.0
"While you've been networking since the first day you asked a new classmate for a toy in pre-K, knowing what to say and how to say it can get complicated--especially when you're exploring opportunities and trying to sell yourself for a new job at the same time. This quick start 'where you need it' guide, provides you with strategies and openers that will enable to you to go from tongue-tied to a master of effortless conversations--from cold calls and LinkedIn introductions to how to gently say no and recommend someone else when you're not the right person for the job. Read it. Study up. And go out and land your dream job."
--Chandlee Bryan, Co-Author, The Twitter Job Search Guide and Career Coach at BestFitForward.com
"Far too many job-seekers are flummoxed by the questions, 'But what do I say?' and 'How do I say it?' when it comes to the conversations they need to be having to propel their job searches. They are often stymied to the point of stalling or derailing their searches. Now, here comes 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Tweet, Cold Call, and Network Your Way to a Dream Job as their salvation. Job-hunters no longer need fumble for words as they learn to communicate effectively in situations ranging from networking, cold-calling, informational interviewing, and through social media. This book will rescue many a job search."
--Katharine Hansen, associate publisher/creative director, Quintessential Careers, quintcareers.com
"This engaging, practical book gives job seekers exactly the tips they need to handle every challenging job search situation--and there are many! From the crucial 20-second pitch to politely leveraging your network for job referrals, from cold calling to mentoring others, this book has it all, in a very accessible format. Highly recommended.
--Heather Krasna, author, Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service and Director of Personal & Professional Development, Gabelli School, Fordham University
"What great advice! Laura and Miriam have given us a gift. Even the most inept networker, job seeker, and career novice will come out looking and acting like a pro if they follow even 10% of the suggestions in the book. I will be recommending this book to all my Career Development Facilitator certification students, and will pay close attention to these tips to move my own career forward."
--Janet E. Wall, EdD, CDFI, MCDP, President and Founder, Sage Solutions, and CEUonestop.com
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a book you can keep going back to for quick references, depending on where you are in your process. I especially like that there are two tables of contents - the traditional chapter version, and then a "scripts by chapter" that helps you find what you're looking for fast.
Thanks a million!
Karen J. Reiff, Career Counselor and Coach
Dana Inerfeld, Catalyst Career Strategies
Being in a job search campaign can be intimidating and confusing. Many job seekers are not sure what to say when networking or what to write when using social media. It doesn’t have to be that way. Laura and Miriam make things easier for you by providing meticulous instructions on handling every major aspect of job search. If you read this book and follow the advice, you will be on your way to landing your dream job.
As someone who has been both an employee and an employer, I connected with many of the subtle points from both sides (I can attest that most potential applicants screw up horribly in their presentation to employers and would be well served by reading this book first). In a subject area where they are many books, this stands head and shoulders above most others and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their employment prospects.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of good conversation information I can use during the job search. Well written. Easy to get to the areas needed quickly.Published 22 days ago by Jeff W
I'd recommend anyone who reads this book to also consider "the one email that successful people will never send. Read morePublished 16 months ago by teo a.
Great Book! I would tell others to buy this book if you need help in the career finding process. Good Luck!Published 17 months ago by Jacqueline Martin
Many good tips and links to helpful information. Highly recommend this book to career planners and job hunters. Fast delivery.Published on April 4, 2014 by cappy41
In a world of quick fixes, Google searches, immediate gratification and 100 different short cuts to supposed career success comes a book with thought out conversations,... Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by John O'Connor
Drags in some places, but lots of practical advice that can be put to use immediately on a daily basis.Published on December 29, 2013 by Timothy Price