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Debra Yergen is a U.S.-based freelance writer specializing in financial applications and the creator of the Green Light Scoring Model(tm). She has held senior writing positions in the financial industry at firms including SunGard and Washington Mutual Bank, as well as columns and articles published in London-based Treasury Management International and gtnews.com, Toronto-based Canadian Treasurer, and numerous U.S.-based publications. Debra's work has been featured in more than 20 local, national and international publications. Debra is the author of Real Life 101, the newly released Creating Job Security: The 2009 All-In-One Workbook, published by The Graduate Group in West Hartford, Conn, and the Creating Job Security Resource Guide. She holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Washington State University's Edward R. Murrow School of Communications. For updates on new job resources, follow Job_Security online at http://twitter.com/Job_Security Visit Debra's blog for weekly updates on new resources and to connect with other job seekers and readers at www.creatingjobsecurity.blogspot.com. Debra personally responds to comments and questions posted on the blog. Creating Job Security is also on Facebook.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Yergen & Co (December 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615270956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615270951
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,747,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
"There are always jobs for those willing to work. You may not make the same salary you did in a former position, but even in a bad economy jobs are continuously becoming available." - Debra Yergen

In these tough economic times, financial expert Debra Yergen throws job seekers a welcome lifeline in her new 44-page booklet Creating Job Security Resource Guide 2009.

With immediately usable information gleaned from her larger work, Creating Job Security: The 2009 All-in-One Workbook (available from The Graduate Group), the 2009 Resource Guide provides tips on polishing resumes, standing out from the crowd, comparing competing job offers, finding ideal employment for current needs, adapting to life in between jobs and more.

Yergen also addresses the significance of online social networking, newspaper ads, and work-at-home opportunities such as freelancing, as well as how to stretch your dollar and uncover hidden moneymakers. She also supplies dozens of online websites dedicated to buying and selling goods, locating specialized work, listing job leads, and hooking up with industry groups from a specific field.

The 2009 Creating Job Security Resource Guide also addresses the myth of the "golden handcuffs" (the assumption that taking a position that pays less than a former job somehow hurts a resume), and includes a mini-version of Yergen's innovative values-based Green Light Scoring Model, which assesses seven critical considerations to factor into the decision to accept a new position.

If you are looking for work or need to supplement your current income in this difficult economic climate, Debra Yergen's 2009 Creating Job Security Resource Guide is a great beginning step to get you on your way.
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I found the book to be very insightful and eye opening.
All the information and the web sites given are very helpful. They helped me discover that my crafting and hobbies, which I love, can be turned into making extra money. I also found the book to be easy to comprehend and is laid out in such a way that you can reference back to information very easily. I learned more about résumés and how to write them specifically for the job you are applying for. I would highly recommend this book to anyone unsure of what career path to choose next, especially in these uncertain times.
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In this crazy job market, it amazed me how to the point and right on the money this book is. A huge variety of Internet resources, packed into a concise, and well written guide has been an extremely valuable resource for me in finding the right job. I thought newspaper ads were a thing of the past until I read that many newspapers now point to an Internet resource for expanded job searches. This increased the value of the classified section of my local paper.

This is such a great tool!
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Yergen, provides a vast amount of useful information in a compact, easily readable format. Whether you want to earn extra money to supplement your current income, or are seeking a career change, this comprehensive resource guide provides you with the tools to affect dynamic change in your life. Ms. Yergen's expertise in this subject shines through brightly, as she supplements well researched information with helpful real world examples. Unlike many writers on this subject, the author presupposes reader competence. Ms. Yergen never assumes a pedantic tone and her writing never becomes overly complex. Rather, her words become the reassuring advice of a friend who is reminding you of something that you previously forgot.

The book is divided into ten chapters. Chapter One provides a stark, but realistic assessment of the options facing many of us during this recession. From there, the successive chapters provide important information on everything from finding a job to promoting yourself over the Internet. One of the crown jewels of the book is the list of over 75 online job resources broken down by industry. One of my favorite chapters in Creating Job Security Resource Guide is entitled Comparing Offers. In this chapter, Ms. Yergen explains the Green Light Scoring Model, which she created. Despite our current economic state, we do have options. Ms. Yergen's model assists the reader in making the best job choice decisions by employing a metric that is easy to understand and implement. What makes it so effective is that it takes into account our material desires, as well as the emotional factors that play a role in the decision making process. It is this kind of practical information presented in way that is palatable and easy to follow that makes Ms.
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I first read this book when I downloaded it online and I'm now waiting for my paperback to arrive. It has great online resources for job portals, and I like that it's broken down by industry so I can skip the sites that are irrelevant to me. It includes information on corporate questionnaires which I have personally spent hours completing. The advice to be willing to "manipulate your information" grabbed my attention, but the explanation about bringing down a former base salary is absolutely true. I got this same advice from a recruiter. If a company thinks they can't afford you, they may not even call. You need to get the interview so you can show them what you can do for them.

The online version has the same information, but it was inconvenient to print out all those pages and take a stack of papers in my purse. I'm looking forward to having my paperback arrive so I can throw it in my bag and have it when I want it. The book is cheap and I wish I had just bought the paperback to begin with. Great format and the resources I've checked out are spot on. It doesn't repeat the same information in three to five different ways! Off the top I can't see anything it's really missing.
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