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GET HIRED! GROW. LEAD. LIVE. is well done. I agree with what you ve said. --Ed Whitacre, former CEO of AT&T and General Motors

GET HIRED! GROW. LEAD. LIVE. provides a good deal of helpful advice and does it in a straightforward manner. --T. Boone Pickens, CEO, BP Capital

This is a terrific little book! Reading it will make you a better job candidate or executive. --Gerry Roche, Chairman Emeritus, Heidrick & Struggles executive search firm

GET HIRED! Grow. Lead. Live. has been named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE by the Independent Book Publishers Association. The Benjamin Franklin Digital Award honors innovation in electronic publishing... Awardees are chosen for exceptional content, design, and use of technology. Congratulations! --IBPA press release, May 6, 2014

GET HIRED! Grow. Lead. Live. covers four career stages: getting a job, getting promoted, moving into management and becoming a leader. Eastman knows what he is talking about. He was in business for nearly 30 years, working at Ford and Boeing, McCaw Communications and Boise Cascade. He learned in each place, so his examples ring true. In the section on getting a job, for example, he covers how to design your ideal job, target an industry and companies, make contacts, differentiate yourself, handle an interview and persist. If all that fails, Eastman tells you how to think about starting your own company. Once you get in an employer's door, Eastman shows how to climb the ladder, become a leader, and finally how to have a good life. --Nancy Napier, Executive Director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Professor of Strategy and International Business, Boise State University, Idaho Statesman, Three books on tactics for landing a job, building a life. February 12, 2013

This new book offers pragmatic advice coupled with wonderful insights from a top executive who has lived an eclectic, harmonious and fulfilling life. From newly minted graduates to mid-career professionals and everyday job seekers, this book transcends mere job search and delves into the art of living during challenging times. Hal Eastman masterfully describes classic approaches to career development while weaving a tapestry for those interested in much more than a job. This Boise-based writer has created a book worth sharing with anyone interested in their own career or in assisting other people chart their life journey. --Dr. John Luthy, President, The Futures Corporation, The McAnaney Report, April 2013, Issue 19

About the Author

Hal Eastman is a native of the Pacific Northwest and a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He enjoyed a thirty-year business career, starting with Boeing and Ford Motor Company and later holding management and leadership positions in industries as diverse as forest products, specialty chemicals, biotechnology, scientific supplies, and wireless communications. During this time, he was president of two large public companies, Fisher Scientific and McCaw Cellular (today AT&T Wireless), and founder of two small businesses. Eastman was also involved in several major public company mergers and acquisitions, and led their operational integration. He later served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards. He resigned his executive management positions at age 55 to pursue fine art photography. He has since enjoyed an arts career specializing in dance photography, including the publication of three books, Natural Dance, Dancessence, and Dream Riders. Eastman lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife Jacque and has a photography studio in Carmel, California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Peregrine Images (February 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972388346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972388344
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,904,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Get Hired! Hal Eastman provides career advice without lecturing. There is something for everyone in this book, as it effectively focuses on each career stage and the transitions between them. Well-defined sections allow readers to jump directly to the advice most relevant for them. That advice is accompanied by specific stories from the author's life, both successes and failures, providing credence not always found in this genre. Notable anecdotes range from being fired from his first job, to leading the entrepreneurial McCaw Cellular Communications and succeeding against the well-established regional Bell operating companies. These stories personalize the advice, making the book feel conversational.

For those beginning a career search, the author provides ideas on self-assessment, networking tactics, and proper interview etiquette. Additionally, while many job how-to books abandon us after guidance through receiving an offer, Eastman continues with a chapter on how to get promoted. He provides ideas on ways to get noticed in a job, such as recommending solutions instead of pointing out problems and building trust through keeping confidences. Eastman also discusses ideas many career experts fear to tackle, such as when and why to leave a job.

For current and future managers, Eastman describes ways to construct motivated teams. He tells about the importance of letting employees go who aren't the right fit. He also is quick to criticize micromanagers and deplores the stifling environment bureaucracy can breed, stating both should be avoided at all costs.

Eastman tackles the challenges presented when transitioning to a chief-level role and the necessity of shifting one's mentality to adapt to new responsibilities.
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At first glance one might think that Get Hired! Grow. Lead. Live. is a book intended to advise those seeking employment. However, I discovered that Eastman's wise words helped guide me when interviewing potential employees for a position at a local arts nonprofit. As a member of the Board of Trustees, I did not consider myself a manager and yet, upon reading this book, I recognized myself as one. Once that realization had been established, I continued to read with a new perspective, one that combined the concept of team builder as well as team player. Eastman has lived this life and knows of what he writes because of his personal experiences. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a job and further, to anyone wishing to succeed in his or her current position. Taking the advice given in Get Hired! Grow. Lead. Live. will benefit the individual, the employer and ultimately the community.
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This book is great! Very straightforward and gets you thinking about your career and future. It's a quick read, but a good place to start if you are curious about how to manage career transition(s) and how to think more strategically.
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I enjoyed reading Hal Eastman’s GET HIRED! And congratulate him for touching on so many of the important concerns for any one of the millions of unemployed, regardless of age, who is looking for a job. After finishing my read of the book, I handed it off to my grandson, a college student, who will gain a great deal from its no-nonsense, to-the-point lessons.
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