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Job!: Search Optimized by [Gillis, Rick]
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At first glance, Gillis’ claim to help readers find a job “in one day” feels like a late-night infomercial, but this thin volume’s three-step plan for landing employment—or moving up the ladder—is surprisingly practical. An increasing number of companies use filtering software that rejects résumés before they are even read by humans, so today’s job search is not about getting selected, says Gillis. Instead, it’s about not getting eliminated. While this automated rejection may seem daunting to the unemployed, the author’s breezy, conversational style makes the job hunt less frightening.

However, getting the telephone call that lands the interview is the major theme of this book. Gillis’ innovative (and perhaps uncomfortable) message is to stop randomly sending out traditional résumés, which he calls “obituaries,” because old style résumés only deal with the past. The author suggests that job seekers should use his signature, one-page “Short-Form” résumé as a template, and an example is included in the book’s appendix. An entire chapter is devoted to learning how to recognize and apply keywords, which could help an applicant’s Short-Form résumé receive points from filtering software and make its way to the top of the selection process. Each section of the résumé is explained in simple detail, and as Gillis describes it: “Your Short-Form Resume is your job search ‘tease’ and your target is the hiring manager whose attention you want.”

Though searching for work in today’s economy is tough, Gillis’ professional advice is a good beginning.

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"The thing I love most about this book is its focus on helping all job-seekers -- from new grad to executive -- on achieving job-search success. Job-hunting is not hard to master, but it does take some key preparation to achieve greater success -- and this book shows you exactly how to do so." -Randall S. Hansen, PhD, QuintCareers.com

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  • File Size: 2483 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (July 25, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PDAY3W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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