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Knock 'em Dead Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers Paperback – April 18, 2013
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"Excellent tips on how to answer potential clangers."
"He's really just about the best in the business."
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"No job hunter can afford to bypass the Knock 'em Dead books."
-Tony Lee Wall Street Journal
"I truly respect Martin Yate's work. His Knock 'em Dead job search books have set a standard for clear and effective advice."
-Amy Lindgren, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Martin is brilliant when it comes to his depth and breadth of expertise, he stands above the rest when it comes to his knowledge of career issues."
-Chris Duncan, Director - Customer Operations,CareerBuilder.com
"[Yate's] new approach walks readers through their first job search, providing a unique blueprint for smart career management strategies that will help them live the life they want." - ExecutiveCareerBrand.com
"I truly respect Martin Yate's work. His Knock 'Em Dead job search books have set a standard for clear and effective advice.... In this guide for new workers, he adds useful chapters on career management and job changing, with illuminating quotes from a panel of 40+ career experts." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Knock'em Dead Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers... provides a wealth of information and insight regarding how to make one's resume discoverable in databases, how to build and leverage social networks, and how to turn job interviews into job offers, among other related topics. This would make a great gift for any young person graduating from college this month." - Bookviews.com
About the Author
Martin Yate CPC has helped millions of people get their lives on track and achieve greater control over their professional destinies in an uncertain professional world. Extremely knowledgeable, he takes real joy in helping people get on track and achieve their goals. As Dun & Bradstreet says, "He's just about the best in the business."
Top Customer Reviews
"You didn't come to this book for a good time; you came because you need to take your first steps into the working world."
Knock `Em Dead is a most unusual, well-organized, "keep it real" book about what it takes to become indispensable as a first time, a military servicemember leaving the military or any job seeker for that matter, in today's economy. We must make choices and take action to "chart our own paths" and add value that others do not in managing our careers. We cannot wait for a boss or a job description to tell us what to do; rather we must just take the initiative ourselves. Only then can we become indispensable "Knock `Em Dead Success stories" rather than replaceable "cogs." There are so many fantastic quotes in the book too.
The chapters in this book are each broken down into short segments with great headlines that summarize them. Yate uses special vocabulary words to describe the many factors that go into becoming a successful job seeker. These words have unique meanings in the context in which they are used.
"You came to this book because you're savvy enough to know that transitioning from school to work and then navigating the twists and turns of a professional career, require more than a hope and a prayer."
You'll never be bewildered or bored while reading Knock `Em Dead. It will awaken a part of your brain that you may have never used before.Read more ›
I always hate to award all of the stars but this book earns each of it's stars.
Most of the information here is the kind of thing we all learn along the way, but what a fantastic resource as a primer for new grads and those just starting to move into their first "real" jobs. And contains a ton of useful information, even for those of us looking at second, or even third, career path. Now that I am looking for something useful to do while semi-retired, there is advice for career changers that will prove useful for this certified old guy.
This isn't just "keep your resume current" advice. It is a career management tool for anyone looking for long-term success in any chosen field. It is practical, often funny and contains a wealth of information and solid advice.
Martin Yate has assembled a "brain trust" of wide-ranging advisers to add emphasis to the text that serves to reinforce the themes of each chapter or subsection. And then assembled all of them helpfully in an appendix that makes it easy to identify each person, their blog and/or website.
This is simply the best place to start on that long, winding road called "my career." A truly valuable addition to the "Knock 'em Dead" library.
Also, Martin yate has a website where he graciously offers, LIVE webcasts on three important aspects of Career/Job hunting. And his team offers the webcasts for Free. A true example of Law of Karma - one's good thoughts, deeds all come back.
I continued to purchase his numerous editions throughout the years as he always kept ahead of the times. Especially with the social media explosion which really changed the way we look for and find the job of our dreams.
I learned quite a bit in my university years as well as the on the job experiences where I fine tuned many skills. The one, and most important skill however, was never taught in a classroom or out in the 'real world'. No one ever taught or educated us on 'How to Manage our Career'. I feel most of us defaulted to get a job, do well and move up, retire. And if that doesn't work, just get another job and do the same. Doesn't work like that anymore.
Martin is clearly the worldwide expert and coach for helping manage your career at every level. I had the pleasure to speak with him live a few times as well as listen to several of his live webinars. I could literally feel the passion and energy he puts in to help provide clear advice while 'telling it like it is'. His passion for writing makes you feel he is talking directly to you when reading his material.
His latest book is broken into chapters that are so easy to follow and understand and often he has highlighted quotes from industry experts to provide additional support, resources and knowledge.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'd strongly recommend that everyone read at least one of the Knock'em Dead books. If you read one, though, you've basically read them all (some go into more depth on specific... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sam
Use this professionally and for friends and family who are graduating. Excellent resource that helps users think about their skills in a different way to be more effective in... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bob .E
I highly recommend this book to anyone just starting out in the workforce. It takes you through resume building, interview questions and how to follow up. Read morePublished 15 months ago by happyindividual
Martin provides clear and effective strategies for job seekers today. He knows how to make the most of technology and pushes you to take the extra mile in your job search. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matthew Wagner
Knock Em Dead
by Martin Yate, CPC
Publisher: Jumpingdude Media
Knock `Em Dead is a useful tool to help organize job seekers, particularly forest time job... Read more
I would suggest that every college and university give this book to very graduating student. It is worth much more than the price you pay for it. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by Emily A.
Been a fan of the Knock Em Dead series since the first edition. Updated regularly - always relevant and informative for the hireee and higherer.Published on June 28, 2014 by Stephen M