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About the Author

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC has twenty years of combined experience as a job search specialist, career and life transition counselor, outplacement consultant, university instructor, speaker, and author. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a Master's Degree in Career Development, she specializes in working with midlife jobseekers in transition—showing them the latest techniques for landing a job in the 21st Century. Mary Eileen makes frequent appearances as a guest expert on both TV and radio and has been interviewed for Market Watch, Money Magazine, Kiplinger and several other national and international publications. She writes a job search column for the Huffington Post at Huff/Post 50. Mary Eileen is also the host/founder of the popular boomer blog and radio show, Feisty Side of Fifty.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449976727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449976729
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a fan and regular reader of Eileen Williams' blog, The Feisty Side of Fifty. One of her qualities I appreciate most is her can-do, highly motivational and contagious spirit. I also love her no-nonsense, practical advice to the "cool saging set."

Eileen does not disappoint with plenty of the same enthusiasm and down-to-earth wisdom in her first book that capitalizes on her long career in helping others find not just jobs, but the jobs of their dreams. I wish I had this guidebook when I was in my twenties and was first starting my career. Her résumé advice alone would have guided me to truly think through and realize what I really wanted to do and showcase my best qualities and desired work to prospective employers. I love Eileen's suggested "strong words" and phrases, and even though I already knew to use action verbs, some of the specific ones she advocates across six categories of job activities are brilliant--true magnets to would-be employers. The résumé worksheet rocks, helping you think through and craft the words that will get your foot in the front door, even down to the minutia of most accepted formats--form and content.

The Personal Branding Intro was my favorite section, with some of the best explanation I've read of the importance and trickiness of tooting your own horn and uniqueness in a way that makes you stand out. "A standout" is what I'd call this book, one that starts by showing more experienced job seeker the niches where their accumulated expertise is appreciated and tells them not to waste their time or energy elsewhere. For its reasonable cost, this book might be the best tool you'll ever buy--even when you're out of work. It won't be for long.
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Job seekers of any age will benefit from this book. Each chapter builds on the next, leading you on a path of self awareness. Read the book, fill out the worksheets, and by the time you've finished you've built a rockin' resume, are filled with self-confidence, and ready to set the world on fire. When I started reading the book, I was a 55-year-old woman facing unemployment with a fear that the job market may have passed me by. By the time I finished, I was Wonder Woman!
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If you (like me) haven't applied for a job in many years and are not sure how to begin, this book is a GREAT help. Job-hunting is different now. Who knew about branding or scannable resumes?

The author breaks the process down into practical, approachable components. She convinced me I could do it and motivated me to get going.

Her examples are extremely helpful. When I finished reading and started my resume, I was confident I could integrate her suggestions into an up-to-date and competitive resume and job search.
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As an HR professional myself, I can appreciate the time, effort, and expertise that went into this comprehensive how-to guide. There's everything here from a list of action verbs to use in a resume to sample thank you letters. Although the book is geared toward baby boomers, anyone doing a job search could use this vital information.

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I'm not in the market for a job - yet. But these days, I realize that my job situation could change in an instant. I'm sure that many others my age feel the same way. That's why I was so excited to find Mary Eileen Williams' new book, Land the Job You Love, 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50.

Land the Job You Love will provide you with an invaluable step-by-step approach to help overcome psychological roadblocks; create a network of people that can help you find a job; develop a dynamic resume; prepare for any type of interview; negotiate for the salary and benefits you desire and more.

Ms Williams, who has worked with thousands of job seekers as a career counselor, is no-nonsense, funny and warm. Other readers will no doubt feel as I did - that the author had welcomed me in to her comfortable office and provided me with every single tool I would need to secure the job of my dreams.
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By Ingrid on August 15, 2013
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Love this product..It's a great resource for career changers and mature people trying to re-enter the workforce. I would recommend it to any mid-level professional who has been out of the workforce for a while.
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"Landing the Job You Love" impressed me as an easy-to-use guide for those of us who are victims of the "Great Recession" and haven't been in the job market for a decade or more. After getting over the shock of losing my job, I specifically looked for a resource that could help me understand the current methodology for finding the right job and I'm delighted that I came across this book. Ms. Williams (who must be a very nice person) has written a straightforward but humorous instruction manual that respects the sensitivities of those who've recently lost a job, but unflinchingly prods us to take an honest inventory of our interests and talents and then get to work to find that perfect new career.

In particular, this book gave me new ideas about resume writing and how to plan my job search. This is a must read for us Baby Boomers who find ourselves competing against candidates who are our children's age. Thanks, Ms. Williams, for bringing us older job seekers into the 21st century.
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