Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $4.14 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Over 40 & You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job Paperback – December 29, 2009
|New from||Used from|
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
Read the absorbing new psychological suspense thriller from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Marisha Pessl. Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From Publishers Weekly
Ryan (60 Seconds & You're Hired!) offers authoritative advice for the over-40 job hunter, and in the process supplies tips that would be useful for anyone (or everyone, these days) looking for work. Addressing those entering the job market after a hiatus—those recently laid off from a long-term position or who have been staying home with children— she cautions, Times have changed, and you must, too. With suggestions gleaned from a survey of 600 hiring managers across the country, Ryan emphasizes the computer and Internet proficiencies universally demanded, shares tools for job searching online, advises job candidates to get a makeover to look more professional, and—in the book's most useful sections—shows how to fine-tune a résumé (she advises that each résumé and cover letter be tailored to the particular job and that the job title be explicitly listed in a career objective line). Her suggestions are candid, sensible, and refreshingly specific. With actual examples of résumés and cover letters, a résumé quiz and a companion Web site with salary tools and other online resources, this book is essential reading for job seekers. (Jan.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Statistics don’t lie. Despite recessionary gloom and doom, jobs do exist—and baby boomers, thanks to their work ethic, sheer numbers, and a host of other factors, are more than capable of landing new positions. Boston-based career counselor and author (60 Seconds and You’re Hired! 1994) Ryan insists that the 40-, 50-, and 60-year-old has more than a fighting chance to compete in the marketplace—proven by a number of actual case histories. Her hunting techniques, though not all that differentiated, are presented logically and with enthusiasm and are accompanied by plenty of examples. Make sure you craft a 60-second sell (that is, your credentials)—and nail it for presentations. Update your appearance in the right ways. Skirt salary requirements by doing basic research. Look for hidden jobs through networks and social media, not cold calling and mass mailings. Information on interviewing and salary negotiations is somewhat condensed, though she does refer readers to her Web site. Positive reinforcement and a foundation for the jobs ahead of us. --Barbara Jacobs
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
not much really much of a reference... but I was pretty desperate.
Plus, the info is really dated,
The book was in dingy condition too, seller was not accurate in the description, pages yellowed, cover scuffed up.