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What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here! 44 Insider Secrets and Tips that Will Get You Hired Paperback – April 1, 2008
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“Applying for a job is the most important game you will ever play, but employers keep the rules secret. Shapiro reveals how hiring decisions are really made, and gives you the map you need to get through this mine field safely.” ―Lewis Maltby, President of the National WorkRights Institute
“Startling! It's the best investment you can make on behalf of your career.” ―Sam Horn, author of POP! Stand Out In Any Crowd
“Cynthia Shapiro puts you on the inside track to getting the job of your dreams - without the nightmares. If you want to compete with confidence, this is the only job search book you need.” ―Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and See Jane Lead
“You can't get on the fast track if you can't get in the door. This book shares the hidden snares and insider secrets that will give job seekers the edge they've been looking for.” ―Anne Fisher, "Ask Annie" columnist, CNNMoney.com and author, "If My Career's on the Fast Track, Where Do I Get a Road Map?
“Cynthia's insights into the job search process are invaluable. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, her insider tips will show you how to supercharge your job search and get the jobs you want.” ―Penelope Trunk, Columnist for Boston Globe and Yahoo! Finance, author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
“There's nothing like insider secrets to give you an edge over the competition, and when it comes to getting the top jobs, Cynthia Shapiro knows her stuff! This book will change the way you view job searching forever. Stop settling for less and go for the best!” ―Barbara Stanny, author of Secrets Of Six Figure Women
About the Author
Cynthia Shapiro, a former Human Resources V.P., left her position because she grew disillusioned with how most corporations are forced to do business today. She is now a well-known employee advocate and workplace consultant for Fortune 100 and 500 firms, regularly lecturing and writing on the most critical topics affecting employees today. She is the author of Corporate Confidential, and has been featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, PBS, in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Glamour, Self, Details, Essence, Real Simple, and major newspapers across the U.S. She lives in Southern California.
Top Customer Reviews
I got Ms. Shapiro's book last week and the clouds have parted in many areas! The first thing I have done is follow her guidelines in changing my resume. The eye opener for me was her statement, "It's a billboard, not a book." It has to grab the hiring managers attention like a billboard does when you are on a highway. Make them interested, want to learn more. Full disclosure is not needed. My resume was a book that covered 30+ years of work experience. It was a hard process for me but I now have a crisp, eye catching resume.
Ms. Shapiro offers much more information and advice that I have started to put into use. The book is chock full of helpful insights and she is available to answer questions on her website, [...]. I have found her to be very generous with her time, information and encouragement.
I wish I had this book before I began my job search! I can't recommend it highly enough
Cynthia explains how and why hiring managers are shallow and petty in some of their decisions. She neither apologizes on their behalf or confirms it's the ideal way to hire: they just act the way they do because most of the time they have to and explains the simple things you do to adjust to their criteria. This objective tone is effective because it boosted my confidence enough to convince me that all the rejections I've received didn't make me an idiot; but at the same time I can't play the victim card and blame everyone else.
The resume/cover letter "secrets" are two examples that are easy to apply to your own situation, because they actually encourage less work and more simplification on your part while achieving better results.
For me though, my resume has never been the problem. The interview has. How can I fake confidence after achieving so little success? Well at one point the author recommends writing out all the fears/thoughts on your job search. It is encouraging to see that most of those concerns are in fact quite silly.Read more ›
In a few days I'm heading off to my first job interview with a great deal of confidence - not only because of my own skills but also because, thanks to her book, I feel I understand the hiring process much better than I ever have before. This book, and this author, I highly recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good advice, especially for someone like me who is a young adult, college grad on the autistic spectrum looking for a more professional job ASAP who has been on many, many job... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Caisee J
Cynthis Shapiro is spot on with her advice. She is honest about the employment-job-hunting game.Published 15 days ago by Akosua Albritton
Absolutely AMAZING book. Cynthia writes with an easy to read and understandable manner. I love the Book.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
My friend had a hard time finding a job and purchased this book; within 2 months she was gainfully employed with a company she loves and a job she is excited about. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sheniqua norman
Really useful insight. As someone not experienced in the world of HR this gave me a lot to think about it and provided an explanation for things I've wondered about. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daren Moon
Much like Cynthia's "Corporate Confidential," this book has some great-but-sad "So THAT's what I'm doing wrong!" moments. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. York
This book is awesome!
I bought it used and the condition was excellent.
It's okay. It's worth the money. There are some things in here I did not know, but most of the things I already knew. Read morePublished 9 months ago by smumfree