Shortcut Your Job Search, 5th Edition

  • Kate Wendleton
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  • ISBN-10: 1305381106
  • ISBN-13: 9781305381100
  • DDC: 650.14
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 341 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Okay, so you’ve figured out what you want to do with your life, identified the most appropriate job targets, and developed the résumé that positions you perfectly. What do you do now? Shortcut Your Job Search tells you how to find out whom you should be talking to (see our massive bibliography inside), and how to get those people to agree to meet with you. You’ll learn the most effective techniques for getting meetings – and it’s not the way you think! You’ll learn how to market yourself—to plan a whole campaign that runs the gamut from personal contacts to phone, email, social media and targeted direct mail efforts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
What They Say about Us.
What Job Hunters Say.
What Human Resources Executives Say about the Five O'clock Club Outplacement.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Finding Good Jobs: The Changing Job-Hunting Process.
2: 11 Hints for Job Hunting in a Tight Market.
3: When You've Lost the Spirit to Job Hunt.
4: An Overview of the Job-Search Process.
5: A Systematic Job Hunt.
6: What to Do If You Are about to Be Fired.
7: How Long Will It Take to Find a Job?.
8: Deciding What You Want: How to Select Your Job Targets.
9: Targeting the Job You Want: An Introduction to the Assessment Process.
10: Preliminary Target Investigation: Jobs/Industries Worth Exploring.
11: Knowing the Right People: How to Get Meetings in Your Target Areas.
12: Precampaign Planning.
13: Conducting a Campaign to Get Meetings in Your Target Market.
14: Sample Targeting Map.
15: Research: Developing Your List of Organizations to Contact.
16: Campaign Checklist.
17: Getting Meetings and Building Relationships.
18: Discovering Spot Opportunities to Advance Your Career.
19: Electronic Résumés, Online Company Applications, Answering Ads Online, and Having Your Own Website.
20: Using the Internet as a Job-Search Tool.
21: Social Media: Using Linkedin to Advance Your Career.
22: How to Work with Search Firms.
23: What to Do When You Know There's a Job Opening.
24: Following up When There Is No Immediate Job.
25: Following up after a Networking/Direct-Contact Meeting.
26: How to Handle Rejection Personally and Professionally.
27: Managing Your Campaign: Are You Conducting a Good Search?.
28: How to Handle the Phone: A Life Skill.
29: How to Control Your Campaign.
30: Stuck in Your Job Search? What to Do Next.
31: How We Respond to Life's Difficulties: The Most Important Factor in Success in Life.
32: Career and Job-Search Bibliography Compiled by Richard Greene.
33: Career and Job-Search Bibliography.
34: Section I: General Reference.
35: Section II: Professions/industries/interests.
36: Section III: International Careers and Cross- Cultural Business, Including Wholesaling and Distributing/Importing and Exporting.
37: What Is the Five O'clock Club? Find Your Personal Path in Job Search and Career Success.
38: How to Join the Club.
39: Questions You May Have about the Weekly Job-Search Strategy Group.
40: When Your Employer Pays.
41: The Way We Are.
42: Lexicon Used at the Five O'clock Club.
43: Membership Application.
About the Author.
About the Five O'clock Club and the “fruytagie” Canvas.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kate Wendleton

The Five O'Clock Club -- where your professional success gets personal attention. Started in 1986, our mantra is that "we always do what is in the best interests of the job hunter." Our founder, Kate Wendleton, has been a career coach since 1978, when she founded The Five O'Clock Club and developed its basic methodology to help job hunters and career changers of all levels in job-search strategy groups headed by senior Five O'Clock Club-certified coaches. Kate, Five O'Clock Club coaches, and members of our management team have appeared on the Today Show, CNN, CNBC, Larry King, National Public Radio and CBS, and in The New York Times, The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune magazine, Business Week and other national media.