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This guide to job hunting may provide a practical boost if you’re looking for a job. It recaps some of the most widely known and broadly discussed tips about job seeking, and presents them clearly and concisely. Though it has little that is brand new, it does put some things in a different, positive light. Author Todd Bermont backs up his book with a website and provides details about his 10 recommendations. While they may not really be secrets, they amount to an organized 10-step path to finding a new and better job. Bermont is chatty, and uses conversational (as opposed to textbook) grammar, as he boosts your self-confidence and assures you that the perfect job is out there, if you search for it the right way. His first three steps urge you to deal with your own assets and wishes before you begin to contact prospective employers. However, once you are ready for that step, he makes sure you know how to proceed with the right resume, contact strategy and interview technique. getAbstract recommends this book to those who are searching for entry level or mid-level jobs. It may not be quite sophisticated enough to open doors into the executive suite, but when you’re out of work your job becomes finding a job - and this book will help.

About the Author

Todd Bermont is president and founder of 10 Step Corporation, a firm specializing in sales training, sales consulting, keynote speaking and career coaching. He has been awarded the "Certificate of Merit" by Writers Digest magazine and "Businessman of the Year" by the Business Advisory Council.

 

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Secret One: Have Faith in Yourself

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you. If you believe in yourself, you can convince anyone else.

Take these 10 basic steps to build your self-confidence:

  1. Believe you are wonderful – Make a list of all the great things you’ve done. Don’t be modest. Everyone has accomplished something worthwhile.
  2. Find the good in your situation – Recognize that there’s a reason for everything that happens and that there’s some good in everything.
  3. Relax – Stress and negativity can destroy you. Be honest and not defensive.
  4. Make "I can!" your mantra – Keep repeating it.
  5. Interview by the numbers – Truly, you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. Don’t be bummed when people don’t jump to hire you. Be just as selective as they are.
  6. Optimists win – Be positive and be sure that everyone around you is positive too. Attitude is very important.
  7. Don’t let rejection get you down – ...

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