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If you’ve been downsized or fired, have recently graduated from college or graduate school, or are simply unhappy with your career choices, this book lays out a systematic process for finding a new job - one that you will enjoy and that will fit your abilities. Catherine B. Beck recommends starting with a couple of exercises in self-knowledge. First, create a "product profile" of yourself, to help you understand the skills you’ll bring to your next position, and then write your ideal job description. She provides detailed advice on setting up a home job-search office, writing a professional-looking resume, surviving the job interview and negotiating a job offer. getAbstract recommends this guide to new graduates, employees who want a change and career coaches looking for useful advice to give their clients.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to prepare for a job search;
  • How to write a resume;
  • How to conduct a job interview; and
  • What to do when you receive a job offer.

About the Author

Catherine B. Beck has been a career consultant and management coach for more than 20 years. She has worked in more than 30 industries and 250 organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.



Why Are You Here?
Before you begin looking for a new job you must understand, deep down inside, why. The answer is obvious if you were laid off or worked at a temporary job that ended. But if you are changing careers, determine what it is about your current career that no longer satisfies...

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