Summary of It's Your Career - Take Control!

Everything You Want to Know About Finding and Landing Your Next Job

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It's Your Career - Take Control! book summary
How to discover your strengths, define your search, write a resume, ace the interview and get the job you want.


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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.


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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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.

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