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9 Applicability

6 Innovation

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Recommendation

Few people know more about finding the right job than Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster, the world’s leading career Web site. Taylor leaves no contact unused in this comprehensive guide, discussing every step of finding a new job, from writing a winning resume to avoiding mistakes during salary negotiations to building a productive network. In addition to his experience, he presents advice from recruiters, human resource professionals and Monster employees. So if he directs you to Monster’s Web site a little too insistently, you can forgive him, because his book is so well written, easy to read and full of good advice. It includes a good resource list of books, Web sites and services, as well as useful exercises. getAbstract recommends this 400-page monster especially to first-time job seekers, although experienced employees seeking more money, prestige or career satisfaction may also find its tips helpful.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to negotiate the ups and downs of today’s changing job market;
  • How to write a professional resume and cover letter;
  • How to ace your next job interview; and
  • Why networking is a career skill you want to have.
 

About the Authors

Jeff Taylor is the founder of Monster and speaks frequently at colleges and universities. Doug Hardy is a certified job and career transition coach, and the former editor-in-chief of Monster.

 

Summary

The Work World is Changing
Long ago, in a simpler time, if you landed a job with a major corporation, you spent your entire working life there and rode off into the retirement sunset with a gold watch, a hefty pension and few worries. As long as you performed your duties, job security ...

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