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.