Job Searches

Finding a job isn't what we'd choose to be doing with our free time. But since we all have to earn money somehow, Dummies has you covered with all the latest strategies for job searching.

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Resumes For Dummies

Published 03-19-2019

<p><b>Polish up that old resume&mdash;and land your dream job</b></p> <p>We've all been there: it's time to apply for a job or internship and you have to create or revise your resume. Many questions pop in your head. What do employers want? What skills should I highlight? How do I format this? How do I get noticed? But resume writing doesn't have to be a daunting task.</p> <p>The latest edition of <i>Resumes For Dummies </i>answers all of these questions and more&mdash;whether you're a resume rookie, looking for new tips, or want to create that eye-catching winning resume. In this trusted guide, Laura DeCarlo decodes the modern culture of resume writing and offers you insider tips on all the best practices that&rsquo;ll make your skills shine and your resume pop. Let's start writing!</p> <ul> <li>Write effective resumes that will stand out in a crowd&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Understand Applicant Tracking Systems and how to adapt your resume</li> <li>Keep your resume up with the current culture</li> <li>Position a layoff or other career change and challenge with a positive spin</li> <li>Leverage tips and tricks that give your resume visual power</li> </ul> <p>In order to put your best foot forward and stand out in a pile of papers, it&rsquo;s important to have an excellent and effective resume&mdash;and now you can.</p>

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Getting Your First Job For Dummies

Published 12-26-2017

<b>Find&#8212;and land&#8212;your first job!</b> <p>Finding a job can seem daunting, especially when it's a brand new experience. There's a lot to know, and often a lot of pressure. Written by the founder of AfterCollege.com, <i>Getting Your First Job For Dummies</i> is designed to take the stress out of the job search process and help you get an offer. <p>In this book, you'll discover how to identify your talents and strengths, use your network to your advantage, interview with confidence, and evaluate an offer. Written in plain English and packed with step-by-step instructions, it'll have you writing customized resumes, conducting company research, and utilizing online job search sites, faster than you can say 'I got the job!' <ul> <li>Determine what kind of job suits your interests and skills</li> <li>Write a compelling cover letter</li> <li>Know what to expect in an interview</li> <li>Effectively negotiate an offer</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're still in school or navigating the world as a recent graduate, <i>Getting Your First Job For Dummies</i> arms you with the skills and confidence to make getting your first job an exciting and enjoyable process.

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Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies

Published 08-31-2015

<p><b>Your guide to navigating today's workplace and snagging that perfect job</b></p> <p>Whether you're searching for a new job by choice or necessity, consider this book your life raft. You'll find all the resources you need to job-hunt&mdash;from building an online presence and revitalizing your r&eacute;sum&eacute; to negotiating a salary and landing that job!</p> <ul> <li><b>The power of people</b> &mdash; harness the power of the people you know &mdash; friends and family, former colleagues, social media contacts, and more &mdash; to network your way to your next job</li> <li><b>Mirror, mirror on the wall</b> &mdash; rehab your r&eacute;sum&eacute; and cover letter, build a positive online presence, acquire social media street smarts, and market yourself on LinkedIn</li> <li><b>Hang your own shingle</b> &mdash; join the growing ranks of the self-employed with advice on launching your own business, working as a freelancer, turning a hobby into a profit, and cashing in on your natural gifts</li> <li><b>Scope it out</b> &mdash; discover which jobs are in demand and expected to grow, what they pay, and whether you're qualified</li> </ul>

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Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies - UK

Published 02-10-2014

<b>A guide to stunning your interviewer with perfect answers to stumping questions</b> <p>In today's competitive job market, a stellar interview lends you an edge over the competition, which can make or break your chances at a new career. <i>Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies, 2nd Edition</i> teaches you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions.</p> <p>With this handy guide, you'll learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. This updated second edition features a ten-step guide to having a great interview, ten tips for projecting confidence, ten techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search. There is no need to enter an interview feeling unprepared with this guide by your side.</p> <ul> <li>Rob Yeung's holistic approach helps you make a positive first impression</li> <li>Shows you how to prepare to answer questions regarding your online presences (and how to avoid embarrassing search results)</li> <li>Provides essential preparation so that you can familiarize yourself with tricky questions before embarking on the stressful interviewing process</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're an entry-level worker or a mid-level professional, <i>Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies</i> prepares you to blow the competition away with your poised and professional responses.</p>

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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies

Published 10-07-2013

<b>Harness social media to land your dream job</b> <p>For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. <i>Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies</i> enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position.</p> <p><i>Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies</i> features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more.</p> <ul> <li>Takes the mystery out of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn</li> <li>Offers advice on how to brand yourself online</li> <li>Includes coverage of the latest changes to social platforms and websites</li> </ul> <p>If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of <i>Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies</i>.</p>

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Job Search Letters For Dummies

Published 07-29-2013

<p><b>New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up</b><br /> <br /> From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you&#8217;re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate &#8212; or somewhere in between &#8212; Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered.<br /> <i><br /> Job Search Letters For Dummies</i> covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including effective strategies for internal career communications on topics such as raises, promotions, and position changes; rules for communicating professionally with texts and networking on social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn; fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishments and make job-fit statements; post-interview etiquette and letters such as thank-yous, "hire me" reinforcement notes, interest revival queries; and much more.</p> <ul> <li>Get hired with 40 types of job letters</li> <li>Create short messages for a smartphone world</li> <li>Network on social media sites</li> <li>Model best letters more than 200 pro samples</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&#8217;re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate &#8212; or somewhere in between &#8212; <i>Job Search Letters For Dummies</i> has you covered.<br /> <br /> </p> <p><b>A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careers columnist and author or <i>Job Search Letters For Dummies</i>, Joyce Lain Kennedy:</b></p> <p>Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this first guide to <i>communications-supported job search and career growth</i> in relentlessly changing technological times.</p> <p>&#160;The right messaging &#8212; what you say, why you say it, and when you say it &#8212; is as important today to your employment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482.</p> <p>&#160;Consider recent job&#8211;finding history:</p> <ul> <li>In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular ways to send resumes and cover letters.</li> <li>In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools to connect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailing lists, and online bulletin boards.</li> <li>In the 21st century the double-time march of recruiting technology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated with endless ideas of how to connect work and people through smartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtual networking.</li> </ul> <p>&#160;You&#8217;re competing in a new world of work out there. If your job search is treading water &#8212; or even drowning&#8212; there&#8217;s a better way. Make a splash! Engage hiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign with smart content.</p>

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Job Interviews For Dummies

Published 12-27-2011

<b>Deliver a show-stopping interview performance</b> <p>Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, <i>Job Interviews For Dummies</i> shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job.</p> <p>Following a half-decade characterized by an explosion of economic crises, global expansion, and technological innovation in the job market, today's job seekers vie for employment in a tough era of new realities where few have gone before. In addition to covering how to prepare for an interview, this updated edition explores the new realities of the job market with scenarios that you can expect to encounter, an updated sample question and answer section, coverage of how you can harness social media in your job search, information on preparing for a Web-based interview, and the best ways to keep your credibility when applying for several jobs at once.</p> <ul> <li>Out-prepare the competition</li> <li>Overcome your fear of interviewing</li> <li>Ask smart questions about the job and the employer</li> <li>Give the best answers to make-or-break questions</li> <li>Fit your qualifications to the job's requirements</li> <li>Dress like an insider</li> <li>Survive personality tests</li> <li>Interview across cultures</li> <li>Evaluate a job offer</li> <li>Negotiate a better salary</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50, or somewhere in between, <i>Job Interviews For Dummies</i> quickly gets you up to speed on the skills and tools you need to land the job you want.</p>

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