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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (23 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273772465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273772460
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Lees is one of the UK's best known career coaches and authors. John specialises in helping people make difficult decisions - difficult because they don't know what to do next, or because there are barriers in the way of success. He has delivered workshops in the USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and is a presenter at business conferences and consumer events. He has also featured as a speaker at the world's largest international career conferences in the USA.

John writes regularly for the Times, The Guardian and has written a regular column for Metro. His work has been featured on ITV's 'How To Get A Job', Channel 4's 'Dispatches', and BBC 2's Working Lunch. He regularly provides insights into the world of work on radio and in publications including Management Today, The Sunday Times, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Psychologies, Eve and SHE.

John is the author of several bestselling books including 'How to get a Job You Love' (8 editions), 'Knockout CV', 'Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions', 'Take Control of Your Career', 'Just The Job!', 'The Interview Expert' and 'Secrets of Resilient People'. In 2012 he wrote the introduction to the Harvard Business Review Press 'Guide to Getting the Right Job'.

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'All in all, "Just the Job" is "Just the Book" for today's job market!'

Vince Pizzoni, Executive Search Consultant

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‘I recommend candidates to follow John’s advice in this book - and when they do, I find they’re far better prepared for the job market.’ Joëlle Warren, Executive Chairman, Warren Partners Executive Search

 

If you’re looking for the perfect job then you’re in safe hands with John Lees - he knows exactly what works and what doesn’t. In this clever book he reveals the true secrets of job hunting so you can track down and secure a job you’ll love – quickly and confidently.

 

Just the Job! will help you:

· Understand what really motivates employers and recruitment agents

  Find those hidden dream jobs that are never advertised

·    Discover a unique and effortless approach to successful networking

·  · Catalogue your unique strengths and write a killer CV

·    Use the power of social media to connect with influential people

·   

Just the Job! offers you an original and highly effective way to approach your search. You’ll shave weeks off your hunt and significantly increase your odds of landing that perfect job.

 


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Moderately Intelligent Layman on 23 Nov. 2013
Format: Paperback
Searching for work is often a far more difficult task than we imagine. I am currently undertaking a work search and have been very grateful for the help provided by several of John Lees' books.

John has a methodical approach which is similar to developing and executing a development plan for a small business:
* Plan
* Review your experience
* Develop your concept of the services you offer
* Undertake low key contacts
* Undertake more critical contacts and respond to job adverts
* Perform well at interviews

His writing is encouraging and empathetic and also firm - in effect saying "You can find a job, each step is not hard. Don't be put off by networking - think of it as talking to friends and to friends of friends. But you do need to talk to these friends and their friends - it's the best way."

My initial approach in my own job hunt was just that warned against by John as the instinctive reaction of the suddenly jobless: applying for all possible advertised positions and rushing to contact as many people as possible. I do wish I had read this book first.

For one position I have had three interviews and as I have read more of this book, John's "The Interview Expert" and other material, my understanding of the services I am able to offer and my interview technique have greatly improved from the first to the third interview.

Being out of work can leave anyone poor and depressed and we need to be able to conduct a competent job hunt. John's book is an excellent help.

I have also found works by Peggy McKee and Martin Yate to be very useful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Pm Godley on 21 Jun. 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is a "down to earth", factual and true reflection of the workplace in the 21st century. How to do the paper work it takes to get a job as well as using the digital age to help you get there faster and efficiently. Follow the steps and I believe anyone can get a job in any marketplace!! It is inspirational, motivational and get's you reviewing how you live your whole life not just when you're job seeking!!! A great read!
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Johns Lees' book is a very practical, step by step guide of how to get a new job, develop a career or change sector quickly.

Briefly:
* It's written in an informal style as if he coaching you.
* The chapters progress how you should progress.
* He uses charts and checklists throughout, making it very easy to read and refer back.
* Focuses on networking as a tool to the hidden job market but de-mystifies it.
* Guides you through how to network increasing your confidence using a system Levels, 1, 2 and 3 conversations. This is worth the price of the book alone.
*How to speak to recruitment agencies.

It's cheap, just get the book. Especially if you want to change career - I'm moving from finance into marketing/advertising. I recommend this to everyone I know.
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Finding a new job, never mind the perfect job, in today's challenging environment can be a pretty daunting affair. If you're looking for your first job after school or university, because you need a new challenge or redundancy has forced the situation upon you, John Lees offers practical and contemporary advice that actually works. His accessible and informative style and insightful content will definitely help anyone to create a smart strategy from the outset, avoid common pitfalls and find out how to market themselves effectively to both recruiters and employers. As founder and editor of the careers advice websites newlifenetwork.co.uk and mygraduatecareer.com, I know only too well how much solid advice like this can help. Well worth the cover price.
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