Job Hunting 3.0: Secrets and skills to sell yourself effectively in the modern age Paperback – 15 Jan 2012
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Probably the best book for anyone looking for a job in the UK today, because it comprehensively covers a wide range of essential tools and skills. Competition is fierce and employers and recruiters are becoming more skilful and discerning. Finding the job you want today requires more than a brilliant CV and the ability to answer tough interview questions. Job hunting has become a sophisticated game, and to play it well you must have the right set of tools and skills that can really make a difference. This book, based on successful seminars taught at a leading UK university and to a range of other clients, provides tools, tips, skills and secrets to turn you from an amateur into a professional player in today s job hunting market. You will become more confident, maximise your achievements, increase your opportunities and sell yourself more effectively by undertaking this proven framework. About the Author: Richard Maun is visiting fellow at a leading UK university and a highly experienced career and leadership coach, who knows what people need to get them moving, increase their confidence and make them more successful. He also lectures on career matters and communication skills at business schools and other institutions and works with a range of senior teams in the private sector. He is the author of several business books, which have been sold around the world.
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Probably the best book for anyone looking for a job in the UK today; Job Hunting 3.0 is the essential manual for the modern-day job hunter – full of skills and secrets to sell yourself effectively.
Would you like to be more confident with your job hunting activities?
Would you like to know about common mistakes and how to avoid them?
Would you like to learn about cutting-edge tools and techniques?
Packed with unique content, valuable advice, real life stories and worked examples to guide you, it covers all the key areas of the job hunting process.
Highly readable and full of detail, the book shows you how to:
• Produce a structured job hunting campaign that best utilises your skills and resources.
• Use networks to find the best positions available.
• Make your CV stand out from hundreds of others.
• Write an attention grabbing cover letter.
• Build rapport with an interviewer so that you are the one they remember.
• Shine at an assessment centre.
• Deliver a presentation that will elicit a job offer.
Learn about cutting-edge tools and techniques including:
The 3-Horse Race Minute to Win It
The Demons Model STAR answering technique
Performance Ratios 20+ places to look for work
Killer Questions Personal Aces
Pause Button The 5-Slide Formula
In addition, Job Hunting 3.0 recognises that to be successful the focus has to be on the individual. Therefore, it has extensive sections on:
• Networking to find the position that you are really looking for.
• The emotional side of job hunting: coping with the stress inherent in the process.
• How to value and sell yourself by putting numbers to your achievements.
Job Hunting 3.0 guides the reader through all of the essential elements and more, with one goal in mind: TO GET YOU AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION SO THAT YOU CAN SECURE YOUR NEXT JOB.
Richard Maun is visiting fellow at a leading UK university and a highly experienced career and leadership coach, who knows what people need to get them moving, increase their confidence and make them more successful. He also lectures on career matters and communication skills at business schools and other institutions and works with a range of senior teams in the private sector. He is the author of several business books, which have been sold around the world and his popular weekly soft-skills blog can be found at www.richardmaun.com .
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Most of my own insecurities and worries about the job search were addressed in a way that gave reassurance and confidence "you are OK" is a simple, often repeated, truth. This is not just a book about how to find and apply for jobs (though it does that very well), it helps a great deal with how to deal with the whole process of job hunting, including the emotional effects of that process on you and those around you.
I am finding this book the best aide I have in my current search for new employment.
The advertising slogan of the 40's; "want to get a head get a hat", should be replaced by, "want to get a job, get Job Hunting 3.0". I highly recommended this book to all, unmistakeable value, especially to those presently struggling to get back into employment. Before you read others, this is the one that should become the cornerstone to which others are then added.
You may not want to buy this book because you;
Haven't heard of author Richard Maun? Me neither, prior to redundancy, but he's engaging, honest & very perceptive.
Hate self-help books? Why let opinion or pride prevent you from gaining an invaluable job market edge.
Believe job hunting hasn't dramatically changed in 50, 25, 5 years? IT ABSOLUTELY HAS!
Think you have a 'safe' job or easy career moves ahead? I and a million others once believed that too.
Continue to blame others &/or economic times for your apparent lack of success securing new opportunities? A healthy dose of sensitively served humble-pie, offers free reality checks with every purchase.
Care about someone you know or love out of work, it's the prefect gift.
The style is witty and relevant, the author clearly has extensive experience on both sides of the job hunting fence and provides many examples. He is sympathetic and encouraging in his approach; even when reading in the "things not to do" that I had done most of them at one stage or another the overriding emotion was not shame or disappoint but determination. I felt empowered and confident in my abilities when going to interview.
A lot of the ideas are basic and common sense which is actually brilliant because you can get caught up in so many worries and thoughts when job hunting that you forget them and it's great to bring things down to earth again.
Very readable. Very helpful. Very recommended.
I like Richard's style, jocular and informative, which makes a potentially dry subject easy to read. I enjoyed his previous book "My boss is a b*stard".
I've given the book 4 Stars instead of 5 because I've only just started job hunting myself, and won't feel comfortable to rate it higher until I find a new role!
Job Hunting 3.0 stands out from other boks of this nature because it is very much in-tune with modern social network based job-hunting. A great investment.
* It covers the whole process of job hunting,
* I liked the idea of job hunting campaign vs process,
* Useful information about how to act in the test centres,
* Has some new points on how to negotiate after the job offer
Even better ifs:
* There is lots of 'you should' in the book and not enough stuff to motivate you to do exercises,
* A bit too lengthy for what you get,
* There is a lot common sense advise which we already know
Overall it scored 4 out of 5 and it is an interesting book on a subject. For things like CV, cover letter, interview questions you have to read other books, so, if you are still in it, there is a lot more homework to do... Good luck.
P.S. The Interview Book by James Innes was an eye opener for me on a subject of the interview - I have realised how much out of the game I was. Strongly recommend it.
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