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You're Hired! Total Job Search 2013 Paperback – 30 Oct 2012
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All-in-one jobhunters guide
About the Author
Jeremy I'Anson is a careers coach with over 30 years' experience in training and recruitment. Jeremy writes regularly on career related issues in the national press including Computer Weekly and The Guardian. He is the official Careers Coach for the Daily Telegraph.
Top customer reviews
The book begins by looking at your office and suggests buying certain items that will enhance your job search. The second major area the book covers is the all important CV. There are many books on the market that cover CV writing. Some are good and some are very poor. This author gives straight and to the point advice on how to write a CV that is targeting the person/position itself and so moving away from a generic CV that could be overlooked by recruiters. I liked the information and it did make me think on how I could improve my CV. The third major topic is Assessment Centres and their role in job searches and suggestions on alternative, non traditional ways of finding a job. The author also examines interview techniques and examines some key questions that you will probably encounter in an interview.
This book is extremely comprehensive and easy to read. If you want to give yourself a heads start with your competition in the jobs market, then this book will give you that edge. I found it very informative and I highly recommend it.
A Great Read.
The aim of this book, however, is to make sure that *your* application (and afterwards, your interview/assessment centre performance) - whether you are a recent graduate, in the middle of your career or whether you're aiming for senior, high flying positions, stands out and secures you the job.
The book is certainly stronger when talking about the earlier stages of this process. Like many advisers, I'Anson tells you to treat job hunting as a job in itself, and clearly outlines a strategy to take, and some of the resources available to help. He covers the latest means of job hunting, using social media - especially LinkedIn - which is useful. My Linkedin profile is somewhat of a poor thing, and I'm definitely going to spruce it up before I take the next steps.
The strongest section is on CV writing. Even a communications and PR specialist (like me) struggles to write about themselves - it's somehow hard to overcome the feelings of modesty and embarrassment that happen when, basically, you are trying to market yourself and not some other product or service. The advice given is good, positive advice, with concrete suggestions which help you focus on your achievements and use the keywords that recruiters are looking for when then scan (and they will scan, perhaps only spending seconds) on your CV.
I loathe job hunting, to the point where I've stayed too long in jobs that weren't doing my health any good. With this little book, I feel much more confident about the process, about searching for a new position, and above all, about the quality of my CV I will put together.
For those starting out or for those looking for a new career this is a good place to start. I would also recommend looking into careers advice (in person or online) to help guide you to a job that suits your skills if you are just starting out. After that this book will help you to focus better on the process of job searching and how to maximise your efforts. It has hints by the bucket full on just about all facets of job searching.
Its broken down into useful areas like C.V's, interviews, networking and while you might not find all of it applicable it will certainly have some gems of knowledge to help you out.
Before arriving at the interview stage there is heaps of advice for creating a powerful CV and the book is updated annually to take advantage of recent advances, like using LinkedIn as a tool.