Unemployed, but Moving On!
Smart Job Searching in A Web-based World and A Sucky EconomyBook - 2012
You're not alone in a sucky economy and crappy job market - millions of others experience frustrating periods of unemployment. While that may not be a comforting observation, you need to overcome it by changing the way you approach this reality. What we do know is this - you probably need to develop a new mind-set, acquire some effective job search skills, and take actions that hopefully will lead to a real job for you. No one said a job is forever and that life would be easy. In a booming economy, you have many choices, including the luxury of pursuing a career you love and acquiring many on-the-job benefits. But the reality in today's tough new economy, which has been destroying more jobs than it creates, means: job choices shrink dramatically benefits may be few or nonexistent you may be desperate to find any job salaries and wages may decline training may get cut back Worst of all, you may soon lose hope, lack motivation and drive, feel depressed, develop negative attitudes, and create a self-fulfilling prophecy by quitting the search for a job altogether ... or do something stupid. You're unemployed and you're not moving on! Here's the book that gives renewed hope by showing how to move on to the next stage in your employment life. But first you need to change the way you've been looking for a job - everything from attitude and appearance to writing resumes and knocking on real or virtual doors. Cheryl Butler Long draws on her many years of street-smart experience in working with the hard-to-employ. She knows this subject very well, having helped thousands of unemployed people move on. Identifying new job realities and telling it like it really is, she offers practical advice and gives numerous examples on: networking writing resumes and letters interviewing for a job using the Internet and social media completing applications writing thank-you letters and following up She includes special chapters and appendices on: dealing with convictions starting the new job using key websites facing discrimination getting fired building self-esteem If you feel stuck in today's job market, this book is for you. It will show you what you really need to do to jump-start your job search and move on, now! Book jacket.
Publisher: Manassas Park, VA : Impact Publications, 2012.
Characteristics: v, 151 p. ; 23 cm.