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The Unwritten rules of the highly effective job search

Author: Pierson, Orville Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 280 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0071464042Type of document: Book
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Book Asia Campus
Reference Section - Career
Print ZA13 .P54 2006
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The unwritten rules of the highly effective job search Preface 1. Orville, Jessie, Ben, and The Pierson Method 1 In this chapter, I'll tell you why I wrote this book, and how it can help you find a good new job. I'll introduce you t o Ben and Jessica Williams and to the Pierson Method, the proven job hunting system used by over 600,000 people to find good new jobs. 2. The Job Search Project 13 If you've tried everything in job search and it's not working very well, this chapter is for you. Most people in job search have a weak plan--or none at all. If you plan and organize your search project using the steps in this chapter, you're well on your way to success. 3. Why You Need Progress Measurements 35 Before you get a job offer-or even before your first interview-how do you know if you are making progress? Learn why you need t o be able to answer that question and take a look at the most common pitfalls in search-and how to avoid them. 4. How Hiring Really Happens 49 Professional hunters plan the hunt based on their knowledge of how their quarry behave. In the same way, your job hunting activities need to be based on how hiring really happens, not on how it is supposed to happen or how people say it happens. 5. Your Project Plan 73 In job search, like other projects, you need to plan your work, then work your plan. Your Project Plan is based on your personal answers to three key questions. Armed with a Project Plan, you are ready to "work smart" in your search. 6. Choosing Your Next Job 95 The first step in your Project Plan is deciding what kind of work you want to look for, based on your longer term plans. Don't be afraid to "narrow your options," a bit: a clear focus is essential to success. Here's how to find the answer that's right for you. iii 7. Your Target List 121 Most people wouldn't consider starting a search without a resume. A Target List is just as important, but most people don't even consider having one. This chapter tells you how to create one and how to use it to speed your search. 8. Your Core Message 37 Potential employers-and others you talk to in a search-make decisions about you based largely on what comes out of your mouth. In a search, you will repeat a Core Message about yourself many times. Here's how to make it good. 9. How Many Fish Are in That Pond? 157 Job hunting with a poor Project Plan is like fishing in a pond with only two fish: Even if you are really good at fishing, you might not catch anything. Here's a Reality Check to make sure that using your Project Plan is like fishing in a well stocked pond. 10. The Seven Search Techniques 175 The good news about job search i s that there are only seven search techniques and none of them are complicated. You do not need to use all seven, but you must use some of them. Here's what they are, and the pros and cons of using each. 11. Keeping Score 203 Here are some simple ways of keeping score in your search. If you're winning, keep on playing the same way. If not, make some changes. Your weekly score also tells you when you've done a good week's work. If you can do that by Thursday, take a long weekend. 12. The Pierson Method 225 This is a compact roadmap for success in search-a step-by-step summary of the Pierson Method and the most important points in this book. After you read the book, you may want t o use this chapter t o review the entire system as you conduct your search. Special Section: Team Up for a Successful Search 241 Like many activities, job hunting can be easier when you do it as part of a team. If you'd prefer not to do your search alone or if you'd like to start a team for others who are job hunting, this chapter is for you. Additional Resources Acknowledgments 269 279

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