Career Reboot: 24 Tips for Tough Times

Career Reboot: 24 Tips for Tough Times

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How does anyone make sense of work and career choice in times as tough as this? This book encourages you to break out of a rut and start to make things happen in your career. Packed with practical tips for rejuvenating your career, this book is a must for anyone striking out into a difficult job market after redundancy or simply looking for new opportunities in tough times.This book is designed to help you get out of a hole if you're career-panicked, especially if you're coping with redundancy. Section 1 - Taking Stock checks your thinking before you throw yourself into job search mode. Section 2 - Planning Your Strategy gives you insights into the way the market works and the way recruiters and employers react to the different behaviours adopted by job seekers. Section 3 - Your Message To The Marketplace provides a series of checklists to show you how to sell yourself on paper, including the reason why so many CVs and cover letters fail, and Section 4 - Interview Secrets reveals how to make an impact in the final stages of the selection process. Finally Section 5 - Looking Forward provides some longer-term career strategies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 131 pages
  • 125 x 202 x 6mm | 158g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 0077127587
  • 9780077127589
  • 630,759

Table of contents

Section 1: Taking Stock
1: Get a Grip - Focus on What's Working, Not What Isn't
2: Practical Steps to Keep Your Head Above Water
3: Timing Things Sensibly
4: What Gets in the Way?
5: Get Help to Bounce BackSection 2: Planning Your Strategy
6: Think Multi-Strategy
7: Agencies, Consultants, and Dead Ends
8: Work with the Market, Don't Blame It
9: Understanding the New Rules of Work
10: Don't Follow the Herd
11: Getting Past the Age Barrier

Section 3: Your Message to the Marketplace
12: Getting Your Message Right First Time
13: Cover Letters Matter
14: Don't Rewrite Your CV, Rethink It
15: Why CVs Get Ignored
16: Make Your Job Applications More Effective

Section 4: Interview Secrets
17: Interview Success - Opening Moments Matter
18: Standing Square to Interview Questions
19: Communicating the Best Version of You
20: Being Memorable

Section 5: Looking Forward
21: Your 40-Day Plan to Networking Breakthrough
22: Getting Unstuck
23: How Do I Find the Right Role?
24: Keep Your Thinking Up to Date
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About John Lees

John Lees has been involved in the training and developing of recruitment specialists since the mid 1980s, from both public and private sectors. He undertook an advisory role to the RN careers service, and has provided help for Army personnel beginning civilian careers. He was Chief Executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants (IEC) until 1993 when he left to become a Director of TGA, an employment research and careers advisory company. In 1999 he decided to go it alone and now runs his own human resources consultancy, specialising in career management and developing new tools to help with difficult career change decisions. John writes and speaks widely, and amongst his regular commitments acts as an online careers guru for John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and Fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (FREC).
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