Knock ‘Em Dead by Martin Yate is the Ultimate Job Search Guide and has recently been updated for 2011. Whether you are unemployed or looking to switch jobs (either now or in the future) this book is a great guide and full of great tips to help you get not only your resume, but also your mind, in shape.
The first part of the book goes over how to make your resume be competitive. At the end of each chapter there are activities for the reader to do to help figure out what items need to be added to the resume as well as how to phrase them.
Once you have your resume and cover letters set, the next part is all about the next step in the job hunt – the Interviews! There are examples of questions that might pop up in interviews and how you should best answer them to promote yourself in a way that will keep the company interested. There are tips on how to ace a phone interview, in person interview, and even a meal time interview. There are details on what you should wear, what your body language should portray and what you should ask.
Of course after you learn how to rock your interview – the next step is how to negotiate a winning job offer!
The end of the book lists more detailed information on certain job types. There are a LOT listed and I found some similar to the job/career that I am applying for – I will have to check out all the links that were mentioned soon. There are also lots of other helpful links throughout the book on where you can post your resume, find jobs, etc. I fully intend to use what I learned in this book to re-work my resume and cover letter and hopefully it will yield a couple of interviews for me! (And then, a job!)
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