Book Review: 5 Steps to Rapid Employment

emplyument5 Steps to Rapid Employment – The Job You Want at the Pay You Deserve is a book to help you find employment. You’d think with the number of these I’ve read I’d have no problem finding a new job but it’s easier read than done I guess.  The 5 steps covered in this book are Learning how to Ride the Emotional Roller Coaster, Defining Your Goal, Using Value-Based Resumes and Self-Marketing Skills, Creating a Meticulous Action Plan and Taking Action.  Let’s hope this book gives me a push in the right direction.

This book is written like the author is coaching you, which is a technique that I like. Each chapter is broken down into smaller points and there is even a summary at the end of each chapter. It is ok to be afraid and uncomfortable. A few of the techniques in this book I have actually already been using in my job search, but hopefully combined with a few others this can help put me in the right direction to moving to a dream job doing something I love at a great salary!

Looking at the job search as more of a campaign than tirelessly posting the same resume over and over all over the internet is the approach that is recommended in this book and I believe this is the approach that I need to be taking.  It’s time to re-evaluate how I am searching and how I am putting myself out there!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

Sporadically responding to job openings is not the way to find lucrative employment. In today’s job market, you have to separate yourself from the competition with crystal clarity—which means approaching your job campaign strategically.

In 5 Steps to Rapid Employment, veteran career expert Jay Block reveals his proven system for finding and getting the job you want, whether you’re just out of college or transitioning into a new career.

Follow Block’s simple process to:

Manage fear and negative emotions that impede success

Define clear job and career goals

Create high-impact self-marketing tools

Develop strategic action plans that will become the job seeker’s GPS to the next job

Take action and master self-marketing skills

 

About the Author: JAY A. BLOCK is an internationally certified career coach and resume strategist. Cofounder of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC), he is president of The Jay Block Companies and has authored 12 books related to the job industry. He is the author of 13 job search and career-related titles published by McGraw-Hill Professional.

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