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TABLE OF CONTENTS

About this book 8

What makes this book different from every other job book? 8

About the author 9

Chapter 1 - Stages and Components of a Job Search 11

General tips: 9 things NOT to do 13

STAGE 1 - BEFORE YOU START - STOCKING YOUR JOB SEARCH TOOLBOX 16

Chapter 2 - Preparation - Before you start 16

Deciding on your Career goals 16

Looking at your skill set 16

Looking back at your career history 17

Your career history document 19

Chapter 3 - Marketing Planning and Materials 21

The Marketing Plan 21

Marketing Plan (example) 22

Business services 22

Technology services/software 22

Personal Business Cards 23

Chapter 4 - Supporting Documentation 24

The job search tracking sheet 24

Comprehensive work history 26

COMPREHENSIVE WORK HISTORY (Example) 26

A complete address history 27

COMPLETE ADDRESS HISTORY (Example) 27

Online resume tracking 27

References 28

REFERENCES (Example document) 29

Letters of reference 30

Other useful support documents 31

Chapter 5 - Company Research 32

What type of information about the company should you know? 32

Where to find information about companies 34

Jobseekers! Look For Smoke, Not Fire... 37

Organizing the information you have collected: The company one-page 40

COMPANY ONE-PAGE (Example) 41

STAGE 2 - LAYING THE FOUNDATION AND AUTOMATING WHEREVER POSSIBLE 42

Chapter 6 - Getting out there, getting found online 42

Job boards and online recruiters 42

Job groups 42

The online resume 43

Chapter 7 - Preparing for Contact 46

The elevator pitch 46

Before you call: Call Scripts 46

Common objections 47

Cold-calling tips 47

STAGE 3 - MAKING CONTACT 49

Chapter 8 - The cover letter 49

Cover letter template - direct application to company 50

Recruiter cover letter template 51

A few things to consider 51

The T-Bar Cover Letter 54

Variation - The Focus Piece 57

The value of a focus piece 57

When to use a focus piece 57

How to build a basic focus piece 57

Tips and tricks 57

FOCUS PIECE (Example) 59

Chapter 9 - The Resume 61

22 General tips 61

Sending your resume via email: a few considerations 67

1) The subject line 67

2) The resume file name 67

3) Include a text version of your resume in the body of your e-mail as well as a formatted version as an attachment 67

Resume format: Chronological, functional, or what? 68

Chronological 68

Sections of your chronological resume 68

Professional Profile vs. Objective 69

Experience 70

Education and Training 70

Selected Certifications 72

Keywords 72

EXPERIENCE 73

Functional resume 77

Sections of your functional resume 77

Professional Profile or Objective 77

Skills and experience 77

Work history 77

Technical Skills 78

Education and Training 78

Keywords 78

Hybrid or Combination Resume 81

Sections of your combination resume 81

Professional Profile vs. Objective 81

Key Accomplishments 81

Professional Experience 81

Technical Skills 81

Education and Training 82

Keywords 82

Curriculum Vitae 91

APPENDIX 93

Beyond the basic structure of a resume: making yours stand out 95

Be Specific 95

Quantify, quantify, quantify. 95

Wording for higher impact 95

Page formatting 96

Getting help with your resume 96

Chapter 10 - How to send your resume and cover letter 98

Chapter 11 - Getting in the door 101

Utilize your current network 101

Setting targets 101

If you don't know who to call 101

Speak to Human Resources 102

Other creative approaches 103

Tips for applying to a job from Craigslist 104

Chapter 12 - Leaving a company 108

Resigning from your current position 108

What if your company makes you a counter-offer? 108

If you got fired 108

Maintaining relationships with recruiters and others in your industry 109

Chapter 13 - The Interviewing Process - Stage 4 111

General Interview Tips 111

What to bring to the interview 111

The interview checklist 112

Know the company 112

Know their competitors 112

Know their products and services 113

Know industry trends 113

Know your own history 113

Dressing the part 113

Before the interview 114

Types of interviews 114

Alternative interview techniques 117

Interviewing via Video Conference 118

During the interview 118

ILLEGAL QUESTIONS 120

Addressing final concerns 123

Talking $alary 123

After the first interview 126

Thank-you letters 126

Answering unaddressed issues 127

Rejection letters 127

Negotiating a package 128

Comparing offers 131

Writing your acceptance letter 133

Rejecting a job offer 134

STAGE 6 - ONCE YOU START 135

Chapter 14 - Once you start your new job 135

Tips to making the best early impression possible 135

Networking within your new company 136

Writing your "Landing letter" 138

STAGE 7 - ONGOING - THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER 139

Chapter 15 - Keeping Yourself Marketable 139

Networking 139

How To Reign In Life As A Referral King (or.. Queen)! 140

Online networking resources 144

Professional education 145

Certifications 147

Public speaking 147

Managing the people you work with 148

Tracking your career progress 149

The personal productivity tracker 150

PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY TRACKER (Example) 151

Chapter 16 - Overall Job Search Strategy 152

Financial Aspects of Changing Jobs 152

Keeping Afloat Financially - Meeting your financial needs between jobs 154

Other ways to generate income: 155

Keeping the bills paid while you're between jobs 156

Keeping motivated during your search 157

Where in The World is My Motivation? 159

Chapter 17 - International career moves - The World is Your Oyster 162

Things to consider 162

5 Tips for Working with Overseas Recruiters 163

2 main ways to get working overseas 166

Types of positions that are more international 167

Study / degrees 168

Once you're overseas 169

Networking overseas 170

Chapter 18 - Additional career options 172

Running your own business 172

Freelance "consulting" jobs 173

Additional side jobs 173

Network Marketing 173

Conclusion 174

Appendix 1 - Recommended Reading 175

Book Summary sites 176

AUDIO BOOK SITES 176

www.Audible.com 176

www.Jiggerbug.com 176

Appendix 2 - Suggested websites 177

Company and business information resources 177

Career planning 179

Salary calculators 179

Appendix 3 - Education & Training Services 180

Appendix 4 - General recruiting sites and job boards 181

Appendix 5 - Niche job search sites 182

Appendix 6 - Recruiting companies 184

Accounting & Finance Staffing 184

Advertising & Marketing 185

Business Services 185

Executive Search 186

Health Care Staffing 198

Human Resources & Staffing Consulting 199

Information Technology & Other Technology Staffing 206

Information Technology Services 211

Online Staffing & Recruitment Services 214

Outsourced Human Resources Services 216

Staffing 219

Appendix 7 - Resume services and resume distribution 232

Online Assessments 232

Appendix 8 - State Department of Labor offices 233

Appendix 9 - International Trade Organizations 240

Appendix 10 - Action verbs 250

Appendix 11 - Freelance work resources 251

INDEX 252

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INDEX

401K 102, 151, 152

Acceptance Letter 132

Adobe 97, 103

Agents (Job Search) 12, 27, 41

Altman Z-Score 32

AMA 175

Amway 172

AOL 14

Audio book 144, 175

Avery 23

Benefits 53, 102, 116, 119, 127, 128, 132, 151, 153, 172, 175

Bookears 144

Business card 23, 95, 110-1, 125-6

Call Script 11, 45

Canon 71

CardScan 143

CareerBuilder 20, 180, 213, 231

Certification 22, 31, 43, 71, 94, 96

ChoicePoint 20

COBRA 152-4

Commission 109, 123, 152

Comparing offers 130

Compliance 76, 139

Corporate email 13

Cover letter 8-9, 11, 14, 15, 24, 43, 48-54, 56, 64-5, 68, 97, 99, 103-5, 109, 166

CPA 70-1, 129

Curriculum Vitae 90, 161

CUWorld 117

CV 90, 161

D&B 34, 176, 177

Dell 118

EDGAR 35, 111, 123

Education 12, 35, 56, 59, 61, 69-70, 77, 80, 104, 121-2, 144, 164

Eker, T. Harv 62

Elevator pitch 12, 45, 68

Email address 13, 14, 25, 34, 37, 42, 52-3, 67-8, 76, 80, 97, 98, 102, 125, 143

Entersect 20

Entremate 144

Excel (Microsoft) 39, 62, 95

Execubooks 175

Experience 55, 56-7, 61, 67, 69, 76, 80, 98, 100, 108, 113, 114, 117, 123, 124, 133, 158, 163, 165, 167

ExperienceTHIS 103-105

Fair Credit Reporting Act 20

Fax 16, 51, 67, 97

Finance 16, 33, 76, 138, 166, 181, 183

First interview 11, 110, 116, 124, 125

Focus Piece 11, 43, 54, 56-8, 106

Follow up 11, 13, 24, 62, 66, 126, 132, 141-2, 145

Foreign language 70, 121, 161

Formatting 43, 60, 63, 64, 69, 95

Fraternities 35, 70

Freelance 154, 167, 172, 250

Functional resume 76-79

Gateway 118

GetAbstract 175

Goals 11, 16, 21, 39, 60, 90, 115, 127, 145-6, 157, 158, 161, 163, 166

Google 34, 45, 102, 231, 250

Government job 106, 123

Group interview 116

Harvard 139

Header 51, 63, 76, 80

Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 33

Herbalife 172

HighBeam 37, 101

Hoovers 34, 101, 111, 118, 123, 176

HotJobs 20, 43, 180, 214

HR 14, 38, 53, 56, 99, 101-2, 105, 117, 125, 161, 175

Hushmail 68

Insurance 106, 112, 128, 130, 132, 152-3, 162, 176, 177

Intel 111

International career 128, 161-7

Japan Times 166

JETRO 166

Job board 8, 14, 27, 41, 43, 101, 143, 180

Job group 26, 32, 41-2, 51-3, 157

Job search 8-9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27, 37, 47, 65, 105, 127, 137, 142, 143, 151, 153, 157

Landing letter 137

Lead 26, 42, 13

Leadership 38, 70, 76, 105, 116

Letters of reference 12, 28, 30-1, 107

Library 144, 166, 177

LinkedIn 41, 143

LocatePlus Holdings 20

Managing 147-8, 175

Marketing 16, 21, 43, 50, 51, 76, 99, 103, 111, 112, 116, 155, 166, 172, 175, 182

Marketing plan 11, 21-2, 114, 116

MCI 117

MCSE 71, 146

Mentor 135, 146

Microsoft 9, 23, 62, 64, 68, 95, 97, 111, 117

Monster.com 37, 42, 43, 101, 180, 214

Motivation 157, 158

Negotiating 9, 11, 18, 53, 94, 104, 122, 123, 127-8, 133, 161, 175

Network 35, 59, 100, 107, 134

Networking 12, 15, 24, 49, 100, 135, 138-9, 141-4, 169, 174

NuSkin 172

Objective 68, 76, 80

Office Depot 23

Office Max 23

Online resume 27, 42-44, 66, 157

Operations 16, 32, 34, 76, 94, 131, 163, 166

Outlook (Microsoft) 47

PDA 142

Pepsi 111, 118

Performance-based interview 11, 114-5

Phrasing 61

Plaxo 143

PMP 146

Power Point (Microsoft) 62

Press release 34, 35, 101, 104

Public speaking 70, 146-7

Quantify 63, 69, 94

Recruiter 12, 13, 14-5, 21, 24-5, 27, 30, 32, 38, 41, 43-4, 47, 50, 57-8, 64, 76, 98, 102, 108-9, 124, 128, 140, 162-4, 183-230

Reference 12, 13, 28-31, 43, 107

Referral 21, 44, 50, 100, 108, 133, 138, 139-40, 142

Rejection letter 25, 102, 126-7

Relocation 128-9, 130, 162, 167

Research 32, 34, 36, 98, 101, 110, 111, 112, 128, 157, 162, 163, 166, 175, 176-7

Resume 8-9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18-9, 23, 24-7, 32, 37, 42-4, 48-9, 51-3, 60-96, 97-9, 101-3, 108, 110, 116, 137, 138, 140, 141, 144, 148, 149, 151, 157, 161, 162-3, 231

Return Path 143

Rirekisho 161

Ryze 143

Salary 13, 26, 53, 109, 120, 122-4, 127-8, 130-1, 132, 153, 164, 178

Sales 9, 16, 33, 38, 40, 49, 50, 51, 58, 61, 69, 76, 80, 94-5, 97, 101, 105, 112, 113, 116, 124, 127, 137, 142, 143, 149-50, 154, 166, 168, 172, 175, 182

SCORE 171

SEC 34, 35, 123

Secretary of State 36, 177

Severance 129

Social Security Number 64, 153

Sororities 35, 70

Soundview Executive Book Summaries 175

Spoke 143

Stock options 35, 129, 133, 153

Subject line 11, 53, 67, 106

Summaries.com 176

Tax 130-2, 149, 153, 157, 172-3, 183

Technology Executives Networking Group (TENG) 145

Thank-you letter 12, 25, 126

Toastmasters 148

Tracking 11, 24-5, 27, 44, 149

Training 40, 57, 70-1, 78, 82, 123, 128, 135, 145-6, 149, 151, 156, 173, 180

Trucking 20, 182

Unemployment 108, 154-5

US Census Department 71

US Stock exchange 112

Vacation 68, 129, 146, 162

Vault 34, 43, 178, 181

Video Conference 118

Vistaprint 23, 157

Word (Microsoft) 13, 23, 40, 52, 63, 64, 65, 69, 96, 98, 106, 111, 150

Work history 68, 77, 105

WorldCom 13

Yahoo! 14, 20, 43, 44, 45, 52, 68, 114, 240

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