What do you need to take the job market by storm?
Outwitting the Job Market will tell you all the essentials, from your earliest research efforts to negotiating your compensation once an offer rolls in. You'll learn the basics on resume and cover letter construction, how and when to network, tricks on winning over an interviewer, and tactics for enhancing your marketability. You'll read canny advice from human resources personnel, career counselors, recruiters, and hiring managers from companies large and small. You'll also learn from other people's mistakes--what not to do along the path to your dream job.
Outwitting the Job Market is for everyone--from new graduates scouting for their first jobs, to career changers, to employed professionals looking to assess their options. Practical and hands-on, it offers exercises, anecdotes, examples, and strategies that can be put to use immediately. It also offers dozens of resources to help you target and improve your career trouble spots. No matter who you are or where you want to go in the workplace, this book will enable you to outsmart your competition, impress employers, and in time, land a job that truly fits your personal and professional needs.
Praise for Outwitting the Job Market
"Whether you are a first time job seeker or have 20 years of work experience, this book is packed full of practical step-by-step advice and effective strategies for your job market success."
-Timothy Falcon Crack, author of Heard on The Street: Quantitative Questions
from Wall Street Job Interviews
"The book offers readers great tips on all the major aspects of job-hunting, yet is short and concise so that you will not be overwhelmed with material... perfect for people new to the job market or who are looking for a refresher."
-Dr. Randall S. Hansen, coauthor of Dynamic Cover Letters
“Whether you are in the throes of the job search or are just beginning to contemplate career change, Outwitting the Job Market delivers sound strategy, proven technique, and specific resources with engaging style and wit. Prasad does a particularly good job demystifying the networking process.”
-Kristy Graham, Director, Experiential Education, Yale University
“Insightful and motivating, Outwitting the Job Market is a comprehensive and
contemporary guide to finding that career opportunity we all seek.”
- Bud Torello, Retired President and CEO, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut
“Outwitting the Job Market is an extremely helpful tool for young jobseekers, full of the do's—and perhaps even more importantly, the don't's—of the job search. For more experienced jobseekers who are unfamiliar with the use of email and the Internet in today's job market, it will prove invaluable.”
- Trina J. Beck, Senior Academic Adviser, Tulane College
"Outwitting the Job Market offers practical, actionable advice on navigating a career change. The book shows readers--from new job seekers to seasoned veterans-- what it takes to prepare an impactful resume, how to network effectively, and how to stay on head of the game when making planned or unplanned career changes. Not only is the book filled with insight and advice from successful job seekers, hiring directors and career counselors, it provides multiple approaches to the same challenge: finding a rewarding, fulfilling job in today's marketplace.”
-Julia Cardis, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Finding Your Dream Job Online
“Chandra Prasad’s Outwitting the Job Market is an absolute must for today’s job seeker…Very highly recommended!”
-Marky Stein, author of Fearless Interviewing: How to Win the Job by Communicating With Confidence