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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: Job Search Survival Skills

Friday, August 1, 2008

Job Search Survival Skills

The latest books to help you land and keep your dream job.

Ditch the Flip-Flops: Ace Your Job Interview Fresh Out of College by Sylvia Landy - Geared for the new graduate's first forays into the professional job market, Landy covers the essentials from references to wardrobe and vocabulary.

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 14th ed. (2007) and Top 300
Careers, 11th ed. (2007)
- Whether changing careers or just starting out, these two reference titles provide information on all aspects of job requirements, salaries, and trends.

Find Your Inner Ugly Betty Unauthorized: 25 Career Lessons for Young Professionals Inspired by TV Shows by Tanner Stransky - Stransky explains how to create your personal brand, build career advancing relationships, and develop confidence with examples from TV show characters and advice from career experts.

How'd You Score That Gig: A Guide to the Coolest Jobs and How to Get Them by Alexandra Levit - Levit's "passion profile" test groups jobs around seven dominate traits: Adventurer, Creator, Data Head, Entrepreneur, Investigator, Networker, and Nurturer. Take the test and discover your hidden potential.

Job-Hunting Online, 5th edition by Mark and Richard Bolles - Written by father-son career gurus, the Bolles will help you navigate the overwhelming amount of information available on the Internet. Filled with annotated website recommendations and the action steps of a successful job hunt, this time-saving desktop guide is essential to an effective online job search.

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner by Peggy Klaus - Self-awareness and self-management are the foundation for developing the diplomatic skills that will ensure your chances for job retention and advancement.

What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired by Cynthia Shapiro - Shapiro delivers what you need to know to ace every aspect of a job search. She reveals employers' hidden agendas and how to spot them, interview problems, and The Fix. Ever wonder where those online applications end up? Consider Secret #8: "A Computer is Deciding Your Job Prospects."


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