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Because Money Matters: How to Find and Get a Better Job

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Landing a job offer involves more than picking the format for your résumé, deciding on what to include in your cover letter, and how to prepare for your interview. This book reveals a complete method that demystifies the job-search process and helps you develop tools you can use to increase your chance of landing the job you want, whether it is your first job or the next better one.

The method is useful for any job seeker, especially for those who struggle with getting interviews or job offers. It is ideal for job hunters who often avoid applying for jobs because of the effort- and time-consuming process. You will be able to use the insight and knowledge you gain to your advantage throughout your working life.

Among many other things, you will learn:
•The three key concerns that every employer has and how to address them.
•How to align your qualifications with the 28 most-common core competencies that employers look for.
•How to assess your technical ability.
•How to turn your past experiences into impactful qualification statements.
•How to create convincing stories of your experiences that highlight your competencies.
•How to formulate your unique qualification statements and interview answers using fill-in-the-blank templates.
•How to incorporate keywords to create impressive and effective personal brand statements, résumés, and cover letters that emphasize your competencies.
•How to prepare for and use the ABC principles to handle interviews with ease, confidence, and without stress.
•Questions you should always ask and questions you should always avoid.
•How to deal effectively with any salary questions to preserve your negotiating power.
•How to properly accept or decline a job offer.

Plus, you’ll also gain free access to all online resources, including templates, checklists, and other bonus materials to give you everything you need to help you through each step.

280 pages, ebook

Published June 2, 2019

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V.V. Cam

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V.V. Cam's philosophy of life exemplifies the saying “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” When it comes to exploring the ever-changing world of self-publishing, V.V. has proven she is no stranger to embracing new worlds and ideas. She has not only learned how to fish, but also has spent her life teaching hundreds of others to become self-reliant.

V. V. Cam is a Canadian, best known as the author of the Because Self-Publishing Works and Because Money Matters series of practical and actionable self-help books. With her usual pragmatic advice, compassionate voice, and succinct writing style, she shares through these books the lessons and wisdom she learned.

The two books in the Because Self-Publishing Works series share the knowledge she learned while helping her husband publish and market his book. Because Money Matters: The 8 Principles to Build Your Wealth starts her first book in the series about gaining and growing wealth.

Visit: http://www.because.zone/books-by-v-v-cam

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May 22, 2019
Disclaimer: I was asked by V. to read her book and provide an honest review and share my opinion. That’s what you can read here. Actually, this is an ongoing author-reader relationship between her and me, and I am always open to give my opinion on her books. And if you’re asking why is this relationship ongoing? Read her other books on self-publishing:

Because Self-Publishing Works: Everything I Learned About How to Publish a Book and Because Self-Publishing Works: Everything I Learned About How to Market a Book

Now let’s go to the review itself. The book resonated with me because one or two days earlier I declined a job offer. Honestly, it was awkward because I am not good at declining anything. Anyhow, V. reached out to ask me to review her new book. And I said yes — if you have ever read any of V’s books you won’t decline the offer to review anything new written by her.

I do not know how it is in other parts of the World, but here, in Hungary, you are not taught how to find a job and do a good impression. Therefore, I find this book useful — even though I am an active member of the workforce since 2008.

You’re guided through the whole process: listing your strengths, weaknesses, qualities, qualifications — all this with a system. This system will later help to improve your CV/résumé. You may guess it already: this book isn't a silver bullet and it won’t solve any of your job problems overnight. You will have to work on your documents and yourself to achieve a better job. And of course, you cannot get a position which you’re not qualified for.

After you and your qualifications are ready, you get useful tips on preparing for interviews. You get a list of questions hiring managers ask — and you get answer templates aligned with the corresponding answers from your self-assessments. Besides preparation and interview questions (nothing specific for your job of course) you get some tips on how to nail the whole process: be yourself, be positive and show your positive attitude to the managers. Even if you’re not the perfect candidate for the job.

Finally, you get some useful tips on how to accept or decline a job offer. As I mentioned at the beginning, I always lacked options on how to be polite to decline offers. Accepting too. Sometimes I made stupid mistakes.

The book comes with online available resources which you can use to make your self-assessment, revisit the competency wheel, or just fill out the checklists for your preparation. Those are PDFs which you can download and fill out digitally — no need to print them and you can save some trees.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to apply the described tasks to myself, my CV and so on but it is on my TO-DO list — on a very high place. Even though I don’t plan to change jobs now but it is good to be prepared and not to rush when it is required to provide a good résumé quickly.

Conclusion: give this book a try if you consider changing your current job or if you’re looking for work. And invest not just the money for buying the book but the time too to update your CV and prepare yourself for the change. I’ll start the update journey next week.

The book will be released in June 2019 and will be available through Amazon.

And remember: the first step is to know your qualifications and what you want to achieve in your next job. It’s not just about the salary.
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March 2, 2020
This book is an AWESOME tool for those new to job searching, experienced newcomers who are inexperienced with Canada's resume format or candidate selection/interview process and an exceptional resource for those who are re-entering the workforce or changing their career path. It helps to hone in on what your strengths are, and how you can position, reconfigure your employment information to a specific criteria noted in a job posting and be a great "fit" for any position you apply. Finally, a way to bypass those pesky ATS preliminary screening process robots depriving many from a job opportunity, due to its the cookie-cutter resume selection process!
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