Martin Yate--America's leading advocate for working professionals--guides you through the whole process of job seeking, from assembling your resume toMartin Yate--America's leading advocate for working professionals--guides you through the whole process of job seeking, from assembling your resume to acing the interview to negotiating a salary. In addition, he gives you insider information on the answers you need to impress interviewers and convince them beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are the best candidate for the position.
Know an employer's real agenda behind questions such as: ~ Why do you want to work here? ~ What can you do for us that someone else can't? ~ What decisions are most difficult for you?
This book not only provides good verbiage for difficult questions during an interview; it also provides a checklist of body language and the rationale for using same. It helps decode certain nonverbal behaviors as well, e.g. putting one's hands behind their head causes one to appear smug and arrogant.
I've been using this book for 3 years now and it hasn't failed me yet. If you are in the market for a job or simply checking your marketability, I highly recommend this book.
Its 339 pages contain nuggets of information and invaluable advice that set the job seeker on the path to success. Yate organizes the information into five sections:
The Well-Stocked Briefcase covers timing, resumes, networking and tactics.
Part 2, Getting the Word Out, covers strategies for landing phone interviews, then face-to-face meetings, dressing right, body language and good first impressions.
We've all been stumped by tricky, even underhanded interview questions and Yate shares powerful honest answers to them in Part 3. Stressful interviews to strange venues, Yate has techniques for mastering it all including that indelible last impression as you exit your interview.
Part 4, Finishing Touches, advises how to handle follow up, turn rejection into opportunity, and negotiate when the offer arrives. Yate even counsels how to ace psychological tests and handle multiple job offers.
Part 5, How-tos of the delicate process of searching for a job while still employed, and dealing with finances during tough times.
The author ends with a handy answer index to hundreds of interview questions. His writing style is concise, graceful and at times, humorous. He has it all: excellent organization, impressive credentials and superb command of the subject.
Title Knock 'em Dead 2005: The Ultimate Job Seekers Guide Author Martin John Yate Reviewed By Purplycookie...more
I kept hearing about LinkedIn and finally gave in to my professional curiosity. I decided to set up my account before I stumbled into this immensely hI kept hearing about LinkedIn and finally gave in to my professional curiosity. I decided to set up my account before I stumbled into this immensely helpful to-do book. From what I've seen and read of the profiles of my local LinkedIn network, it seems that most people only tap into the very basics of LinkedIn and don't realize how valuable this tool is and what it can do to promote a business, help one land a position or be found for a position.
"LinkedIn for Dummies" teaches all the ins and outs, the right ways and the wrong ways, and how to make the most effective use of the LinkedIn web site. What's great is that it is written in such a manner that you can skip or move to the chapter which interests you more.
Still, the more you read, the more excited you get of trying out all the new and cool things you learned in this extremely detailed manual. For me, this is the book that uncovered the mystery LinkedIn can seem to be at first sight.