The Quick Job Finding Pocket Guide: 10 Steps to Jump-Start Your Career . . . and Life! (4th Edition)

Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.
ISBN:978-1-57023-407-1 (paper); 978-1-57023-408-8 (eBook)

$4.95$109,000.00

Updated with insights on coping with unemployment and career uncertainty attendant with the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the latest edition of this popular book is the perfect action guide for navigating today’s challenging job market. Designed for anyone seeking employment – from hopeful new graduates and individuals re-entering the workforce to anyone looking for a second job or starting a business – this user-friendly guide is packed with essential employment information organized around an effective 10-step job search process.

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#9584  Finding a job in today’s upside-down COVID-19 pandemic economy is really tough, even for well educated, skilled, and experienced workers. Indeed, as local economies shed millions of jobs, employers shut down and/or go out of business, and unemployment reaches new and unprecedented heights (40+%), many individuals need to quickly find jobs that will support them and their loved ones. While these may not be the greatest jobs in the world, such jobs at least help pay the bills and some may come with modest benefits, such as health insurance. Many are basically “lifeboat jobs” to help keep individuals and families afloat during brutal economic times. But in some cases, such jobs may have a silver lining — lead to some exciting new career opportunities. including innovative business start ups.

Updated with insights on coping with today’s unemployment and career uncertainty, the latest edition of this popular book is the perfect action guide for navigating a challenging job market. Designed for anyone seeking employment — from those experiencing job loss, hopeful new graduates, and individuals re-entering the workforce to anyone looking for a second job or starting a business — this user-friendly guide is filled with essential employment information organized around an effective 10-step job search process. It helps readers quickly:

  • check their attitudes
  • assess their motivated abilities and skills (MAS)
  • state an objective
  • complete job applications and write resumes
  • network for information, advice, and referrals
  • use the Internet effectively
  • attend job fairs
  • conduct effective job interviews
  • close and follow up
  • negotiate salary and benefits
  • accept job offers

Special sections focus on how to:

  • handle red flag issues
  • find a federal government job
  • survive and thrive on the job
  • start a business
  • document education and work history

Jam-packed with engaging self-tests, checklists, exercises, examples, tips, fill-in-the-blank documents, and recommended resources, this popular interactive give-away can help anyone seeking employment. Literally designed as a handy 3¾” x 4¾” pocket guide (fits into shirt or pants pockets or handbags), it’s a 24/7 personal reference and action companion. Once finished, users will be in a much better position to land a rewarding job or start a business. Best of all, they will acquire important attitudes, skills, and motivations to continue finding or creating jobs for the rest of their lives!

64 pages. Softcover. Copyright © 2021

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PRICING: $4.95 for a single copy. QUANTITY SPECIALS: 10 copies for $44.95; 25 copies for $105.00; 50 copies for $199.00; 100 copies for $359.00; 250 copies for $799.00; 500 copies for $1,485.00; 1,000 copies for $2,575.00; 5,000 copies for $11,900.00; 10,000 copies for $20,825.00; 25,000 copies for $45,625.00; 50,000 copies for $84,375.00; 100,000 copies for $109,000.00.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

QUICKLY FIND A JOB  1

  • Do You Need a 30/30 Job, NOW? 1
  • You Lost Your Job – Now What? 4

BASIC JOB SEARCH TIPS & TECHNIQUES  7

  • 10 Steps to Job Search Success 7
  • What’s Your Job Search IQ? 8
  • How’s Your Attitude? 11
  • Identify Your Transferable Skills 13
  • Know Your Motivated Abilities/Skills 14
  • State a Clear Objective or Goal 15
  • Complete Winning Applications 17
  • Avoid 45 Resume Mistakes 18
  • Use the Internet Wisely 20
  • Community-Based Opportunity Networks 21
  • Attend Targeted Job Fairs 23
  • Start Your Own Business 25
  • Find a Federal Job 27
  • Network Your Way to Success 28
  • Prepare for Job Interviews 31
  • Avoid 40 Job Interview Errors 32
  • Handle Red Flags Tactfully 34
  • Prepare to Answer 58 Questions 35
  • Ask Informative Questions 38
  • Close and Exit the Interview Properly 39
  • Follow Up the Interview Quickly 40
  • Avoid 20 Salary Mistakes 41
  • Accept the Job Offer 42

JOB SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS  43

  • Survive and Thrive on the Job 43
  • 10 Job Survival Strategies 44
  • Conduct an Annual Career Check-Up 44

DOCUMENTATION AND RESOURCES  45

  • Personal Information 45
  • Education Snapshot 47
  • College/University Attended 48
  • Other Education/Training 49
  • Work History/Experience 50
  • Other Noteworthy Experiences 51
  • Identify Your Best References 52
  • Key Contacts/Directory 54
  • Research and Contact Local Employers 55
  • Job Search Contract/Commitment 57

KEY JOB FINDING RESOURCES  58

THE AUTHOR: Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., is one of today’s leading career and life skills writers who has authored more than 100 books, including several self-help guides for people with difficult backgrounds: No One Will Hire Me!, The Ex-Offender’s New Job Finding and Survival Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Re-Entry Assistance Directory, Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-Offenders, The Ex-Offender’s Job Interview Guide, Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders, The Ex-Offender’s Re-Entry Success Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide, The Ex-Offender’s 30/30 Job Solution, 99 Days to Re-Entry Success Journal, The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide, The Re-Entry Start-Up Pocket Guide, The Anger Management Pocket Guide, The Re-Entry Personal Finance Pocket Guide, and Re-Imagining Life on the Outside Pocket Guide. He has also authored several books for military in transition: Military-to-Civilian Success for Veterans and Their Families, The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide, The Military-to-Civilian Transition Pocket Guide, The Military Spouses Employment Pocket Guide, The Military Spouse’s Map Through the Maze Pocket Guide, The Military Family Education Pocket Guide, The Military Family Benefits Pocket Guide, and The Military Personal Finance Pocket Guide. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Fulbright Scholar, university professor, and management trainer, Ron specializes in producing and distributing books, DVDs, training programs, and related materials on employment, career transition, addiction, anger management, criminal justice, and life skills.

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