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Cracking The Hidden Job Market

  • Paperback $14.99

    Dec 28, 2010 | 210 Pages

  • Ebook $10.99

    Dec 28, 2010 | 208 Pages

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Praise

“The no-nonsense, common-sense Cracking the Hidden Job Market … could certainly jump-start a stalled job search. … Asher’s book will hold your hand while you try to get your foot in the door.”
—USA Today, 1/18/11

“Networking involves the ‘law of large numbers.’ Asher points out connection sources most of us already have and shows us how to manage 100 contacts.”
Dallas Morning News, 1/16/11

Cracking the Hidden Job Market offers tips and strategies for standing out in the crowd—and looking where the crowd’s not. …a simple formula for job-hunting success.”
—Washington Post Express
, 1/10/11

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments . . . vii
Preface : How to Use this Book . . . viii
 
1. Musical Chairs and Porridge . . . 1
2. How the Job Market Really Works . . . 13
3. Where Are You Going? . . . 23
4. How to Measure Your Search Activities . . . 39
5. Building Lead Lists . . . 51
6. Managing Hundreds of Leads . . . 77
7. How to Reach Out to People . . . 81
8. Dust off Your Network . . . 109
9. What to Talk about with Friends and Strangers . . . 115
10. Engaging Possible Employers . . . 127
11. Objections and Gatekeepers . . . 133
12. How to Break into Organizations . . . 149
13. Staying Alive . . . 181
14. Job Clubs, Chance Opportunities, and Perserverance . . . 185
 
Index . . . 192

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