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The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

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The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide by Richard N. Bolles
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Jul 14, 2009 | ISBN 9781580080262

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Parachute remains the gold standard of career guides.”
Fortune magazine

“’The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide’ is slim . . . but there is nothing small about the book’s job-hunting tips.”
—McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
“a quick and concise book. . . . And, at $9.99, it’s priced to sell.”
—Sunday New York Times
“chock-a-block with bullet points and tips” / “a best-hits collection of advice…culled from his 40 years of career guidance.”
—Tali Arbel, “Watercooler” Columnist, Associated Press
“Bolles’ short, sharp tome offers triage to those job seekers who may be either flummoxed with the economy or paralyzed by indecisiveness or lack of a clear path. …his folksy, familiar style and presentation are an effective tonic for jittery nerves and chronic brain freeze. It’s pretty ballsy for an author to produce something that might cannibalize sales of his other books, but this disruptive act of creative destruction is actually a brilliant stroke by Bolles and could provide just the gentle push needed by many.”
—Richard Pachter, Miami Herald
“a peach of a book. …so elegantly slim and direct. …Take a spin through this book and do what it says until you find a job.”
—Working Strategies syndicated career columnist Amy Lindgren, St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Any reader who takes the time to practice these lessons will dreastically improve their odds of finding employment and finding it soon.”
—Sacramento Book Review
“a cheaper, more concise guide…for job hunters facing today’s brutal job market.”
—Content That Works, Syndicated “Working Class” Career Columnist Leslie Whitaker
“Over 15 million Americans are looking for work. …They need a parachute. And that’s exactly what they have.”
—Christianity Today
“Bolles gives job hunters concise, down-to-earth advice by summarizing many different methods of finding jobs in a down economy.”
—Library Journal

Table Of Contents

About This Book – vi
Preface – ix

1. There Are Always Jobs Out There – 1
2. How to Find Hope in the Midst of a Brutal Downturn – 7
3. How Long Will I Be Out of Work? – 14
4. The Best and Worst Ways to Look for a Job – 24
5. The Internet: The 10% Solution – 45
6. Do I Need a Resume? – 53
7. Looking for The Job You Used to Have – 62
8. Looking for Your Dream Job – 77
9. A Plan of Action, When You’re Out of Work – 92

Index – 97
About the Author – 102

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