Ask any job seeker what they’re doing to find a job and they’ll probably tell you they’re trying to perfect their resume so they can submit it to all the companies they can. But did you know that is the least likely way to get hired? It turns out that employers go through every other possible channel to find someone to hire before they start looking at resumes.
This is just one of the truths included in What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, 2016 Edition. (The book is updated annually as the world changes at least that often) Getting a job in 2016 is going to be a different process than it was two decades and even two years ago. And job hunters entering the job market need the inside secrets to prepare themselves for that. This book is one of the best tools you can use to:
- Figure out what employers are looking for
- Where to meet employers (since the resume route isn’t cutting it)
- How to connect with employers/recruiters once you’re in contact with them
- What to include and exclude from your online/face-to-face meetings
- Learn how to sell yourself
- Understand your strength and weaknesses
- Understand your passions so you can find the best opportunity for yourself
- How to negotiate the best salary
- And how to change careers if you’ve made the wrong choice in the past
It’s all in here. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers is touted as the number 1 best-selling job-hunting book in the world. I haven’t seen the statistics but I am inclined to agree.
This journal/advice/workbook includes tips and strategies to finding your mission, identifying and overcoming handicaps, working with incompatible people once you’ve gotten the job. And because no job-hunting guide would be complete without addressing those would be entrepreneurs, those who don’t necessarily want to work for someone else but want to create something of their own, the book, there’s a section on that too.
I know the school year is just starting but if you know someone who is graduating and entering the work force in 2016, now is the time for them to start reading this book and planning their strategies. If (you or) someone you love is thinking about changing careers and is wondering how to get started, recommend that they read Parachute.
Note: I received a free Advance Readers Copy of What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers from BloggingForBooks.Com in exchange for an honest review but I am using the tools myself to find my perfect job.
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