9780809298754

Challenger Guide : Job-Hunting Success for Mid-Career Professionals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780809298754

  • ISBN10:

    0809298759

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Summary

From one of the world's leading outplacement firms comes this guide for baby boomers who want to enhance their professional lives. The Challenger Guide addresses how to move forward in a career using effective job-hunting techniques. It also offers strategies on how to reenter the job market, move up within the current company, or find a new position.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part I The Market and the Method 1(46)
You Are Very Much Needed
3(8)
Why Demand for Experienced Workers Is at an All-Time High
4(3)
Who Needs You?
7(2)
The Picture Is Rosy---but Stumbling Blocks Do Exist
9(2)
Traveling Your Function: The Secret to Finding New Opportunities
11(14)
The Challenger Concept: Travel Your Function
13(1)
Why You Should Remain an Expert in Your Own Field
14(2)
The Best Places to Look for Work Today
16(6)
Reading Between the Lines: Using Your Newspaper to Uncover Opportunities
22(3)
The Challenger Method of Finding a Job
25(6)
Applying the Challenger Method to Your Job Search
26(3)
Finding a Job Is Hard Work
29(2)
If You Have Been Discharged... or Are About to Be
31(8)
Guidelines for a Smooth Discharge
32(7)
Your Attitude: The Most Critical Element of the Job Search
39(8)
You Are a Provider of Services
40(1)
Keep the Competition in Mind
40(1)
Watch Out for Mental Stumbling Blocks
41(3)
The Worst Obstacle: A Defeatist Attitude
44(3)
Part II Getting the Interview 47(60)
Who Do You Think You Are?
49(10)
The Five Steps of Self-Assessment
51(5)
How to Use Your Self-Appraisal to Launch a Successful Job Search
56(1)
One Final Question: Where Should You Work?
57(2)
How to Advertise Your Availability and Not Lose Friends
59(12)
Developing an Effective Contact Strategy
61(1)
How to Assemble Your List of Contacts
61(4)
How to Work Your Contact List
65(3)
When Contacts Lead to Interviews
68(1)
Following Up on Job Leads in Newspaper Articles and Classified Ads
69(2)
Making the Most of Your Experience
71(8)
How to Turn Liabilities into Assets
72(7)
The Resume Is Not a Brochure
79(28)
Three Kinds of Resumes
80(23)
Make Your Resume Results-Oriented
103(2)
How to Use Your Resume
105(2)
Part III Excelling in the Interview 107(74)
Preparing to Interview
109(14)
Types of Interviews and Their Goals
110(2)
Advance Preparation: The Key to Success
112(7)
How to Handle a Courtesy Interview
119(2)
How to Work with a Human Resource Manager
121(2)
How to Sell Yourself With Your Accomplishments
123(16)
Prepare Alternative Accomplishments
124(5)
Making the Most of Your Accomplishments in an Interview
129(5)
How to Answer the Five Most Common Interview Questions
134(5)
Do's and Don'ts of the First Interview
139(20)
What You Should Do in a First Interview
140(13)
What You Should Not Do in a First Interview
153(6)
Do's and Don'ts of the Second Interview
159(6)
What You Should Do During the Second (or Third) Interview
160(5)
After the Interview: Assessment and Follow-Up
165(8)
Review and Assess Your Interview
166(1)
The Postinterview Follow-Up
167(6)
Evaluating Offers and Negotiating Salary
173(8)
Evaluating an Offer
173(3)
How to Negotiate Like a Pro
176(5)
Part IV Managing Your Career 181(25)
Take Charge of Your Career --- No One Else Will
183(16)
See Yourself as a Provider of Services
184(2)
Make Yourself More Valuable
186(5)
Seek Recognition for Your Accomplishments
191(3)
Adapt to Corporate Change
194(2)
When Is It Time to Move On?
196(3)
Should You Start Your Own Business?
199(7)
Why Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise
199(2)
What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
201(3)
Consulting: An Attractive Alternative
204(1)
A New Trend: Retiree-Entrepreneurs
205(1)
The Rewards of Entrepreneuring
206

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