What Color Is Your Parachute? 2004 Edition : A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

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  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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As well as a step-by-step guide to identifying your new career, using the Internet and other tools, this guide includes all the latest information about how to speed up a job-hunt or career-change. It also covers how to choose a career counsellor and useful Internet sites.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2004 Edition xi
CHAPTER 1 What Are You Looking For? 1(14)
The steps in doing a traditional job-hunt, or a really Life-changing job-hunt, successfully.
CHAPTER 2 Job-Hunting At Warp Speed 15(16)
Importance of the Internet in today's job-hunt: where to look for job-postings or places to put your resume.
CHAPTER 3 But What If That Doesn't Work? 31(22)
Statistics about job-hunting, on or off the Internet. Five best and five worst ways to look for a job.
CHAPTER 4 How Employers Hunt For Job-Hunters 53(16)
The traditional job-hunt is weighted in favor of employers: how to overcome this (alternative strategies).
CHAPTER 5 Twenty-Three Tips For A Successful Job-Hunt 69(24)
Successful job-hunters show what are the secrets of their success.
CHAPTER 6 How To Start Your own Business 93(32)
Home Businesses: how to choose, how to start, what to do if they aren't succeeding. The secret of A - B = C.
CHAPTER 7 The Secret To Finding Your Dream Job 125(28)
What are you in love with? Mirrors, tests, Internet resources to finding your dream job.
CHAPTER 8 When You Lose All Track Of Time 153(24)
What are your favorite transferable skills that you most love to use? How to identify them, in order of priority.
CHAPTER 9 The Geography Of The Heart 177(46)
Where do your passions in life lie? Intuitions and step-by-step process for identifying them.
CHAPTER 10 Getting In To Impossible Places 223(16)
Large and small, how to identify who has the power to hire you, and how to identify helpful contacts.
CHAPTER 11 Interviewing Tips For Smarties 239(40)
How to land the lob and what to do if you're never invited back for a second interview.
CHAPTER 12 The Seven Secrets Of Salary Negotiation 279(28)
How to decide how much you need, how to research salaries - on or off the Internet - secrets of negotiating.
EPILOGUE How To Find Your Mission In Life 307(21)
The job-hunt and matters of faith.
APPENDIX A The Flower Exercise 328(43)
A step-by-step process for identifying what you'd most love to do. (Takes one weekend.)
APPENDIX B Finding Help: A Sampler 371(22)
When this book isn't enough, and you want a trained, real-life person to guide you through the job-hunt.
APPENDIX C How To Choose A Career Coach Or Counselor 393(12)
All that glitters is not gold; how to tell the good from the bad.
Index 405

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