Title Ultimate Job Search, 5/e
Subtitle Master the Art of Finding Your Ideal Job, Getting an Interview and Networking
Author Lynn Williams
ISBN 9780749481407
List price GBP 14.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 280
Book size 152 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
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Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Do you want to find your ideal job? Do you need to be able to prepare an excellent CV, answer tough interview questions and impress prospective employers? A ‘one-stop shop’ for all job hunters, this 5th edition of Ultimate Job Search takes the stress out of job hunting and provides advice on every stage of the job hunting process, from preparing a powerful CV that will get you noticed; sample cover letters and emails that come across as genuine; making a great impression at interviews; to dealing with offers and rejections in a positive manner.

From the best-selling Ultimate series, the guidance in this book will help you shine and will demonstrate to future employers that you’re the person for the job. With an exhaustive breadth of detail and real-life up-to-date comments from employers and recruitment professionals, Ultimate Job Search is invaluable to anyone looking to get their dream job at any stage of their career.

About the series: The Ultimate series contains practical advice on essential job search skills to give you the best chance of getting the job you want. Taking you all the way from starting your job search to completing an interview, it includes guidance on CV or résumé and cover letter writing, practice questions for passing aptitude, psychometric and other employment tests, and reliable advice for interviewing.



Chapter 1: First things first • Find out what skills, qualities and abilities the job requires • Match those skills, qualities and abilities with your own • Prepare examples of how, when and where you have demonstrated them in the past • Present those skills, qualities and abilities clearly and confidently both in writing and verbally • Demonstrate in your presentation, appearance and behaviour the personal qualities required

Chapter 2: The highly employable candidate • What makes someone stand out? • What every employer wants • A guarantee of professionalism

Chapter 3: Making a start • Key tasks • Skills, abilities and knowledge • Qualifications and training • Results and achievements • Transferable skills • Match the skills you’ve got to the skills they want • Using the job posting to improve your CV • Reading the posting • Putting it in your CV

Chapter 4: The skills they want from everyone • Teamwork • Communicating with others • Problem solving • Analysing • Organizing and planning • Flexibility and adaptability • Drive and determination

Chapter 5: Your CV • Attract attention • Create a good impression • Present your relevant skills • Keep your CV relevant

Chapter 6: CV problems • Problem: there are gaps in my career history • Problem: my career history isn’t straightforward • Problem: my relevant experience is in a voluntary role • Problem: I’ve had lots of very different jobs • Problem: my CV is more than two pages long • Problem: I’m doing more than one job • Problem: I’ve only ever had one job • Problem: a lot of my jobs have been the same • Problem: I’ve been unemployed for over a year • Problem: my current job isn’t very impressive or relevant, or it’s a bit of a step backwards • Problem: I haven’t got much experience for the job I want • Problem: I’m over-qualified • Problem: I’m under-qualified • Problem: I’m over 50 • Problem: I’m under 25

Chapter 7: CVs with special considerations • CVs for school, college and university leavers • CVs after a career break • CVs for career changers • CVs when you already have a CV

Chapter 8: CVs for specific jobs • The clerical CV • The sales and marketing CV • CVs for technical jobs • The management CV • CVs for creative jobs • CVs for practical jobs • CVs for customer relations jobs

Chapter 9: Application forms • Application forms section by section

Chapter 10: Covering letters • Appearance, Layout and readability • Content • Layout • What goes into the letter?

Chapter 11: Telephone calls • General points • Information calls • Speculative calls • Follow-up calls • Telephone interviews • When they call you

Chapter 12: The job search • Job search stages • Job market research • Ways of job hunting • Using your skills effectively

Chapter 13: Your online job search • Using the internet effectively • Online recruitment resources • Your online CV • Online extras • Privacy and safety online

Chapter 14: Job search strategies • Answering advertisements for vacancies • CV and follow-up call • Personal letter • Recruitment agencies • Networking • Job fairs • Personal appearances • Foot in the door • Unconventional approaches

Chapter 15: Interviews: making a great impression • Why have an interview? • What happens at an interview • Preparing for the interview • Making a good impression • Looking the part • Acting the part • Overcoming nerves

Chapter 16: Answering interview questions • The three rules • What sort of questions will they ask? • What are the important points? • Questions they ask everybody • Dealing with negative questions • Questions about salary • Dealing with closed questions • Dealing with the person-specific questions • Inappropriate and illegal questions • Your questions to the interviewer

Chapter 17: Questions for specific jobs • Questions for practical jobs • Questions for creative jobs • Questions for clerical jobs • Questions for sales and marketing jobs • Questions for technical jobs • Questions for management jobs • Questions for customer relations jobs

Chapter 18: Questions for school and college leavers

Chapter 19: Interviews and more • Different types of interview • Interview extras

Chapter 20: Offers and rejections • Write a letter • If the organization doesn’t make you an offer • Keep applying • If the organization makes you an offer • Negotiating the offer


About the Author:

Lynn Williams is a career counsellor and trainer who runs workshops on CV writing and interview techniques, and writes regularly on job search and career issues. She is the author of the best-selling Ultimate Interview, Readymade CV and Readymade Job Search Letters (all Kogan Page).

Target Audience:

Anyone looking to get their dream job at any stage of their career.

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