Job Searchers Handbook, The

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Appropriate for courses in Career Placement, Career Development, Employment/Job Search and Career Counseling. This complete, up-to-date tool offers simple, easy-to-follow instructions for all phases of the job search. Coverage begins by helping to identify the readers' goals, values, and priorities in the hope of matching them to the appropriate job or jobs. The second section of the book -The Paper Trail-examines the vital paperwork necessary in today's competitive job market. The resume, cover letter, follow-up correspondence and application forms are covered in depth before moving to Section 3 -Organizing, Searching, and Planning. This section includes making contacts, talking with the people who are part of the workplace and conducting research. The final section of the book -Interviewing Made Almost Easy - was written to minimize the fear and anxiety of interviewing by developing all of the essential interviewing skills drawn from the author's own experiences and her 20 years of service as a link between employers and applicants.

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This complete, up-to-date tool offers simple, easy-to-follow instructions for all phases of the job search. Coverage begins by helping to identify the readers' goals, values, and priorities in the hope of matching them to the appropriate job or jobs. The second section of the book -- The Paper Trail--examines the vital paperwork necessary in today's competitive job market. The resume, cover letter, follow-up correspondence and application forms are covered in depth before moving to Section 3 -- Organizing, Searching, and Planning. This section includes making contacts, talking with the people who are part of the workplace and conducting research. The final section of the book -- Interviewing Made Almost Easy -- was written to minimize the fear and anxiety of interviewing by developing all of the essential interviewing skills drawn from the author's own experiences and her 20 years of service as a link between employers and applicants.

About the Author:

Carolyn Robbins is a private career consultant, instructor, seminar leader, and author who has been involved in the field of Career Development for 25 years.  Acting as a college job placement director/instructor, she consistently maintained 85 to 95 percent placement while providing career counseling and job placement in many technical and business fields.  Robbins is a member of the University of Colorado at Denver Alumni, has served on the board, authored job search articles, and conducted workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and job leads.  Robbins is also the author of an English composition textbook, Beyond the Blank Page: Steps to Writing Well.  Robbins's widely used texts are known for their straightforward, succinct explanations and practical orientation.

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