First Job: A New Grad's Guide to Launching Your Business Career

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"First Job is readable and entertaining. The chapters are short and well organized. Each chapter begins and ends with summaries, so that the reader is well prepared to move on to new subject areas. The variety of styles and graphics--prose, dialogues, lists, boxes, insets, and anecdotes--ensures a brisk pace. "First Job should be a part of all serious job seekers' campaigns. It's an investment that should pay some excellent dividends!" --Dr. Richard L. White Director, Career Services Rutgers University Why do some students seem to snap up the great jobs while others have trouble getting interviews? Richard Fein knows that luck has little to do with it. As a college placement director, he's worked with thousands of graduates over the past eleven years. This book contains the basic job search principles that have worked for these students. Step by step, Fein leads you through every phase of the job hunting process--from researching different career opportunities to preparing your resume to evaluating job offers. You'll follow the actual job hunt of seven college graduates. In this one-of-a-kind guide, you'll find out:
* How to effectively "pick the brains" of the corporate experts to gain contacts and vital information
* Everything you need to know about writing a compelling resume and cover letter--with samples of "success stories"
* Five keys to interviewing success--including 20 sample questions with answers plus questions that you should ask your interviewer
* Tips on overcoming interview anxiety
* Four steps to a higher salary once you get the job offer

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Built around basic employment search principles applied by actual students the author has assisted during his 11 years as a college placement director. Presents key elements for job search success such as identifying your positive characteristics; getting rid of useless baggage which are described and debunked. Fully explains how resumes develop, step-by-step, with extensive examples on creating, drafting, redrafting and completing a winning resume; the need for cover letters and how to write them; the ten principles of interviewing and how to use them. Features the site visit and the difference it makes from your initial interview; a chapter on job offers--what they mean and how to handle multiple opportunities; plus a no-lose approach to negotiating your starting salary.

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