It's hard to think of a subject area with a higher need-to-know quotient than landing a job (as distinguished from managing your job/career once you've got it). Job hunting isn't something people go about at a leisurely pace. There is often considerable time and financial pressure involved. And, it's a skill that's difficult to master. No matter how often we wind up having to look for a new job, it continues to be an overwhelming prospect for many of us. Job hunters need a book they can turn to that gives them the tools they need to land that job. Canadian job hunters need a book that does all that and addresses issues of particular importance to them. Landing a Job For Canadians For Dummies addresses both of these needs, as an all-in-one job-hunting sourcebook for Canadians. The first part of the book focusses on the tools, or "Job Hunter's Skill Set," that every successful job seeker must have. It includes sections on: .
Research skills (online and off) - Resume and cover letter-writing skills - Interview skills - Negotiating skills The second part of the book highlights key issues of importance to Canadian job hunters, such as: - What Canadians need to know about Canadian employment laws and standards - What Canadians need to know if they are considering working south of the border or overseas The book also includes a directory of online and offline job resources for Canadians, including a listing of Canadian and international online job banks, occupational research sites, self assessment sites, a list of Human Resources. Development Canada offices across the country, recruiters and headhunters, and much more.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Job-Hunting Basics Chapter 1: The Road to Gainful Employment Chapter 2: What Kind of Job Do I Want, Anyway? Chapter 3: Getting Set to Pound the Pavement Chapter 4: Landing a Job (Without Losing Your Mind) Part II: The Right Stuff: Resumes and Cover Letters Chapter 5: Resume Formats: Finding Your Match Chapter 6: Developing Your Resume Chapter 7: Refining Your Resume Chapter 8: A Killer Cover Letter Chapter 9: Cyber-Resumes Chapter 10: Following Up: The Art of Gentle Persuasion Part III: Where the Jobs Are Chapter 11: Researching Jobs Chapter 12: Casting Your Net: Job Hunting on the Internet Chapter 13: Finding Jobs Online Chapter 14: Networking: It's Not a Four-Letter Word Part IV: In the Thick of It: Interviews and Negotiations Chapter 15: Interview Formats and Styles Chapter 16: Preparing for the Interview Chapter 17: Acing the Interview Chapter 18: Negotiating the Job Offer Chapter 19: What Your Need to Know about Canadian Employment Law The Landing a Job For Canadians For Dummies Directory of Job Resources Part V: Exploring Other Options Chapter 20: Finding Another Way In Chapter 21: Starting Your Own Business Chapter 22: Working Outside Canada Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 23: Ten Big Job-Hunting Blunders Chapter 24: Ten Soft Skills to Help Land That Job Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Stay Motivated During Your Job Hunt
Dawn McCoy-Ullrich, M.B.A., is a business analyst, recruitment specialist, and professional writer based in Alberta. She writes a weekly column on Canoe Money, contributes regularly to Canoe Lifewise and BusinessWomen Canada magazine, and has been featured in Alberta Venture Magazine. In addition to being a college instructor in human resources and business, she has also been the online business and technology editor for Bella Online, a U.S.-based information portal. She is a certified human resources practitioner, who provides valuable insights for job hunters from an employer's point of view.