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Landing a Job for Canadians for Dummies by Dawn McCoy-Ullrich
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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

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2002
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
CDG Books Inc,Canada
Pages
384
Series
Dimensions
188x239x22
ISBN-13
9781894413480
Product ID
3075147

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