How to Find Work in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 978-1-55180-858-1

Number of pages: 216

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This book shows both recent graduates and experienced veterans how to find hidden work opportunities, sell themselves effectively to employers, network, and create effective marketing tools beyond the traditional résumé or CV.

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Does it seem really hard to find work in the current market? Do you wonder why you get negative or no responses to your job applications? If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes, this book is for you. Now in its fifth edition, the book explains how:

  • the route to getting work has changed
  • you can find hidden work opportunities
  • to create effective marketing tools for yourself

If you have the impression the world of work has changed, you are correct. This book, already used in many countries by guidance and employment counsellors, will show you how to approach the new realities of finding the work you want. The book is currently in use at over 200 colleges, universities, and secondary schools! The workplace is going through one of its most significant transitions in the past 100 years. The ’80s and ’90s saw dramatic downsizing, outsourcing, and telecommuting. Plenty of work is available today, but not necessarily a lot of jobs. Stable jobs do still exist, but they are getting harder to find and the route to getting one is different from what it used to be. For many people, this route involves a detour through unfamiliar territory. This book explains the new work world and suggests where the workplace is headed. It will help you define exactly what you have to offer your employers and the type of work you should be looking for. You’ll learn how to find hidden work opportunities and create a resume that’s suited to the work world of today. With sample marketing tools for professionals and recent grads, How to Find Work in the 21st Century will show you how to sell yourself successfully and be an effective networker so you can find your place in today’s job market. CD-ROM Includes:

  • Checklists
  • Quizzes (and answers)
  • Sample résumés, letters, and more!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Publication Date Feb 15, 2009
Market Global
PDF Preview Download URL
Edition 9th Edition
Pages 216
Size 6 x 9
ISBN 978-1-55180-858-1
UPC 069635808580
About the CD The CD works with all versions of Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista (Vista installation requires you to have Administrator rights on your computer).

Author Details

Author Details - Ron McGowan

Ron McGowan is a career coach who has been helping college graduates and others find work for over ten years. His articles have been published internationally, and he has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail. He is in strong demand as a speaker on finding work to universities, colleges, and secondary schools in North America and Europe.

Learn more about Ron and visit his blog.

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