3rd EDITION INSIDER GUIDE Job Hunting A to Z: Landing the Job You Want
Job Hunting A to Z: Landing the Job You Want WETFEET, INC. 1518 Walnut St. Suite 1800 Philadelphia PA 19102 Phone: (215) 546-4900 Fax: (215) 546-9921 Website: JOB HUNTING A TO Z: LANDING THE JOB YOU WANT 3rd Edition ISBN: 978-1-58207-832-8 PHOTOCOPYING IS PROHIBITED Copyright 2008 WetFeet, Inc. All rights reserved. This publication is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America. No copying in any form is permitted. It may not be reproduced, distributed, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, in part or in whole, without the express written permission of WetFeet, Inc. The publisher, author, and any other party involved in creation, production, delivery, or sale of this WetFeet Insider Guide make no warranty, express or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information found herein. To the degree you use this guide or other mateials referenced herein, you do so at your own risk. The materials contained herein are general in nature and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances. Under no circumstances shall the publisher, author, or any other party involved in creation, production or delivery of this guide be liable to you or any other person for damages of any kind arising from access to, or use of, its content. All illustrations by mckibillo
CHAPTER 1 JOB HUNTING AT A GLANCE 5 GETTING STARTED 6 Overview 6 The Bottom Line 7 Inside the Hiring Process 8 Everyone Networks 8 What Interviewing Accomplishes 9 A Wider View of Negotiation 13 SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING 14 The Importance of Networking 16 Approach Letters 25 The Information and Referral Meeting 30 Preparing Your Brief Presentation 34 When Information Meetings Turn Into Interviews 35 Following Up After Meetings 36 Networking Dos and Don’ts 3 2 1 3rd EDITION conte Job Hunting A to Z: Landing the Job You Want Job Hunting A to Z: Landing the Job You Want
39 THE INTERVIEW PROCESS 40 Job Specification 40 Identifying Potential Candidatese 41 Screening Candidates 44 Interviewing with the Hiring Manager 45 Interviewing with Others in the Group 47 Panel Interviewing 47 Interviewing with the Hiring Manager’s Manager 49 Interview Detours 51 INTERVIEWING AT YOUR BEST 52 Preparing for Interviews 52 Dressing for Interviews 54 Creating and Using a Portfolio 54 Using Your Brief Presentation 55 Interviewing Styles 64 Dealing with Weird Situations 64 Managing Your References 66 Interviewing Dos and Don’ts 69 GETTING THE BEST OFFER 70 Clarifying Offers 70 Weighing Your Own Requirements 71 Negotiating with the Right Person 71 Dealing with Multiple Opportunities 6 5 4 nts 75 FINAL STEPS 76 Wrapping Up a Successful Search 76 Handling a Turn-Down 78 Additional Resources 7
Job Hunting at a Glance
2 WETFEET INSIDER GUIDE FINAL STEPS AT A GLANCE SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS INTERVIEWING AT YOUR BEST GETTING STARTED GETTING THE BEST OFFER AT A GLANCE Networking Basics • Everyone networks.
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