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The Academic Job Search Handbook

by Julia Miller Vick (Author), Jennifer S. Furlong (Author), Rosanne Lurie  (Author)

The Academic Job Search Handbook is the comprehensive guide to finding a faculty position in any discipline. Building on the groundbreaking success and unique offerings of earlier volumes, the fifth edition presents insightful new content on aspects of the search at all stages. Beginning with an overview of academic careers and institutional structures, it moves step by step through the application process, from establishing relationships with advisors, positioning oneself in the market, learning about job openings, preparing CVs, cover letters, and other application materials, to negotiating offers. Of great value are the sixty new sample documents from a diverse spectrum of successful applicants. The handbook includes a search timetable, appendices of career resources, and a full sample application package. This fifth edition features new or updated sections on issues of current interest, such as job search concerns for pregnant or international candidates, the use of social media strategies to address CV gaps, and difficulties faced by dual-career couples. The chapter on alternatives to faculty jobs has been expanded and presents sample résumés of PhDs who found nonfaculty positions.

What Color is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

by Richard N. Bolles  (Author)

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

The Science of Successful Job Hunting: Practical strategies for landing ANY job you want

by Mildred Talabi  (Author)

Successful job hunting isn’t about luck, chance, or hope…Successful job hunting is a SCIENCE! • Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to get a job? • Are you tired of sending out countless CVs, attending interviews and getting nowhere? • Would you like to learn the insider secrets and expert knowledge that will take you from job hunting to landing any job you want? The Science of Successful Job Hunting is the tool you need! Successful job hunting is a scientific process, governed by facts and principles that when applied will lead you to the results you want. In this ground-breaking book, award-winning careers blogger, author and speaker, Mildred Talabi, draws on many years of careers experience and some of her best blog posts to bring you 35 chapters and over 250 pages of practical, easy-to-read content you can use in your job hunting. You will discover: • 51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV and double your chances of hearing back from the employer; • How to make recruitment agencies your allies to accelerate your job hunt and boost your employment prospects; • How to confidently handle the 10 most common interview questions that most jobseekers fear; • 3 killer reasons to include Twitter and other social media platforms in your job hunt; …and much, much more!

The CV Book:How to avoid the most common mistakes and write a winning CV

by James Innes  (Author)

With hundreds of CVs submitted for every job vacancy, yours has to work hard to stand out. You need to know what the recruiter wants to see and how to say it, fast.

The CV Book brings together years of research and experience to reveal all the insider tips and winning methods that will make sure your CV never fails to impress. Discover how to:

·   write your own CV quickly, and with confidence

·   tailor your CV to every opportunity

·   avoid all of the most common CV mistakes

·   make your CV really stand out from the competition.

No matter what your age, background, job or level of experience, The CV Book will help you create an outstanding CV. 

The Cover Letter Book: How to write a winning cover letter that really gets noticed

by James Innes  (Author)

This book takes you through all the essential rules and high impact strategies to ensure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. It takes a detailed look at the fifteen most common cover letter mistakes to ensure you do not make the errors that the competition will be, and covers every situation from email and fax to speculative letters, career-development letters and advert-response letters.

Ultimate Job Search: Invaluable Advice on Networking, CVs, Cover Letters, Interviews, Psychometric Tests and Follow-up Strategies

by Lynn Williams (Author)

Starting work or changing jobs is one of life's most stressful experiences - the average job search takes around three months. Ultimate Job Search gives everyone access to the skills and techniques that take the stress out of job hunting.

A 'one-stop shop' for all job hunters, the Ultimate Job Hunting Guide contains advice on: preparing a powerful CV; online CVs; sample CVs for specific jobs and situations; dealing with CV problems such as gap years or a lack of experience; sample cover letters and emails; how to search the media and the internet; networking; job fairs; sending out speculative CVs; researching your employer; making a great impression at interviews; answering interview questions; difficult interview questions; interview presentations and exercises; aptitude and personality tests; and finally, offers, rejections and sample follow-up letters.

Research Scientist RED-HOT Career Guide; 2539 REAL Interview Questions

by Red-Hot Careers (Author)

3 of the 2539 sweeping interview questions in this book, revealed: Innovation question: Tell us about a Research Scientist suggestion you made to improve the way job processes/operations worked. What was the result? - Selecting and Developing People question: What are your go-to options for settling a conflict? - Behavior question: What do you expect from a Research Scientist manager?

Land your next Research Scientist role with ease and use the 2539 REAL Interview Questions in this time-tested book to demystify the entire job-search process. If you only want to use one long-trusted guidance, this is it.

Assess and test yourself, then tackle and ace the interview and Research Scientist role with 2539 REAL interview questions; covering 70 interview topics including Adaptability, Outgoingness, Setting Priorities, Planning and Organization, Client-Facing Skills, Culture Fit, Time Management Skills, Flexibility, Business Acumen, and Strengths and Weaknesses...PLUS 60 MORE TOPICS...

Why You?: 101 Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again

by James Reed  (Author)

Learn the secrets to excelling at interview, direct from top interviewers and recruiters, in Why You? by James Reed, chairman of recruitment specialists REED.

You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions they might ask, which ones will they ask?

After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer.

Why You? is based on direct input from top interviewers in REED's unrivalled recruitment network. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and - above all - how to adopt a winning mindset at interview, one that will help you succeed on the day.

From classic questions like 'tell me about yourself' and 'what are your greatest weaknesses?' to puzzlers like 'sell me this pen' and 'how many traffic lights are there in London?', James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking.