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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Careers / Job Hunting
  • Language:English
  • Pages:267
  • eBook ISBN:9780988868618

Graduate to a Great Job

Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today's Market

by David DeLong

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Overview
More than 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or doing jobs that don’t require a college degree. How can you make sure you score a good job and launch a career you’re excited about? Succeeding in today’s job market means knowing what works – and what doesn’t. Based on more than 30 case studies of recent grads who have successfully landed excellent jobs, this book shows how to: • Maximize the value of internships • Focus your search on jobs you really want • Use social media technologies to stand out from the competition • Build a killer network that produces promising job leads • Nail your job interviews • Immediately become a stronger candidate "Graduate to a Great Job" reveals how to land the job you want much faster! It shares inspiring first-person stories that reveal job search tactics that work in today’s tough market. Students and recent grads will find lots of practical action steps they can take immediately, while also getting instant access to key resources needed to focus their job search, network more effectively, make sure internships pay off, while turning job search technologies to their advantage. There is even a chapter showing how parents can be an asset in the process.
Description
More than 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or doing jobs that don’t require a college degree. How can you make sure you score a good job and launch a career you’re excited about? Succeeding in today’s job market means knowing what works – and what doesn’t. Based on more than 30 case studies of recent grads who have successfully landed excellent jobs, this book shows how to: • Maximize the value of internships • Focus your search on jobs you really want • Use social media technologies to stand out from the competition • Build a killer network that produces promising job leads • Nail your job interviews • Immediately become a stronger candidate The problem of post-college unemployment has been widely reported in the press. But these challenges aren’t going away because: • Most students, paralyzed by uncertainty and debt, are unprepared for the complexities and demands of the post-recession job market. • Since the Great Recession, lots of career planning & job search advice is no longer valid due to changes in technology and new hiring practices. • Raised in an online, click-to-communicate world, many new grads are unaware of the off-line behaviors you need to get employed. Because the job market has changed so much, parents of Gen-Ys are often at a loss to advise their children on effective tactics. Make Your Job Search 20%, 30%...even 50% Shorter “Graduate to a Great Job” reveals how to land the job you want much faster! It shares inspiring first-person stories of young grads from schools large and small across the U.S. and Canada. They show how you, too, can succeed. Students and recent grads will find dozens of practical action steps they can take today, while also accessing critical resources to: • Expand your job search network faster than you ever imagined • Discover how Facebook might be keeping you unemployed • Greatly increase the role of luck in your search • Help create a resume that gets you the job interviews you want • Encourage your parents and show how they can really help you launch your career “Should be required reading for every college student,” says the director of undergraduate career development at Babson College.
About the author
Dr. David DeLong is an expert on successful job searches and how the job market has changed since the Great Recession. A former career-planning researcher at Harvard Business School, he is an acclaimed speaker, workshop leader, and strategist specializing in the skills needed to succeed in a changing workplace. President of David DeLong & Associates, he is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab, and a nationally recognized authority on solutions for closing the STEM skills gap. His work has been widely cited in The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CIO Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Boston Globe. He has also been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” David has a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University’s School of Management, an M.P.A. for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and B.A. in history from Colby College. Also author of: • "The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management" (McGraw-Hill, co-authored with Steve Trautman) • "Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce" (Oxford University Press) More info... For more ideas on how to accelerate post-college job searches, visit www.GraduateToAGreatJob.com. For information about David’s work with organizations on closing the skills gap, managing an aging workforce, and improving knowledge retention go to www.SmartWorkforceStrategies.com
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