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Use your head to get your foot in the door : job search secrets no one else will
Mackay, Harvey
Adult Nonfiction HF5382.7 .M324 2010

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xix
Dark Days
1 - Against All Odds à How Preparation Prevailedp. 3
2 - 7 Danger Signals You May Soon Be out of a Jobp. 8
3 - Play for Keeps-Hold On to Your Job, A Survivor's Handbookp. 10
Quickie-How Bad Can Things Get?p. 12
4 - Things Change à and It Pays to Know Howp. 14
5 - 12 Herculean Labors to Keep You on the Payrollp. 16
6 - The Last to Learnp. 21
Quickie-Fine-Tune Your Job Description Without Being Askedp. 24
7 - Yours to Losep. 25
Quickie-Misery Is Contagious, Toop. 27
8 - Beat Rejection Before It Beats Youp. 28
9 - Parting Words: Canned Remarks upon Getting Cannedp. 32
Quickie-The Stretch Marks of Experiencep. 34
10 - A Checklist for Checking Outp. 36
Quickie-Crying Societies or Support Groups?p. 38
11 - Gone to Potterp. 39
Reconstruct Your Attitude
12 - Anger Is Only One Letter from Dangerp. 43
13 - You're Never a Failure Until You Think You Arep. 46
14 - Being Your Best with Things at Their Worstp. 49
15 - Pitchmanship: Applying Marketing Nichemanship to Job Huntingp. 52
Quickie-Should You Go Under the Knife After You Get the Ax?p. 55
16 - The Continuity of Contrariansp. 56
17 - Is This the Time to Get That MBA?p. 58
Quickie-The Lecture Room in Your Laptopp. 61
18 - When It's OK Not to Act Your Age!p. 63
Quickie-Moonlighting: The Wisdom of Having a Second Skillp. 66
19 - Electronic Résumé Screening: Use Language That Computesp. 67
Quickie-The Acid Test for Hiringp. 69
20 - Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectablep. 70
Re-employment: Your Extreme Preparation Guide
21 - The Mackay Daily Planner for the Unemployedp. 79
Quickie-Million Dollar Baby!p. 82
22 - Getting a Job Is a Jobp. 83
23 - Want to Become an Entrepreneur? Better Be One First!p. 92
24 - The One-Stop Job Shopp. 99
Quickie-Rebirth Certificatep. 101
25 - Use Your Head, but Follow Your Heart!p. 102
26 - Adjust to What You Aren't: Résumé Fine Tuning After Setbacksp. 108
Quickie-How Not to Waste Your Time on the Internetp. 110
27 - Expose Yourself in the Privacy of Your Own Homep. 112
Quickie-Encore! Encore!p. 116
28 - The Age of the Agile Execp. 117
Mobilize Your Network
29 - Job Hunting Is a Contact Sportp. 127
Quickie-Don't Lose Your Face in Facebookp. 130
30 - Mackay's Deadwood Network Prunerp. 131
Quickie-Network to New Workp. 134
31 - Bass Are Still Where You Find 'Emp. 135
Quickie-Ageless Alumnip. 138
32 - The Octopus Exercisep. 139
33 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me a Job!p. 141
Quickie-One Sweet Tweetp. 144
34 - Don't Be Blackballed by Your Black Berryp. 146
Quickie-Twitter: Risk and Risquép. 149
Fill In the Blanks
35 - Plugging Holes in Your Résumép. 153
36 - Imagination: There's Just No Substitutep. 156
37 - Psychological Evaluations: Shrink to Growp. 159
38 - Shrinks: A Skull Sessionp. 162
Quickie-Take Pride in Stridep. 168
39 - Mackay 44 Interview Prep Checklistp. 169
40 - Footlights and Footworkp. 172
Quickie-The Mother of All Questionsp. 176
41 - In a Job Hunt, Make Sure Your Ducks Are in a Rowp. 177
Quickie-Rehearsing Job Interview Questionsp. 180
42 - 9 Motivators to Make Them Want to Return Your Callp. 181
Quickie-Lubricate Gatekeepers to Oil the Gatep. 183
43 - No Isn't an Answer à It's a Questionp. 184
D-Day: Plan the Attack
44 - Bytes: Researching the Hands That Will Feed Youp. 189
45 - Early Birds Get the Worm, Late Birds Get the Jobp. 198
Quickie-Pickiness Paysp. 201
46 - A Winning Suit Trumpsp. 202
47 - Speed-Reading Reception Areasp. 205
48 - A Business Lunch Is No Picnicp. 208
49 - Art of the Ask: It's Not Just Your Answersp. 215
Quickie-One in a Hundredp. 218
50 - Post-Interview Homeworkp. 219
51 - The Mackay 22p. 222
52 - The Second-Round Interview: How to Get to the Finalsp. 225
Get Hired
53 - Job Search of a Twenty-Somethingp. 231
54 - Shriveling Your Way into a Jobp. 240
Quickie-What Personnel Types Prizep. 242
55 - Fly Under Fetching Colorsp. 243
Quickie-Timing Is Everythingp. 246
56 - Winning the Circuit: The Why Behind Multiple Interviewsp. 247
Quickie-The Ninety-Day Guaranteep. 249
57 - Landing the Ideal Jobp. 250
58 - Your Designer Jobp. 252
Quickie-No One Is Immunep. 255
59 - Negotiating Terms in Your Next Positionp. 257
60 - Before You Take the Job They Offer, Take the Job You Wantp. 260
Stay Afloat
61 - The Multi-Task Masterp. 267
Quickie-Setting Clear Job Measurement Standardsp. 270
62 - Knowing When to Upsize: Asking for a Raisep. 271
Quickie-Peers and Partnersp. 275
63 - This Time Around: Swearing Off Career Obsolescencep. 276
Afterthoughts
Kurt Einstein's and Harvey Mackay's 20 Most Revealing Interview Questionsp. 281
The Mackay Lucky 13: A List of Life-Changing Booksp. 291
University of Southern California (USC)-MBA Commencement Speech, May 15, 2009p. 303
Appendix: An Open Bookp. 317
Indexp. 319
Money-back Guaranteep. 330


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