Cracking the New Job Market

The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy

 Cracking the New Job Market

Author: R. William Holland, Ph.D.
Pub Date: August 2011
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417348
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417355

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“Holland has a sophisticated understanding of what is happening in the job market and what to do about it on a personal level. In forceful, plain­spoken English, he identifies, translates, and codifies the new rules. He knows how corporate America works, and how white-collar professionals can make it work for them.” — Excerpted from the foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch

Everyone knows that safe jobs and lifelong careers are long gone. So why do most job seekers and employment experts cling to outdated tactics for landing a good position?

The usual advice—to capture career highlights in a résumé, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking—is the stuff of the past. Human resources insider R. William Holland delivers a completely new and radically improved set of rules for job hunters in today’s very tough market, where white-collar positions are shed at higher rates than those in any other sector.

The key is to shift your focus from what you’ve done in the past—former job titles, duties, degrees—to the value you can create for an employer in the future. Value creation is the language employers respond to, and Cracking the New Job Market supplies powerful strategies for putting it to work for you, including how to:

• Gather information on what prospective employers truly value

• Tailor your résumé and interview answers to speak directly to what companies value

• Locate prime employment opportunities that intersect with your personal talents and what the marketplace needs

• Unlock the networking power of social media

And many more tips for cracking the new job market!

R. William Holland, Ph.D., is founder of R. William Holland Consulting, LLC, specializing in HR and career management. The firm works in alliance with BeamPines, a talent-management company in New York City. He has also served as executive vice president at Right Management, Inc., and as chief human resources officer at Meridian Bank, the University of Pennsylvania, and the BP outsourcing business for Andersen Consulting.

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