The Job Search Checklist

Everything You Need to Know to Get Back to Work After a Layoff

The Job Search Checklist

Author: Damian Birkel
Pub Date: October 2013
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814432914
Page Count: 272
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432921

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Table of Contents


Foreword v

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Prequels: Anticipating Job Loss 8

STEP 1 The Emotional Impact of Job Loss

1 Job Loss Grieving 21

2 Secondhand Job Loss 40

STEP 2 Life After Unemployment

3 Recovery 51

4 Getting Organized 59

5 Rebuilding Your Professional Identity 66

STEP 3 Developing a Career Plan

6 Developing Your Career Plan 75

7 All-Important Research 82

8 Personality Testing 87

9 Personal Marketing Plan 94

Step 4 Crafting an Effective Résumé

10 Résumé Components 107

11 Chronological or Functional Résumé? 117

12 Keywords: The Hidden Language of the Internet 125

13 Channeling the Power of the Internet 132

14 Creating Internet-Friendly Documents 139

STEP 5 The Power of Networking

15 The Visible Job Market 145

16 In-Person Networking 150

17 Social Networking 166

STEP 6 Effective Interviewing

18 The Interview: Types and Styles 177

19 Informational Interviews 186

20 The Screening Interview 190

21 The Interview: Concerns and Questions 196

22 Strategies to Ace an Interview 207

23 The Salary Negotiation Process 218

Step 7 Reemployment: Hit the Ground Running

24 Prepared and Ready to Go 235

25 Your First Six Months 245

Conclusion 253

Endnotes 255

Index 259

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