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Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job
Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves 0761141456 9780761141457
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Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves

A witty, friendly, unexpected job hunters bible that finally answers the real questions. Yes, if youre wedded to your nose ring, wear it to the interview. No, you shouldnt be e-mailing out hundreds of resumes. Writing with enormous authority and a compelling, lively voice, Ellen Reeves Brings together her lifetime of experience of hiring, counseling, and resume-doctoring into an essential guide for young job seekers.Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? takes readers step-by-step through a process that was always tough, but is today especially challenging. Beginning the search with a professional mind-set--get organized, and set yourself up with business cards, a respectable e-mail address, and a working cell phone. The importance of networking and the rule of three--try to make three e-mails or phone calls a day, but never more than that. The elevator speech--hone your pitch to the length of an elevator ride and be prepared to use it at the most unexpected times. The art of writing cringe-free cover letters and killer resumes--from timelines, hooks, and grammatical dos and donts to why you should never use the phrase References available upon request, never include your GPA, and never, ever make a typo. How to dress for an interview, including why to put on your business clothes when interviewing at home, over the phone. Things to be honest about: citizenship and past salary range. And thngs not to say: I want this job because I need health insurance.Then once youre in, how to negotiate salary, what to expect in a review, and basic first job common sense: take initative, be humble and helpful, never use your boss as a confidant, and always say Ill find out instead of I dont know. Now youre on your way.

Author: Ellen Gordon Reeves

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 227

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2009-04-23

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ISBN: 0761141456


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