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This is the guide to living life on your terms. It’s tough landing that first job out of school and starting your climb up the professional ladder in such an uncertain world. In Knock 'em Dead Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, you will learn how to climb the ladder of success and get what you want out of life.
You'll learn how to: -Develop social networks that deliver results for the new professional you -Build a resume that gets you interviews -Complete your job search in record time with a killer plan of attack -Turn job interviews into job offers and paychecks -Build a professional brand that delivers credibility -Bring your entrepreneurial dreams to life.
Working your way through the proven job search and interview strategies from the inimitable Martin Yate, you'll gradually discover a blueprint for professional success. You'll immediately begin to make sense of the world of work, start your career on the right foot, and gain access to the corporate inner circle and win promotions way ahead of your college peers. You can get what you want out of life, and live a meaningful life on your terms — you just have to learn how to do it.
In Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, you'll develop a practical career plan that puts you in control, with commonsense strategies that really can bring your dreams to life. You need never be unemployed, never be without income streams. In short, you can score the job you want and learn to survive and prosper over the long haul with a brand new approach to professional success that always put you first. How will you guide your professional destiny?
"While reading Knock `Em Dead I looked around a few times to see if author Martin Yate was perhaps peering through my living room window to see my reaction. It really felt like he was talking to me, singling me out. How could he know how I rationalize things as a recruiter who actually is the business of getting people hired? 'You didn't come to this book for a good time; you came because you need to take your first steps into the working world.' Knock `Em Dead is a most unusual, well-organized, 'keep it real' book about what it takes to become indispensable as a first time, a military servicemember leaving the military or any job seeker for that matter, in today's economy. We must make choices and take action to "chart our own paths" and add value that others do not in managing our careers. We cannot wait for a boss or a job description to tell us what to do; rather we must just take the initiative ourselves. Only then can we become indispensable "Knock `Em Dead Success stories" rather than replaceable 'cogs.' There are so many fantastic quotes in the book too. The chapters in this book are each broken down into short segments with great headlines that summarize them. Yate uses special vocabulary words to describe the many factors that go into becoming a successful job seeker. These words have unique meanings in the context in which they are used. 'You came to this book because you're savvy enough to know that transitioning from school to work and then navigating the twists and turns of a professional career, require more than a hope and a prayer.' You'll never be bewildered or bored while reading Knock `Em Dead. It will awaken a part of your brain that you may have never used before." - Sultan T. Camp
"A hundred years ago, when I was first starting my career, I could have used this book! Now that I am the proud co-owner of a couple of twenty-somethings just starting out, they will each receive a copy! Most of the information here is the kind of thing we all learn along the way, but what a fantastic resource as a primer for new grads and those just starting to move into their first "real" jobs. And contains a ton of useful information, even for those of us looking at second, or even third, career path. Now that I am looking for something useful to do while semi-retired, there is advice for career changers that will prove useful for this certified old guy. This isn't just "keep your resume current" advice. It is a career management tool for anyone looking for long-term success in any chosen field. It is practical, often funny and contains a wealth of information and solid advice. Martin Yate has assembled a "brain trust" of wide-ranging advisers to add emphasis to the text that serves to reinforce the themes of each chapter or subsection. And then assembled all of them helpfully in an appendix that makes it easy to identify each person, their blog and/or website. This is simply the best place to start on that long, winding road called "my career." A truly valuable addition to the Knock 'em Dead library." - W David Hampton
"Martin's latest Knock 'Em Dead book is as relevant today as it was the first time I starting reading his books in the early 90's. I always had a copy of his latest edition in hand prior to any job transition and/or interview. It was always the last thing I read before that 'big' interview and somehow I always got the job! It was my guide as well as a last minute motivator for me to hit a home run in every interview I had. I continued to purchase his numerous editions throughout the years as he always kept ahead of the times. Especially with the social media explosion which really changed the way we look for and find the job of our dreams. I learned quite a bit in my university years as well as the on the job experiences where I fine tuned many skills. The one, and most important skill however, was never taught in a classroom or out in the 'real world'. No one ever taught or educated us on 'How to Manage our Career'. I feel most of us defaulted to get a job, do well and move up, retire. And if that doesn't work, just get another job and do the same. Doesn't work like that anymore. Martin is clearly the worldwide expert and coach for helping manage your career at every level. I had the pleasure to speak with him live a few times as well as listen to several of his live webinars. I could literally feel the passion and energy he puts in to help provide clear advice while 'telling it like it is'. His passion for writing makes you feel he is talking directly to you when reading his material. His latest book is broken into chapters that are so easy to follow and understand and often he has highlighted quotes from industry experts to provide additional support, resources and knowledge." - Mark Lynch
"If you're looking for an accurate, up-to-date, easy to read, thorough, career guide for a first-time job seeker or early careerist, Knock 'em Dead - Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers is a great choice. If you have a recent graduate in your life, consider buying it as a gift. It will be used again and again - and appreciated. First-time job search is stressful and confusing. having a reliable guide book will help. Martin Yate has earned respect in the community of career professionals for the consistent high quality of his books. When I directed a college career center I kept his books for reference and they are among the books I always recommend. Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers is one of his best." - William Lawhorn
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