How to Get Any Job

How to Get Any Job

Life Launch & Relaunch for Everyone Under 30 (or How to Avoid Living in your Parents' Basement)

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Donald Asher, America's career guru, believes that success comes from an alignment of passion and preparation. First tip: Your college major has very little to do with your job options. In fact, you can get to virtually any life-goal destination from virtually any starting point. Stephen Colbert was a philosophy major. Chad Hurley, billionaire founder of YouTube, was an art major. And while we're at it, Albert Einstein was a high-school drop-out. Still think your college major will determine your life path? Think again.
HOW TO GET ANY JOB is the first book that definitively answers the following questions, and many more:
• What is "life launch" and how is it different from getting a job?
• Why do employers hire people like you?
• Which skills do employers value most? (They're not what you think!)
• How do non-tech people get hired and thrive in tech companies?
• How do you set yourself up to get promoted?
• How do you prove you have skills that don't show up on your transcripts?
• How do you get experience if you can't get a job, or have the "wrong" major?
• How can you get famous and influential people to help you?
• How do you hit restart if you get stuck in a dead-end job out of college?
• What should you do if you're a graduate and living in your parents' basement?
• What should you do if you're a junior to make sure you don't end up in that basement?
 Whether you're twenty and still in college or twenty-nine and still wondering how to start your life, HOW TO GET ANY JOB offers the most creative and innovative thinking on life launch to date. It is used by college career centers nationwide.

Baker & Taylor
Counsels young post-college job seekers on the essential steps for aligning personal career goals with available job opportunities, in a reference that explains how to translate a major into a job that places an emphasis on achieving balanced life goals over career advancement. Original.

Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781580089470
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Clio84 Jan 19, 2013

This is an excellent book that will help you to figure out your career path. It doesn't matter if you already finished college/university. It'll guide to discover what you're really looking for in a job and how to get you there. Great advice!


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