The Job Search Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Back to Work after a Layoff

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THE JOB SEARCH
CHECKLIST
Everything You Need to Know
to Get Back to Work After a Layoff

DAMIAN BIRKEL

New York • Atlanta • Brussels • Chicago • Mexico City • San Francisco
Shanghai • Tokyo • Toronto • Washington, D.C

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Foreword v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Prequels- Anticipating Job Loss 8
  • Step 1 - The Emotional Impact of Job Loss 19
  • 1 - Job Loss Grieving 21
  • 2 - Secondhand Job Loss 40
  • Step 2 - Life after Unemployment 49
  • 3 - Recovery 51
  • 4 - Getting Organized 59
  • 5 - Rebuilding Your Professional Identity 66
  • Step 3 - Developing a Career Plan 73
  • 6 - Developing Your Career Plan 75
  • 7 - Ali-Important Research 82
  • 8 - Personality Testing 87
  • 9 - Personal Marketing Plan 94
  • Step 4 - Crafting An Effective Résumé 105
  • 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 143
  • 15 - The Visible Job Market 145
  • 16 - In-Person Networking 150
  • 17 - Social Networking 166
  • Step 6 - Effective Interviewing 175
  • 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 233
  • 24 - Prepared and Ready to Go 235
  • 25 - Your First Six Months 245
  • Conclusion 253
  • End Notes 255
  • Index 259
  • About the Author 265
  • Free Sample Chapter from Acing the Interview by Tony Beshara 266
  • Chapter 1 - What Today’s Job Seekers Need to Know about Themselves and Their Competition 267
  • About Amacom 279
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