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ERIC Number: ED396082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9633008-7-3
Job Search over 40: Selling to Your Strengths. Pocket Job Series No. 5.
Lindgren, Amy
This book is the fifth in a series of six pocket-sized books written for career changers and laid-off workers. Each book is written at a 7th- to 10th-grade reading level and contains examples, hands-on self-discovery exercises, and step-by-step advice for a successful job search. This book describes a job search strategy that makes "overqualified" an advantage. Chapter 1 focuses on who the players are--the law, the older worker, the job market, and the job seeker. Four ways to combat age bias are described: ignore it, confront it, litigate, or expect and avoid it. Chapter 2 provides a strategy that includes the following: preparing for the job search by preparing mentally, identifying weaknesses, updating the resume, enrolling in a computer class, and setting a job goal; using the hidden job market; and practicing for the interview. Chapter 3 covers what to do if turned down, including following up, handling rejection, and troubleshooting. Other contents include names and addresses of six national resource organizations, a bibliography of 10 helpful books for job seekers, an index, and space for notes. (YLB)
Prototype Career Press, 626 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 ($2.95 plus shipping, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 561-566.