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Winning the Job Search: The Hard Truths about Getting Hired

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Getting a job is a full-time job. In today’s competitive market, it can easily become an overwhelming obsession rife with emotions. Most job applicants suffer from their lack of knowledge about how and why companies hire, coupled with an inability to accurately describe what they’ve done in their careers.

 

It shouldn’t be so difficult to find a job! Right?

 

Winning the Job Search offers the inside track for finding a new job and getting hired. Here, you’ll find dozens of misconceptions about the job application and hiring processes, including insights from professional recruiters, HR leaders, business and technology executives, and career coaches.

 

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Parse and respond to a job description
  • Write a cover letter and high-quality resume
  • Develop and memorize stories about your career
  • Present yourself confidently in front of a job interview panel
  • Get out of your own way (and your comfort zone)
  • Take control of your job hunting experience

Authors Anthony Garone and Ellis Fitch are creative entrepreneurs from Arizona who built a successful business from scratch. Anthony has interviewed and hired hundreds of people in various industries, advised dozens of businesses and college programs, launched several businesses and written a handful of books.

 

Ellis is an experienced writer and jobseeker. She has led content marketing initiatives for a number of SaaS companies and been through the hiring wringer, from being ghosted to fielding multiple offers at once.

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Anthony Garone and Ellis Fitch

Authors Anthony Garone and Ellis Fitch are creative entrepreneurs from Arizona who built a successful business from scratch. Anthony has interviewed and hired hundreds of people in various industries, advised dozens of businesses and college programs, launched several businesses and written a handful of books.

Ellis is an experienced writer and jobseeker. She has led content marketing initiatives for a number of SaaS companies and been through the hiring wringer, from being ghosted to fielding multiple offers at once.

Anthony Garone is the author of Clueless at the Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant and Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson’s Impossible Song

Ellis Fitch is the author of A Valediction.

Good stuff and an excellent reference guide! For most of us, job hunting is excruciating under the best of circumstances. But if you heed the advice of Anthony Garone and Ellis Fitch in their latest book, Winning the Job Search: The Hard Truths About Getting Hired, you just might find your job search to be a little less painful. At the very least, you will discover you’re not alone on the journey. The book has a conversational in tone and is divided into 57 hard truths and misconceptions. Not only is it filled with helpful anecdotes, advice, and commentary from experts, but you also get a male and female (a.k.a. Anthony and Ellis) perspective on the job search. Spoiler alert: Women face additional challenges that range from what to wear (polo shirts and chinos don’t cut it) to dealing with creepy vibes from an interviewer. I was delighted to learn that Winning the Job Search is written by two self-acknowledged introverts, which makes this functioning introvert feel seen. I found the Misconception #26: Using Introversion as an Excuse to be particularly relevant and helpful. I’m definitely using Anthony’s example of how to answer a question about strengths and weaknesses as an introvert (Misconception #14: You Can’t Prepare for an Interview) as a talking point.

Lisa Sorg-Friedman, Content Strategist

I am happy to have read the book. Having completed recently a successful job process as a candidate, I can see how my applying several of these concepts to my process were what paved the way to my success. I hadn't read the book by then, but now I will recommend it to others. In my opinion, most of the concepts seem obvious to me, but clearly are less-than-obvious to others. What this book does wonderfully is the systematization of the process. Its methodical approach is crucial for success. It clearly, compellingly, and succinctly takes the reader from point A to B. It is particularly useful, I believe, for people who are first hitting the job market, as well as for people who haven't looked for a job for a long time. Now, to the downside: I believe that this book cannot guarantee that the person applying these principles will get a great job. But I do believe that understanding the key levers presented in the book will both improve the odds of getting a job as well as provide a great platform to get the right type of job (for both the hiring team and the candidate).

Prof. Bernie F. Quiroga, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at West Virginia University

Description

 The job search can be opaque, painstaking and just plain frustrating. What if you had the inside track on what hiring managers were thinking and how companies conduct their hiring processes? What if you had concrete, actionable ways you could improve your chances for getting hired?

Winning the Job Search discusses some of the biggest misconceptions about getting hired and exactly what to do about it. You’ll learn how to position your resume, work with recruiters, leverage your network and prepare for an interview. The best part? The advice comes directly from hiring managers, recruiters and HR experts.

While it takes work to get hired, Winning the Job Search will help you navigate the hiring process with confidence, knowledge and the edge you need to succeed.

Additional information

Format

Trade Paperback

ISBN

978-1-949267-79-2

Language

English

Pages

304

Publisher

Stairway Press

Release Date

5/31/2022

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