Get the Right Job Right Now: Proven Tools, Tips and Techniques From Canada's Career Coach by Alan KearnsGet the Right Job Right Now: Proven Tools, Tips and Techniques From Canada's Career Coach by Alan Kearns

Get the Right Job Right Now: Proven Tools, Tips and Techniques From Canada's Career Coach

byAlan Kearns

Paperback | May 31, 2007

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Can I get a job through the Internet or want ads? What kind of resumé works best? What is “job shadowing” and how do I do it? How do I “close” an interview? Looking for a job is a job in itself, but it can be an enlightening and successful process if you have the right tools. Get the Right Job, Right Now! delivers everything the job hunter needs: comprehensive, proven and up-to-date information; invaluable insiders’ advice from a successful career coach; and practical and inspiring tips from real-life Canadian job seekers, successful professionals and entrepreneurs.

Written by Alan Kearns, known as “Canada’s Career Coach” and founder of CareerJoy, a renowned career coaching company, Get the Right Job, Right Now! is the guide for all those hoping find a métier with meaning, whether changing jobs or just starting out. Based on modules provided to his clients, Kearns will help you, the job seeker, find out how to:

• decide on your dream job

• craft a resumé that gets read

• create your brand and evolve your career (with advice from Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley Tools)

• work with coaches, recruiters and HR departments

• distinguish between screening and selection interviews

• discuss your salary

• manage success (with tips from Paul Henderson)

• land well in the first 90 days of your new job (with advice from Sean Pronger)

ALAN KEARNS is head coach and founder of CareerJoy, a career coaching company with clients across Canada and the US. He has over 15 years’ experience in helping people make employment transitions and has designed several successful programs to manage the process. He is a career expert for the National Post, Reader’s Digest,
Title:Get the Right Job Right Now: Proven Tools, Tips and Techniques From Canada's Career CoachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.88 × 5.81 × 0.69 inPublished:May 31, 2007Publisher:Harpercollins Canada, LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006386628

ISBN - 13:9780006386629


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Priceless! "Bingo!" was indeed what I said out loud after I read the book. "Double Bingo!" after I applied a few of the techniques it offers. “Tadaa!” was what came out when I first picked up the book and flipped over the pages. The sections on thank you letter, resume and cover letter writing is outstanding. Like many regular Jane Doe's out there, I have an imprecise idea of what I am good at. I know some adjectives to describe my skills and qualifications. However, I was nowhere near the effective level needed when it comes to selling myself on paper. The samples of resumes and letters help tremendously. They literally put the needed words in my mouth. They save me hours racking my brain for the right words to embellish my abilities (on paper) as a worker. Still, I don’t feel satisfied with the work I’ve done to my resume. Although I’m not seriously looking for a new job, I’m seriously considering using CareerJoy’s resume writing service. For the next step, I challenge the author to write a book on how people can find better jobs within their company. In the big-corporations world, many authors write about how to find a job from outside in. I haven’t seen one who has a book on how to find a better job from within. Everyone thinks once you’re inside, it’s easy to find a better job from within. They forget the same competitiveness that exists outside-in also exists once the job seeker is inside. On top of that, the job seeker now has to deal with office politics to get themselves known to the right people.
Date published: 2008-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get the Coach! Coaching is all the rage today in a variety of fields. Alan Kearns leads the way and in "Get the Right Job Right Now!" he demonstrates why he is a leader in career coaching. This book contains essential guidance for knowing who you are, what you want out of work and life and how to get there. The investment in the book is truely doubled in the first three chapters. After that, its up to you. Getting the right job isn't always easy. My own experience was enhanced by engaging Alan Kearns as my career coach. In a way I saw the book before it hit the shelve so I know first hand that this material is terrific.
Date published: 2007-10-27