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Getting the Job You Really Want, Sixth Edition

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Good Job in Less Time

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Getting the Job You Really Want Sixth Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-832-9
Getting the Job You Really Want Sixth Edition - JIST Gateway eWorkbook - access code delivered via email - 1-year license from time of activation
ISBN: 978-1-63332-007-9
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Getting the Job You Really Want Instructor's Guide and Resources - access code delivered via email - 4-year license from time of activation
ISBN: 978-1-63332-225-7

Pages: 240

Edition: Sixth

Copyright: 2011

Size: 8.5 x 11

Michael Farr

Order 20 or more copies of the workbook and receive a free copy of Getting the Job You Really Want Instructor's Resources.

Now available in print or online!

This complete curriculum provides the core material that thousands of schools, colleges, and workforce development programs have used successfully for many years—plus new and enhanced content!

Using this workbook, readers learn proven techniques on all major job search topics. They gain results-oriented, step-by-step instructions to:

  • Identify key skills.
  • Determine ideal jobs.
  • Explore career alternatives.
  • Find unadvertised jobs.
  • Prepare for the seven phases of an interview.
  • Create outstanding resumes.

In addition to showing students and adults how to find a job fast, Getting the Job You Really Want helps them keep their jobs and advance their careers with up-to-date content on etiquette, ethics, personal finance, and more.

New content includes guidance on using technology in the job search, finding leads and jobs through social networking sites, being flexible in a volatile work world, and creating online and physical portfolios. A fresh interior design showcases the book's narrative, activities, worksheets, case scenarios, and more.

Administer this workbook online through JIST Gateway!

Now individuals can complete Getting the Job You Really Want online anytime, anywhere, and on any device!

This interactive online workbook allows individuals to bookmark pages, highlight key concepts, and type answers directly into the workbook. All answers and activities are saved for later review. In addition to being convenient and easy to use, this online workbook will also help individuals develop their computer skills.

Instructor resources

Available as an eBook, the Getting the Job You Really Want Instructor resources are packed with helpful tools to make job search instruction as simple and informative as possible. It includes chapter objectives, lesson plans, discussion questions, and additional activities such as role-plays, presentation tips, lists of additional resources, and much more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Getting the Life You Really Want
Chapter 2: Getting to Know What an Employer Wants
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Skills
Chapter 4: Getting to Know Your Job Objective
Chapter 5: Getting Organized to Find a Job
Chapter 6: Getting a Job with Traditional and Nontraditional Job Search Methods
Chapter 7: Getting and Using Your Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio, and JIST Card
Chapter 8: Getting a Positive Response in Each of the Seven Interview Phases
Chapter 9: Getting Good Answers to Tough Interview Questions
Chapter 10: Getting to Keep the Job You Find

Author Bio

James Michael Farr founded JIST Publishing and was a nationally recognized job search expert, multi-award winner and best-selling author of more than 20 career books, including The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book and Getting the Job You Really Want. He passed away in December 2010.

Widely known as America’s Career Expert, Farr was an important figure in the self-directed job search movement. His passion was empowering job seekers with the knowledge and skills they needed to take control of their own job searches, so that they’d be less reliant on outplacement and vocational services and counselors to find jobs for them.

In 1981, Farr founded JIST, which has been one of the nation’s largest career publishing houses for nearly 30 years. Farr’s ground-breaking job search and career planning books have sold more than 2 million copies and dominate the career shelves of bookstores and libraries across the nation. Farr is the primary author of the Best Jobs series, Top Careers series, and The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book.

During his lifetime, Farr received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. His books Getting the Job You Really Want, The Very Quick Job Search and Best Jobs for the 21st Century were finalists or winners of Benjamin Franklin Awards. Several videos based on Farr’s job search expertise and book content also have won prestigious Telly, Communicator, WorldFest, NY Film Festival and Videographer awards.

“Since we switched to the Getting the Job You Really Want curriculum from JIST Publishing less than a year ago, our students' job-placement rate has more than doubled!"
—George Gomoll, Taylor Business Institute

"Getting the Job You Really Want is a very useful and effective tool, with great examples of resumes and cover letters, and organizational tools like the JIST Card."
—Janie Steward, Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, Chillicothe, Ohio

"I have used Getting the Job You Really Want to teach students in my Professional Development classes for the last four years because it is an excellent step-by-step guide!"
—Debbie Lynn Fleming, Ouachita Parish Alternative Center, West Monroe, Louisiana