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Quick Job Search Guide, Sixth Edition

Seven Steps to Getting a Good Job in Less Time

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Edition: Sixth

Copyright: 2015

Size: 6 x 9

Michael Farr


The Quick Job Search Guide teaches individuals how to conduct an effective job search through practical instruction, skills checklists, worksheets, and sample resumes.

This information-packed booklet helps individuals develop skills and knowledge in the following fundamental job search steps: 

  • identify your key skills
  • define your ideal job
  • learn the two most effective job search methods
  • write a superior resume and portfolio
  • organize your time to get two interviews a day
  • dramatically improve your interviewing skills
  • and follow up on all leads

Readers are referred to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) for current job descriptions as they are going through the process of identifying their ideal jobs. A list of OOH job titles is included in the booklet.

This edition includes new instruction on writing cover letters, including print and electronic examples, as well as new tips and tools to effectively use online job search tools such as LinkedIn.

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.