I wrote this book to help others find a job. I am not going to try to out-intellectualize you, I mean outsmart you. I just want to show you a nice little road map covering all the bases within the employment process. From cradle to grave. I hate that term. Anyway, this road map will be what you will need to do, step by step, to put yourself into the best position to get the career you wish to pursue. These ideas come from a recruiter’s perspective. I have spent time in staffing and in human resources both as a contractor and a permanent employee and learned a lot. The thing I learned most from the inside is what hiring managers are thinking. What they are looking for in a candidate and, more specifically, what they’re not. From what types of resumes are being looked at these days, and, yes, there are ways to easily get yours thrown into the trash, even if you have the skills if you don’t present them properly, to recruiter blacklists that can permanently take you out of the entire recruiting process for companies you may be targeting.
Some of the topics I cover may inspire additional research on your end. That would be nice. Some might lead to an entirely new way of setting priorities, developing and managing your schedule, making task lists, and networking full time. That would be the goal. Some of this information may build you an entirely new perspective on your life. That would be flattering. I’m not going to change your entire life with this book, as some career experts preach. I mean I will still be giving it a sincere chance.
Piggybacking (I hate that term) of that second notion, the goal is to recreate your way of living because some of you might not know exactly what to do each day when ‘you’re not being told by some superior. Some of you are already taskmasters and already organize your daily routine on your calendars. That’s half the battle. To those folks, this book will help with suggestions about what to plug into that eight hour day. Enough with all these ‘I’s’ now. Let’s ‘get to you. This book isn’t going to do the job for you. Like a screenplay, you have to find the right spot to begin your tale. Where in your life do we start? Some of you might be employed, pro-active job-seekers. Some of you might have just received their first pink slip after working at the same company for the last 30 years and can’t face retirement yet. Let’s cover everything.
Awesome book, Matthew definitely knows how to get you back into the work force. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs the extra push and assistance in today’s tough job market. He knows what he is talking about.
Matt did a great job explaining the actions needed to get back into the working world. With the difficult task of entering back into the working world his insight was spot on, and he understands what steps to take to differentiate yourself from others. GREAT READ!