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Your Career Transition Blog
Welcome to Job-Stuff. I hope the information and musing here are helpful in your journey through the "Transition-Zone". Please also check out the "Zero To Network Blog", since Business Networking is a major weapon in your job seeking arsenal.
First and foremost, I have walked in your shoes. I had a senior level position at a Fortune 500 company and felt my career was invincible. In prior years, I merely wrote my resume, called a headhunter and posted my job on Monster. And the hiring executives came a callin!
When I was asked to step into the "transition" zone, I dreamt of double dipping on my severance package. Reality: Over a year later, with my severance a distant memory, I finally found a great job.
During my transition, I started a contract services company and also became an Executive Recruiter (aka HeadHunter). I learned a lot about myself during this chapter. And - oh the mistakes I made - which I will share with you here. I believe it is important to laugh at yourself, your mistakes and share them with others, so that you don't make the same ones (I am sure you will make your own, which is how we learn).
I hope you find Job-Stuff Blog helpful in your career transition.
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Career Websites & Blogs:
ZeroToNetwork, a Business Networking Blog
Edugree Career and Education
Work with Passion, Purpose & Profit; Worthwhile Magazine
QuintCareers, Career Search Resources
Jim Stroud's Revenge of the Jobseeker
Women at Home Networking
BoldCareer, Take Control of your career
Business Opportunities Weblog
Jason's Recruiting Blog
George's Employment Law Blawg
Dr. Bamster - Career Doctor
Occupational Adventure - A Career should light your fire!
Get That Job
Other Blogs you might enjoy:
Apprentice Views - TV Series
David Newman, Marketing
Lori Richardson's Sales Process Diva
Creating Customer Evangelists
Tom Peters (Brand Called You and much more)
Think eBiz, eBusiness Strategy News, Views and Ramblings
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Sunday, March 19
Job Search Solutions - Final Comments
JobStuff Readers: I could write more about Tony Beshara's book, The Job Search Solution - but in a way, I have since starting this blog. Hmmm - was Tony reading my blog? At one time I thought of writing a Career Transition book - and if I did - this would have been the book.
Tony lists the Top Ten Reasons why People have trouble finding a job. I'll list '3' that resonate strongly with me (buy the book to learn the others -- and how to get past these "walls".
- People don't make finding a job a "job" itself! (#1)
- People don't acknowledge the psychological and emotional stress that changing jobs entail. (#4)
- People don't sell themselves in interviews. (#8)
One final note - and then on to how you can get my copy of Tony's book for free.
Tony offers a seminar where he takes participants through much of what is in this book, like a boot camp. It is pricey at $499, and is not something I recommend. I think you can gain much of what you need to know through his book and other sources, such as this blog and many others. Unless your company is paying for such a service, I would do the research first before spending your money.
Now, I will be pleased to mail this book to you (USA only please). Please send me an email - letting me know your current job search challenges and provide a piece of advice that is worth sharing to others seeking a new career. The best advice and situation will get the book. The decision of the judge is final... Stephen
PS: Or order Tony Beshara's book, The Job Search Solution from Amazon today.
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The JobStuff Bookshelf
Job Search Solutions, Tony Beshara
How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
your Well Before You're Thirsty, Harvey Mackay
Power Networking, Donna Fisher
of Networking, Ivan R. Misner
Need to Be a Little Crazy : The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business,
Six Fundamentals of Success, Stuart Levine
Unlimited Futures : How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want, Dr. Bobbie Stevens
Selling to VITO, Anthony Parinello
Branding, Nick Wreden (Brand Futurist)
Solution Selling, Create Buyers in Difficult Selling Markets", by Michael Bosworth
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