"Finding a new situation/position... requires a very single-minded, assertive, multifaceted sales campaign, with you as the product."

Read the want-ads, send a resume, get a job; if that simple employment formula ever worked, this book suggests its time has passed. For serious professionals seeking new positions, the modern career marketplace is a complex maze that requires self-assessment, market awareness, and personal responsibility from a committed job hunter.

This book is a roadmap of recommended steps, considerations, and tools for changing jobs. The author, CEO of a human resource consulting services firm in the northeastern United States, made a significant career change from being a retail executive in a prior professional life. In this book, he chronicles the lengthy analysis and inquiry that ultimately led him to his fulfilling next career. These steps include an examination of personal strengths and preferences as well as keen attention to the research and communication essential for identifying and reaching well-matched potential employers.

Not everyone, of course, is a financially comfortable executive with the time and money to spend on an in-depth transition process. This book is likely to serve readers at varied professional levels, as its job search advice is flexible for detailed step-by-step action or higher-level awareness. However, the analytical rigor of pen-to-paper tools, tables, and templates, paired with traditional tips on cover letters and resumes, is more likely to resonate with white-collar professionals already working in their careers. If such methods are antiquated in the age of texting and social media, the recommendations to be thorough, respectful, and accessible are evergreen. In all, the comprehensive, soup-to-nuts content of this book, paired with its many practical and adaptable matrices and examples, distinguishes it from other career guidance publications. Perhaps most distinctive, however, is its modern and timely candor about how, in today’s job market, skills reign supreme, and each worker is responsible for navigating their own career path.

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