My first recommendation to job hunters is to buy the following book, read
it cover-to-cover, and do everything it says. The book, Rites
Passage at $100,000+, is not only the best executive job-hunting book,
it is also the best-selling, having sold over 350,000 copies.
author, John Lucht, is a retained executive search consultant, and a
high-powered one. The book is informative, funny, and
fun-to-read. To order it, click here:Rites of
Passage at $100,000+.
Order the latest version (2014 edition) rather than a used copy, because, after many years, he has revised it significantly.
reminds you to use all of the major job-hunting techniques, including
networking, direct mail, recruiters, and want ads, and teaches you new
techniques for doing each one of these. He also has a chapter on how to
be interviewed that is easily worth the $30 you'll pay for the
book. He ends the book with a 50-page novella that will take
behind-the-scenes in a large executive search firm, which is also an enjoyable
business story in its own right.
In addition, the book is
readable and funny; it's obvious that John really cares, and wants the
reader to be successful. You'll love the silly names he comes
with, such as search pros Mae Findham and Will Pickham and job hunter
Cottsworth O.M. Kensington-Smithers IV.
The book is truly
perspective-changing. One job hunter to whom I recommended it told me
it was half expose and have informational (in part because Lucht really
gives an insider's look at what goes on in the backrooms at both
retainer and contingency search firms).
After reading it, you'll say to
"I didn't realize it worked that way." And you may even feel
or embarrassed. But you'll be way ahead of where you were.
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recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new job; anyone who
plans his job hunt without reading this book risks selling themselves
short, because they'll be missing too many avenues and leave themselves vulnerable to too many trap doors.