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Greener pastures : how to find a job in another place
Kay, Andrea, 1954-
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First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 225 pages ; 21 cm
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HF5382.75.U6 K39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Essential for those who want to relocate, this practical career-finding guide covers in detail, and with real-life examples: what one must do before one starts a long-distance search; what type of research and preparation can be done from home; how to discover openings in a target market; and when and how to plan a visit to that target city and what to do once you're there.

Author Notes

Andrea Kay is a career consultant who has helped thousands of job hunters find positions, many of them in new locations. Her syndicated column appears weekly in newspapers across the U.S. She is the author of two other career books, Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want and Resumes That Will Get You the Job You Want. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Booklist Review

Two different perspectives on careers--one philosophical and the other pragmatic--answer queries from workers both young and old, great and small. Of the two, Harkness is the most impassioned, imploring employers and employees alike to rethink the chronological career-stopping clock of 65 years of age. To fuel her plea, she cites any number of statistics and research findings--including the four factors contributing to healthy brain aging, fiscal charts showing an increased dependency on salaries, and celebrities who've successfully defied the old-age myth. In addition, many of her own clients (albeit with pseudonyms) act as templates, revealing their former and current career styles. Most important for those midlife crisis^-ridden readers is the series of seven exercises to reset career clocks, starting with self-recognition and ending with a strategic action plan. A book slightly before its time, waiting to be heard. Kay, the ultimate pragmatist, offers strategies for relocating one's career. Every chapter is carefully plotted and planned toward one single objective: a bona fide job in another state or country. The advice is much the same as other counselors' advice; part psychological, part common sense, it starts with an examination of both good and bad reasons for moving. With ample work sheets to fill out, the advice continues with at-home work (sample letters and the like), pre-visit logistics, follow-ups, and negotiations. A combination of Zen tactics and twenty-first-century niceties that will help readers in search of new career vistas. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1. Why Go to All That Trouble?p. 1
2. What You Can Do from Homep. 21
3. Line Up Your Cheerleadersp. 57
4. Plotting Your First Visitp. 89
5. Round Onep. 115
6. How to Be a Nice Nagp. 137
7. They Want Youp. 175
8. Finding Your Way at Work and Homep. 199
Appendix Helpful Resourcesp. 207