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Monster careers : how to land the job of your life
Taylor, Jeff, 1960-
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Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
xiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
Reading Level:
1030 Lexile.
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HF5382.7 .T39 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Career
HF5382.7 .T39 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HF5382.7 .T39 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HF5382.7 .T39 2004 Adult Non-Fiction College and Career

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Monster founder Jeff Taylor, with former editor-in-chief Doug Hardy, has written an upbeat, inspirational, and indispensable guide to getting the job you want in the new world of work. Rich with real-world advice from recruiters, career counselors, human resource professionals, and successful Monster members who share their job- hunting expertise, Monster Careers provides a step-by-step plan for carrying out a super- charged job search—from exploring new career options to writing job-winning resumes and cover letters, to mastering the interview and negotiating a job offer. A practical and passionate guide for any stage of your career, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, Monster Careers is poised to become the uncontested job search authority.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Quite simply, explains founder Taylor, "this book is about finding and landing your dream job." It's not just for the unemployed-there are practical tips for recent grads, people looking for something better and anyone who might be affected by the current climate of uncertain job security. Even individuals who are satisfied with their jobs might want to take a look at the "never settle" employee cycle, which involves taking one's professional skill set to the next level, and always being ready for the next great thing. Taylor guides readers through the new basics of searching for a job, including developing what he calls a F.A.M.E. attitude: Think like a Free agent; train like and Athlete; prepare like a Marketer; and work like an Entrepreneur. He also offers sound advice in the realms of networking, telling a good story about one's professional achievements, creating a "resume that sells" and much more. Worksheets, templates and schedules within the chapters are straightforward and user-friendly, and many of them are available online at, as indicated by the "book-to-web" designations throughout the volume. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

Along with career transition coach and general manager of Monster Careers ( Doug Hardy, Taylor, founder of the hugely successful job-search site, has written a comprehensive book on finding and landing a dream job. In a manner that is neither abstruse nor condescending, he provides solid advice on what one must do. His approach is divided into four parts: "The New Job Search Basics," "Preparing Your Search," "Into the Marketplace," and "Landing the Job." Also included are exercises and questions designed to increase self-awareness at various stages of the job-seeking process, and a chapter on resources rounds out the text. Recommended for public and academic library career shelves. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.