Item description for Job Hunting for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Max Messmer...
Overview This updated version of the helpful employment handbook provides guidelines and helpful hints for people searching for a new job or a career, including tips on writing a resume and cover letter, and how to negotiate a salary. Original. 22,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Whether you're a recent high school or college grad or an established workforce veteran, changing jobs can be a scary experience. Let Job Hunting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, be your guide to pushing your career forward. Author Max Messmer, Chairman and CEO of Robert Half International (the world's largest specialized staffing firm), has used his job search expertise to create this cutting-edge guide to job hunting. Messmer offers the kind of friendly advice and insider's tips that can enhance your job search from start to finish. Get yourself off on the right foot. First, organize your supplies; then, organize your search. Target your search in the job market of your choice; then, give yourself the tools that you need in order to break in to that market. Find out what separates bad resumes from resumes that get results. Discover the secrets of drumming up job leads, from researching online to using your own networks or working with a recruiter. After you're in, you'll be ready to shine with Messmer's complete list of the do's and don'ts of giving great interviews; and you'll be confident when the interview ends, knowing that you possess the keys to successfully closing an interview. Don't wait another day. Find the job you want with Job Hunting For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Citations And Professional Reviews Job Hunting for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Max Messmer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Business Connections - 09/01/1999 page 10
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Studio: IDG Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 7.29" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 1999
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764551639 ISBN13 9780764551635 UPC 785555005082
Availability 0 units.
More About Max Messmer
Max Messmer, author of Human Resources Kit For Dummies, is chairman and CEO of Robert Half International Inc., the world's largest specialized staffing firm.
Max Messmer has an academic affiliation as follows - Chairman and CEO Robert Half International Inc.
Reviews - What do customers think about Job Hunting for Dummies, 2nd Edition?
Mini-book - a ripoff Mar 30, 2008
I ordered Job Hunting for Dummies and I guess this site found one. It turned out that this wasn't Job Hunting for Dummies but a mini-book with a few excerpts for the full book. Since the picture on this site looked like a book and this site didn't flag that this was a mini-book, I didn't know that I bought the wrong thing until it arrived in the mail. As a result, I had to go to the bookstore and bought the real thing. Buyer beware!
A reliable starting point May 12, 2005
A job market author, I give this book five stars for its breadth. As it promises, it covers all its bases, helping the reader to organize the job search, prepare for an interview, hone a resume, and achieve myriad other successes in the process of finding that dream position. Job Hunting for Dummies could offer more in the way of up-to-date technological information--more on online job sites, posting your resume on the Internet, the proper protocol for emailing a potential employer, etc.--but perhaps more detailed tips will be provided in a later edition. Overall, Messmer achieves what he sets out to do: he gives the reader a solid starting point.
Great book, worth every penny Apr 11, 2003
After several years of complete dedication to my career and to the company I was employed by, I experienced a layoff a few months back. Thus, I suddenly find myself back in the job market and felt ill-prepared to deal with it until I got this book.
I went on a few interviews but had been nervous about certain questions such as; do I tell them how much I was making at my last job? Do I write a "thank you for interviewing" me letter after the interview? etc, etc...
This book covers all the topics that you are nervous about. Examples; what to say in a cover letter, interviewing, salary negotiations + much more. Included are some useful sample resumés and cover letters in different formats.
After reading this book, I feel much more confident that I'm handling my job hunting in a more professional manner. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a job, or even if you have a job but hate your boss and want another one.
In general, I like the For Dummies clear and concise and easy to read format. While there are some For Dummies books that have very little substance, this is not one of them.
The New Job Hunter's "Bible" Apr 18, 2001
"Job Hunting For Dummies" is an easy-to-read book that spells out the most effective ways to find a job and it does so in a clear and concise manner. Even in the best of times, the job market is an imbroglio that is difficult to navigate and that is why JHFD is a must-read for all job hunters.
Although job hunting is serious business, JHFD adeptly uses humor for comic relief as well as to emphasize a point. The section on actual resume' and job interview miscues is both funny and cautionary; readers would do well to take note.
Of all the job hunting books I've read, JHFD is clearly the best. While Richard Nelson Bolles' "What Color Is Your Parachute?" has been acclaimed as the job hunter's "bible," I know from experience that it is a tedious and often contradictory piece of work that has outlived its usefulness. Accordingly, job hunters should consider bypassing "Parachute" in favor of JHFD as it has more to offer its readers.
Crystal clear, easy to read and INFORMATIVE Jun 18, 1999
Max has written the final word on finding a job! It is put together very well - a quick yet informative and in depth read. Hey! This book even helped me get a job at Robert Half International - Max's company! Love ya, Messmer!