How to Find a Job: When There Are No Jobs
(Career & Job Development Series Book 1)
(Career & Job Development Series Book 1)
by Paul Rega
How to Find a Job: When There Are No Jobs is the first book in Paul Rega's Career & Job Development Series. Also available: 12 Steps to Career Freedom (read my blog post).
Download this bestselling career book by Paul Rega, nationally recognized Executive Recruiter, with over thirty years of job hunting and career planning experience. The book rocketed to #1 in Job Hunting, Careers, and Resumes and was ranked in the Top 10 overall on Amazon at #9. This is a must read for anyone who is looking for a new job or wants to change careers in the worst economy since the Great Depression.
Paul Rega is president of a retained executive search firm he founded in 1985. His provocative new book strikes a nerve with millions of displaced workers and goes well beyond the principles of job hunting. He introduces a revolutionary new concept in career management and personal development called Intuitive Personal Assessment (IPA). Paul takes his readers on a powerful journey as he tells a gripping story about his own career and the unique challenges he's faced as an executive recruiter.
The author shares his vast knowledge of career planning and the inner workings of the job search process, citing hundreds of proven and effective job search techniques. He explains how to market your background to a targeted audience, interviewing skills and techniques, network building strategies, how to utilize personal and business contacts, effective use of social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, insider tips on working with recruiters, salary and benefits negotiation, how to write a resume, cover and follow-up letters, how to start and succeed in your own business and much more.
Despite the many challenges faced by those suffering as a result of the weak job market, Paul believes that change in one's life can be positive. He explains that, "Change throughout your life is inevitable, and as your life changes so often does your career." His book is an effective guide that will provide you with the necessary tools, skills and inside knowledge from a professional recruiter to help you navigate through difficult economic times and find a new job or change careers.
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs is a necessary and effective guide for those who are in the process of making a career change or looking for a new job and want to survive and prosper in today’s hyper competitive job market. In order to conduct a successful job search in a weak labor market, it is imperative that you first identify and determine your individual career path. Once established, your career path will act as a map to further guide you through your job search.
As president of a retained executive search firm for over twenty-seven years, I have developed a unique twelve-step career assessment and goal setting process called "Intuitive Personal Assessment" or IPA to help accomplish this important first step in your job search. The twelve steps and exercises of the IPA process will guide you through the discovery, acceptance and implementation of your desired career path. The IPA self-assessment program utilizes an individual’s intuition and incorporates their ideas, skills, interests, values and life experiences to determine one’s career path.
Coupled with the IPA process are hundreds of proven job search techniques and career planning strategies I have developed over a period of twenty-seven years as a recruiter, including how to effectively market your background, interviewing skills and techniques, networking strategies and more in a practical and easy to read format.
Nearly everyone is keenly aware of a friend, relative, neighbor or coworker who has been laid off or fired due to corporate restructuring and subsequent downsizing. The job market and the economics of the United States continue to change at a staggering pace. To be successful and prosper in today’s rapidly changing hyper competitive job market, you must be armed with the proper job search knowledge and skills. It will be imperative to identify your specific career path and be able to quickly adapt to a continuously changing job market by increasing your job search knowledge and by making proper adjustments to your skills and career.
Praise for the Book
"This amazingly, informative manual takes you through a concise step-by-step procedure to first realize and assess your own values and self-worth. The author uses his personal experiences in an anecdotal manner to convey situations that may occur, whether you're pursuing a career in your chosen field of study, looking to be promoted in your current job, or just looking for something brand new. The book offers helpful hints in resumé writing, interview do's & don'ts, and is 'chock-full' of helpful websites to connect and guide you through your job-finding quest. I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether you're job searching or not; it full of common sense advice that can simply enrich your life." ~ Pat Potilechio
"I must thank my friend for sending me in the direction of this book. It's written by someone who has gone through unemployment and shares how not to just get through it, but thrive. It includes all areas of a job search, as well as how to find the right balance between spiritual, family, health, knowledge, relationships, financial and career. It's personal, practical, poignant and very informative on how to get started in finding your dream career path, and not just another job." ~ Mary K. Hougaard
"Having been unemployed for 6 months, I decided to give this book a try. From the moment I started reading it, I knew this wasn't going to be your typical 'Finding A Job 101' book which to be honest, I thought it would be. From the personal trials, tragedies and successes of the author, to the know-hows of communication and follow up after an interview, this book truly helps you understand your journey in life, know where you have come from, where you are now and where you want to be." ~ Melanie Ouellette
About the Author
Paul Rega is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. He began his writing career in 1980 while attending Western Illinois University as a staff reporter for the Western Courier. Upon graduating with a degree in biology and journalism, he spent the next thirty years in business having started an executive search firm in 1984.
Paul's passion for writing stayed with him throughout his business life, and he started writing his first book in 1993. He published, How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs in December 2011. The book was an instant success, and hit #1 on Amazon's bestseller list for job hunting books in March 2012. He published 12 Steps to Career Freedom in August 2013, Trail of 32, a true coming of age story in September 2013, The Syndrome, a novel in April 2014 and A Two Pedal World series in May 2014.
Paul currently lives in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he is writing his next book.