Manage Your Job Search

Not sure where to start with your job search? Treat it like the project it is. Full of tips, stories, and humor, Johanna Rothman will help you apply pragmatic project management techniques to your job search so that you take control and find fulfilling work.

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Searching for a job is a big, complex, and scary prospect. There are so many things to do, so many choices to make. Where do you start? How do you keep track of it all?

Treat your job hunt like the project it is. When you use proven project management techniques that allow you to create a visual system, you’ll be able to increase your productivity, track your progress, evaluate your work, gain feedback, and throw out what doesn’t work while building on your successes. Take control of the most important project you’ll ever work on: finding fulfilling work.

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Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
  • Part 1: Learn to Manage Your Job Search Project
    • 1 Become Your Own Project Manager
    • 2 Start Using Your Kanban Board
    • 3 Reflect on the Past Week
    • 4 Iterate and Organize
  • Part 2: Choosing a Career, Interviewing, and Deciding on an Offer
    • 5 Know Your Previous Job Patterns
    • 6 Write Your Résumé
    • 7 Prepare for the Interview
    • 8 Decide How You Will Decide on an Offer
  • Part 3: Build Your Network
    • 9 Network, Network, Network
    • 10 Use Social Media to Network
  • Part 4: Iterate Through These Job Hunting Traps and Tips
    • 11 Avoid These Traps
    • 12 Try These Tips
  • Part 5: Special Circumstances: New Grad, Career Transition, Over 50
    • 13 What You Need to Know if You Are in Transition
    • 14 Just for People Over 50
  • Part 6: What to do When Your Job Search Takes Longer Than Three Months
    • 15 It’s Been Three Months. Now What?
    • Glossary
    • Annotated Bibliography
    • More from Johanna

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