Manage Your Job Search
Manage Your Job Search
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Manage Your Job Search

Last updated on 2014-03-04

About the Book

Is it time for a new job? How do you find a job that matches what you have to offer, that matches what you value in a culture?

Treat your job hunt like the project it is. Use a visual system to track your job search to increase your productivity, track your progress, evaluate your work, gain feedback, and throw out what doesn’t work while building on your successes. Learn from your past career to optimize for your next step. Full of tips, stories, and humor, you’ll apply practical techniques to take control of the most important project you’ll ever work on: find your next best job.

About the Author

Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development.

Johanna has been managing projects and programs since the Neanderthal era. She is the current technical editor. She is the author of these books:

In addition, she is a contributor to:

Johanna writes the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter. She writes two blogs on her site,, as well as a blog on She is a columnist about management for and is a columnist about agile project management for

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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

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Practical Ink

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