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The Job Survival Guide

The Job Survival Guide

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THE JOBSURVIVALGUIDE
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: FIRST THINGS FIRST 
Introduction Page 4Helpful Scripture Page 6Dallas Area Networking Groups Page 7
 
SECTION 2: GETTING ORGANIZED
Phone Call Organizer Page 10Weekly Goals / Objectives Page 11Job Search Log Page 12Fax Cover Sheet Page 13Sources For Developing A Contact List Page 14
 
SECTION 3: WRITING RESUMES
Resume Checklist Page 15  List of Resume Action Words Page 17Sample Resumes
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Example 1 Page 20
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Example 2 Page 21
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Example 3 Page 22
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Example 4 Page 23
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Example 5 Page 24
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Example 6 Page 25
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Example 7 Page 26
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Example 8 Page 27
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Example 9 Page 28
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Example 10 Page 29Sample Reference Page Page 30Sample Cover Letter Classified Ad Page 31Sample Cover Letter Reference Page 32Sample Letter Confirming Receipt Of Resume Page 33Resume Tips
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Arm Yourself With A First Rate Resume Page 34
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Decorate Your House Not Your Resume Page 36
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Effective Resumes: An ‘Objective’ Debate Page 37
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First Send a Resume, Then Follow Up Page 38
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Resumes CV’s, And More: Organizing Your Qualifications Page 39
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The Resume: A Living Document Page 40
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Five Resume Essentials Page 41
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How to Create And E-Mail A Plain Text Resume Page 42
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Good Idea, Bad Timing Page 43
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Why Bullet Points Matter Page 44
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What Do Recruiters Want Anyway? Page 46
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Words Every Resume Should Include Page 48
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Words That Weaken Your Resume Page 49
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Words to Avoid in Your Resume Page 50
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E-Mail Can Be Key to Employment Page 51
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Do Cover Letters Really Matter? Page 52
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Five Common Cover Letter Mistakes Page 54
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Killer Cover Letters Page 56
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 4: THE INTERVIEW 
Interview Preparation Page 57Sample Interview Questions Page 59Interview Evaluation Page 61Sample Letter Interview Follow-up Page 62Interview Tips
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A Crash Course in Interview Preparation Page 63
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A Question of Thanks Page 64
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Closing an Interview: Tips to Seal the Deal Page 65
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Five Ways to Rescue a Dying Interview Page 66
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Four Don’ts When Dealing With Recruiters Page 67
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Four Questions to Ask a Potential Manager Page 68
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How to Ace a Meal Interview Page 69
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How to Answer the Four Most Common Interview Questions Page 70
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How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions Page 72
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How to Determine Your Salary Range Page 73
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How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions Page 74
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Interviewing With Body Language Page 76
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It’s Your Turn: What to Ask an Interviewer Page 77
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Mastering the Informational Interview Page 78
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Minor Matters That Make Your Interview Page 79
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People Change, Paper Doesn’t Page 80
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Seal the Deal With Strong References Page 81
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Shaking the Hand That Feeds You Page 82
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Showing Off Your Soft Skills Page 83
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Surviving the Phone Screen Page 85
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Taking Your Show on the Road Page 86
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The Art of Negotiating Page 87
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The Art of Self-Promotion Page 88
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The Second Interview Page 89
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What Not to Say in an Interview Page 90
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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Tactics for Job Seekers Page 91
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You Are What You Wear: Interview Attire Tips Page 92
SECTION 5: EVALUATING THE JOBS
Evaluating The Job Offers Page 93 Evaluating The Compensation Package Page 94
SECTION 6: MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS
Sample Letter Thank You For The Reference Page 96Sample Letter Thank You For The Meeting Page 97Sample Letter Thank You For The Help Page 98Sample Letter - Resignation Page 99
 

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