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Rabu, 18 April 2012

The Panic Free Job Search by Paul Hill - Book review

The Panic Free Job Search

Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired

By: Paul Hill

Published: March 22, 2012
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1601632037
ISBN-13: 978-1601632036
Publisher: Career Press

"No longer will you have to settle for a job that is available to you simply because you need a paycheck. Nor is it about what is hot or good, but rather about what excites you and what you can make money at, while getting a thrill. writes career transition expert, coach, speaker, and founder of ADV Advanced Technical Services Inc., Paul Hill, in his very practical and results oriented book The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired. The author describes how to leverage the power of social media to uncover the hidden job market, to become more visible to employers utilizing advanced tools, and find the job that you really want.

Paul Hill recognizes that many people are frustrated with their current jobs, and yet they lack the knowledge of up to date techniques to transition to a new job. The author presents proven and up to date strategies and techniques for landing a great job even in today's down economy. Paul Hill emphasizes, however, that employment seekers must understand and utilize current job finding tactics to achieve success. The author points out that methods that were effective in the past simply do not work in the modern job market. To find a job, according to Paul Hill, job seekers must demonstrate a web knowledgeable online presence, utilize social media strategies effectively, and understand how employers use those same social media sites to find suitable employment candidates.

Paul Hill (photo left) understands that to find that tremendous job, a person must truly know what they really want, and what excites them in life. Without this basic personal understanding, an individual will not have the focus to discover the ideal job for them and their passions. Paul Hill begins the employment journey with this critical first step of recognizing one's own goals, wishes, and dreams prior to beginning any active job search campaign. This personal discovery will sharpen the focus, and increase the drive and desire to land that dream employment position.

Paul Hill guides the employment seeker through an entire hands on course in job hunting that takes into consideration the realities of the current employment marketplace. The author includes information that works, and advises against using out dated techniques that will lead only to dead ends. The author provides his proven ACT formula for finding that job that is right for the employment seeker. The three principles of the ACT concept are as follows:

* Alignment: Matching your inner person with the right job
* Confidence: Setting and visualizing your employment goals
* Tactics: From search to resume to interview

For me, the power of the book is how Paul Hill provides a comprehensive employment seeking road map, that will result in a job, that fits the inner goals and passions of the candidate. The author begins the guide with a thorough self examination exercise for the job seeker to focus on their personal goals, passions, and dreams. With this targeting in place, Paul Hill then provides a step by step search process, that is not only proven to work in the real world, but is repeatable for any type of job seeker regardless of the stage in their career.

The author offers advice for understanding how the current job market works, a thorough grounding in the essential social media tools, and a realistic assessment of how employers probe the social media landscape to find candidates. With the employer focus on candidates in mind, Paul Hill transforms the job seeker into a web and social media savvy employment candidate, who will be sought after for several highly desirable positions.

I highly recommend the employment seeking blueprint and strategy based book The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired by Paul Hill, to anyone at any stage of their career, whether employed currently or not, who are seeking a guide to finding and landing that ideal job for them. This book will steer you in the right direction, provide the proven advice you need, and guide you toward your personal employment goal.

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