Graduate to a Great Job by David DeLong
Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today's Market

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More than 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or doing jobs that don’t require a college degree. How can you make sure you score a good job and launch a career you’re excited about?

Succeeding in today’s job market means knowing what works – and what doesn’t. Based on more than 30 case studies of recent grads who have successfully landed excellent jobs, this book shows how to:

• Maximize the value of internships
• Focus your search on jobs you really want
• Use social media technologies to stand out from the competition
• Build a killer network that produces promising job leads
• Nail your job interviews
• Immediately become a stronger candidate

The problem of post-college unemployment has been widely reported in the press. But these challenges aren’t going away because:
• Most students, paralyzed by uncertainty and debt, are unprepared for the complexities and demands of the post-recession job market.
• Since the Great Recession, lots of career planning & job search advice is no longer valid due to changes in technology and new hiring practices.
• Raised in an online, click-to-communicate world, many new grads are unaware of the off-line behaviors you need to get employed.

Because the job market has changed so much, parents of Gen-Ys are often at a loss to advise their children on effective tactics.

Make Your Job Search 20%, 30%...even 50% Shorter

“Graduate to a Great Job” reveals how to land the job you want much faster! It shares inspiring first-person stories of young grads from schools large and small across the U.S. and Canada. They show how you, too, can succeed. Students and recent grads will find dozens of practical action steps they can take today, while also accessing critical resources to:

• Expand your job search network faster than you ever imagined
• Discover how Facebook might be keeping you unemployed
• Greatly increase the role of luck in your search
• Help create a resume that gets you the job interviews you want
• Encourage your parents and show how they can really help you launch your career

“Should be required reading for every college student,” says the director of undergraduate career development at Babson College.
 

About David DeLong

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David DeLong, author of the widely praised "Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce", is an internationally known researcher, consultant, and acclaimed keynote speaker. His firm, David DeLong & Associates, based in Concord, Massachusetts, helps organizations maximize future workforce and leadership capabilities while grappling with changing workforce demographics. He is a Fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College, teaching the MBA course "Leading & Managing Change." For more than two decades, Steve Trautman has advised executives on practical ways to hire, train, motivate, and measure employees to ensure high-impact performance--and profitable outcomes. His pioneering work on knowledge transfer is now the nationally recognized gold standard used by companies ranging from Microsoft and Boeing to Nike and Zynga, as well as many organizations in the public sector. Trautman's tested approach combines humor, street smarts, and boardroom wisdom to give today's executives what they need to become practical leaders. He lives in Seattle, WA. Read more at www.HighImpactTalentManagement.com.
 
Published May 10, 2013 by Longstone Press. 221 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Consultant DeLong (David DeLong & Assocs.; Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce) states there are "simply fewer jobs out there today" and provides career guidance for those in college (and thinking ahead) or for the newly graduated. Based on 30 case studies, his book explo...

Jun 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Graduate to a Great Job: Make...

Consultant DeLong (David DeLong & Assocs.; Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce) states there are "simply fewer jobs out there today" and provides career guidance for those in college (and thinking ahead) or for the newly graduated. Based on 30 case studies, his book explo...

Jun 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Graduate to a Great Job: Make...

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