The Career Coach Winning Strategies for Getting Ahead in Today's Job Market by Gordon Miller

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"I can suggest things you haven't thought of, strategies or resources you had no idea were even available, That's my job. Your job is to be a great engineer or a great dental hygienist or a great salesperson or software programmer; to be the best you can be at what you do. You don't have time to look down the road. I do. That's why this was written; to help you map your career."
--Gordon Miller

It's common knowledge that today's workplace is more volatile than it was even a decade ago. Mergers, downsizing, and reengineering are the norm, and lifetime career tracks at the same company are rare. Yet, if you're like most people, you don't know exactly how to make the necessary changes to compete in this new, high-tech, pressure-cooker world. The Career Coach offers, in book form, the same kind of experienced advice, strategies, motivational pep talks, and career mapping that people are increasingly turning to professional career advisers to get.

Written by "America's Career Coach," Gordon Miller, The Career Coach is aimed at both novice job seekers and people reentering the workforce, as well as those farther along their career paths. In a brash, honest style, it give the real scoop on how to search for a job or change jobs (or industries) successfully in today's market. You'll learn how to conduct a dazzling interview, and how to free yourself from the constraints of the traditional resume. It also contains unparalleled counseling on how to become a star performer at the job you currently have, as well as the right way, and time, to ask for a raise or a promotion; strategies for improving job performance and visibility within a company; and how to shape your career to secure a future in an ever-changing economy.

The Career Coach is filled with countless stories about people who, with a little coaching, were able to steer their careers in a new direction: A woman in the auto industry reinvents herself to such a degree that she becomes the Director of Admissions at a college; a nurse lands a huge pay raise through her carefully researched jump into sales; the president of a multimillion dollar company starts his own small business; a mediocre salesman turns into a star performer by learning to prioritize his time more wisely; a recent college graduate lands a key position with high tech company; a new mother rekindles a career and finds great work/life balance. Anyone, from a homemaker to a recent graduate to a thirty year corporate veteran, can learn the right skills, tools, and savvy to create, or re-create, a successful, exciting, and fulfilling career.

Packed with questionnaires and worksheets, lists of websites and references that you won't find anywhere else, The Career Coach is an indispensible resource for anyone whose career needs a kick-start, a small boost, or a radical change

The Career Coach can teach you how to:

Reinvent yourself and think like a "change agent"

Successfully change careers or switch industries altogether

Draft an innovative job proposal to replace your tired, outdated resume

Create a career map

Identify the hottest new markets and industries

Get the best companies to chase you

Bridge the gap between where you are in your career and where you want to be

Become a star performer, without increasing your hours on the job

Use the Internet to research and further your career goals

Want to learn more? The Career Book is a truly interactive work. Throughout the book, wherever you see this symbol [ ], you'll know there are extra tutorials, tests, assessments, and examples on the Delta Road website to supplement the corresponding material. You can also have live, one-on-one access 24 hours a day to one of the 325 Career Coaches affiliated with the Delta Road network. No matter where you are on the road to career satisfaction, you'll find a Career Coach ready to assist you.

About Gordon Miller

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Gordon Miller is the founder of Delta Road, a Denver-based national career and corporate coaching organization. A twenty-year veteran of management positions, he is the author of Quit Your Job Often and Get Big Raises!, a regional bestseller, and hosts "Business for Breakfast," a weekly business oriented talk radio show. He has appeared on national TV (CNN), over four hundred radio stations, and has contributed to Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and numeous Web sites. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Published May 22, 2001 by Doubleday Business. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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