Fearless Job Hunting: Powerful Psychological Strategies for Getting the Job You Want

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New Harbinger Publications, Jun 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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Successful job seekers have two major skills their competitors don't: the psychological endurance to approach job opportunities fearlessly, and the ability to adapt to a variety of situations to position themselves as each interviewer's dream candidate. Fearless Job Hunting offers these powerful psychological techniques drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy and reveals the strategies decision makers in top corporations use to find and hire exceptional employees.

    This book shows you how to:
  • Silence unproductive anxieties and self-limiting beliefs
  • Develop the motivation and stamina to stay positive while job seeking
  • Pressure-proof yourself by building confidence and cool-headedness
  • Get the edge in interviews by honing your communication skills

This book has received the prestigious accolade of being included in The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series—created to honor the life and work of Albert Ellis, the founder of rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world and is the foundation for cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches. These books provide proven-effective treatments and tools to improve psychological well-being, while also supporting advancements in psychotherapy for the betterment of humanity.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Gear Up to Manage Your JobLoss and JobSearch Challenges
5
Prep Yourself for Positive Action
7
Pursue Your Search with Clarity and Stamina
25
Optimize Your JobSearch Performance
49
Build a Productive JobSearch Environment
69
Get Rolling on a Successful Job Search
85
Create Your Career Profile
87
Get to the Decision Makers
125
Close the Deal by Contacting Decision Makers Presenting Effectively and Negotiating Your Contract
145
Shape Up Your Communication Skills
147
Make the Most of an Interview Opportunity
161
Negotiate Your Contract and Close the Deal
177
Suggested Reading
193
References
195
Copyright

Look Good on Paper
105

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About the author (2010)

William J. Knaus, EdD, is a licensed psychologist with more than forty years of clinical experience in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression. He has appeared on numerous regional and national television shows including the Today Show, and more than 100 radio shows. His ideas have appeared in national magazines such as U.S. News and World Report and Good Housekeeping, and major newspapers such as the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He is one of the original directors of training in rational emotive behavior therapy. Knaus is author of twenty books, including The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression, and The Procrastination Workbook.

Sam Klarreich, PhD, is president of The Berkeley Centre for Effectiveness in Toronto, Canada. He is author of Pressure Proofing and five other books.

Russell Grieger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and president of Russell Grieger and Associates, an organizational consulting company. An adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, Grieger has authored six books and over seventy-five professional papers and chapters.

Nancy Knaus, MBA, PhD, is director of psychological services at Monson Developmental Center. She has more than thirty years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and implementing rational emotive education. Responsible for hiring psychology staff, she employs sophisticated assessment center technologies.

Foreword writer George S. Elias, EdD, has been actively involved in career guidance as an educator, counselor, and consultant to the Departments of Labor, Defense, Education, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the National Council on Disability.

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