What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get A Job Around Here?: 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

If you are looking for a job you need every advantage you can get. What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? puts a former Human Resources executive turned employee advocate in your corner. Cynthia Shapiro reveals the best-kept job secrets that employers don't want you to know including:

*Secret #8: A computer is deciding your job prospects.
*Secret #12: Professional references are useless.
*Secret #18: There is a "type" that always gets the offer.
*Secret #21: The Thank-You note is too late.
*Secret #28: Always negotiate.
* ...and thirty-nine more!
Once you know the secrets you can create a winning resume, ace the interview, and land the job of your dreams.

Cynthia Shapiro, M.B.A., E.L.C., P.H.R., author of Corporate Confidential, is a former human resources executive and consultant. Now a personal career coach and employee advocate, she provides consultations and advice for employees all over the world. Her unique brand of career advice has been seen on ABC, CNN, FOX News, PBS and MSNBC; in the pages of Fortune, Glamour, Self, Details, Essence, Marie Claire, and is widely read in major newspapers across the U.S. Cynthia Shapiro lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


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I had a job interview to prepare for, and it's been a long time since I've done an interview cold. So I hustled off to the library and grabbed a couple of books. This is the only one I actually read ... Read full review

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Great book read it cover to cover twice and it really helped me deal with rejection professionally. I am glad a friend recommended it to me and now i'm passing it on. Every college grad should have this. It's ME approved.


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1 You Are Being Eliminated
2 Stop Playing Résumé Roulette
3 Your Interview Is Over
4 Danger Traps Ahead
5 Youre Hired Now What?
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Cynthia Shapiro, a former Human Resources V.P., left her position because she grew disillusioned with how most corporations are forced to do business today. She is now a well-known employee advocate and workplace consultant for Fortune 100 and 500 firms, regularly lecturing and writing on the most critical topics affecting employees today. She is the author of Corporate Confidential, and has been featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, PBS, in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Glamour, Self, Details, Essence, Real Simple, and major newspapers across the U.S. She lives in Southern California.

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