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ISBN: 0312349262

ISBN13: 9780312349264

The Right Job, Right Now: The Complete Toolkit for Finding Your Perfect Career

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The Right Job, Right Now effectively bridges the gap between "What do I want to do?" and "How do I do it?" by presenting a complete step-by-step plan for long-term career satisfaction using self-assessment, self-marketing, and a comprehensive job search and career development strategy.

Based on the author's Kaleidoscope Career Model, this book shows you how to take charge of your career and takes you, step-by-step, through the complete...

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Tremendous Job seeking Tool

I had the opportunity to purchase several of Susan Strayer's books, "The Right Job,Right Now " for myself and to give away to friends and relatives seeking a fist time job or career change. The book is an easy to read and follow tool book in self evaluating your strenths and weaknesses and then utilizing this informaiton to help you on the path to finding the right job. This book is a must for everyone in any stage of their career looking to ehance their career goals and ambitions. In summary Susan's book is a creative refeshing approach to finding the right job and I thank her in making her knowledge and experience available to the general public.


As a newly minted MBA I can tell you, with confidence, that the most important, time consuming and stressful part of my two years at B-school was my job search. Like at any b-school, I had unlimited resources at my disposal to make my search "easier" and more focused. Getting my hands on The Right Job, Right Now has allowed me to take all of those career management resources from b-school with me. This is the first career book I have found that clearly and concisely covers not only the details of a successful job search, but also long term career management techniques. Since I will be starting a new job soon, I was looking for a book that focused as much on career management as it did the job search. To that point, I found the section titled "Managing Your Career: Staying Challenged, Sane, and Motivated" extremely useful. It opened my eyes to how much I need to be aware of prior to starting my new job. From salary negotiation to office politics, every point on how to effectively manage every part of your career is covered in detail. This is definitely a book worth reading and holding on to regardless of where you are in your professional career. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a structured approach to managing his or her career from every angle.

The Right Job, Right Now - Review

This book is a must read for anyone who is embarking or thinking about embarking on the job search process! It follows a practical, hands-on approach to finding your "right" job...which is not just a job, but a career leading to a long term career path. The reader starts with a compressive self-assessment and is taken methodically through a very effective job search process. In addition, you are taken one step further and provided with a solid approach to not only starting a new role, but also managing your transition from one role to the next. As a career development professional who works with individuals every day, I would highly recommend this read to anyone. Keith Stemple Associate Director, Career Services The George Washington University - School of Business

THE essential guide for your job search!

If you're thinking of starting out the new year looking for a new job, get Susan Strayer's new book, The Right Job, Right Now: The Complete Toolkit for Finding Your Perfect Career, before you do anything else. Being in the midst of my own job search I've had the opportunity to survey the market of job search advice books. The Right Job, Right Now offers sound, practical advice I haven't found anywhere else. If you're like most of us the first thing you do when starting a job search is to write up your resumé, right? -- Wrong! Using her trademarked Career Kaleidoscope Model, Susan starts out walking you through a determination of what you have to offer in terms of skills and competencies and what you want in return in terms of environment, culture, benefits and financial rewards. As an indication of the importance of determining where you want to go, Susan doesn't even begin to talk about how you should prepare your resumé until about page 100, a third of the way through the book. And when she does talk about your resumé she wisely tailors it around the outcomes of what you determined through the Career Kaleidoscope. In this way your resumé goes beyond being a mere listing of job descriptions to highlight your skills, competencies and what you have to offer and focuses it on the types of companies/industries where you want to work. The second unique feature of the book is that it takes you through the entire process from determining what you have to offer and what you want, searching for a job, through the interviewing and negotiating process, starting and subsequently growing and succeeding in your job and revisiting the entire process as necessary. It is the Complete Toolkit, just as the title promises. The Right Job, Right Now is well written, easy to read and loaded with practical advice and tools. The Career Kaleidoscope Model and the span of advice from goal determination to career success is truly unique. It is an essential for anyone thinking of searching for a new job or looking for a more fulfilling career.

A must-buy for anyone seeking a career change!

I am in the midst of a career change from law to business and found the tips and advice in this book to be extremely practical and insightful. This book also contains great on-the job advice and I will continue to utilize it throughout my career.
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