50 Ways to Get a Job : An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms
by Aujla, Dev; Rinzler, Lodro (FRW)







Forewordxiii
Lodro Rinzler
Introductionxvii
STARTING
Map Your Current Career Path
3(3)
Find a Friend in the Same Situation
6(2)
Schedule a Vacation Buffer
8(4)
Download Your Bank Statement
12(5)
Update Linkedln as Your Future Self
17(3)
Field Note: Dealing with Jealousy
20(7)
FINDING YOUR PURPOSE
Find Your Center of Gravity
27(4)
Describe Your Dream Job
31(3)
Interview Someone
34(3)
Write Fiction About Yourself
37(3)
Go on a Solo Trip
40(3)
Field Note: Finding a New Way of Being
43(4)
OVERWHELMED
Commit to Doing These Four Things When You Feel Overwhelmed
47(3)
Make Structural Changes to Your Living Space
50(4)
Sit Quietly in a Room for Forty-Five Minutes
54(3)
Rethink Your Daily Routine
57(2)
Renegotiate Five Commitments
59(4)
Field Note: Situating Yourself
63(6)
LEARNING NEW SKILLS
Make a List of Your Skills
69(3)
Make a List of What You Want to Learn
72(3)
Go on a Research Trip
75(3)
Create a Company Brief
78(4)
Learn Outside of School
82(4)
Take Better Notes
86(4)
Look for Answers in Unlikely Places
90(4)
Field Note: Finding Interest in the Details
94(5)
NETWORKING
List Twenty People Whose Careers You Admire
99(3)
Help Five People
102(3)
Map a Network
105(3)
Create a Course Pack
108(4)
Reconnect with Five Mentors from Your Past
112(3)
E-mail Someone You Don't Know
115(4)
Make a Company List
119(3)
Choose Three Events to Attend
122(4)
Practice Different Ways of Introducing Yourself
126(4)
Find Your Future Boss
130(3)
Field Note: Cultivating Curiosity
133(6)
STUCK
Make Your Own Finish Line
139(4)
Send a "Looking for a Job" E-mail to Five Close Friends
143(5)
Find a Just-Ahead Mentor
148(4)
Record Yourself in a Stressful Situation
152(3)
Win Over Someone Who Cast You Aside
155(3)
Switch Plans
158(4)
Field Note: Living with Less
162(5)
APPLYING FOR JOBS
Go to a Job Board and Then Leave
167(3)
Organize Your Job Search in a Spreadsheet
170(3)
Talk to a Recruiter
173(3)
Find a Job Title
176(4)
Get a Side Hustle
180(4)
Send This E-mail to the Company You Want to Work For
184(3)
Field Note: Balancing Physical and Mental Work
187(4)
INTERVIEWING
Prepare Your Interview Story
191(3)
Prove You Are Mission-Aligned
194(3)
Decide When to Work for Free
197(3)
Write Your Own Job Description
200(5)
Change Your Decision-Making Method
205(4)
Start Work Without Telling the Company
209(3)
Field Note: Deciding How Much You Need to Make
212(7)
HAPPY
You Got a Job
219(4)
Acknowledgments223(2)
About the Author225


Based on the popular website of the same name, a cleverly constructed guide, written by a job search expert, offers practical, tested steps to finding (and getting) the right job in today's endlessly fluctuating job market. Original.





Dev Aujla is the CEO of Catalog, a recruiting and insight firm that has provided talent and high level strategy to some of the worlds most innovative companies including from BMW, GOOD Magazine, Change.org, and Planned Parenthood. He speaks regularly and blogs for outlets that include INC Magazine and Fast Company. His writing and work have been featured in dozens of media outlets including the New York Times, Glamour Magazine, MSNBC, CBC and The Globe and Mail.





This brief paperback draws from Aujla's (Making Good, 2012) extensive experience as the CEO of a recruiting firm that provides talent and strategy to innovative companies like BMW and Change.org. Reminiscent of the fresh thinking in What Color Is Your Parachute? (2018), the long-standing, annually updated, benchmark for an effective career guide, the focus here is on the job seeker as an individual exploring a wide range of occupations. It is as much a book on how to live as how to find work. It begins with the truism that job seeking today often does not follow a straight line. Instead, the author helps the reader to discover his or her unique path by making a list of different milestones, relationships, people, jobs, or experiences in life and connecting them chronologically. He then guides the reader with fun and practical exercises into the mechanics of job seeking, such as identifying likely work paths, networking, engaging your friends, applying, and interviewing. Patrons in job transition in public and academic libraries as well as new job seekers will find this quick read useful. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.






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