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How to get your first job and build the career you want: over 100 tips and hints and a clear practical step by step guide to finding your first job and building on it to achieve an amazing career

How to get your first job and build the career you want: over 100 tips and hints and a clear practical step by step guide to finding your first job and building on it to achieve an amazing career

Middleton, Angela, 1962- author

A step-by-step guide for 16–24-year-olds on how to choose the right career, get your first job, excel within that job and progress quickly. This book will give you the confidence and techniques to find the job of your dreams, regardless of your qualifications or background. Over 100 tips and hints in a clear practical step-by-step guide to finding your first job, building on it and achieving an amazing career

Paperback, Book. English.
Published St Albans: Panoma Press, 2015

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Angela Middleton
ISBN: 1909623881, 9781909623880
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subject: Job hunting.; Vocational guidance.

Contents

  1. Dedication and Acknowledgement
  2. Testimonials
  3. Introduction and Foreword
  4. Contents
  5. PART 1 - PREPARATION
  6. The Landscape in the UK – It’s Never
  7. Too Soon – There’s Never Been More Opportunity
  8. Jobs are everywhere!
  9. Published vacancies
  10. The world of hidden vacancies
  11. Timing – it’s never too soon or too late to start
  12. Government incentives
  13. Things Within Us That Help Us Succeed or Stop Us Succeeding – Be An Implementer!
  14. The best qualified, most lucky and connected people don’t get the best jobs!
  15. Yesterday has gone, learn from it but don’t go back there
  16. Family and friends peer pressure
  17. Self-awareness, self-management and time management
  18. The importance of looking after yourself
  19. Overcoming Personal Barriers
  20. and Beliefs – Get Rid Of Objections
  21. There are no jobs
  22. The jobs on offer are not good enough for me/don’t pay enough
  23. I have no experience
  24. I don’t have the right/enough qualifications
  25. I have no money
  26. I have no connections
  27. I’m just not good enough
  28. Additional needs
  29. PART 2 - ACTION
  30. Your Mission In Life, Your Life
  31. Plan and How Your Career Fits Into That
  32. How to produce your life plan
  33. Your time line
  34. Your tracker
  35. Your Chosen Career Path – The Nicher The Better
  36. Put yourself in a box – your niche
  37. The importance of your story
  38. The danger of job-hopping
  39. Portfolio careers
  40. Being unique
  41. You’re Ready – The Marketing Plan
  42. You are selling and the employer is buying
  43. The Product and Packaging – the CV and letter
  44. The Product and Packaging – your elevator pitch
  45. The Product and Packaging – LinkedIn profile
  46. The Product and Packaging – Facebook and Twitter
  47. The Product and Packaging – your email address
  48. The Product and Packaging – your phone number and voicemail
  49. The Product and Packaging – your business cards
  50. The Product and Packaging – your brand
  51. The Product and Packaging – your appearance
  52. The Product and Packaging – your voice
  53. The Product and Packaging – your mannerisms
  54. The Product and Packaging – your habits
  55. The Product and Packaging – your knowledge of trends
  56. The Product and Packaging – testimonials and sponsors/mentors
  57. The Audience
  58. The Audience - top businesses
  59. The Audience - top people
  60. The Audience – experts
  61. The Audience – recruitment agencies
  62. The Audience – colleagues and friends
  63. The Audience – school/college/training provider
  64. The Audience – industry events
  65. How to Make Yourself Visible to The Audience – The Sales Process
  66. The Touch Points in The Sales Process
  67. The Sales Process – face-to-face at networking events
  68. The Sales Process – e-shots
  69. The Sales Process – letters
  70. The Sales Process – phone calls
  71. The Sales Process – job applications for specific jobs
  72. The Sales Process – Twitter and LinkedIn approaches
  73. The Sales Process – volunteering
  74. The Sales Process – referrals from someone who already works there
  75. The Sales Process – personal visits
  76. Summary of the sales cycle
  77. Consistency of the sales cycle
  78. Daily timetable
  79. Closing the Sale – The Interview
  80. The role of the interviewer
  81. Looking at things from their perspective
  82. The interview itself and how to conduct it
  83. Etiquette and behaviour
  84. Questions to ask and passion
  85. Assessment centres
  86. Presentations
  87. At the end of the interview
  88. Afterwards – follow-up
  89. Even when you have a plan things won’t always go to plan – expect and prepare to handle this with Emotional Resilience
  90. Give yourself a timetable and diarise it
  91. Celebrating achievements – cards and ceremonial ticks!
  92. Don’t let opportunities bypass you – keeping your eyes open
  93. Stuff will get in the way – don’t let it! Doing the important and not urgent things
  94. NEXT! You will never run out of leads to pursue so if someone says no, just move to the Next!
  95. How long will it take though – I haven’t got months and months
  96. Measure what works and do more of it
  97. Ratios
  98. Setbacks and how to deal with them
  99. Further training considerations
  100. Keeping motivated
  101. Other people’s annoying questions!
  102. Always take learning points from failure
  103. No might mean ‘not yet&#8217
  104. Rocket fuel
  105. After the Job Offer – The First Few Weeks – Be Indispensable!
  106. The employment contract
  107. The probation period
  108. The first days
  109. Punctuality
  110. Listening and note taking
  111. Checking in with your manager
  112. Keeping a diary and writing a report
  113. The importance of managing your manager
  114. Your finances
  115. Your next job
  116. If you don’t like this job
  117. Some Guarantees, Timescales and How To Apply These Skills Elsewhere
  118. My 100% guarantee
  119. Timescales
  120. How this approach can improve other areas of your life
  121. Pay it forwards
  122. PART 3 - TOOLS
  123. Purpose of your CV
  124. Content of your CV
  125. Length of your CV
  126. Your Communication Methods
  127. Covering letter
  128. Cover letter template
  129. Your email address
  130. Your emails
  131. Your voicemails
  132. Business cards
  133. Application forms
  134. Your Online Presence
  135. Be careful!
  136. Facebook
  137. Your profile picture
  138. LinkedIn
  139. Twitter
  140. Instagram
  141. Video (YouTube)
  142. Interview questions for you to ask
  143. Questions you might be asked
  144. MiddletonMurray
  145. Apprenticeship case studies
  146. About The Author

Description

A step-by-step guide for 16–24-year-olds on how to choose the right career, get your first job, excel within that job and progress quickly. This book will give you the confidence and techniques to find the job of your dreams, regardless of your qualifications or background. Over 100 tips and hints in a clear practical step-by-step guide to finding your first job, building on it and achieving an amazing career.

Reviews

MiddletonMurray have a really great understanding of the needs of their local young people, local businesses and their local communities. They also totally keep in focus that the aim of traineeships and apprenticeships is to get the right young person into the right job - Angela’s book highlights perfectly why they’ve been so successful.||I have seen at first hand how successful MiddletonMurray are at getting young people into apprenticeships and then full time employment. The techniques they deploy, as outlined in this book by Angela, are innovative and effective and are providing opportunities for significant numbers of young people to take their first step on the jobs ladder.||Crammed with an incredible amount of really useful information… a great reference point and guide to help the young job applicant secure the post they are looking for.||A clear strategic step-by-step guide to finding employment.||This will motivate, inspire and give you the confidence to achieve your goals.||Angela Middleton’s How To Get Your First Job….And Build The Career You Want is an extremely engaging and informative book that is loaded with proven techniques, practical ideas and strategies to help young people make those first, very important steps on the career ladder. Packed with great tips from an industry expert, this book should be treated as your personal manual for career success.||From reading this book How To Get Your First Job… And Build The Career You Want I feel that if I was still a student at secondary school going into my last year of GCSEs I would have been more prepared to face the world of work, knowing how to stand out at interviews, and the depth of research one has to do in order to increase your chances of success. This is a golden nugget that all students should have tucked away in their school bag ready to pull out and use.||This book will inspire countless young people to go for it!||An informative and interesting twist on modern job hunting.