|About the Book|
The reason college graduates today arent gainfully employed doing what they want to do isnt because theyre not smart enough or because theyre not working hard enough at it. The reason theyre having trouble launching their careers is because theyMoreThe reason college graduates today arent gainfully employed doing what they want to do isnt because theyre not smart enough or because theyre not working hard enough at it. The reason theyre having trouble launching their careers is because they dont have the right strategy. They dont have the right job hunting plan.The spray and pray approach of flooding the market anywhere and everywhere with resumes and online applications seems like a good idea, but its not. Theres way too much competition, for too few jobs, all going about it roughly the same way, for this approach to work. The herds approach is wrong.Theres a much better, much smarter way to do this.Graduates need to be much more strategic about their job search. They need to think about what they really want, what they have to offer that employers want, how to frame it in a way that matches up with what employers need and want, and then go after it with great clarity and focus. This book will teach you how to do that.The Strategic College Graduate: 7 Steps to Getting the Job You Really Want teaches unemployed or underemployed recent college graduates how to conduct an effective, targeted job search resulting in one or more job offers.Readers will learn, in an easy to follow step-by-step format, how to discover their differentiated value and then how to articulate that value in terms hiring organizations care about via resumes, cover letters, and other sales tools.They will learn how to uncover the right places to work that best match up with what they like to do and what they are skilled at doing. They will learn how to network effectively with people who have influence. They will learn how to get in and manage the interview. They will learn how to follow-up and gain inside knowledge and influence the decision process. Once given an offer they will learn how to negotiate the best offer possible.In addition to the very detailed 7 step process, the book is chock full of creative ways to make an outstanding impact throughout the process.This book was written by Robert LaBarbera, president of The LaBarbera Group, a business consulting firm. Bob draws on his 30+ years of proven competitive sales strategies and skill development coaching his business clients to build his 7 step system.