Job Search Magic Selected as Finalist in ForeWard Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

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Job Search, Magic, by Susan Britton Whitcomb, was named a top finalist in the Career category at the 2006 Book of the Year Awards by ForeWard Magazine, in recognition of excellence in independent publishing.

Job Search Magic, by Susan Britton Whitcomb, was named a top finalist in the Career category at the 2006 Book of the Year Awards by ForeWord Magazine, in recognition of excellence in independent publishing.

Published by JIST Publishing, Job Search Magic is one of the most complete, detailed, and methodical job search books available. As part of JIST's successful Magic series, Job Search Magic provides job seekers with groundbreaking advice on how to identify the "Master F.I.T." for an ideal career, create and communicate a compelling career brand, write value-based resumes and cover letters, open the doors to the "hidden" job market, get and succeed in interviews, and embark on a promising career.

Lori Cates Hand, Product Line Manager--Trade for the publisher noted, "We at JIST are thrilled to see Job Search Magic nominated for the Book of the Year award, but it just confirms what we've known all along: This is the most solid, comprehensive, and well-written job search book on the market--one that will serve as the key to a more fulfilling career for tens of thousands of people."

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards were created to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. A jury of ForeWord Magazine's readers, librarians and booksellers select finalists in their top categories according to editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the title adds to its genre.

Author Susan Whitcomb notes that "Although there are more than 500 pages of rich content, job seekers can quickly navigate to their hot-button topics, whether it be how to respond to 'sticky-wicket' interview questions, how to make their resume stand out from the competition, how to use blogging and social networking to get noticed, or how to get their network to work. They'll also benefit from the magic coaching questions at the conclusion of each chapter that help job seekers to be their own career coach. There are also encouraging real-life success stories woven throughout, which gives readers a sense of hope that others, with perhaps even more challenging circumstances, have made it from 'career pain' to 'career gain.'"

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners will be named in each category, as well as Editor's Choice Prizes for fiction and nonfiction, will be announced at a special program at Book Expo America in New York City at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007. A follow-up winner announcement will appear in ForeWord This Week in June.

Susan Britton Whitcomb is author of 30-Day Job Promotion, Resume Magic, Interview Magic, and Job Search Magic, which was recently nominated as Book of the Year in the Careers Category by ForeWord Magazine. She is the founder of Career Coach Academy, Leadership Coach Academy and Assessment Academy and the former Executive Director of Career Masters Institute. Susan's passion is equipping people with the tools and tenacity to turn their passions into profit while making a difference in their work-world.

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