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With more than 7 Million unemployed searching for a job--to succeed requires a new strategy, as the number of available jobs declines. When the economy is in turmoil and thousands are being let go from struggling corporations, it's easy to get discouraged. Top career coach, Dr. Arlene Barro, offers tips for being the "no competition" candidate in her new book, WIN WITHOUT COMPETING.

When the economy is in turmoil and thousands are being let go from struggling corporations, it's easy to get discouraged. Top career coach, Dr. Arlene Barro, offers tips for being the "no competition" candidate in her new book, WIN WITHOUT COMPETING.

"Instead of e-mailing your resume into cyberspace, hoping that someone will find you, you must define for yourself what your Right Fit job would be--the one that matches your skills and talents and aspirations, the one for which you are uniquely suited right now--and then search for it," says top career coach, Dr. Arlene Barro in her book, Win Without Competing: Career Success the Right Fit Way (Capital Books, $17.95).

"Forget the competition and focus on yourself," she urges anxious job-seekers, "setting high standards of performance against which no one else can compete. When we exercise, we continue to raise the bar. In our careers, we need to use the same approach. Compete with yourself, never against others. Frequently, candidates accept wrong fit positions because their focus is on winning, not on selecting the right job."

The April issue of UCLA Magazine praises Dr. Barro's career trajectory article, "No Competition": "What are the secrets of a winning job hunt? Few experts offer advice as intriguing -- or usable --about that quest as Arlene Barro, president and CEO of L.A.-based barro global search, inc. and a nationally recognized educator, educational psychologist, search consultant and career coach. In her new book, WIN Without Competing!, Barro reveals her Right Fit Method, described in the media as 'an almost Zen-like approach' to job hunting."

Other job-search tips from Dr. Barro include:

  • Don't flood the Internet with your resume. If you broadcast your availability from Burbank to Bombay, you'll appear desperately mediocre and who will want to hire you in that case. If you are still employed, using company e-mail to broadcast your resume could cause immediate firing.
  • Manage the job interview process. As a candidate, it is your responsibility to present a personal brand to match the employer's job description
  • Don't assume a potential employer knows what they want. If the employer's specs are vague, then you should probe the employer to define the position and match yourself to those specs.            
  • Win Without Competing! walks readers through the Right Fit job-finding process with a perspective from both sides of the hiring table. The book is filled with engaging anecdotes of people who've been transformed by it. It's a win-win investment for both employers and candidates.

Arlene R. Barro, PhD, is a UCLA-trained educator, educational psychologist, and a nationally recognized search consultant and career coach. Contact her at 310-441-5305, and visit http://www.WinWithoutCompeting.com

"Win Without Competing! is a lifetime companion that will guide you to your first big position and coach you through all the changes in your career--and it can help your family and friends shape better lives for themselves as well. Stop competing and start expressing the totality of who you are and what you have to offer."
--JobQuest.com

"Whether you are still shaping the foundation of your career, a seasoned professional, or an entrepreneur, learn how to cut through the clutter of competitors by shaping, selling, and sharing your 'personal brand' with the employer you know is right for you. Interactive activities in each chapter help readers gain insight into employers' minds and hiring strategies."
--jobfindersonline.com

WIN WITHOUT COMPETING!
Career Success the Right Fit Way
by Arlene R. Barro, PhD
foreword by Tom Lombardo, Founding Editor-in-Chief, WebMD
(Capital Books, 978-1-933102-38-2, 304 pp., $17.95 paper)

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