Your Work Search Companion: A Toolkit for Finding Your Best Place to Work.
Oakland, California (PRWEB) March 23, 2009
Growing numbers of people now find themselves in the job market - whether by choice or by circumstance. Many have enjoyed long tenures at stable companies, until now, and have not had to look for a new job in years. Feeling overwhelmed, job seekers are in a quandary about how to begin their search. And though Internet technologies provide powerful new tools, thoughtful and creative search strategies are more essential than ever.
"Endlessly trolling the online job boards is not a sound work search strategy," said Marty Silberstein, author of "Your Work Search Companion: A Toolkit for Finding Your Best Place to Work." "While job boards should be one tool in the search, job seekers who rely on them exclusively miss most opportunities by using this passive approach," says Silberstein, founder of Night Owl Companion (TM) Publishing in Oakland. "Most positions are not advertised. Particularly in this business climate, employers who post openings on large job sites are deluged instantaneously with hundreds of both qualified and unqualified applicants. From the recruiter's point of view, this selection process is unwieldy and costly. Their objective is to source qualified candidates as efficiently as possible."
"Your Work Search Companion" helps people jump-start their job search. It presents a sound strategy and guides job seekers to the best online and traditional resources, saving them valuable time and effort.
Well-researched and accessible, "Your Work Search Companion" distills massive amounts of information into quality recommendations. Topics include tips for a successful job search, how to use proven strategies, tapping the most credible online and offline information, using online groups and social networks to your advantage, networking by design, maximizing professional associations, discovering the library, working with recruiters, work style options, and how to approach prospective employers for best results. An excellent resources list completes this timely, easy-to-follow practical resource.
About the Author
Marty Silberstein founded Night Owl Companion (TM) Publishing to help with "the stuff that keeps you up at night." Her background in communications, marketing services and HR now blend to serve this deep passion. We focus on informed decision-making and self-help in the areas of work, career, personal growth, health and wellness and other important life topics. Selected titles include "Finding the Work You Want: A Practical Guide to Help You Discover Your Values, Skills, and Marketability," by Marty Silberstein and "Re-entering the Workplace: Seven Questions You Must First Ask and Answer," by Beth Witrogen, a double Pulitzer Prize nominee for her writing about family caregiving.
"Your Work Search Companion: A Toolkit for Finding Your Best Place to Work" (ISBN 978-0-9817294-0-4) 58 pages, 2009, $19.95, is available through the publisher, Night Owl Companion Publishing. Order online at http//http://www.NightOwlCompanion.com. Contact Night Owl Companion Publishing, 510-530-5802.