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Job Hunting Guide

Great Job Search Books

Resources compiled by Janet McAfee, career counselor in private practice.

All-Purpose Job Searching Tips

Knock 'Em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2009 by Martin Yate.
Job Hunting for Dummies by Max Messmer, 1999.
Over-40 Job Search Guide by Gail Geary, 2004.
The Career Coward's Guide to Job Searching by Katy Piotrowski, 2009.

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Resume Writing

Knock 'Em Dead Resumes by Martin Yate, 2008.
Resumes, Cover Letters, Networking, and Interviewing by Clifford Eischen, 2007.
Resumes for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2007.
The Damn Good Resume Guide: Crash Course in Resume Writing by Yana Parker, 2002.
Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples by Yana Parker, 1996.
Wendy Enelow's books on resumes and cover letters.

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Cover Letter Writing

Cover Letters That Knock 'Em Dead by Martin Yate, 2006.
Cover Letter Magic by Wendy Enelow, 2004.

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Interviewing & Negotiating Strategies

101 Great Answers to Toughest Interview Questions by Ronald Fry, 2009.
Job Interviews for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy, 2008.
Acing the Interview by Tony Beshara, 2008.
Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed by H. Anthony Medley, 2005.
Job Interview Tips for People With Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: How to Put Red Flags Behind You! by Caryl & Ron Krannich, 2004.
Dynamite Salary Negotiation: Know What You're Worth & Get It! by Ron & Caryl Krannich, 2001.

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Networking How-tos

A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market by Katharine Hansen, 2000.
Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need by Harvey MacKay, 1997.
Success Runs in Our Race: Effective Networking in the African-American Community by George C. Fraser, 1994.
The Networking Survival Guide by Diane Darling, 2003.
The Fine Art of Small Talk by Debra Fine, 2005.
How to Work a Room: Guide to Savvy Socializing by Susan RoAne, 2007.

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Dealing With the Emotional Impact of Job Loss

Career Comeback by Bradley Richardson, 2004.

Moms Returning to the Workforce

Back on the Career Track by Carol Fishman Cohen, 2007.
Comeback Moms by Monica Samuels & J.C. Conklin, 2006.

See also:

Coping With Unemployment

Education, Skills Building & Training

Researching Careers & Employers


Job Search Strategies & Listings

Resumes & Job Applications

Interview Preparation

The County of San Diego and the San Diego County Library disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy of the translations.