50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms / Dev Aujla.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Based on the popular website of the same name, a guide to finding the right job while maintaining your sanity in the process In today's endlessly fluctuating job market, it's becoming more and more difficult to get hired. 50 Ways to Get a Job aims to fix that. Job search expert Dev Aujla created 50WaysToGetAJob.com as a way to offer practical, tangible steps to finding (and getting) the right job for you. Within only a few months, over 400,000 people used the site, and Aujla was able to gather data from thousands of individual job searches. In this cleverly constructed guide, Aujla presents the tried-and-tested steps to not only getting hired, but also the secrets to staying motivated and energized throughout the job hunting process. Filled with practical quick-step exercises, this book is designed so you can pick your path through the process, starting where it feels the most natural:*Feeling stuck? Start by sending a "looking for a job" email to five close friends. *Not sure what sort of job you want? Write some creative nonfiction about yourself.*Feeling overwhelmed? Learn the benefits of forty-five minutes of unplugged bliss. *Going on an interview? Practice with a conversation guide. Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Other Titles:
      Fifty ways to get a job.
    • ISBN:
      9780143131533
      0143131532
    • Accession Number:
      2017033682
    • Accession Number:
      ocn990286753
      990286753
    • Accession Number:
      fay.563964
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    • ABNT:
      AUJLA, D.; AUJLA, K. J. 50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms. [s.l.] : TarcherPerigee, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Aujla D, Aujla KJ. 50 Ways to Get a Job : An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms. TarcherPerigee; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964. Accessed November 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Aujla, D., & Aujla, K. J. (2018). 50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms. TarcherPerigee. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Aujla, Dev, and Karim Jandev Aujla. 2018. 50 Ways to Get a Job : An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms. TarcherPerigee. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964.
    • Harvard:
      Aujla, D. and Aujla, K. J. (2018) 50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms. TarcherPerigee. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964 (Accessed: 16 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Aujla, D & Aujla, KJ 2018, 50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms, TarcherPerigee, viewed 16 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Aujla, Dev, and Karim Jandev Aujla. 50 Ways to Get a Job : An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms. TarcherPerigee, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Aujla, Dev, and Karim Jandev Aujla. 50 Ways to Get a Job : An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms. TarcherPerigee, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Aujla D, Aujla KJ. 50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms [Internet]. TarcherPerigee; 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563964

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 April #1

This brief paperback draws from Aujla's (Making Good, 2012) extensive experience as the CEO of a recruiting firm that provides talent and strategy to innovative companies like BMW and Change.org. Reminiscent of the fresh thinking in What Color Is Your Parachute? (2018), the long-standing, annually updated, benchmark for an effective career guide, the focus here is on the job seeker as an individual exploring a wide range of occupations. It is as much a book on how to live as how to find work. It begins with the truism that job seeking today often does not follow a straight line. Instead, the author helps the reader to discover his or her unique path by making a list of different milestones, relationships, people, jobs, or experiences in life and connecting them chronologically. He then guides the reader with fun and practical exercises into the mechanics of job seeking, such as identifying likely work paths, networking, engaging your friends, applying, and interviewing. Patrons in job transition in public and academic libraries as well as new job seekers will find this quick read useful. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 March #2

At times it seems there are as many job search books as there are job seekers. Aujla, a recruiter and non-profit executive director, contributes to the plenitude with this work. His subtitular "unconventional" approach involves reframing one's thinking about work, making changes to one's environment and lifestyle, and undertaking unhurried and in-depth exercises aimed at finding meaning in one's next job, rather than merely procuring employment. A potpourri of philosophical influences are scattered throughout, including Buddhist thought, feng shui, mindfulness, and self-help philosophies such as "finding your center of gravity" and "finding a new way of being." VERDICT Based on interviews with thousands of career counselors, self-help gurus, recruiters, and career changers, the author's many recommendations and exercises will undoubtedly resonate with job seekers and career changers receptive to the notion that the quest for nonlinear careers requires unconventional strategies.—Alan Farber, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 February #2

Aujla, CEO of the recruiting firm Catalog, which works with nonprofits and startups, presents a practical guide for young people looking for their first—or their first paid—job. The book aims to teach job seekers how to understand their own skills and needs, and thereby improve their chances of finding suitable employment. Good jobs, Aujla advises optimistically, will feel natural and rejuvenating; bad jobs will turn a hapless employee into a stressed-out clock-puncher. So how to find the right one? Chock-full of exercises, this well-laid-out collection of concrete advice will help young readers feel better equipped to define their dream jobs, research potential employers, prep for big interviews, network effectively, and overcome obstacles when they inevitably get mired down. Clearly talking to millennials, Aujla urges a high-confidence approach which may feel foreign to the anxious parents dispensing this book as a graduation gift to their college seniors, but which will be endlessly helpful to the graduates themselves. Aujla has parlayed his experience into an excellent job hunter's 101 for the young and ambitious—or just unemployed. (Apr.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.