Details: Welcome to the new world of blue-collar work that is dramatically different from your father's or grandfather's blue-collar world. Representing 15 percent of the American workforce, or 22 million people, and occupying over 200 different types of jobs, blue-collar workers include relatively unskilled minimum wage earners to highly skilled individuals making over $100,000 a year.
While the job outlook for this group as a whole is not promising, nonetheless, many blue-collar jobs pay very well and have a bright future. Just call a plumber or electrician or take your car in for repair and you'll meet a new breed of well compensated blue-collar workers.
So how do you get a great blue-collar job? Anyone can find a job, but finding a really good job is not easy. Above all, it requires key job-finding skills, from identifying what you want to do to writing resumes and preparing for job interviews.
That's what this unique book is all about - helping blue-collar workers land rewarding jobs they really love. Organizing the job search around a 10-step process, two of America's leading career experts offer the latest tips on how to organize and implement an effective job search and succeed on the job. Individual chapters address:
This complete A-to-Z job search book also includes over 40 examples of blue-collar resumes produced by a talented group of professional resume writers. As you'll quickly discover, with a well-crafted resume, you have a distinct advantage over the competition. You will be able to tell potential employers your story about what you have done, can do, and will do in the future.
- The new blue-collar economy
- Key myths, realities, and mistakes
- Best jobs and apprenticeships
- Attitudes and motivations
- Skills and accomplishments
- Applications, resumes, and letters
- Marketing and networking
- Job interviews and offers
- Salary negotiations
- Job survival and keeping skills
When the employer says "You're hired!," it's in part due to your successful implementation of the many practical tips outlined in this book. 304 pages. 7 x 10.
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