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Find Yourself, Find a Paycheck

The Panic Button, The Self-assessment Journey, Your Corporate Persona, Scoping The Field

Whether you're just coming out of school or are mid-career, searching for employment in the corporate world is more challenging than any assignment you'll be given on the job. Not only do you have to decide exactly what to look for, but you also have to find a way in the door and make that doorstop hold until you have an offer in hand. Fortunately, like any game with rules, job hunting has its loopholes. In this chapter, I'll discuss how to take advantage of them as you're surveying the field, meeting contacts, preparing your promotional materials, and interviewing. I'll also touch on the sticky question of money and how you can ask for more when they want to pay you less.

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Job Descriptions and Careers, Career and Job Opportunities, Career Search, and Career Choices and ProfilesCareer Advice: Career 101 for Recent Graduates, New Hires, and Would-be Corporate Climbers