Whether you’re just coming out of school or are mid-career, searching for employment in the professional 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, as in 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, interviewing, and negotiating.

The Panic Button

For me, preparing to enter the business world was a lot like being reborn. At the end of my senior year of college, ...

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