How to Get Any Job
Life Launch & Relaunch for Everyone Under 30 (or How to Avoid Living in your Parents' Basement)eBook - 2009
Donald Asher, America's career guru, believes that success comes from an alignment of passion and preparation. First tip: Your college major has very little to do with your job options. In fact, you can get to virtually any life-goal destination from virtually any starting point. Stephen Colbert was a philosophy major. Chad Hurley, billionaire founder of YouTube, was an art major. And while we're at it, Albert Einstein was a high-school drop-out. Still think your college major will determine your life path? Think again. HOW TO GET ANY JOB is the first book that definitively answers the following questions, and many more: A- What is "life launch" and how is it different from getting a job? --- B- Why do employers hire people like you? --- C- Which skills do employers value most? (They're not what you think!) --- D- How do non-tech people get hired and thrive in tech companies? --- E- How do you set yourself up to get promoted? --- F- How do you prove you have skills that don't show up on your transcripts? --- G- How do you get experience if you can't get a job, or have the "wrong" major? --- H- How can you get famous and influential people to help you? --- I- How do you hit restart if you get stuck in a dead-end job out of college? --- J- What should you do if you're a graduate and living in your parents' basement? --- K- What should you do if you're a junior to make sure you don't end up in that basement? -- Back cover.
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, c2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.