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The New Job Security
The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career
In today’s volatile job market, job security seems like a thing of the past. Opportunities to stay with a company until retirement have been replaced by numerous employers in the span of a career. Yet despite today’s job economy with its sharp transitions, intense competition, and high churn rate, there is a new job security and it comes from actively managing your career.
In this revised edition of The New Job Security, veteran career management consultant Pam Lassiter draws on more than 30 years of experience to empower professionals with the five best strategies to take control of their careers.
From marketing oneself with win-win strategies to creating new jobs instead of looking for existing ones, Lassiter’s award-winning book puts job security in the hands of the worker, and arms readers with the latest research on trends, social networking, effective email, and more.
Featuring advice from thought leaders in executive search, human resources, compensation/benefits, university career planning and placement, social media, networking, retirement, and research (see reverse for a specific list), the book explains how and why:
- Job creation is basic survival in today’s job market
- Responding to help wanted ads in a recession is self-abuse
- A social media presence is no longer optional, and a winning strategy is essential
- Approaching search firms is increasingly subtle; not knowing the drill eliminates you
- You are one handshake away from everyone
- Recruiters are looking at you online all of the time
- There is still money to be made while negotiating
- People will respond to your emails if you use the right subject line
With The New Job Security, today’s professionals command their own careers. They control and create opportunities, write their own job descriptions, move up in their current companies or transition to companies of their choice. Instead of reacting to what happens in the marketplace, they build their own success stories and not just for a single job hunt, but for the rest of their careers.
PAM LASSITER is the principal of Lassiter Consulting and a popular speaker on career management with the media, corporations, and associations. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and is available for interviews. Visit www.lassiterconsulting.com.
The New Job Security, Revised: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career
by Pam Lassiter
$14.99 paper · 224 pages · 6 x 9 inches · ISBN-13: 978-1-58008-377-5 · E-book: 978-1-58008-673-8
TEN SPEED PRESS, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group