SYNOPSIS OF "SURFING YOUR HORIZONS
Finding the right career does not just happen. You must make it happen. It requires planning, research, skill, determination and, of course, a knowledge on the techniques on how to find your perfect career.
The object of this book is to show you, not only how to just get a job, but how to find a career that will inspire you and give you the utmost satisfaction whilst complimenting your given skills, abilities, personality and various other wishes regarding lifestyle, geographic limitations, income and general likes and dislikes.
The book is directed to anyone who has not already found their chosen career or they have an idea of what their chosen career is and are looking for some new and specific techniques that do work with regards to job seeking. The book is therefore directed to specific groups, such as school leavers, university graduates, people returning to the workforce, executive job seekers and people wanting mid career fulfilment.
In this practical, yet inspirational guide to job hunting and career planning in the Australian job market, Mike explains a great deal of things.
His chapters cover such things as:-
1 Explaining fully why job seeking skills and career planning is important.
2 How to set goals and in particular, how to blend career goals with lifestyle goals.
3 The importance of positive thinking with regards to job seeking.
4 How to undertake a skills audit.
5 Some specific vocational guidance advice.
6 The importance of good communication skills when job seeking.
7 How to identify leads in the hidden job market.
8 How to write effective job application letters.
9 How to prepare a winning CV.
10 How to improve your telephone technique.
11 Smarter ways to go door knocking.
12 General advice for job seekers.
13 Everything you need to know about job interviews.
14 Application forms and various other tests.
15 The importance of dress and grooming.
16 The impact of body language.
18 Once you get a job, how to succeed in it.
19 Don’t procrastinate and don’t give up.
In addition to these Mike also provides 21 specific appendices including topics such as
Re-entering the workforce. Looking for a job in the Government sector. Looking for a job in Tertiary Education. Personnel consultants and Employment Agencies. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders. Women in the workforce. Sole parents. Books, Software, Videos and other resources.
“SURFING YOUR HORIZONS” is published and distributed by Harper Collins Publishers Australia and is available in larger bookstores and retails for $17.95
Or you could send a cheque for $23.00 (which includes the cost of the book plus postage & handling) to:
“The Career Company” PO Box 409 ARMIDALE NSW Australia 2350
If you are a Training Professional and would like more information
on “Perfect Career” Training Manuals that Mike has published, you are welcome
to contact him at the above address or phone Australia 067 72 9200 or Fax
067 71 4688.
Garry Schuller from Dynamic People Pty Ltd said “Surfing your Horizons is fantastic”.
This book has been written from the unique perspective of Mike having had some nine years in Personnel Management, 6 years selling Business Intelligence to Corporate Executives throughout Australia and he also having spent five years developing and delivering a course directed to the unemployed. During that time, it is estimated that he has spoken to some 40,000 applicants whilst applying for jobs, conducting interviews etc.
Mike now is a Director of “The Career Company” ....a firm specialising in job searching skills.