The Resource Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today, Ilana Gershon, (eBook)

Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today, Ilana Gershon, (eBook)

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Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today
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Down and out in the new economy
Title remainder
how people find (or don't find) work today
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Ilana Gershon
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eng
Summary
Finding a job used to be simple. You'd show up at an office and ask for an application. A friend would mention a job in their department. Or you'd see an ad in a newspaper and send in your cover letter. Maybe you'd call the company a week later to check in, but the basic approach was easy. And once you got a job, you would stay often for decades. Now ...well, it's complicated. If you want to have a shot at a good job, you need to have a robust profile on LinkedIn. And an enticing personal brand. Or something like that - contemporary how-to books tend to offer contradictory advice. But they agree on one thing: in today's economy, you can't just be an employee looking to get hired - you have to market yourself as a business, one that can help another business achieve its goals. That's a radical transformation in how we think about work and employment, says Ilana Gershon. She digs deep into that change and what it means, not just for job seekers, but for businesses and our very culture. In telling her story, Gershon covers all parts of the employment spectrum: she interviews hiring managers about how they assess candidates; attends personal branding seminars; talks with managers at companies around the United States to suss out regional differences like how Silicon Valley firms look askance at the lengthier employment tenures of applicants from the Midwest. And she finds that not everything has changed: though the technological trappings may be glitzier, in a lot of cases, who you know remains more important than what you know
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Gershon, Ilana
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650.140973
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  • Job hunting
  • Employee selection
  • Online social networks in business
  • Industrial relations
  • United States
  • Economic history
  • Employee selection
  • Industrial relations
  • Job hunting
  • Online social networks in business
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Reference
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Skills
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Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today, Ilana Gershon, (eBook)
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https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1467557
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: a book about advice, not an advice book -- Introduction: the company you keep -- You are just like Coca-Cola: selling your self through personal branding -- Being generic -- and not -- in the right way -- Getting off the screen and into networks -- Didn't we meet on LinkedIn? -- Changing the technological infrastructure of hiring -- The decision makers: what it means to be a hiring manager, recruiter, or HR person -- When moving on is the new normal -- Conclusion: we wanted a labor force but human beings came instead
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ebsco00362
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)980875200
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Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today, Ilana Gershon, (eBook)
Link
https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1467557
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: a book about advice, not an advice book -- Introduction: the company you keep -- You are just like Coca-Cola: selling your self through personal branding -- Being generic -- and not -- in the right way -- Getting off the screen and into networks -- Didn't we meet on LinkedIn? -- Changing the technological infrastructure of hiring -- The decision makers: what it means to be a hiring manager, recruiter, or HR person -- When moving on is the new normal -- Conclusion: we wanted a labor force but human beings came instead
Control code
ebsco00362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980875200

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