Patricia Scudamore - Hodder & Stoughton

Patricia Scudamore



Pat Scudamore and Hilton Catt are experienced careers consultants and trainers, and the authors of many successful books on career management.
Teach Yourself

The Ultimate Job Hunting Book

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt, David McWhir, Mo Shapiro, Alison Straw
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt, David McWhir, Mo Shapiro, Alison Straw

This is your complete course in finding that perfect job. From crafting the perfect CV and finding the job of your dreams, to writing a great cover letter and winning at interview, THE ULTIMATE JOB HUNTING BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Short, punchy chapters mean you can read up quickly and start applying what you've learned immediately.* Part 1: Your CVs Masterclass* Part 2: Your Job Hunting Masterclass* Part 3: Your Cover Letters Masterclass* Part 4: Your Job Interviews MasterclassDiscover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.

Teach Yourself

Career Change In A Week

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt

Changing careers just got easierDone properly, however, a change of career can be a rewarding and exhilarating experience and one you should never shrink from, particularly if the alternative is underachieving, stagnating in a dead-end job or doing work you no longer find interesting. This book teaches you all you need to know about crossing the bridge from one careerto another.This book is broken down into seven short lessons, one for each day of the week. It starts by putting your ideas to the test to see whether they are viable or not. Then, if they are, it goes on to show you what you need to do to move your plan from an outline in your head to a reality. Sometimes the challenges you'll face will be tough ones, but throughout the book you'll find practical advice and tips to help you when you get stuckand need to find a way forward.Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, this is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Use research to test the strength of your ideas and identify your transferable skills- Monday: Understand the financial implications of changing your job and find ways to supplement your income - Tuesday: Overcome lack of skills and experience by gaining new qualifications and considering work experience- Wednesday: Assess the opportunities available within your company and convince your employers of your aspirations- Thursday: Create an effective CV for the outside job market and learn how to get noticed without experience- Friday: Explore your options when career change is forced on you and use the temporary job market as your 'Trojan horse'- Saturday: Reduce your hours and responsibilities in your current job or find a career which is less demanding

Teach Yourself

Cover Letters In A Week

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt

Cover Letters In A Week is a simple and straightforward guide to getting the result you want from your covering letter, giving you everything you really need to know in just seven short chapters. From making an impact, being 'employer friendly' and getting the design right, to beating the competition, unsolicited job applications and registering with recruitment agencies, you'll discover all of the dos and don'ts to successful cover letter writing. This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas of writing successful cover letters, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, this is your fastest route to success: - Sunday: Understand the importance of first impressions and the common mistakes people make- Monday: Ensure your application is taken seriously with a cover letter that is concise, complements your CV and is targeted to the job you have applied for- Tuesday: Discover how to style and structure your cover letter with advice on forms of address, etiquette, fonts, margins and the importance of 'white space'- Wednesday: Design your cover letter to engage your audience and overcome the competition for advertised jobs- Thursday: Design a speculative cover letter to approach the invisible job market- Friday: Learn how to address cover letters to agencies and recruitment consultants- Saturday: Learn from your applications, whether successful or not, and develop your writing style for the futureABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.

Teach Yourself

Job Hunting In A Week

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt

The ability to find the right job at the right time is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Pat Scudamore and Hilton Catt, leading experts on job hunting as both coaches and HR practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order find the right job for you.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!

Teach Yourself

The CV Coach: Teach Yourself

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt

By the end of this book you will have an outstanding CV- Identify your strengths- Understand what recruiters are looking for- Write a powerful CV- Tailor your CV for a specific role- Get the job you wantOther books help you talk the talk. The Teach Yourself Coach books helps you walk the walk.Who are you? * Anyone looking for a jobWhere this book take you?* You will be fully prepared to give an outstanding interviewHow does it work?* A combination of practical tried-and-tested advice, and unique interactive exercisesWhen can you do it?* In your own time, at your own paceWhat else do you get?* Access to free online videos and printable resourcesWhy Teach Yourself®?* Teach Yourself books are trusted around the world and have helped sixty million people achieve their goals

Teach Yourself

The Interview Coach: Teach Yourself

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Teach Yourself

Job Hunting in 4 Weeks

Hilton Catt, Patricia Scudamore, David McWhir, Mo Shapiro, Alison Straw
Authors:
Hilton Catt, Patricia Scudamore, David McWhir, Mo Shapiro, Alison Straw
Teach Yourself

Cover Letters In A Week

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt

Sunday: Understand the importance of first impressions and the common mistakes people make Monday: Ensure your application is taken seriously with a cover letter that is concise, complements your CV and is targeted to the job you have applied for Tuesday: Discover how to style and structure your cover letter with advice on forms of address, etiquette, fonts, margins and the importance of 'white space' Wednesday: Design your cover letter to engage your audience and overcome the competition for advertised jobs Thursday: Design a speculative cover letter to approach the invisible job market Friday: Learn how to address cover letters to agencies and recruitment consultants Saturday: Learn from your applications, whether successful or not, and develop your writing style for the future

Teach Yourself

Career Change In A Week

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Teach Yourself

Job Applications In A Week

Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt
Authors:
Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt

Getting hired just got easierYou are about to discover everything you need to know about job applications and how to make them work. Starting on Sunday and going through to Saturday, you will learn the stages of a job application step by step so you build up a picture of what it takes to be successful. For many job applicants, what goes on behind employers' closed doors remains a hidden world but, by Saturday, you will have taught yourself how job applications are processed, what employers look for when they make up interview lists, and then, from the candidates they interview, who to shortlist and who to offer the job to.After considering what employers want and how you could meet their needs you will be able to formulate a plan for what needs to go into your CV, what you need to put in your cover letters and what you need to say about yourself on application forms. You will discover how to measure up the competition and how to make sure your name, and not someone else's, is on the interview list.You will also discover the importance of getting the right messages across in interviews - and what the right messages are. You will learn how to dictate the interview agenda to keep it on familiar territory where the best parts of your application will come out. You will learn to handle tough interview questions and to see what's behind them and what answers will impress the interviewer most. Once you've been shortlisted, you'll discover how to steer your application over the last hurdle and get the job offer you want.- Sunday: Defining the task- Monday: You and the image you present- Tuesday: Selection criteria- Wednesday: Getting interviews- Thursday: Going for interviews- Friday: Handling questions- Saturday: Getting shortlisted