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

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

Label
Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today
Title
Down and out in the new economy
Title remainder
how people find (or don't find) work today
Statement of responsibility
Ilana Gershon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gershon, Ilana,
Dewey number
650.140973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5382.75.U6
LC item number
G465 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Job hunting
  • Employee selection
  • Online social networks in business
  • Industrial relations
  • United States
Label
Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today, Ilana Gershon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A book about advice, not an advice book -- 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 -- We wanted a labor force but human beings came instead
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780226452142
Lccn
2016040351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027047200
System control number
  • ocn958781127
  • (OCoLC)958781127
  • 2020997
Label
Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today, Ilana Gershon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A book about advice, not an advice book -- 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 -- We wanted a labor force but human beings came instead
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780226452142
Lccn
2016040351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027047200
System control number
  • ocn958781127
  • (OCoLC)958781127
  • 2020997

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