May 3, 2010

News & Opinion: Getting Back to Work

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There are many people who lost their jobs last year, and unfortunately, many of them are still looking for work. For those in this situation, after so long, the frustration and desperation likely only increases. You send out resume after resume every day, and no results. What can you do?

Author Jill Konrath is doing something pretty cool about it. She's made a free book to help people in this situation. It's not about networking, or job sites, or resume tweaking, it's about something entirely different, and as the job market is changing, it reflects a new approach to the situation. The book is called Get Back to Work Faster, and you can download it at her site.

Who's Jill Konrath? She's been an independent sales consultant for over 20 years, and has written the books Selling to Big Companies and more recently, Snap Selling. Konrath knows selling, and in the current job situation, that's exactly what you need to do for yourself. Don't wait for companies to present opportunities for you. Read Konrath's free book and learn how to position the value you have to offer and get involved before they realize they have a position that needs filling.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.