Getting Your Dream Job Analysis

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The author Don Raskin said “it takes a lot of work to land your dream job,” but in his book called Getting Your Dream Job, he offers “everything you need to know to land your first job and find career success”. In order words, this guide reveals all the “dirty little secrets” to become an efficient jobseeker, and be work-ready. Getting your Dream Job is a book that all college students should keep on hand upon, and after graduation since these constructive advices and tips can be applied during their internship as well as job search. Even though, it focuses on entry level-position job search, targeting mainly college students and recent graduates; these advices can be helpful for any job hunter.
As mentioned in the book, “you have to be prepared
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“You need to close the interview by asking if the interviewer believes you are a good fit for the job and when you will hear back from the company,” Raskin says. “That will give you a solid indication of how well you did in the interview.” A good close leaves a good final impression, especially if you ask questions which demonstrates your motivation and interest in the company. Therefore, I interviewed last week for a board position within a SPO and I asked them if I would be a great fit and what are the next steps for the recruitment process. They answered me that I would be a great fit but that they still need to interview other candidates. I got a positive answer a few days after and they told me that asking such a question showed …show more content…
As Raskin stated, “people in my organization lose interest in a candidate they initially liked because their follow-up after the interview was less than spectacular.” The author also adds, that “so much about entry-level jobs has to do with diligence and follow-up that this part of the interview process I s bit of a test of these skills, another chance to show a prospective employer exactly what he or she would get by hiring you”. For this reason, in order to be remembered, jobseeker have to prove their skills and impress by going beyond what is expected.
A point Raskin’s supports in his book is what needs to be done once you get the job offer. In particular, the salary negotiations. However, I grew up in France, a country where salary and money are taboos, and I never felt comfortable talking about it. Even so, this book gave me an inside how to negotiate the starting salary. Since I am uncomfortable with this topic, this advice will be one of the best takeaways. In fact, the tools we discovered in class to track industry average salaries, will help me to prepare myself to this

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