April 09, 2014

Sometimes you should buy a book before you need it. This might be one of those times.

Searching for your next job is a big, complex, and maybe even scary prospect. There are so many choices to make, so many details to consider and things to do. Where do you start? How do you keep track of it all? How can you best bring your full talent to bear on the most personal of projects? Johanna Rothman will show you how, now available at pragprog.com/book/jrsearch.

This week only: save 25% on this title. Use coupon code Rothman2014.

And see below for news about this week's "Heartbleed" security vulnerability.

Manage Your Job Search

A job search is an emergent project. How do you handle an emergent project? By creating a system that allows for serendipity and flexibility: personal kanban and one-week timeboxes.

Once you have a system, you can use the tips in Part 2 to prepare for your job search: choose your career, write your résumé, prepare for your interviews, and decide how you will decide on an offer. In Part 3, you’ll learn how to network without feeling slimy. You’ll learn to build your target network, where to look for the jobs that you need, and how to spot the warning signs of a job that organizations might no longer need. There are many traps for unsuspecting job hunters, so Part 4 has a section on traps to avoid and tips to try. If you’re in special circumstances, such as being a new grad, in a career transition, or over 50, then Part 5 is for you. Even if you’ve been diligent, any job search can take more than three months. Part 6 addresses your feelings and how to persevere when your search seems as if it takes forever.

Written with her trademark practicality, humor, and empathy, Johanna will help you learn how to find your next job.

This book was written and produced entirely by the author. We are proud to be distributing it.

Now available from pragprog.com/book/jrsearch.

About the SSL "Heartbleed" Vulnerability

You may have read in the news about the "Heartbleed" security vulnerability this week. Part of our infrastructure uses Amazon ELB, which was affected by this vulnerability. Amazon has since updated to correct the problem, and we have rotated all the encryption keys and secrets we used, so you may need to re-login to your account on pragprog.com.

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