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Job Magician The Best Job Hunting Book
(and I Didn't Write It)

My first recommendation to job hunters is to buy the following book, read it cover-to-cover, and do everything it says. The book, Rites of Passage at $100,000+, is not only the best executive job-hunting book, it is also the best-selling, having sold over 350,000 copies.  The author, John Lucht, is a retained executive search consultant, and a high-powered one. The book is informative, funny, and fun-to-read. To order it, click here: Rites of Passage at $100,000+.

Order the latest version (2014 edition) rather than a used copy, because, after many years, he has revised it significantly.

He reminds you to use all of the major job-hunting techniques, including networking, direct mail, recruiters, and want ads, and teaches you new techniques for doing each one of these. He also has a chapter on how to be interviewed that is easily worth the $30 you'll pay for the book.  He ends the book with a 50-page novella that will take you behind-the-scenes in a large executive search firm, which is also an enjoyable business story in its own right.

In addition, the book is readable and funny; it's obvious that John really cares, and wants the reader to be successful. You'll love the silly names he comes up with, such as search pros Mae Findham and Will Pickham and job hunter Cottsworth O.M. Kensington-Smithers IV.

The book is truly perspective-changing. One job hunter to whom I recommended it told me it was half expose and have informational (in part because Lucht really gives an insider's look at what goes on in the backrooms at both retainer and contingency search firms).

After reading it, you'll say to yourself, "I didn't realize it worked that way."  And you may even feel dumb or embarrassed.  But you'll be way ahead of where you were.

  • Instantly email your resume to all major Retained Search Firms
  • Search 10,000 six-figure jobs
  • All for only $94 a year

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new job; anyone who plans his job hunt without reading this book risks selling themselves short, because they'll be missing too many avenues and leave themselves vulnerable to too many trap doors.




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