Modern Job Search: Insider Knowledge and Strategies that Work


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Do you have a real job search strategy?

Modern Job Search is a definitive guide for job seekers of all experience levels and is the product of over 15 years of experience in recruiting and executive search.

> Learn where to start (value)
> How to identify hiring managers
> How to prepare resumes that work
> How to get in front of the right people
> How to control interviews
> How to negotiate good offers

The methods described are what I use to market candidates into some of the world’s best companies. The experiences in the narrative are all accurate portrayals of what it takes to find jobs, get invited to interviews and receive offers. The guidance given, process followed and work done are all real.

When was the last time you really had to look for a job?

Don’t get caught unprepared. Buy this book and take control of your job search!

About the Author: Kurt Schmidt has over 15 years of successful experience in “fee-paid” executive search and recruiting. Currently, he is the President and owner of a specialized search firm focused on filling Supply Chain Management positions in the energy and manufacturing industries.

Past and present clients include BP (British Petroleum), Halliburton, Emerson, Trane, Flextronics, AGCO, Danaher, American Standard, Exterran, Cameron, Dell, Iomega, Ingersoll Rand, Whirlpool, Motorola, Hewlett Packard / Compaq, Hitachi, Thyssen-Krupp, Tyco Electronics, John Deere, Solectron, Black and Decker and many others.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1373 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996076816
  • Publisher: Converging Point, Inc.; 1 edition (March 26, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2014
  • Sold by:  Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JAPPXFI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Highly Recommended

 on June 14, 2014
By The Perfectionist
I really enjoyed reading “Modern Job Search: Insider Knowledge and Strategies that Work”. The author definitely delivers what the title promises. Kurt S. is very generous at sharing his expertise, offering all the possible scenarios in all the stages of the job search process. The book is very well written and organized. It presents real cases and is useful for recent graduates, experienced managers, and even for recruiters. The writer brings an original perspective to the subject and I will, for sure, follow his strategies and advice in my next career move. From planning the job search to preparing for interviews, and negotiating salaries, you feel real support from the expert. I bought the Kindle version but I think this is one of those books which are worth keeping in a hard copy. I recommend it to everybody, regardless background or experience.

An essential read for job seekers and employers

 on January 30, 2015
By Marc Frischer
Its common sense; finding that first job, advancing your career or changing career paths requires the same understanding. Know yourself and what you want, understand your value, and identify employers who need what you are offering. Unfortunately these simple truths are so often obscured in the modern world. Schmidt, a professional recruiter with years of experience matching job seekers and employers, reminds us that finding a good position (and hiring the right employee) is about finding good matches. Narrating the trajectories of three seemingly very different job searches Schmidt shares these insights and provides useful tools and advice for anyone seeking employment as a professional in today’s competitive markets.

By taking the mystery out of the process, he gives readers the confidence to present themselves positively, calmly and professio

 on February 23, 2015
By Ana Oostwouder
This is not a one-size-fits all book, or a confusing directory of specifics for every possible situation out there. Kurt Schmidt treats the reader with a supportive, straightforward and professional attitude. This is step-by-step guidance on tailoring your job-hunting campaign to your unique history, delivered in the format of stories that are very easy to relate to. I feel as thought he is pulling back a curtain on how the hiring process really works.

GREAT – Extremely practical and a must have for interview preparation

 on October 10, 2014
By Kenny Yarberry
I had the opportunity to work with Kurt personally over the years, most recently for a Director level position in a Fortune 500 company. Working with Kurt was always insightful, and through his teacher/mentor approach I not only was successful in finding a leadership position but also learned a great deal about the process. I was naturally excited to learn he has now written a book on the subject.

Indispensable Career Advice

 on April 23, 2014
By Miguel B. Corrigan
As a current business professor and former entrepreneur, I find this book to be absolutely wonderful.

A more targeted job search – don’t buy this unless you can follow direction!

 on April 28, 2015
By RDW
The job search method described in the book is was a vast departure from a “standard” job search for me. It isn’t an easier way to look for a job but a more targeted one. The book led me on a journey of self-discovery and was written with lots of good examples. It was hard to do the suggested research in the beginning since what I wanted to do was put together a magic resume and start sending it out to everyone (just like everyone else).

Solid Advice, Ample Insights, Well written.

 on April 3, 2015
By Chris miller
What sets this book apart is the vast experience and personal insights Mr. Schmidt shares. This is a very specific and detailed, well articulated how-to-manual for high – end job hunting. I can’t imagine a better career investment than taking this book to heart and applying it’s hard – learned principles.

Great Resource

 on November 12, 2014
By Minh-An Arthur
This book has been a great resource during my job search. The author breaks down the tedious process of looking for a job in today’s highly digital world, and makes it interesting to read using personal anecdotes. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a new job.

Highly recommended.

 on July 10, 2015
By Rigel Crockett
Filled with practical tips for finding and landing a job in the current age. Highly recommended.

Great read, insider’s view, no feel-good baloney

 on May 22, 2014
By J. Schaffer
Great read that nails several insider secrets about how to get past the resume submission web page (that dead end doorway millions of people walk through everyday).




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