John's ability in this book to unlock the secrets of finding a satisfying job have been invaluable to me and many others. His practical, no-nonsense common sense and simple techniques help bring clarity and order, and de-mystify one of the most important steps that any of us will take towards finding a more rewarding life.
Tim Franklin, Coach, Consultant, Non Exec Director of The Post Office and HM Land Registry
I think this is the best money I ever spent. I have been revitalised by our meeting and am seeing loads of potential opportunities. I read the book in one sitting, a real eye opener.
Richard Tierney, Creative Talks Ltd
John Lees provides sound, knowledgeable advice, and coaching, especially in terms of the emotional and practical impact of life change events. Although I had activated my personal network to good effect, and felt I was in control of my own 'destiny', I found John's counsel extremely helpful in 'de-stressing' the situation. John provided a positive influence to my confidence about the short and long term future options.
Kath Lowey, Head of Customer Service, Xchanging HR Services
Thought you would like to know that my search has proved successful. I have a job with the Ministry of Education in Wellington New Zealand. Though obtained through a conventional advertisement rather than the hidden job market, I used the principles learned from you to prepare a document that got me shortlisted, and then again in preparation for and during my interview. And the new suit helped!
Graham, UK career changer
This book is a treasure. Read it, devour it, use it, and find that job you once dreamed about but had almost given up on.
Dick Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
A great book, full of insight and practical ideas. We spend much of our lives at work. It is important for us, and those around us, that we enjoy and are fulfilled by our work. And productivity and creativity come when we are passionate about our work. If you are not - work out how to be - read John's book.
Gill Rider, President, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
This is a clearly written, supportive book, which gives you the right tools to tap into your own strengths to make that meaningful career move.
Lucy Beresford, psychotherapist, broadcaster and Agony Aunt for Psychologies and author of Happy Relationships at Home, at Work & at Play (forthcoming 2013) Kempster OBE, Director, Read On Write Away, Derbyshire
An authoritative British voice in careers coaching.
The Times, Consultant, Spatial Metrics Consulting Group.
Watch out – this book could turn your life upside down.
Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work Depear
John Lees’ latest revision of his seminal book both brings it firmly up to date and reinforces its now established special position as a place of reference and unusual insight.
Stephen Bampfylde, Chairman, Saxton Bampfylde Hever Plc
I recommend candidates to follow John’s advice in this book - and when they do, I find they’re far better prepared for the job market.
Joëlle Warren, Executive Chairman, Warren Partners Executive Search
John’s experience and wisdom sings out in the book, it’s like he is in the room with you. The book provides structure, focus and positive encouragement for anyone looking for a new job.
Rosemary McLean, International Career Strategist, Career Innovation
Insightful, well thought out and inspirational, Just The Job! takes a systematic approach to job hunting - giving you the confidence you need to get the job you always dreamed of.
Rachel Burge, Director, Content Creatives, freelance writer for Career Builder
If you believe there are no good jobs out there, if you can’t face sending out another CV, or if you are tired of spending hours on your computer searching out opportunities, this book is the arm around your shoulder you need. For the jaded job searcher this book is an injection of fresh thinking to equip you to get the job you deserve.
Carole Pemberton, Career coach, author and Visiting Professor Ulster University
A comprehensive and practical guide to building a relevant, evidence-based CV which will win the recruiter's attention. Looks afresh at the role of your CV, the pitfalls to avoid and shares invaluable recruiter insights.
Liz Mason, Associate Director, Alumni Career Services, London Business School
You write a CV for a purpose – to get a job. Knockout CV works backwards from the desired result, analysing each feature of the CV from the perspective of impact on the decision-maker. No frills, no diversions, simply full of practical help.
Shirley Anderson, HR Director, Talent and Reward, Pilkington Group Limited
This book is essential reading for anyone considering a career move or applying for another position. First impressions are so important and your CV really does have to stand out from all the rest. This is an excellent ,practical guide which I believe will really make the difference to securing that interview.
Christine Gaskell, Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership & former HR Director, Bentley Motors Ltd
John Lees leads you back to the basic document of so many job hunting campaigns, and yet again opens your eyes to see the real underlying principles. His clear and authoritative voice brings life back into what is often seen as a routine activity - CV writing - yet is so important in today's hyper-competitive job market. With his clear chapter objectives, insightful exercises (especially the 'CV data bank'), professional insights, and a healthy dose of humour, John Lees sets the standard for modern CV writing.
Matthias Feist, Head of Careers & Business Relations at Regent's University London Chair of PlaceNet - Placements in Industry Network
When I read John's writing, two things happen. First, I feel as if he's standing right there, personally advising me. And second, I always come away thinking over the issue in a new way. It's a rare, but very useful, gift.
Sarah Green, Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review
For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching. His insight and advice are a must-read for anyone entering today’s competitive job market.
Rebecca Alexander, Dossier Editor, Psychologies Magazine
John Lees' approach works, because he gives readers simple, practical steps to help flip their mindsets into the more daring, exploratory and confident mode needed for career transition success.
Stuart Lindenfield , Head of Transitions Practice, Reed Consulting
John Lees is the Career Professional’s professional; the doyen of careers experts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of people to enjoy better, more fulfilling careers.
Dr Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist, Hanover Executive
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