Getting Hired

Handbook for College Graduates

by Frances R. Schimdt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/5/2012

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781450295291
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781450295314

About the Book

Looking for a job is hard work; it can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially if you’re a college student trying to juggle academics and other responsibilities. In Getting Hired, author Frances R. Schmidt offers a quick and easy job search handbook for graduates and soon-to-be-graduates that presents a five-step approach for getting hired during difficult economic times.

Getting Hired helps college graduates successfully get hired by encouraging, motivating, and teaching them how to focus on the employers’ needs in any economic circumstances. It covers the nuts and bolts of the entire hiring process, including

  • • handling job search stress;
  • • realizing the importance of networking;
  • • marketing one’s qualifications;
  • • preparing a resume and writing a cover letter;
  • • getting results from the portfolio;
  • • learning the art of interviewing.
  • Schmidt, an experienced career counselor, shows how graduates can and will get hired if they distill the job search process down, step-by-step, to achieve employment career success in any job situation. Learn how to successfully market yourself in order to make a smooth transition from college to career.

    Praise for Getting Hired
    “The text is comprehensive and offers clear and concise messages important to job seekers.”
    —Dr. Timothy Gallineau, Interim Chair and Faculty Higher Education Administration Department, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

About the Author

Frances R. Schmidt is a career counselor and the author of Getting Hired in Any Job Market. She has more than twenty-seven years of experience in the career development field and has served as director of D’Youville College Career Services Center in Buffalo, New York. Visit her online at