Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter's 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now (Hardcover)
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"This generous and useful book strips away the shame and fear from a job search and can help you get past the resume and see a better way forward." —Seth Godin, bestselling author of This is Marketing
If you’re struggling to find work in an uncertain job market, Next Job, Best Job by headhunter Rob Barnett delivers game changing strategies to get you hired now. For readers at any phase of a career, Barnett saves you months of wasted time surfing random job postings and uploading resumes into oblivion. His new process gives you the end-to-end tools to find the work you want.
Rob Barnett is an innovator, a two-time entrepreneur, and a senior executive with five decades inside legendary media companies. As an advisor to thousands of job seekers and company heads, he is uniquely positioned to disrupt the job search industry. His inclusive platform is a life-saving escape hatch during the darkest hours of unemployment and an expert guide to the work you deserve.
With humor, compassion, and a healthy dose of tough love, Barnett covers everything from the essentials of a modern job search to ageism, ghosting, navigating LinkedIn and Zoom, and mastering the voodoo of social media.
Pivot from worrying to winning with inspired steps to:
• Score perfect job interviews
• Negotiate like a pro and get to “yes”
• Rebrand yourself with a unique resume, digital profile, and killer cover letter
• Ignite focus and restore motivation
• Identify the best career path
• Define the right job title
• Get immediate replies and callbacks
• Master networking
• Banish self-defeating thoughts
• Embrace success
• Pay it forward
New strategies replace ancient job search rules that lead nowhere. Rise above every other candidate with an empowering, easy method that finally works.
“Rob Barnett reimagines today’s career search and offers a proven process to land the right job (or client) fast.” —Small Business Trends
“(Barnett) leads the reader through a birth-to-earth version of job search, starting with being fired or laid off and culminating in his advice for negotiating the next offer. He peppers the steps along the way with anecdotes from his own experience and the kind of advice meant to help you keep the job once you land it.” —St. Paul Pioneer Press
About the Author
Rob Barnett is a headhunter, management executive, podcaster, author, and entrepreneur. He founded Rob Barnett Media in 2018, an inclusive platform for thousands of job-seeking professionals and industry leaders placing the right people in the best jobs.
Rob has discovered, hired, and led hundreds of talented creators and executives in senior management roles at MTV, VH1, and Audible/Amazon. He was President of Programming at CBS Radio. A digital pioneer, he founded My Damn Channel, one of the first original online studios and networks.
Representing diverse careers, companies, and opportunities, Rob's multi-platform content and no-nonsense approach inspires people to define and sell their best professional brand. Visit RobBarnettMedia.com.
“This generous and useful book strips away the shame and fear from a job search and can help you get past the resume and see a better way forward.”
—Seth Godin, bestselling author of This is Marketing
“This timely book shines light into those darkest of hours when you’re out of work. Rob’s brutally honest, compassionate advice shows you how to un-fire yourself and secure your next job with a whole new mindset – and a sharper set of tools.”
—Leah Weiss, PhD, Stanford University Lecturer; author of How We Work; co-founder of Skylyte
“Next Job, Best Job is a book for our time. Rob’s excellent advice enables us to banish the stress and anger we can feel when in-between jobs or just plain stuck. Instead, he shows us how to tap into purpose, passion, and power so we can take the first step on the path to more meaningful work. It’s time to choose the next best career move—this book shows us how.”
—Annie McKee, PhD, Senior Fellow and Director, PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
“No nonsense insights and instant impact. Rob distills everything he’s learned into actions you can take today to achieve your dream job.”
—Sean Atkins, Senior VP & Executive Dean, College of Business at Western Governors University
“I couldn't think of a better ally and partner to have in your corner as you're navigating what's next.”
—Bryan Thoensen, Head of Content Partnerships, TikTok
“If you are looking for your next rock star opportunity, Rob Barnett is your man.”
—Angela Bowers, VP Global Instructor Talent Development at Peloton Interactive
“More than a recruiter, he’s a strategic career coach, and trusted advisor. Rob [Barnett] delivers big time. He is peerless.”
—Reggie Williams, SVP, Global Consumer Revenue Video, Condé Nast
“There is nobody as accomplished, caring, innovative, and reliable as Rob Barnett. His eye isn't where the puck is, but where it's going.”
—Michael Gewirtzman, Global Programming Director, Advertising Week