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Lose the resume and land that coveted job

Gone are the days of polishing up your resume and sending it out at random. At every level today, you need to “lose the resume” in order to land the right job. In other words, you have to learn to tell a story about yourself that speaks to your competencies, purpose, passion, and values. Lose the Resume, Land the Job shares the new rules of engagement: How you must think, act, and present yourself so you can win.

Based on inner exploration drawn from the IP of the world’s largest executive recruiting firm, the book gleans insights and stories (the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly) from Korn Ferry recruiters across the globe who work with thousands of candidates each day. It helps you gain a deeper perspective on who you are, what you are passionate about, the cultures in which you fit, the kind of bosses you should work for, and where you can bring the most value to organizations.

  • Includes assessments, questionnaires, and other tools
  • Candid advice for young professionals through middle managers
  • Offers trusted guidance from the same firm that has shown 8 million executives how to achieve their career goals, and that puts a professional in new job every three minutes
  • Helps you build a plan for the future so you can contribute more to the next employer

Getting a job and, more importantly, building a career has never been more complex. Lose the Resume, Land the Job helps you score the positions that align with your passion and match your attributes — and that will put you on a trajectory toward bigger and better things.

Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison’

According to Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison’s new book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job, it’s time to “drop the cue cards and relax!”—life-changing advice he gave to one job seeker during a chance encounter at a Starbucks. Based on research and experience at a firm that has placed millions over several decades, Burnison explains how career success comes from making an authentic connection.

To most, the task of looking for a new job is as simple as polishing the resume, sending emails to anyone and everyone, and filling out applications while networking. Come time for the interview, many become chameleons, morphing into whatever they think the company wants.

Yet that’s pretty much a recipe for disaster, according to Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison in his newly released book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job. Indeed, as the head of a firm that has placed millions—Burnison says he sees few people who understand how job hiring really works and what steps are most critical.