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I’ve worked as a writer since falling in love with poetry in seventh grade—not surprising as I come from a family of writers.  A few years ago I integrated two major aspects of my life: writing and my work as a career or outplacement counselor. The piece that brought these two together was my first book  “Eliminated! Now What?”.

Check out the "Eliminated!" link for more details and a sample chapter. And please take a look at three free chapters of my new book, "The Essential Job Interview Handbook." Just recently published, it's received media coverage from The Chicago Tribune, The Republic as well as a wide range of career blogs. I'm currently giving talks based on the new book in the New York/New England region. Contact me if you'd like to have me speak to your job search group or company.
The Essential Job Interview Handbook
A Quick and Handy Resource For Any Job Seeker


The Essential Job Interview HandbookWorried about an upcoming interview? Not sure what to do? Here's a book that will give you everything you need to prepare for interviews and help you understand employers' needs so you can match your skills and abilities to the job. A unique feature of "The Essential Job Interview Handbook" is multiple answers to sample questions. Rated good, better and best, you'll learn what makes a winning answer and understand the strategy behind it.

Whether you're just finishing school or have been working a long time, you need "The Essential Job Interview Handbook" to:

  identify types of questions as well as different interview styles
  probe for needs so that your answers always fit the employer's requirements
  understand what influences hiring managers in selecting the top candidate
  manage hostile or difficult questions and learn how to burn off nervousness

Read this book, keep it handy; it will soon become your best friend. It's in bookstores and available to order online.

You can preview complete chapters here.
 
Meet Jean Baur
Jean Baur
Jean has worked for 20 years as a career coach with major outplacement firms, and has also worked extensively as a speaker and corporate trainer. Jean partners with clients of all functions and levels to help them identify and leverage their strengths, develop structure for the search process, create effective implementation plans and identify measurable success factors. Jean’s trademark is her energy and creativity. She likes nothing more than helping clients realize their full potential. In 2011 she earned the highest designation awarded career counselors, the CMF (Certified Management Fellow) from the ICCI (Institute of Career Certification International.)

Jean is currently booking speaking engagements on a wide range of career topics including "Boomers Back to Work!", "Learn How to Interview Effectively to Launch, Save or Advance Your Career", "Job Security:  It's in Your Hands", and "Looking for Work? What You Need to Know to Run an Effective Job Search Campaign." She is a member of the National Speakers Association and widely recognized for her energy and humor in presenting practical materials.

The author of numerous career transition articles, Jean has written throughout her career, both as a freelance writer and publishing short fiction. She also worked as a corporate trainer for Communispond and helped revise their business writing program. She majored in English at Lake Forest College and loves to read, garden and kayak. She and her dog, Bella, a therapy dog, visit schools and hospitals.
Giving Back
Jean likes to think of herself as an "adventure capitalist" and is active with Kiva, an organization that makes loans to small businesses all over the world. This is micro-lending on a personal basis. See www.kiva.org for details.
 
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Meet Jean Live!
Her Next Appearance
July 23, 2014
   9-11AM
Schmoozer Networking Group, Beth El Temple, West Hartford, CT. Jean will be giving a new talk: "Turn Off Your Computer and Get a Job!" Free and open to the public, Beth El is located at 2626 Albany Avenue in West Hartford. This will be an interactive talk to help job seekers search smart. For more information please call Ellen Cartledg at 860-236-1927 and press 0 for the operator. Ask for Ellen. Free coffee and parking.

More information on this and other events
Listen to Jean's Interview with Andy Asher of BloomerBoomer.

Hear Jean's Your Career Is Calling Interview

Listen to Jean talk about "Getting the Help You Need".

High-Paying Seasonal Jobs on CNBC quotes Jean Baur

Look what Jean and her therapy dog, Bella, are up to.

 


Take a look at Jean's article, "Seven Tips for Negotiating Your Salary," which is posted on the Women For Hire website. You may view it here

 

Praise for The Essential Job Interview Handbook
The Essential Job Interview Handbook is a realistic guide that gives every job-seeker all the tools,
skills, and answers you will need to impress any potential employer and rise above the competition.”
— Ron Fry, best-selling author of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
“It not only provides you with multiple ways to answer key questions, but also helps you understand why
the questions are being asked and what goes into hiring managers’ decisions. You will consult this book
over and over!”
— John Beauregard, executive director, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board