Crafting a Job Search That's Worth Your Career

Last Updated Sep 14, 2010 5:13 PM EDT

You know you're good at your profession; after all, you've been honing your skills for years on the job. So how come your job search is such an ordeal?

That's the question TheLadders CEO Marc Cenedella and I address in our new book, "You're Better Than Your Job Search." Our thesis: Most people aren't great at job searching because they only do it a few times in their career. Furthermore, the technology and rules of engagement have likely changed since the last time you were in the market.

Everyone's situation is different, but the rules of the road are common to every successful job search. (Thanks to CBS MoneyWatch's own "Ask the Experts" for a chance to stop by the studio and talk about the book!)

To support the Sept. 21 release of "You're Better Than Your Job Search," Marc and I will be hitting the road for our first book tour. We'll talk about the process behind a successful search and take questions about how you're managing your career.

Here's a list of our appearances. We hope to see you there or to hear where you'd like us to visit!

Atlanta, GA September 30: 7:30 PM
Borders
3637 Peachtree Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 237-0707
Chicago, IL October 7: 7:00 PM
Borders
2817 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
(773)935-3909
Dallas, TX October 1: 7:00 PM
Borders
3600 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX
(214) 219-0512
Houston, TX October 2: 2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
(713)349-0050
Los Angeles, CA October 5: 7:00 PM
Borders
6510 Canoga Ave.
Canoga Park, CA
(818)887-1999
New York, NY September 24: 7:00 PM
Borders
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY
(212) 823-9775
Philadelphia, PA September 29: 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 665-0716
San Diego, CA October 4: 7:30 PM
Warwick's
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858)454-0347
San Francisco, CA October 6: 7:00 PM
Books Inc.
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
(650)428-1234
Washington, DC September 28: 7:00 PM
Borders
11301 Rockville Pike
Kensington, MD
(301)816-1067
  • Matthew TheLadders

    Matthew Rothenberg is editor-in-chief for TheLadders, the world's leading online service catering exclusively to the $100K+ job market. In addition to traditional job search services, TheLadders.com also provides a host of specialized career development resources. Previously he worked at Ziff Davis Media, ZDNet, CNET, and Hachette Filipacchi.