The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job by Steve Dalton

By Steve Dalton

A job-search handbook that provides occupation seekers a scientific, tech-savvy formulation to successfully and successfully objective capability employers and safe the basic first interview.

The 2-Hour activity Search exhibits job-seekers how one can paintings smarter (and quicker) to safe first interviews. via a prescriptive strategy, Dalton explains tips on how to plow through the Internet’s sea of knowledge and create a job-search system that is determined by mainstream expertise resembling Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create an inventory of objective employers, touch them, after which safe an interview—with merely hours of attempt. keeping off obscure assistance like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters precisely what to do and the way to do it. This empowering ebook specializes in the serious heart part of the task seek and is helping readers convey association to what's all too frequently an ineffectual and complicated procedure.

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These circumstances are consolidated by the primary environment in which money is pursued, the metropolis. The built environment of the metropolis is characterized by a quantity and velocity of stimuli which overwhelm the sensory capacities of humans. This prompts the individual to reduce the effect of the fluctuations of the external milieu by reacting intellectually, thus intensifying conscious life and withdrawing from full sensory life, and through the adoption of a blasé attitude. Here, the embodied subject apprehends everything as ‘being of an equally dull and grey hue, as not worth getting excited about’ (Simmel, 1971 [1903]: 325; 1990 [1907]: 256).

Qxd 01/09/2004 10:44 Page 37 Classical Bodies ways of responding to situations which release us ‘from an incessant search for appropriate conduct’ (Durkheim, 1973c [1925]: 37, 40, 73). Even in modernity, the advancing division of labour, with its attendant ‘cult of the individual’, leads to ‘the glorification not of the self but of the individual in general’, a sentiment associated with the extension of rights and respect for personal differences (Durkheim, 1973a [1898]: 48–9). This cult, manifest through the diversity of bodily identities developed in the contemporary era, expresses a variety which ‘binds us all to each other’, prompting individuals to ‘reach outside’ themselves in looking to others as a means of adding ‘to the energy’ they possess (Durkheim, 1973a [1898]: 48–9, 53; 1995 [1912]: 427).

Social constructionist views also fail, but for the different reason that they view the body as an empty vessel filled, and even created, by the determining forces of society. While focusing on the body as a location, such approaches are unable to appreciate its significance as a source of society, or, as a result of not being able to recognize the physical body’s interaction with society, as a means by which people are positioned within and oriented towards the environment. qxd 01/09/2004 10:43 Page 24 2 Classical Bodies This chapter advances the thesis that it is not only possible to develop significant approaches to the body–society relationship from the writings of classical social thinkers, but that several of the most important of these thinkers converged around a theory of human embodiment as a multidimensional medium for the constitution of society.

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