Cobb authors’ new career book draws a path to success
by Sally Litchfield
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Al Smith, left, and Jeff Sheehan, life coaches, authors and speakers, recently authored a book titled ‘HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era.’ The book teaches people how to use all angles to get employment in the social media era. <br> Staff/Jeff Stanton
Al Smith, left, and Jeff Sheehan, life coaches, authors and speakers, recently authored a book titled ‘HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era.’ The book teaches people how to use all angles to get employment in the social media era.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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Want the tools you need to get a job? Career coaches Jeff Sheehan and Al Smith can help. Their book “HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era” offers a succinct, step-by-step combination of every method for gaining employment.

For more than four years, east Cobb residents Sheehan and Smith have spoken, volunteered and coached thousands of people about employment. They have addressed people nationally and internationally on numerous topics for the job search.

Their book takes a multi-dimensional approach to the job search. They explore interpersonal skills as an integral part of one’s overall marketing campaign in the job search. The authors help job candidates maximize their exposure to posted jobs as well as the enormous number of jobs hidden in the market.

“We’ve compiled every method of finding a job, even methods that we’re not real hepped on. We want people to know everything because what’s right for you may not be right others,” said Smith, who founded Transition Sherpa, a job search program with Sheehan. He and his wife, Terry, have one grown daughter.

“This is a compilation of the knowledge Al and I have accumulated over the last 4.5 years in working with people, speaking to numerous groups around Atlanta, on the ways you can find jobs,” said Sheehan, a social media expert. He and his wife, Liz, have two grown children,

Sheehan ranks in the top 1 percent of people on LinkedIn, and has more than 265,000 Twitter followers, ranking him Twitter’s No. 1 Marketer In The World To Follow, No. 2 in Social Media, and No. 1 in Sales. He is 6,481 out of 554,000,000 users and is ranked No. 23 in Atlanta, right after The Weather Channel and ahead of Diet Coke. His 74 Klout score makes him one of the world’s leading authorities in marketing and social media, and he is a well-known speaker on the use of LinkedIn, personal branding, social media and marketing.

“We’ve expanded the horizon. It’s what’s really necessary to find a job and other opportunities in this social media era. We feel you have to take a strategic, portfolio approach to the job search,” Sheehan said.

Sheehan and Smith, who met at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, speak from firsthand experience. Employed at high-level executive jobs, both found themselves in job transition when their companies downsized.

“This is really personal to us. We’ve lived it, and we don’t want people to experience what we have. We don’t want people to experience what we see on a weekly basis,” said Smith, who worked as an executive for seven different companies in five different industries. He has more than 35 years of management, sales, marketing, plus training and coaching experience. He has won numerous awards for sales, management, and training and has an innate ability to transfer skills in the marketplace.

“The book is more conversational than it is theoretical. It doesn’t read like a non-fiction manual per se. It’s very creative. It’s easy to read. People really can’t put it down. It clearly articulates what someone needs to do to find work,” Sheehan said.

To order your copy and to learn more, visit www.HIREDthebook.com.

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