Today’s global job market and rules of engagement have dramatically shifted. For example, in June 2009, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled Only the Employed Need Apply. The article addressed how employers now prefer candidates who are already employed. Yet, in today’s economic environment, where employment cutbacks across the world have hit record highs, this unspoken elimination process can be perceived by many as the kiss of death. However, there is hope—yet this hope requires that you are on your “A” game. So, what does it mean to be on that “A” game? Preparing you for today’s global job market encompasses a well-defined strategy and implementation process.