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You Can Have a Rewarding Job as a Funeral Director

Imagine having a satisfying and rewarding career helping people arrange to say goodbye to their loved ones. 

Funeral directors are respected and highly regarded thanks in part to popular television shows such as Six Feet Under and Family Plots.

As a funeral director, you will touch lives when people need it the most, offering guidance, support, and help making important end-of-life decisions.

Funeral directors are important because funeral services are important. Families need compassionate counseling and practical advice during times of grief, and funeral directors provide these services.

A funeral director is part counselor and part event planner. They help the family select and arrange for all the necessary preparations when a loved one has died, and then they oversee the funeral itself to ensure it is a fitting tribute to the life lived. 

"Following a loss, memories of the service can provide comfort to survivors at that time and during the years to come."
- Kelly Boyer-Sagert
Because funeral directors offer a service that is so needed and appreciated, they are usually well paid for their efforts. 

Funeral services are needed in every community, from small towns to large cities. According to a recent issue of College Journal there is a growing need for funeral directors. As the large baby boomer generation ages, more funeral directors will be needed to serve their families. 

If planning end-of-life services sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Funeral Director is for you. In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the funeral services industry.

The guide's author is Kelly Boyer-Sagert, a successful author and internationally sought-after guest speaker who teaches writing for Writers Digest. A self-described "funeral home brat" Kelly grew up living above and then next door to her father's funeral home in Ohio. 

In addition to drawing upon her father's 44 years of experience in the funeral business to develop and write this book, she interviewed a variety of experts in the funeral industry including National Funeral Directors Association staff members; Jacquelyn S. Taylor, winner of the National Funeral Directors Association 2005 Initiative Award; and John Carmon, co-owner of nine Carmon Funeral Homes. 

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants a job as a funeral director, including:

How to Plan a Funeral

  • Types of clients:
    • People who are preplanning their own funeral 
    • People who are planning the funeral of a loved one
  • How to identify the client's needs, including a sample client questionnaire to fill out
  • How to help families:
    • Choose between burial and cremation options
    • Determine their budget
    • Resolve family disagreements
    • Seek out grief counseling
  • Information about the funeral ceremonies of different religions (Roman Catholic and Christian, Jewish, and other faiths)
  • How to personalize funerals using music selections and other techniques
  • How to handle the organizational details involved in a funeral
  • How to write and place an obituary
  • How embalming takes place (and why you don't have to do it yourself)
  • What is expected of you during the funeral
  • How to make post-funeral arrangements for families
  • How to handle special situations
Funeral Director Jobs
  • Preparing for a funeral director job
    • What skills a funeral director needs and how to develop them
    • Ways to learn about funeral directing on your own
    • How to approach a mentor to learn hands-on
    • How to select an educational program
  • A list of funeral director and embalmer licensing requirements for each U.S. state (plus a list of Canada's provincial funeral director and embalmer license regulatory boards)
  • How to prepare your job-hunting materials (includes a sample resume and cover letter for a funeral director)
  • Tips on the best way to present references for a funeral home job
  • Types of employers to approach, such as:
    • Privately owned funeral homes
    • Funeral homes with a few locations
    • National and international funeral home chains
    • Other opportunities
  • How to find advertised job openings for funeral directors and embalmers (including links to employers' websites)
  • How to find and land unadvertised funeral director jobs
  • How to prepare for interviews, including what questions to prepare for
  • How to assess and negotiate a salary offer

Introduction to Starting a Funeral Home

  • How other funeral home owners got their start, so you can get ideas for your own business
  • Assessing the best option for you:
    • Buying an established funeral home
    • Starting a new funeral home
  • Overview of what is involved in starting a funeral home:
    • How to select a location for your funeral home
    • Information about funeral home equipment and space requirements
    • What to include in a business plan, with links to business planning resources
    • How to handle the legal matters required when starting a funeral home
  • How to figure out your start-up costs, including a sample funeral home start-up budget, and where you can look for funding
  • How to choose and keep great funeral home staff
  • How to work with funeral home suppliers and vendors
  • How to set your fees, including links to online sample fee sheets
  • How to market your funeral home using:
    • Advertising
    • Publicity and promotion
    • Referrals
    • Strategic partnerships
PLUS, you will discover:
  • A brief history of funerals and embalming
  • A quiz to help you see how well suited you are to this career
  • What you need to know about the National Board Exam
  • A list of professional associations and a state-by-state list of local funeral associations to contact for more information
  • Continuing education requirements to renew your license
  • And more!
The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you advice you need to get a job as a funeral director

You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take business courses, and chances are they will not include specific information about running a funeral home. The FabJob Guide to Become a Funeral Director contains some of the best career advice you could get from other sources, plus much more

This guide has been selling for $29.97 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $19.97. You will earn back much more than the price of the guide your first day on the job. And with this guide you can get hired as a funeral director much more quickly. 

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a funeral director and get a funeral home job. 

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"This excellent guide is one-of-a-kind. It was written with cooperation from the well-respected National Funeral Directors Association in order to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible about breaking into this rewarding career." 
 - Jennifer James, Editor

"Funeral directors are more relevant today than ever before. In the past, funerals were basically the same. Now, with the personalization of services, a funeral director must reach people where they are."
- John Carmon, co-owner of nine Carmon Funeral Homes, is one of the experts who shares career advice in this FabJob guide

"Quality funeral directors of both genders go into the field because of a desire to help others, to perform a job of significance that is important to fellow human beings."
- Jacquelyn S. Taylor, executive director of the New England Institute of Funeral Service Education, is one of the experts who shares career advice in this FabJob guide


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The FabJob Guide to Become a Funeral Director is for anyone seeking a career in the funeral industry, including as a mortician or undertaker. The guide has information about funeral jobs, how to become a funeral director, also known as a mortician or undertaker, funeral home jobs, funeral service jobs, and how to have a career as a funeral director. It also offers an introduction on how to start a funeral home or how to start a funeral business.