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Shows how to leverage a bachelor's degree to find a career in intellectual, emotional, and financial rewards. Includes a snapshot of the salary, benefits, and day-to-day pleasures and challenges in a variety of jobs. Covers what employers want from psychology baccalaureates and searching for job opportunities. For undergraduate students. Softcover.
Table of Contents
|Preface: From Bachelor's Degree to Career Success||p. xi|
|Making Yourself Workforce Ready||p. 1|
|What is Career Success to You? An Inventory of Expectations||p. 3|
|What You Want in a Job or Career||p. 4|
|What Employers Want From Psychology Baccalaureates||p. 7|
|What APA Wants From Psychology Baccalaureates||p. 8|
|The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Education||p. 9|
|After Graduation: Transitioning From College to Career||p. 11|
|Stages of Career Development||p. 12|
|Predictors of Career Satisfaction||p. 15|
|Finding the Career That Is Right for You||p. 17|
|Tools to Classify Job Titles and Personal Preferences||p. 17|
|Holland's Self-Directed Search Codes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional||p. 18|
|Customizing Your Own Career Information||p. 26|
|Mismatches Between Job Preferences and Holland Codes||p. 28|
|How Useful Are the Holland SDS Codes and O*NET Classifications?||p. 29|
|In Their Own Words: Profiles of Psychology Baccalaureates and Their Career Choices||p. 31|
|Early-Career Professionals in Social Fields||p. 33|
|Description and Sample Occupations||p. 33|
|Middle- and Later-Career Professionals in the Social Fields||p. 49|
|Enterprising Careers||p. 69|
|Descriptions and Sample Occupations||p. 69|
|Conventional, Realistic, Artistic, and Investigative Careers||p. 81|
|Descriptions and Sample Occupations||p. 81|
|Making Yourself Workforce Ready||p. 93|
|General Themes From the Online Interviews||p. 94|
|Expanding on the Themes||p. 96|
|More Advice From Successfully Employed Psychology Majors||p. 99|
|Putting Your Own Career Search Into Orbit||p. 101|
|Searching for Job Opportunities||p. 103|
|General Job-Hunting Advice||p. 104|
|Best Use of the Internet||p. 107|
|Making Contact: Crafting the Cover Letter||p. 108|
|Selling Yourself: Preparing the Resume That Is Right for You||p. 111|
|Different Types of Resumes||p. 112|
|What to Include, What to Exclude||p. 113|
|Customizing Your Resume for the Job You Want||p. 114|
|Making Sure Your Resume Is Technology Friendly||p. 114|
|Nibbles Are Good: Preparing for a Job Interview||p. 117|
|Doing Your Homework||p. 118|
|Types of Questions You May Be Asked||p. 119|
|Examples of Questions You May Want to Ask||p. 120|
|Backstage Pass: The Study That Led to This Book||p. 123|
|Research Methodology Tipsheet||p. 125|
|Development of the Structured Interview||p. 125|
|Gathering a Sample of Respondents||p. 135|
|Actual Data Collection||p. 140|
|A Sample Report (Mine)||p. 140|
|About the Author||p. 157|
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