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The Job Searchers Handbook,9780131555334

The Job Searchers Handbook

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Edition:
3rd
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9780131555334

ISBN10:
0131555332
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Comprehensive in scope and maintaining its committment to hands-on learning, the latest edition of The Job Searcher's Handbook effectively incorporates technological advances, providing job seekers with innovative ways to market themselves to prospective employers. Using her extensive experience in the career placement field, Robbins gives valuable insights regarding employer preferences, successful resume writing, and interview techniques. Visit our Student Success Supersite at www.prenhall.com/success Features include: bull; bull;Majors Exploration bull;Career Advice bull;Web Links bull;Tips from Successful Students bull;Student Bulletin Boards bull;Faculty Resources

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Taking Inventory
1(36)
Personal Values: How They Affect Job Choices
2(4)
Worksheet: Personal Values
4(2)
Values Mountain
6(4)
Worksheet: Personal Values Mountain
7(2)
Worksheet: Personal Values Wheel
9(1)
Attitude
10(3)
Worksheet: How's Your Attitude?
12(1)
Interests, Wants, and Needs
13(8)
Worksheet: What Do I Want?
14(1)
Worksheet: Priorities Chart
15(1)
Worksheet: Who Am I?
16(2)
Worksheet: Inventorying Your Strengths
18(1)
Worksheet: Skills and Abilities Assessment
19(1)
Worksheet: Skills and Abilities Wheel
20(1)
Success Through Goal Setting
21(10)
Guidelines for Setting Goals
22(7)
Worksheet: Goal Setting
29(2)
Benefits You Can Sell to the Employer
31(3)
Sample Benefit Statements
31(2)
Worksheet: Benefit Statements
33(1)
The Bottom Line
34(3)
Worksheet: My Marketing Appraisal
35(2)
The Paper Trail
37(72)
Resume Preparation
38(1)
Gathering Information
38(1)
Organizing Your Information
39(1)
Resume Styles
39(7)
Chronological Format
39(2)
Functional Format
41(1)
Hybrid Format
41(3)
Targeted Format
44(1)
Electronic Format
44(1)
Points to Remember for All Resumes
44(2)
Writing the First Draft
46(10)
Job Objective
46(1)
Education Section
47(1)
Employment History Section
48(1)
Related Professional Experience
49(1)
Additional Headings
49(1)
Personal Information
49(1)
References
50(2)
Worksheet: Reference Page
52(4)
The Final Draft
56(4)
Completing the Final Draft
56(2)
Completing the Electronic Resume
58(2)
Functional Skills Inventory
60(8)
Worksheet: Resume Worksheet
65(3)
Sample Resumes
68(12)
Cover Letters
80(19)
When Do You Use a Cover Letter?
80(1)
Guidelines for Constructing the Letter
81(3)
How to Create All Your Cover Letters from One Letter
84(15)
Follow-Up Letters
99(2)
The Application for Employment
101(8)
Troublesome Areas
102(7)
Organizing, Searching, and Planning
109(24)
Organizing
110(11)
Where Do You Begin?
110(1)
The Informational Interview
111(2)
Making Calls for Information and Job Openings
113(3)
Worksheet: Telephone Log
116(1)
Worksheet: Informational Interview Record
117(2)
Worksheet: Library Search Reports
119(2)
Searching
121(7)
Where Are the Jobs?
121(3)
Direct Contact---Visits or Calls to Potential Employers
124(1)
Using the United States Postal Service
124(1)
Networking
124(2)
Worksheet: Networking Prospects
126(1)
Searching for Jobs on the Internet
127(1)
Planning
128(5)
Worksheet: Daily Performance Planner
130(1)
Worksheet: Performance Record and Summary
131(2)
Interviewing Made Almost Easy
133(38)
How Not to Interview
134(1)
Successful Interview Preparation
135(5)
What Does the Company Do?
135(2)
Where Is the Company Located?
137(1)
What Is Professional Dress?
137(2)
Worksheet: Interview Day Checklist
139(1)
How Interviews Are Conducted
140(3)
Before the Interview
140(1)
Types of Interviews
141(1)
How Employers Evaluate You
142(1)
What Employers Are Really Looking For
143(2)
Interpersonal Skills
144(1)
Personality
144(1)
Are You a ``Match''?
144(1)
Conduct in the Interview
145(2)
General Guidelines
145(1)
Body Language
146(1)
Questions You Could Be Asked and How to Answer
147(6)
Behavioral Screening Questions
151(1)
Dealing with Difficult Questions
152(1)
Additional Interview Questions
152(1)
Your Turn to Question
153(2)
Questions Not to Ask
154(1)
Legal and Illegal Pre-Employment Questions
155(1)
How to Close the Interview
156(1)
Follow-Up After the Interview
157(1)
What to Do Between Interviews
158(1)
Dealing with Rejection
158(1)
Evaluating the Job Offer and Negotiating Salary
159(6)
Negotiating Your Salary
160(2)
Worksheet: Determining Your Price Tag
162(1)
Worksheet: Your Bottom Line
163(1)
Worksheet: Your Negotiating Line
164(1)
Negotiating Your Benefits
164(1)
Negotiating the Offer
165(6)
Negotiating Tips
165(2)
Additional Considerations
167(1)
Worksheet: Employee Benefit Checklist
168(3)
Appendix
171(14)
Postal Service Guidelines
172(1)
Figuring Monthly Income and Expenses
173(1)
Monthly Income and Expense Form
174(2)
Post-Interview Self-Evaluation
176(2)
Attire/Grooming Tips
178(3)
Sample I-9 Form
181(3)
Works Consulted
184(1)
Index 185


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