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The Ultimate Job Hunter's Guide

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780618050406

ISBN10:
061805040X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/28/2000
Publisher(s):
South-Western College Pub

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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 9/28/2000.
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Summary

Offering concise coverage of essential job-hunting and career strategies, this flexible, how-to book can supplement any business course or serve as the foundation of a career development class. The Fourth Edition features increased technology coverage and strategies for long-term career success. Exercises develop students' skills in goal setting, interviewing, assessing values, and writing both resumes and cover letters.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Planning Your Job Search
1(6)
Job-Search Steps
2(5)
Conduct a Self-Assessment
3(1)
Prepare Your Resume
3(1)
Target Potential Employers
4(1)
Write Cover Letters
4(1)
Obtain Letters of Recommendation
5(1)
Fill Out Job Applications
5(1)
Go to Interviews
5(1)
Take Employment Tests
5(1)
Organize and Survive the Job Hunt
6(1)
Evaluate Job Offers
6(1)
Get to Work
6(1)
Plan Your Future
6(1)
Conducting a Self-Assessment
7(14)
Know Yourself
8(6)
Begin at the Beginning
8(2)
Recognize Your Assets
10(2)
Take Action to Be Your Best
12(1)
Evaluate Your Priorities
13(1)
Choose the Right Job for You
14(2)
Set Career Goals
16(2)
Try Job-Shadowing
18(1)
Volunteer!
19(1)
Take a Career Test
20(1)
Call in the Professionals
20(1)
Preparing Your Resume
21(37)
How to Write a Resume
22(11)
Style and Impact
24(1)
basic Elements of a Resume
25(2)
Language of Resumes
27(1)
Resume Dos and Don'ts
28(2)
Action Verbs for Resumes
30(2)
Skills Identification
32(1)
Types of Resumes
33(19)
The Chronological Resume
33(1)
The Functional Resume
33(19)
What to Do About Gaps in Your Job History
52(1)
Resume Alternatives
53(1)
Resume Software
54(1)
Make Your Resume Computer Friendly
54(4)
Using Keywords
56(1)
Posting Your Resume
57(1)
Targeting Potential Employers
58(18)
Generate Job Leads
59(4)
Networking Chart
60(2)
Keeping Track of Your Contacts
62(1)
Turn Dead Ends into Live Contacts
63(1)
Read the Classifieds
63(2)
Finding All the Job Ads
64(1)
Making Contacts at Job Fairs
65(2)
Research Companies
67(3)
Conducting Informational Interviews
70(3)
Should You Relocate for Job?
73(1)
Long-Distance Job Hunting
74(2)
Have You Considered...?
76(11)
Federal Jobs
77(2)
Types of Federal Jobs
77(1)
Why Consider a Federal Job?
77(1)
Finding Federal Jobs
77(2)
Check Out Local Government Positions, Too
79(1)
Working for a Nonprofit Organization
79(2)
Working for a Small company
81(1)
Starting Your Own Company
82(2)
Taking a Different Job Path
84(1)
Further Education
85(2)
Taking Your Job Hunt On-Line
87(8)
Pounding the Virtual Pavement
88(7)
The New Medium for Job Seekers
88(1)
What Is the Internet?
88(1)
Using the Internet to Job Hunt
88(1)
It's Fast; It's Convenient
88(1)
Show Employers You Know Your Way Around the Internet
89(1)
Accessing the Internet
89(1)
Get Wired, Get Hired
89(4)
Searching the Internet
93(1)
The Right Site
93(2)
Writing Cover Letters
95(14)
Elements of the Cover Letter
96(1)
the Write Stuff
97(3)
Try It!
100(1)
Alternative Letter-Writing Strategies
100(1)
Types of Cover Letters
101(1)
Sample Letters
101(8)
Obtaining Letters of Recommendation
109(6)
References Available upon Request
110(5)
Who Can Give You a Letter of Recommendation?
110(1)
How Do You Get a Letter of Recommendation?
110(1)
What Should a Letter of Recommendation Say?
111(1)
How Many Recommendations Are Enough?
111(1)
When Should You Submit Your Letters of Recommendation?
111(4)
Filling Out Job Applications
115(6)
The Application Form
116(3)
Typical Application Questions
117(2)
Sample Employment Application
119(2)
Interviewing
121(32)
Prepare for the Interview
122(3)
Types of Interviews
123(2)
Create a Good first Impression
125(7)
Rules of Business Etiquette
126(1)
Dress to Impress
127(1)
presenting Yourself on the Telephone
128(2)
The Telephone Interview
130(2)
How to Handle Interview Stress
132(3)
Put Things into Perspective
132(1)
Sweaty Palms Are Not a Crime
133(1)
Hide Your Nervousness
134(1)
Questions Asked in Job Interviews
135(4)
Questions an Interviewer Might Ask You
135(3)
Illegal Interview Question
138(1)
Questions to Ask an Interviewer
138(1)
You've Got Personality
139(3)
Personal Profile Keys
139(1)
Professional Profile Keys
140(1)
Achievement Profile Keys
140(2)
Mind Your Body Language
142(1)
After the Interview: Follow Up
143(4)
Career Search Organization Chart
146(1)
Nontraditional Ways to Get an Interview
147(1)
Reasons for Unsuccessful Interviews
148(2)
Handling Rejection
150(1)
The Right Frame of Mind
150(1)
Ask for What You Want
151(2)
A Final Note on Follow-up
152(1)
Passing the Test
153(5)
Employment Tests
154(4)
Drug Testing of Job Applications
154(1)
Skills Tests
154(1)
Psychological Tests
155(2)
Physicals
157(1)
Probation Period
157(1)
Backdoor Your Way into a Job
158(8)
Taking an Indirect Approach to Job Hunting
159(7)
Multiple Jobs for Experience and Contacts
159(1)
Temping
160(2)
Freelancing
162(1)
Entry-Level Positions
162(1)
Internships
163(1)
Volunteer Work
164(2)
Organizing and Surviving the Job Hunt
166(9)
Take Care of Yourself
167(5)
Think of Job Hunting as Your Job
167(1)
Practice Time Management and Self-Discipline
167(1)
Set Goals
168(1)
Find Outlets for Stress
169(1)
Job Hunter's Do List
170(1)
Job Hunter's Time Planner
171(1)
Troubleshooting for Job Hunters
172(3)
Evaluating Job Offers
175(9)
Choose the Best Job for You
176(2)
Negotiate Your Salary
178(2)
The End Is in Sight
180(4)
The Acceptance Letter
180(1)
The Rejection Letter
181(3)
Getting to Work
184(13)
Your First Few Weeks on the Job
185(1)
Your First Year on the Job
185(4)
Tips for Working with Your Manager
189(1)
Managing Relationships on the Job
190(2)
Finding a Mentor
192(1)
How You Will Be Evaluated
192(1)
The Importance of Staying Current
193(1)
Alternative Work Arrangements
194(1)
When to Move On
195(2)
Planning Your Future
197(13)
Trends in the Work Force
198(12)
Top Careers for the Twenty-first Century
200(1)
Fast-Growing Occupations
200(2)
The Unsung Benefits of the Two-Year Degree
202(1)
Job Security---A Thing of the Past?
203(1)
Where Do Jobs Come From?
204(1)
A Changing Work Force
205(1)
The New Rules for Career Success
206(4)
You Can Do It!
210(15)
Success Stories
211(11)
Advice from Those Who've Made It
222(3)
Index 225


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