9780452296008

You Majored in What? : Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452296008

  • ISBN10:

    0452296005

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/30/2010
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

With the job market in flux, young people face The Question: what are you going to do with that major? In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks provides a road map for twenty-somethings, replacing obsolete thinking that "major = career," and instead using positive psychology, mapping techniques, and experimental wanderings to help job seekers reframe their skills. Brooks provides effective strategies to help readers mine their academic and life experiences for new insights into landing jobs with the best employers, and finding alternatives when the situation calls for a Plan B. You Majored in What?offers a practical and proven approach to reframing experiences, discovering overlooked opportunities, and finding a true calling, regardless of your undergraduate major or the state of the job market.

Author Biography

Dr. Katherine Brooks is director of Liberal Arts Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized career coach, trainer, professor, and counselor for more than twenty years, she is the creator of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Coaching Intensives. She has a doctorate in educational psychology.

Table of Contents

A Butterfly Flaps its Wings and you Find a Job: Chaos and Your Career Plansp. 1
Connecting the Dots: Uncovering the Power of Your Wanderingsp. 19
Mental Wanderings: Your Mind Can Take You Anywhere or Nowherep. 49
Wandering Beyond Majors and Minors: Make Your Education Relevant to Any Employerp. 83
Why Settle For One Career When You Can Have Ten?: The Wise Wanderer Explores the Futurep. 109
Even Wanderers Make Plans: Where Are You Now and Where Do You Want to Go?p. 133
Paging Dr. Frankenstein: Experimental Wanderings with Big Payoffsp. 163
My Job as a Krackel Bar: Creating Irresistible Résumés That Will Get You the Interviewp. 195
Channeling Jane Austen: Writing That Will Get You Hiredp. 223
Wandering Into the Workplace: Interviewing and Impressingp. 251
Wandering After Graduation: You Mean the Chaos Continues?p. 275
Appendix: Dreams Deferred, Delayed, or Denied: The Reluctant Wandererp. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 305
References and Resourcesp. 307
Web Sites and Blogs for Job Seekersp. 311
Indexp. 315
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