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Your Career : How to Make It Happen,9780538721912

Your Career : How to Make It Happen

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780538721912

ISBN10:
053872191X
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/6/1999
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

This text shows users how to develop both a personal career portfolio and an effective action plan that can be used to achieve lifelong career success. Success techniques include how to: - Identify and focus job strengths and match them to the best possible career and job targets - Organize job searches and identify the best potential employers - Prepare winning resumes and cover letters - Get interviews and handle them like a pro - Negotiate salary and salary increases - Deal effectively with being laid off or terminated - Change careers successfully

Table of Contents

PART 1 PLANNING YOUR CAREER
Reach Your Full Career Potential
Get the Competitive Edge with Eight Success Strategies
2(12)
Apply the Eight Success Strategies
14(4)
Checklist
14(4)
Take a Look at Yourself
Knowing Yourself Is a Must for Your Career Success
18(3)
Self-Assessment
21(1)
Self-Assessment Resources
22(16)
Checklist
24(14)
What Do Employers Want?
What Employers Want
38(2)
Assessing Yourself from an Employer's Perspective
40(1)
Career Planning Resources
41(2)
Set Your Career Target
43(1)
Your Career Portfolio
44(12)
Checklist
46(10)
Explore Contemporary Workplace Issues
Take Change of Your Success
56(3)
Understan What Globalization Means to Your Career
59(1)
Prepare for the Trends of the 21st Century
60(3)
Work Responsibly with Others
63(7)
Checklist
66(4)
PART 2 YOUR JOB SEARCH
Organize Your Winning Network
Your Personal Support System Is Your Coaching Team
70(1)
Develop A Large Network---Your No. 1 Source of Job Leads
70(8)
Cecklist
76(2)
Engineer and Efficient Job Search
Sources of Job Leads
78(10)
Personal Awareness of Market Trends
88(1)
Organizing an Effective Job Search
88(1)
Planning Time for Your Job Search
89(7)
Checklist
91(5)
Investigate Job, Application, and Hiring Procedures
The Career Information Survey
96(7)
Discussion of the Survey Results
103(1)
Job Qualifications Profile: A Snapshot to Persuade Employers
103(5)
Checklist
104(4)
Research Prospective Employers
Complete Industry, Employer, and Job Research for Big Payoffs!
108(1)
What You Should Know
108(1)
Use Many Sources of Information
109(4)
Researching Local and Small Firms
113(1)
Develop and Increase Your Career-Related Vocabulary
114(2)
Apply Your Industry, Employer, and Job Research
116(1)
Research Interviewers
116(6)
Checklist
117(5)
PART 3 CAREER SEARCH DOCUMENTS
Prepare a Winning Resume
What Is a Resume?
122(1)
What Makes a Winning Resume?
122(1)
Prepare to Write Your Resume
123(1)
Five Steps to Preparing Your Resume
123(36)
Distributing Your Resume
159(1)
Converting Your Traditional Resume to a Cyber-Resume
160(5)
Special Resume Reminders
165(7)
Checklist
166(6)
Perfect the Application and Cover Letter
Preparing the Employment Application
172(8)
Jump-Starting Your Cover Letter
180(2)
Preparing Your Letter
182(1)
Develop Winning Cover Letter Content
183(7)
Preparing a Cover Letter for the Internet
190(1)
Preparing Your Career Portfolio
191(1)
Tapping Into Your Network for Job Leads
192(1)
Distributing Your Complete Job Search Paper Package
193(1)
Following Up with a Telephone Call
194(4)
Checklist
194(4)
PART 4 YOUR INTERVIEW
Interview Like a Pro
The Core of Successful Interviewing
198(14)
Using Your Portfolio Items and an Interview Marketing Kit
212(3)
Interview Disqualifiers
215(1)
Wrap Up the Interview in Your Favor
215(1)
Close the Interview Skillfully
216(8)
Checklist
219(5)
Master the Art of Getting Interviews
Direct Bids for Interviews
224(5)
Indirect Strategies for Landing Interviews
229(7)
Checklist
234(2)
Be Prepared for Any Interview Style
The Interview Connection
236(1)
The Structured Interview
236(9)
The unstructured Interview
245(1)
The Bad Interview
245(1)
The Unsuccessful Interview
245(3)
Checklist
246(2)
Navigate Interview Questions and Answers
Focus on Your Job Qualifications
248(1)
Prepare for Interviewer Questions
248(6)
Plan Now: Your Questions Count!
254(3)
Apply Q-and-A Savvy Strategies
257(7)
Checklist
258(6)
Ace Employment Tests and Negotiations
Ace Employment Tests
264(2)
Prepare for Drug Screening
266(1)
Negotiate for Top Salary and Benefits
266(3)
Salary and Benefits Negotiation Tactics
269(2)
Evaluate and Negotiate Job Offers
271(7)
Checklist
274(4)
Practice for Your Successful Interview
Review Interview Techniques
278(1)
Schedule a Practice Interview
279(1)
Follow Guidelines for Practice Interviews
279(1)
Have Interviewers Fill Out Critique Form
280(1)
Schedule a Dress Rehearsal
281(7)
Checklist
282(6)
Interview and Follow Up
Interview Game Strategies
288(1)
Good Follow-Up Moves
288(6)
Waiting Game Strategies
294(4)
Checklist
296(2)
PART 5 AFTER YOUR INTERVIEW
So What If You Don't Get the Job?
Counter Rejection with Success Strategies
298(1)
``No'' Isn't Always the Final Answer
299(1)
A True Case: Reversing Rejection
300(2)
Another Position in Another Department
302(1)
Don't Be Afraid to Reapply
302(1)
Follow Up on Your Job Search Performance Evaluation
303(5)
Checklist
304(4)
You're Hired! Succeed in Your New Position
Adjust to Your New Job
308(1)
Get Off to a Successful Start
309(5)
Succeed in Today's Changing Workplace
314(2)
Pursue a New Career Goal
316(1)
Maintain Your Network and Database
317(7)
Checklist
318(6)
Make Successful Job and Career Changes
Be a Lifeling Learner
324(1)
Know the Difference Between a Job and a Career
324(1)
Understand When You Should Change Jobs
325(1)
Know When You Should Change Careers
326(2)
Resign Professionally
328(3)
Understand When You Should Consider Relocating
331(1)
Use Relocation to Grow, Not to Start Over
332(1)
Know What to Do If You Lose Your Job
333(3)
Conclusion
336(1)
Checklist
336(1)
Appendices
Appendix A: Sample Business Letters and E-Mail Formats 337(2)
Appendix B: Internet Resources 339(4)
Appendix C: Career Management and Marketing Tools 343(4)
Appendix D: Reference Reading 347


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