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Your Career : How to Make It Happen,9780538727082

Your Career : How to Make It Happen

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9780538727082

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053872708X
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Pub. Date:
12/23/2002
Publisher(s):
SOUTH-WESTERN COLLEGE
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Summary

Practical assignments throughout connect you directly with the business community, employers and the Internet. This best-selling book provides everything needed to gain competitive advantage in the workplace. It is ideal for a course on Professional/Career Development, Job Search, Resume Writing, and Interviewing. Your Career: How to Make it Happen provides thorough coverage of career self-assessment, employer research, job search/interviewing and career building strategies. The text also contains extensive instructions and examples of market-driven electronic, traditional, and web resumes, as well as cover letters.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Planning Your Career
Reach Your Full Career Potential
Get the Competitive Edge With Nine Success Strategies
2(12)
Apply the Nine Success Strategies
14(1)
Checklist
14(2)
Take a Look at Yourself
Knowing Yourself---A Must for Your Career Success
16(2)
Self-Assessment
18(2)
Self-Assessment Resources
20(1)
Checklist
21(15)
What Do Employers Want?
What Employers Want
36(1)
Career Planning Resources
37(2)
Successful Career Planning Requires Flexibility
39(1)
Set Your Career Target
39(1)
Your Career Portfolio
40(2)
Checklist
42(10)
Explore Contemporary Workplace Issues
Manage Your Personal Finances
52(1)
Understand What Globalization Means to Your Career
53(1)
Prepare for the Trends of the Twenty-First Century
54(4)
Work Responsibly With Others
58(3)
Checklist
61(5)
Part 2 Your Job Search
Organize Your Winning Network
Networking Offers Big Benefits
66(1)
Your Personal Support System Is Your Coaching Team
66(1)
Develop a Large Network---The No. 1 Source of Job Leads
67(5)
Checklist
72(2)
Engineer an Efficient Job Search
Sources of Job Leads
74(8)
Personal Awareness of Market Trends
82(1)
Organizing an Effective Job Search
82(1)
Planning Time for Your Job Search
83(2)
Checklist
85(5)
Investigate Job, Application, and Hiring Procedures
The Career Information Survey
90(5)
Job Qualifications Profile: A Snapshot to Persuade Employers
95(1)
Checklist
96(4)
Research Prospective Employers
Complete Industry, Employer, and Job Research for Big Payoffs!
100(1)
Learn What You Should Know
101(1)
Use Many Sources of Information
101(3)
Research Local and Small Firms
104(1)
Develop and Increase Your Career-Related Vocabulary
105(1)
Apply Your Industry, Employer, and Job Research
106(1)
Research Interviewers
107(1)
Checklist
108(6)
Part 3 Career Search Documents
Prepare a Winning Resume
What Is a Resume?
114(1)
What Makes a Winning Resume?
115(1)
Prepare to Write Your Resume
116(1)
Four Steps to Preparing Your Resume
116(11)
Format Your Resume Correctly
127(4)
Prepare and Format Your Electronic Resume
131(3)
Distributing Your Resume
134(1)
Special Resume Reminders
135(1)
Career Change Resume Tips
135(2)
Internet Resources for Resume Information
137(1)
Checklist
137(27)
Perfect the Application and Cover Letter
Preparing the Employment Application
164(8)
Jump-Starting Your Cover Letter
172(6)
Develop Winning Cover Letter Content
178(3)
Distributing Your Complete Job Search Paper Package
181(1)
Preparing an Electronic Cover Letter
181(1)
Maximizing Your Online Job Search Process
182(1)
Tapping Into Your Network for Job Leads
183(2)
Following Up With a Telephone Call
185(1)
Checklist
186(4)
Part 4 Your Interview
Interview Like a Pro
Know the Core Elements of Successful Interviewing
190(9)
Listening: The Silent Power Play
199(4)
Use Your Portfolio Items and Interview Marketing Kit
203(2)
Avoid Interview Disqualifiers
205(1)
Wrap Up the Interview in Your Favor
206(1)
Close the Interview Skillfully
206(3)
Checklist
209(5)
Master the Art of Getting Interviews
Direct Requests for Interviews
214(5)
Indirect Strategies for Landing Interviews
219(5)
Checklist
224(2)
Be Prepared for Any Interview Style
The Interview Connection
226(1)
The Structured Interview
226(8)
The Unstructured Interview
234(1)
The Bad Interview
235(1)
The Unsuccessful Interview
235(1)
Checklist
236(2)
Navigate Interview Questions and Answers
Focus on Your Job Qualifications
238(1)
Prepare for Interviewer Questions
238(6)
Plan Now: Your Questions Count!
244(2)
Apply Q-and-A Savvy Strategies
246(1)
Checklist
247(7)
Ace Employment Tests and Negotiations
Ace Employment Tests
254(2)
Prepare for Drug Screening
256(1)
Research Salary and Benefits Ahead of Time
256(2)
Negotiate for Top Salary and Benefits
258(1)
Evaluate and Negotiate Job Offers
259(3)
Checklist
262(4)
Practice for Your Successful Interview
Gain Competitive Advantage Through Interview Practice
266(1)
Review Interview Techniques
266(1)
Schedule a Practice Interview
267(1)
Follow Guidelines for Practice Interviews
267(2)
Have Interviewers Fill Out Critique Form
269(1)
Checklist
270(6)
Interview and Follow Up
Interview Game Strategies
276(1)
Good Follow-up Moves
276(6)
Waiting-Game Strategies
282(1)
Checklist
283(3)
Part 5 After Your Interview
Prepare Your Next Move If You Don't Get the Job
Counter Rejection With Success Strategies
286(1)
Is ``No'' Always the Final Answer?
286(2)
Reverse Job Rejection: A True Case
288(1)
Consider Another Position in Another Department
289(1)
Don't Be Afraid to Reapply
290(1)
Be Persistent
290(1)
Follow Up on Your Job Search Performance Evaluation
291(1)
Checklist
292(4)
You're Hired! Succeed in Your New Position
Adjust to Your New Job
296(1)
Get Off to a Successful Start
297(4)
Succeed in Today's Changing Workplace
301(1)
Manage Your Career Development/Advancement
302(3)
Maintain Your Network and Career Management Files
305(1)
Checklist
305(7)
Make Successful Job and Career Changes
Know the Difference Between a Job and a Career
312(1)
Understand When You Should Change Jobs
313(1)
Know When You Should Change Careers
314(2)
Resign Professionally
316(1)
Understand When You Should Consider Relocating
317(3)
Use Relocation to Grow, Not to Start Over
320(1)
Know What to Do If You Lose Your Job
321(2)
Conclusion
323(1)
Checklist
324(1)
Appendices
Appendix A: Sample Business Letter and E-Mail Formats
325(3)
Appendix B: Career Management and Marketing Tools
328(5)
Appendix C: Reference Reading
333(3)
Index 336


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