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Your Career : How to Make It Happen,9780538729666

Your Career : How to Make It Happen

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9780538729666

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Pub. Date:
10/6/2005
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Cengage Learning
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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 book 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
1(14)
The Changing Workplace
2(1)
Get the Competitive Edge With Nine Success Strategies
2(11)
Apply the Nine Success Strategies
13(1)
Checklist
14(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
14(1)
Take a Look at Yourself
15(20)
Knowing Yourself---A Must for Your Career Success
16(2)
Self-Assessment
18(2)
Self-Assessment Resources
20(1)
Checklist
21(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
21(14)
What Do Employers Want?
35(16)
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(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
42(9)
Prepare for a Changing Workplace
51(16)
Manage Your Personal Finances
52(1)
Understand What Globalization Means to Your Career
53(1)
Explore Contemporary Workplace Issues
54(5)
Work Responsibly With Others
59(4)
Checklist
63(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
63(4)
PART 2 YOUR JOB SEARCH
Organize Your Winning Network
67(8)
Networking Offers Big Benefits
68(1)
Your Personal Support System Is Your Coaching Team
68(1)
Develop a Large Network---The No. 1 Source of Job Leads
69(5)
Checklist
74(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
74(1)
Engineer an Efficient Job Search
75(16)
Sources of Job Leads
76(8)
Personal Awareness of Market Trends
84(1)
Organizing an Effective Job Search
84(1)
Planning Time for Your Job Search
85(2)
Checklist
87(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
87(4)
Investigate Job, Application, and Hiring Procedures
91(10)
The Career Information Survey
92(4)
Job Qualifications Profile: A Snapshot to Persuade Employers
96(2)
Checklist
98(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
98(3)
Research Prospective Employers
101(14)
Complete Industry, Employer, and Job Research for Big Payoffs!
102(1)
Learn What You Should Know
103(1)
Use Many Sources of Information
103(3)
Research Local and Small Firms
106(1)
Develop and Expand Your Career-Related Vocabulary
107(1)
Apply Your Industry, Employer, and Job Research
108(1)
Research Interviewers
109(1)
Checklist
110(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
110(5)
PART 3 CAREER SEARCH DOCUMENTS
Prepare a Winning Resume
115(54)
What Is a Resume?
116(2)
What Makes a Winning Resume?
118(1)
Prepare to Write Your Resume
118(1)
Four Steps to Preparing Your Resume
118(11)
Format Your Resume Correctly
129(4)
Prepare and Format Your Electronic Resume
133(3)
Distributing Your Resume
136(1)
Special Resume Reminders
137(1)
Career Change Resume Tips
137(2)
Internet Resources for Resume Information
139(1)
Sample Resumes
139(1)
Checklist
140(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
140(29)
Perfect the Application and Cover Letter
169(26)
Preparing the Employment Application
170(8)
Jump-Starting Your Cover Letter
178(6)
Developing Winning Cover Letter Content
184(3)
Distributing Your Complete Job Search Paper Package
187(1)
Preparing an Electronic Cover Letter
187(1)
Maximizing Your Online Job Search
188(1)
Tapping Into Your Network for Job Leads
189(2)
Following Up With a Telephone Call
191(1)
Checklist
192(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
192(3)
PART 4 YOUR INTERVIEW
Interview Like a Pro
195(24)
Know the Core Elements of Successful Interviewing
196(9)
Listening: The Silent Power Play
205(4)
Use Your Portfolio Items and Interview Marketing Kit
209(2)
Avoid Interview Disqualifiers
211(1)
Wrap Up the Interview in Your Favor
212(1)
Close the Interview Skillfully
212(3)
Checklist
215(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
215(4)
Master the Art of Getting Interviews
219(12)
Direct Requests for Interviews
220(5)
Indirect Strategies for Landing Interviews
225(5)
Checklist
230(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
230(1)
Be Prepared for Any Interview Style
231(12)
The Interview Connection
232(1)
The Structured Interview
232(8)
The Unstructured Interview
240(1)
The Bad Interview
241(1)
The Unsuccessful Interview
241(1)
Checklist
242(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
242(1)
Navigate Interview Questions and Answers
243(16)
Focus on Your Job Qualifications
244(1)
Prepare for Interviewer Questions
244(6)
Plan Now: Your Questions Count!
250(2)
Apply Q-and-A Savvy Strategies
252(1)
Checklist
253(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
253(6)
Ace Employment Tests and Negotiations
259(12)
Ace Employment Tests
260(1)
Prepare for Drug Screening and Background Checks
261(1)
Research Salary and Benefits Ahead of Time
262(2)
Negotiate for Top Salary and Benefits
264(1)
Evaluate and Negotiate Job Offers
265(3)
Checklist
268(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
268(3)
Practice for Your Successful Interview
271(10)
Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Interview Practice
272(1)
Review Interview Techniques
272(1)
Schedule a Practice Interview
273(1)
Follow Guidelines for Practice Interviews
273(2)
Have Interviewers Fill Out the Critique Form
275(1)
Checklist
276(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
276(5)
Interview and Follow Up
281(10)
Interview Game Strategies
282(1)
Good Follow-up Moves
282(6)
Waiting-Game Strategies
288(1)
Checklist
289(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
289(2)
PART 5 AFTER YOUR INTERVIEW
Prepare Your Next Move If You Don't Get the Job
291(10)
Counter Rejection With Success Strategies
292(1)
Is ``No'' Always the Final Answer?
292(2)
Reverse a Job Rejection: A True Case
294(1)
Consider Another Position in Another Department
295(1)
Don't Be Afraid to Reapply
296(1)
Be Persistent
296(1)
Follow Up on Your Job Search Performance Evaluation
297(1)
Checklist
298(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
298(3)
You're Hired! Take Charge of Your Career
301(20)
Adjust to Your New Job
302(1)
Get Off to a Successful Start
303(7)
Succeed in Today's Changing Workplace
310(1)
Manage Your Career Development/Advancement
311(3)
Maintain Your Network and Career Management Files
314(1)
Checklist
315(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
315(6)
Make Successful Job and Career Changes
321(26)
Know the Difference Between a Job and a Career
322(1)
Know When You Should Change Jobs
323(1)
Know When You Should Change Careers
324(2)
Resign Professionally
326(1)
Know When You Should Consider Relocating
327(3)
Use Relocation to Grow, Not to Start Over
330(1)
Know What to Do If You Lose Your Job
331(2)
Conclusion
333(1)
Checklist
334(1)
Critical Thinking Questions
334(3)
Appendices
Appendix A: Sample Business Letter and E-Mail Formats
337(3)
Appendix B: Career Management and Marketing Tools
340(4)
Appendix C: Reference Reading
344(3)
Glossary 347(5)
Index 352


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