Finding Jobs with a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Book Co

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Shows how to leverage a bachelor's degree to find a career in intellectual, emotional, and financial rewards. Includes a snapshot of the salary, benefits, and day-to-day pleasures and challenges in a variety of jobs. Covers what employers want from psychology baccalaureates and searching for job opportunities. For undergraduate students. Softcover.

Table of Contents

Preface: From Bachelor's Degree to Career Successp. xi
Making Yourself Workforce Readyp. 1
What is Career Success to You? An Inventory of Expectationsp. 3
What You Want in a Job or Careerp. 4
What Employers Want From Psychology Baccalaureatesp. 7
What APA Wants From Psychology Baccalaureatesp. 8
The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Educationp. 9
After Graduation: Transitioning From College to Careerp. 11
Stages of Career Developmentp. 12
Predictors of Career Satisfactionp. 15
Finding the Career That Is Right for Youp. 17
Tools to Classify Job Titles and Personal Preferencesp. 17
Holland's Self-Directed Search Codes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventionalp. 18
Customizing Your Own Career Informationp. 26
Mismatches Between Job Preferences and Holland Codesp. 28
How Useful Are the Holland SDS Codes and O*NET Classifications?p. 29
In Their Own Words: Profiles of Psychology Baccalaureates and Their Career Choicesp. 31
Early-Career Professionals in Social Fieldsp. 33
Description and Sample Occupationsp. 33
Interviewsp. 34
Middle- and Later-Career Professionals in the Social Fieldsp. 49
Interviewsp. 50
Enterprising Careersp. 69
Descriptions and Sample Occupationsp. 69
Interviewsp. 70
Conventional, Realistic, Artistic, and Investigative Careersp. 81
Descriptions and Sample Occupationsp. 81
Interviewsp. 82
p. 93
Making Yourself Workforce Readyp. 93
General Themes From the Online Interviewsp. 94
Expanding on the Themesp. 96
More Advice From Successfully Employed Psychology Majorsp. 99
Putting Your Own Career Search Into Orbitp. 101
Searching for Job Opportunitiesp. 103
General Job-Hunting Advicep. 104
Best Use of the Internetp. 107
Making Contact: Crafting the Cover Letterp. 108
Selling Yourself: Preparing the Resume That Is Right for Youp. 111
Different Types of Resumesp. 112
What to Include, What to Excludep. 113
Customizing Your Resume for the Job You Wantp. 114
Making Sure Your Resume Is Technology Friendlyp. 114
Nibbles Are Good: Preparing for a Job Interviewp. 117
Doing Your Homeworkp. 118
Types of Questions You May Be Askedp. 119
Examples of Questions You May Want to Askp. 120
Backstage Pass: The Study That Led to This Bookp. 123
Research Methodology Tipsheetp. 125
Development of the Structured Interviewp. 125
Gathering a Sample of Respondentsp. 135
Actual Data Collectionp. 140
A Sample Report (Mine)p. 140
Referencesp. 147
Indexp. 153
About the Authorp. 157
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