The Job Searcher's Handbook

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-07
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book is designed to provide simple, step by step instructions to help the student through the entire job searching process. Completely up-to-date, the book offers more information on the global workplace environment, electronic resumes, and Internet resources than any other text on the market. Its easy to follow, direct approach makes this book an effective tool for the job search. Hands-on exercises allow students to determine their individual needs, skills, and direction for securing the job that is right for them; sequentially-arranged chapters guide instructors in a logical process to the successful completion of a course.

Author Biography

Carolyn Robbins is a private career counselor, seminar leader, and author who has been involved in the field of Career Development for over 25 years.  Acting as a college job placement director, she consistently maintained 85 to 95 percent placement of students and clients in many technical, business and professional fields.  Robbins is a member of the University of Colorado at Denver Alumni, has served on the board, authored job search articles, and conducted workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and women re-entering the workforce.  Robbins is also the author of an English composition textbook, Beyond the Blank Page: Steps to Writing Well. She is currently designing and teaching Adult Education Classes at the Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE.  Robbins's widely used texts are known for their straightforward, succinct explanations and practical orientation.

Table of Contents

Taking Inventory
Personal Values Values Mountain Attitude Interests, Wants, Needs Success Through Goal Setting Benefits You Can Sell to the Employer The Bottom Line
The Paper Trail
Resume Preparation Resume Styles Writing the First Draft
The Final Draft Functional Skills Inventory Sample Resumes Cover Letters Follow-up Letters The Application for Employment
Organizing, Searching, and Planning
Organizing Searching Planning
Interviewing MadeAlmostEasy
HowNotto Interview Successful Interview Preparation
How Interviews are Conducted
What Employers are Really Looking For Conduct in the Interview
Questions You Could be Asked and How to Answer
Your Turn to Question Legal and Illegal Pre-Employment
Questions How to Close the Interview
Follow-up After the Interview What to do Between
Interviews Dealing with Rejection Evaluating the Job Offer and Negotiating Salary Negotiating the Offer
Appendixes: middot;
Postal Service Guidelines middot;
Figuring Monthly Income and Expenses middot;
Monthly Income and Expense Form middot;
Post-Interview Self Evaluation middot;
Attire/Grooming Tips middot;
Sample I-9 Form middot;
Works consulted middot;
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