Career Focus A Personal Job Search Guide

ISBN-10: 0131149725

ISBN-13: 9780131149724

Edition: 3rd 2006

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Book details

List price: $63.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
About the Author
Introduction and Personal Assessment
Introduction: Making Your Dreams Come True
Marketing Yourself
Job Search Process
Self-Assessment and Promotion: Knowing Yourself
Self-Assessment
Marketing Readiness Quiz
Self-Awareness Checklist
Ability Assessment
Transferable Skills Checklist
Work Environment and Life Preferences
Self-Assessment Summary Sheet
Self-Promotion
My Focus: Marketing Tips
Finding Your Focus
Marketing Tools
Marketing Strategies: Focusing on Your Market
Take Advantage of Personal Marketing
Arrange Informational Interviews
My Focus
My Focus: Especially for College Students
Use Electronic Marketing
Determine the Best Approach
Develop a Positive Attitude
Use a Systematic Strategy to Pursue Companies
Finding Your Focus
Marketing Techniques: Spreading the Word
Networking
Telemarketing
Career Fairs
My Focus
Finding Your Focus
Resumes and References: Critical Tools for Success
Preparing to Write Your Resume
Types of Resumes
Resume Writing Styles
What Is an Electronic Resume?
Resume Sections
Representing Education Activity
Work Experience Exercise
Resume Guidelines
Resume Tips
Resume Checklist
Resume Samples
References
My Focus
Finding Your Focus
Career Correspondence and Applications: Job Search Necessities
Career Correspondence
The Cover Letter
Application Letter
Networking Letter
Prospecting Letter
Thank-You Letter
Acceptance Letter
Final Tips on Letter Writing
A Few Words on E-mail
Job Applications
Getting Ready
My Focus
Finding Your Focus
Professional Portfolios: A Way to Prove Yourself
Portfolio Skills Assessment
Selection of and Types of Samples
Planning the Portfolio
Formatting the Portfolio
Assembling the Portfolio
Tips for Increasing Your Portfolio's Impact
Electronic Portfolios
Using Your Portfolio
MY Focus
Finding Your Focus
Interviewing
Before the Interview: How Best to Prepare
Company Research
What Should Be Investigated?
Gathering Information
Types of Interviews
Forms of Interviews
Interview Stages
Dressing for Interview Success
MY Focus
Finding Your Focus
During and After the Interview: Being the Strongest Candidate
Stages of the Interview
Questions Asked During Interview
Interview Questions for You to Ask
Using Your Portfolio
Etiquette
Testing
Negotiating
Thank-Yous
MY Focus
Finding Your Focus
After the Offer: Making the Right Decision
Work Realities
Criteria for Evaluating a Job Offer
Confirmation
MY Focus
Finding Your Focus
Career Success
What to Know and Do: Maximizing Job Performance
Fitting In
What's Important
Assessment
The Value of a Mentor
Good Things to Do in a New Job
Things to Avoid Doing in a New Job
Closing Advice
MY Focus
Finding Your Focus
Career Success Skills: Being the Best You Can Be
Basic Skills
Specific Skill Sets
Skills Needed to Get Ahead
Top 10 Traits Employers Seek
Skills and Values Prized by Employers
MY Focus
Finding Your Focus
Index
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