Career Success Right Here, Right Now!

ISBN-10: 1418049271
ISBN-13: 9781418049270
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Peter M. Hess
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Description: Career Success: Right Here, Right Now!, second edition provides students with everything they need to establish a career and find success. It is an interactive text that includes self-assessment exercises, planning and organizing strategies and  More...

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Book details

List price: $129.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/27/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Career Success: Right Here, Right Now!, second edition provides students with everything they need to establish a career and find success. It is an interactive text that includes self-assessment exercises, planning and organizing strategies and sound advice for every step of the journey to success. Additionally the book is loaded with references to numerous web sites and other reading material for students to use throughout their careers. Included with the text is aCD-ROM that features a 15-minute mock-interview and career success video. The video features a complete interview, demonstrating the techniques for getting through it with confidence. All forms and worksheets included in the text are also available on the CD- ROM as editable documents.

Preface-Success Starts Here: Step Right
Acknowledgments
New to the Second Edition
Self-Assessment-Before You Get Started
Success as a Path
Defining Success
Discovering Who You Are: Your Values
Discovering Who You Are: Your Interests
Discovering Who You Are: Your Personality Type
Discovering Who You Are: Your Beliefs
Discovering Who You Are: Your Self-Belief
Your Basis for Success
Determining What You Want to Accomplish: Your Dreams
Determining What You Want to Accomplish: Your Goals
Formulating Your Action Plan
Following Your Path to Success
How Close Are You to Success?
Success in the Job
At the Crossroads of Success
Matching Yourself to a Career
Setting a Career Objective
Components of a Successful Job Search
Conducting a Successful Job Search
Developing a Personalized Job Search
Writing Your Resume
Resume Requirements
Obtaining References and Letters of Recommendation
Writing Cover Letters
Preparing a Portfolio
Completing Employment Applications
Launching Your Job Search
Attaining and Maintaining a Positive Attitude
Success Before, During, and After the Interview
Types of Interviews
Preparing for the Interview
What Interviewers Look for in a Candidate
How Interviewers Treat Candidates
How to Put Your Best Foot Forward in an Interview
Handling Typical and Tough Interview Questions
The All-Important Follow-Up Letter
Second Interviews
When You Are Not Selected for a Job
When You Are Offered a Job
Assessing a Job Offer
The Art of Negotiating: Salary, Benefits, Perks
Declining a Job Offer
Accepting a Job Offer
Success Through Networking
What Is Networking?
Informal Versus Formal Networking
The Win/Win Aspects of Networking
Being Open to Opportunities
Promoting Yourself
Paying Attention
Taking Action
Getting Involved
Volunteering
Appreciating Those Who Make Success a Little Easier
Success on the Job
Obtaining Support for Your Vision
Knowing the Requirements of Your Job
Cultivating the Right On-the-Job Attitude
Assembling a Working Wardrobe
Basic Communication Skills
Listening
Speaking
Effective Conversations
Speaking on the Telephone
Writing
Managing Your Time
Procrastination
"I Just Don't Have Enough Time!"
Wasting and Misusing Time
Managing Your Time
Being Organized Is Key
Time Management Tools
Your Planner
Strategies for Managing Your Time
Meeting the Demands of Others
Just Say No
Using Bits and Pieces of Time
Success as Your Own Boss
Which Direction Will You Choose?
How Do You Stack Up?
Getting Started on the Path to Being Your Own Boss
Writing a Business Plan
Funding a Start-Up
Managing a New Company
The Hybrid Career Path: Intrapreneurship
Success from the Ashes of Failure
Failure: It's a Matter of Degrees
Success for Life
How Mentors Assist in Achieving Goals
Finding and Working with a Mentor
Becoming a Mentor
How Life-Long Learning Contributes to Life-Long Success
Ways to Become a Life-Long Learner
Building Blocks of Commitment to Success
Soaring to Success
360[degree] View of Life-Long Learning
Self-Assessment-After You Have Finished
Success Interview Notes
Index

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