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

ISBN-10: 1433804379
ISBN-13: 9781433804373
Edition: 2009
Authors: R. Eric Landrum
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 3/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Psychology is one of the most popular college majors and can lead to a satisfying career in many different fields. If graduate school is not in your plans, this book is for you. It will show you how to leverage your bachelor's degree to find a career with intellectual, emotional, and perhaps even financial rewards.

Preface: From Bachelor's Degree to Career Success
Making Yourself Workforce Ready
What is Career Success to You? An Inventory of Expectations
What You Want in a Job or Career
What Employers Want From Psychology Baccalaureates
What APA Wants From Psychology Baccalaureates
The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Education
After Graduation: Transitioning From College to Career
Stages of Career Development
Predictors of Career Satisfaction
Finding the Career That Is Right for You
Tools to Classify Job Titles and Personal Preferences
Holland's Self-Directed Search Codes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional
Customizing Your Own Career Information
Mismatches Between Job Preferences and Holland Codes
How Useful Are the Holland SDS Codes and O*NET Classifications?
In Their Own Words: Profiles of Psychology Baccalaureates and Their Career Choices
Early-Career Professionals in Social Fields
Description and Sample Occupations
Interviews
Middle- and Later-Career Professionals in the Social Fields
Interviews
Enterprising Careers
Descriptions and Sample Occupations
Interviews
Conventional, Realistic, Artistic, and Investigative Careers
Descriptions and Sample Occupations
Interviews
Making Yourself Workforce Ready
General Themes From the Online Interviews
Expanding on the Themes
More Advice From Successfully Employed Psychology Majors
Putting Your Own Career Search Into Orbit
Searching for Job Opportunities
General Job-Hunting Advice
Best Use of the Internet
Making Contact: Crafting the Cover Letter
Selling Yourself: Preparing the Resume That Is Right for You
Different Types of Resumes
What to Include, What to Exclude
Customizing Your Resume for the Job You Want
Making Sure Your Resume Is Technology Friendly
Nibbles Are Good: Preparing for a Job Interview
Doing Your Homework
Types of Questions You May Be Asked
Examples of Questions You May Want to Ask
Backstage Pass: The Study That Led to This Book
Research Methodology Tipsheet
Development of the Structured Interview
Gathering a Sample of Respondents
Actual Data Collection
A Sample Report (Mine)
References
Index
About the Author

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