Jobs That Matter Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service

ISBN-10: 1593577877
ISBN-13: 9781593577872
Edition: 2010
Authors: Heather Krasna
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: JIST Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
Exploring Public Service Careers
A Career Exercises Caveat
Career Exploration Exercises
Researching Careers
Matching Your Skills and Interests with Careers
Handling Gaps
Understanding Public Service Jobs in Every Sector and for Every Mission
Where Are the Public Service Jobs?
Jobs That Fit Every Mission
Helping People Through Human Services and Health
Human/Social Services
Health
Educating People and Defending Their Rights
Education
Workers' Rights
Civil Rights
Protecting the Environment and Managing Infrastructure
The Environment
Infrastructure
Managing and Developing Financial Resources
Community/Economic Development and Business Development
Commerce and Trade Regulations
Auditing, Accountability, and Evaluation
Government Finance
Corporate Social Responsibility, Fair Trade
Philanthropy/Foundations
Helping the World: International Development, Relief, Relations, and Trade
International Relief and Development
International Relations and Educational Exchanges
International Trade
International Environmental Issues
International Law and Human Rights
International Jobs
Tips for Getting a United Nations Job
Keeping People Safe
Intelligence and National/International Security
Defense and Military
Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness
Protective Services: Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Fire Protection
Judicial and Legal Professions
Working with Arts, Culture, and Religion
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture Jobs
Religion
Preparing for a Public Service Job Search: Resumes and Cover Letters
Assess Yourself
Research the Field
Develop a Resume
Create Cover Letters
Identifying Public Service Opportunities: Networking and Navigating the Application Process
Getting Organized and Motivated
Identifying Job Opportunities
Applying for Jobs
Understanding the Federal Job Search
Applying for a Job in State Government
Applying for a Local Government Job
Getting Elected Yourself
Finding a Nonprofit Job
Launching Your Public Service Career: Interviewing, Negotiating Offers, and Getting Promoted
Interviewing
Following Up After an Interview
Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers
Making a Good First Impression
Aiming for Promotion
In Conclusion
Index

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