Designing Your Future An Introduction to Career Preparation and Professional Practices in Interior Design

ISBN-10: 0131552805

ISBN-13: 9780131552807

Edition: 2008

Authors: Shari Park-Gates, Cindy V. Beacham, Barbara S. McFall

List price: $102.20
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Offering a unique combination of professional practice and career development, this book includes self-assessments, personal resource management techniques, and career strategies specific to the interior design profession. It takes a personal approach to the career search by first focusing on self-discovery and then showing how to identify (and ultimately land) design jobs that fit one's own interests and abilities. The book covers professional practices in a broad sense and uses professional profiles to help readers learn about various jobs in the field. Emphasizing individuality throughout, readers learn how to plan their career based on their own strengths and successfully design their own future. Shows readers how to find good jobs that match their distinctive interests, strengths, and personal requirements. Shows how to effectively target employment opportunities, develop personal marketing tools, and prepare for and navigate the interview process. Helps readers understand some of the initial responsibilities and situations they may encounter during their first job. Encourages readers to think about long-term career strategies. A career guide tailored to the interior design field.
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Book details

List price: $102.20
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Design and You
Becoming a Member of a Profession: What Does That Mean?
Professional Options
Designing Your Professional Path
Targeting Employment
Self-Marketing: Show Them Your Best Self
Successfully Navigating the Job Interview
Professional Responsibilities: Finding and Securing the Project
Professional Responsibilities: Designing the Project
Professional Responsibilities: Implementing, Completing, and Surviving the project
Career Planning: Yoursquo;ve Only Just Begun
Resume Example
Cover Letter Example
Contract Example
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Other Documents
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