Solving the Professional Development Puzzle 101 Solutions for Career and Life Planning

ISBN-10: 0135003652

ISBN-13: 9780135003657

Edition: 2009

Authors: Rhonda Montgomery, Robert Sherfield, Patricia Moody

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Written in an engaging, common-sense tone,Solving the Professional Development Puzzleaddresses many issues facing graduates in todayrsquo;s ever-changing, demanding workplace.nbsp; From working in a global space to dining with class and grace to constructing a powerful, error-free resume and cover letter, this text offers a plethora of activities, advice, examples, and suggestions for developing a power job search plan.nbsp; Strongnbsp;coverage of ethics and character development is included, as well asnbsp;a detailed chapter on financial management in the transition for college to the world of work including advice on buying a car, avoiding credit card debt, to running from check cashing centers.
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List price: $41.80
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Discovering Who You Are
Know Who You Are and Where You're Going
Recognize and Own Your Strengths
Identify Your Personality Type and Use It To Best Advantage
Know What You Want from Life and Work
Identify and Emulate Your Role Models
Determine What You Value
Recognize the Power of Your Values and Beliefs
Understand Your Emotional Responses
Articulate Your Hopes and Goals
Choose Optimism and Surround Yourself with Optimistic People
Cultivating Your Character and Ethics
Understand the Dynamics of Ethics, Integrity, and Character
Be Proud of Your Name and Reputation
Develop and Maintain a Strong Moral Character
Develop a Resilient Work Ethic
Understand the True Nature of Respect
Avoid Moral Bankruptcy
Be Trustworthy
Honor Your Commitments
Develop a Strong Guiding Statement and Integrity Plan
Designing Your Job Search, Writing Your Cover Letter, and Selling Yourself through Your Resume
Focus on Your Job Search Plan
Leave No Stone Unturned
Know Employer's Expectations
Use Effective Keywords to Showcase Your Talents and Experiences
Sell Yourself with Confidence
Write a Powerful and Concise Cover Letter
Understand the Do's and Don'ts of Memorable Resumes
Build a Timely Chronological Resume
Compose a Skillfully Written Functional Resume
Construct a Telling Accomplishment Resume
Chose Appropriate References
Design and Distribute Attractive Business Cards
Give Serious Attention to Job Application Guidelines and Details
Communicating and Interviewing with Confidence and Class
Understand the Importance of Human Communication
Make a Powerful, Positive, and Lasting First Impression
Hone Your Interpersonal Communication Skills
Observe and Improve Your Body Language
Speak with Authority and Clarity
Be Prepared for the Interview
Anticipate Interviewer's Questions
Ask Informed Questions
Effectively Manage Inappropriate or Illegal Questions
Consider the Interviewer's Evaluation
Accept Rejection with Class and Grace
Win, Lose, or Draw, Always Say Thank You in Writing
Perfecting Your Professional Image and Distinguishing Yourself On the Job
Dress to Impress
Mind Your Manners
Dine with Class
Watch What You Say
Appreciate and Respect Differences
Make the Supervisor Look Good
Learn As Much As You Can
Speak Up With Good Ideas
Play Well With Others
Express Yourself Tactfully
Grow from Positive and Negative Feedback
Always be Customer Oriented
Avoiding Work Place Land Mines
Get a Handle on Your Time and Priorities
Don't Be A Part of the Water Cooler Gossip Circle
Never Speak Negatively About Your Boss or Former Employer
Be Aware of Workplace Politics
Avoid Backstabbing and Trampling on Others
Use Good Judgment in Workplace Romances
Don't Party at the Company Party
Put a Stop to Sexual Harassment
Don't Allow Substance Abuse to Ruin Your Career
Leading With Passion, Power, and Promise
Embrace Outstanding Leadership Qualities
Understand the Categories of Leadership Power
Lead with Vision
Think Before You Act
Make Good Decisions Using Creativity and Logic
Know How to Participate In and Lead Effectiv<$$$>
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