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ISBN-10: 0538444029

ISBN-13: 9780538444026

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Larry J. Bailey

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Are you prepared to succeed? WORKING is about more than just workplace skills, it's a guide that shows you how to plan your career, manage your money, and live independently. Plus, it's got the up-to-date information on which careers are booming and which aren't, and how to decide if one's right for you. From listening skills to problem solving to time management, this textbook makes it simple to learn the skills you need to succeed.
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Book details

List price: $107.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 5/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Preparing for Work
Co-op Career Spotlight: Alejandra Rocha, Cashier
Learning about Work
Taking Action: Work Experience Education
Why People Work
Work Experience Education
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Building Cleaning Workers
Focus on the Workplace: The Changing Workplace
Chapter 1 Assessment
The Job Ahead
Taking Action: Attitude is Everything
Work Histories
Moving Toward a Stable Job
The Future Begins Now
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Cashiers
Focus on the Workplace: Coping with Shift Work
Chapter 2 Assessment
Looking for a Job
Taking Action: Looking for Work
Preparing to Look for a Job
Finding Job Leads
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Chefs, Cooks, and Food Preparation Workers
Focus on the Workplace: Temporary Work
Chapter 3 Assessment
Applying for a Job
Taking Action: Quick Action on Job Leads
Data Sheets and Job Applications
Writing a Resume
Contacting Employers
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Computer Software Engineers
Focus on the Workplace: Lie Detector and Honesty Tests
Chapter 4 Assessment
Interviewing for a Job
Taking Action: Getting an Interview
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Computer System Analysts, Database Administrators, and Computer Scientists
Focus on the Workplace: Drug Testing
Chapter 5 Assessment
Unit 1 Features
Career Decisions
Ethical Decisions
Personal Decisions
Workplace Decisions
Communication at Work
Math Connection
Net Bookmark
You're a What?
Workforce Trends
Checkpoint
Working on the Job
Co-op Career Spotlight: Gregory T. Hackney, Chiropractor
Beginning a New Job
Taking Action: Begin Working
Your First Day at Work
Workplace Management
Supervisors and Form W-4
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Customer Service Representatives
Focus on the Workplace: High-Performance Work Organizations
Chapter 6 Assessment
Expectations of Employers
Taking Action: Work Attitudes
Job Performance and Attitudes
Rating Work Behavior
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Dental Assistants
Focus on the Worker: Labor Unions
Chapter 7 Assessment
Worker Rights and Protections
Taking Action: Employer-Worker Relations
Duties of Employers
Worker Safety and Health
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Dental Hygienists
Focus on Work: Collective Bargaining
Chapter 8 Assessment
Human Relations at Work
Taking Action: Conversations with Customers
Bosses, Coworkers, and Customers
Group Participation
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers
Focus on the Worker: Relating to Workaholics
Chapter 9 Assessment
Earnings and Job Advancement
Taking Action: Pay Raises
Your Job Earnings and Paycheck
Job Changes
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Grounds Maintenance Workers
Focus on the Workplace: Employer-Sponsored Child-Care Assistance
Chapter 10 Assessment
Appearance on the Job
Taking Action: Appearance at Work
Grooming and Appearance
Dressing for the Job
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Focus on Health and Safety: Sun Protection
Chapter 11 Assessment
Unit 2 Features
Career Decisions
Ethical Decisions
Interpersonal Decisions
Personal Decisions
Workplace Decisions
Communication at Work
Math Connection
Net Bookmark
You're a What?
Workforce Trends
Checkpoint
Career Planning
Co-op Career Spotlight: Michael Dutra, Actor
Career Decision Making
Taking Action: Making Decisions
The Decision-making Process
Individuals and Decision Making
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Medical Assistants
Focus on the Worker: Envy in the Workplace
Chapter 12 Assessment
Information About Your Self
Taking Action: Choosing an Occupation
Getting Self-information
Working with Self-information
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Focus on the Worker: Mid-Career Change
Chapter 13 Assessment
Career Information
Taking Action: Investigating Occupations
The World of Work
Exploring Occupations
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Focus on Work: Military Occupations
Chapter 14 Assessment
Unit 3 Features
Career Decisions
Personal Decisions
Communication at Work
Math Connection
Net Bookmark
You're a What?
Workforce Trends
Checkpoint
Success Skills
Co-op Career Spotlight: Charles Sharp, Design Engineer
Communication Skills
Taking Action: Communicating at Work
Listening and Speaking
Reading and Writing
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides
Focus on the Workplace: Eliminating Gobbledygook
Chapter 15 Assessment
Math and Measurement Skills
Taking Action: Math Skills Add Up
Basic Math
Basic Measurement
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Office Clerks, General
Focus on Work: Calculator Review
Chapter 16 Assessment
Safety Skills
Taking Action: Safety First
Accidents and Personal Safety
Public Safety
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Personal and Home Care Aides
Focus on Health and Safety: Safety-Belt Use Saves Lives
Chapter 17 Assessment
Leadership Skills
Taking Action: Leadership Opportunities
Organizational Leadership
Parliamentary Procedure
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
Focus on the Worker: Trade and Professional Associations
Chapter 18 Assessment
Computer and Technology Skills
Taking Action: Computers Are Everywhere
How Computers Work
Computer Hardware and Software
The Internet and the Future of Computers
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Physician Assistant
Focus on Health and Safety: Repetitive Motion Injury
Chapter 19 Assessment
Entrepreneurial Skills
Taking Action: A Business Decision
Self-Employment
Small Business and You
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Receptionists and Information Clerks
Focus on the Workplace: The Growth of Small Business
Chapter 20 Assessment
Unit 4 Features
Career Decisions
Ethical Decisions
Personal Decisions
Workplace Decisions
Communication at Work
Math Connection
Net Bookmark
You're a What?
Workforce Trends
Checkpoint
Managing Your Money
Co-op Career Spotlight: Ashleigh Baker, School Service Center Supervisor
Our Economic World
Taking Action: Economic Choices
Principles of Economics
The American Free Enterprise System
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Recreation and Fitness Workers
Focus on Skills for Living: Counterfeit Goods Undercut the Economy
Chapter 21 Assessment
The Consumer in the Marketplace
Taking Action: Consumer Choices
You as a Consumer
Advertising and the Consumer
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Registered Nurses
Focus on Skills for Living: Buying a Used Car
Chapter 22 Assessment
Banking and Credit
Taking Action: Give Yourself Credit
Financial Institutions
Checking Accounts
Credit and Its Use
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Retail Salesperson
Focus on Skills for Living: Your Credit History
Chapter 23 Assessment
Budgeting, Saving, and Investing Money
Taking Action: Saving for Your Future
Budgeting Money
Saving Money
Investing Money
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
Focus on Skills for Living: Credit Billing Blues
Chapter 24 Assessment
Insuring Against Loss
Taking Action: Protecting Against Loss
Health Insurance
Life and Home Insurance
Auto Insurance
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
Focus on Health and Safety: Walk-In Medical Clinics
Chapter 25 Assessment
Taxes and Taxation
Taking Action: Understanding Taxes
Taxation
Filing an Income Tax Return
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Social and Human Service Assistants
Focus on Skills for Living: Electronic Tax Preparation and Filing
Chapter 26 Assessment
Social Security and IRAs
Taking Action: Security Net
Social Security
Individual Retirement Accounts
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Teacher Assistants
Focus on Health and Safety: Job Stress and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 27 Assessment
Unit 5 Features
Ethical Decisions
Personal Decisions
Workplace Decisions
Communication at Work
Math Connection
Net Bookmark
You're a What?
Workforce Trends
Checkpoint
Independent Living
Co-op Career Spotlight: Stacey Shells, Principal
The Legal System
Taking Action: Everyday Law
The Nature of Law
The Court System
Legal Services
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Teachers-Adult Literacy and Remedial Education
Focus on Skills for Living: Common Law
Chapter 28 Assessment
Where to Live
Taking Action: A First Apartment
Planning for Housing
Apartment Living
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Teachers-Postsecondary
Focus on Skills for Living: Dealing with a Roommate
Chapter 29 Assessment
Healthful Living
Taking Action: Eating Right
Nutrition and Diet
Stress and Physical Fitness
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Top Executives
Focus on Health and Safety: Corporate Fitness Programs
Chapter 30 Assessment
Responsible Citizenship
Taking Action: Politics Matter
Being a Citizen
Thinking Clearly
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers
Focus on Skills for Living: Citizen Lawmakers
Chapter 31 Assessment
Education for Lifelong Learning
Taking Action: Learning to Earn
Education and Training
Educational Information
High-Growth Occupations for the 21st Century: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Focus on the Worker: Training and More Training
Chapter 32 Assessment
Unit 6 Features
Career Decisions
Ethical Decisions
Interpersonal Decisions
Personal Decisions
Communication at Work
Math Connection
Net Bookmark
You're a What?
Workforce Trends
Checkpoint
Life-Span Plan Project
Glossary
Index