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Investigating Your Career

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ISBN-10: 0538444762

ISBN-13: 9780538444767

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Ann K. Jordan, Lynne T. Whaley

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Would you like a text that gives you the opportunity to direct your attention toward an area of interest that might develop into a career path and helps you identify high school and college course offerings related to your career choices? INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER 2E is the perfect solution. This revised career exploration text uniquely focuses on your individual PATH to success: your Passions, Attitude, Talents, and Heart, as career possibilities are explored. You will learn critical success skills such as how to budget your money, the value and misuse of credit, and how to manage your time. Focusing education on the future, the U.S. Office of Education has grouped careers into 16 clusters…    
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 4/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Ann Jordan has served as the Career Development Manager for the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development, where she supervised the K-12 Career Development program. In this capacity, she oversaw career development programs for over 115,000 K-12 students across 36 school districts. Currently, Ann works as a career development consultant for various organizations and school districts in Southwest Ohio. Ann is the co-author of Communicating for Success and Discovering Your Career.

Getting Ready
Preparing Your Path to Success
Career Expectations
Job-Occupation-Career
Your P*A*T*H to Success
Why Plan Now?
Planning for Career Success
Succeed through Career Planning
Assessment
Influences on Career Choices
Influence
People Who Influence Career Decisions
Environmental Influences on Career Decisions
Influence of Values on Career Decisions
Assessment
Understanding Yourself
Learning about Yourself
Formal Assessments
Informal Assessment Experiences
Assessment
Narrowing the Choices
Looking into the Future
Futurecasting
Changes in Career Fields
Trends in Career Fields
Futurecasting Revisited
Assessment
Understanding Future Careers
Millennials
Workforce Diversity
Nontraditional Employment
Global Career Opportunities
Assessment
Your Internal Career Design
Understand That You Need to Decide Now
The Decision-Making Process
Identify the Benefits of a Good Career Decision
Consider All Possible Career Decisions
Make a Decision to Create Your Internal Career Design
Create a Plan
Monitor the Success of Your Decision
Assessment
Planning
Setting Goals
Self-Motivation
Reaching Your Goals
Your Action Plans
Roadblocks
Budgeting
Managing Your Time
Assessment
Career Preparation Choices
Finding the Right Path
Education and Training Options
Planning Your Path
Assessment
From Here to Your Career
Find Your Career Preparation Path
Choose Your Education/Training Path
Begin Implementing Your Career Plan
Assessment
Succeeding in a Career
Adjusting to a Workplace
What Employers Want
Important Employee Characteristics
Roadblocks to Career Growth
Assessment
Teamwork
The Team Concept
Building a Team
How Teams Function
Managing Conflict
Assessment
Understanding the Workplace
Employment Laws
Employment Forms
Withholdings
Types of Employment
Employer Expectations
Assessment
Creating Tools for the Future
Searching for a Job
Setting Your Job Search Goals
Researching Industries and Employers
Managing Your Job Search
Making a Choice
Assessment
Applying for a Job
Completing a Personal Fact Sheet
Writing Effective Resumes
Working with References
Writing Cover Letters
Filling Out Job Applications
Understanding Types of Preemployment Tests
Assessment
Interviewing for a Job
The Interview Process
Preparing for Interviews
Before Each Interview
The Interview
After the Interview
Assessment
Glossary
Index