2011 Career Plan

Overview

Position your career for a rebound. Most economists see job growth ahead, so now is the time to learn about the best opportunities and make the best career moves. In this new book, occupational expert, Laurence Shatkin, discusses the whys and hows of career planning for 2011. He reviews the hottest jobs and fields; helps you pinpoint those that suit you best; and explains the steps, credentials, and skills needed to reach your career goal.

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Overview

Position your career for a rebound. Most economists see job growth ahead, so now is the time to learn about the best opportunities and make the best career moves. In this new book, occupational expert, Laurence Shatkin, discusses the whys and hows of career planning for 2011. He reviews the hottest jobs and fields; helps you pinpoint those that suit you best; and explains the steps, credentials, and skills needed to reach your career goal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593578152
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Shatkin has 30 years in the career information field, presents and blogs on jobs, and is the author of many career books, including 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality and 50 Best College Majors for Your Personality. As a leading occupational expert, Dr. Shatkin is in-demand by the media. He shares his knowledge and insights on national news programs, in online articles, and in major print publications.

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Table of Contents

Part I Make Your Plan viii

Chapter I What 2011 Means for Your Career 1

How We Got Here 1

The Recovery 3

Commit to a 2011 Career Goal 5

Key Points: Chapter 1 6

Chapter 2 Take Aim 7

What's Your Personality Type? 7

Step 1 Respond to the Statements 8

Step 2 Score Your Responses 15

Step 3 Find Industries That Suit Your Personality Type 16

Step 4 Find Jobs That Suit Your Personality Type 17

Commit to Exploring an Industry or Job 21

Key Points: Chapter 2 21

Chapter 3 The Hottest Fields of 2011 22

Eleven Hot Fields and Their Hottest Jobs 23

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 24

Computer Systems Design and Related Services 26

Social Assistance, Except Child Day Care 29

Software Publishers 31

Scientific Research and Development Services 33

Health Care 36

Employment Services 39

Construction 41

Child Day Care Services 45

Advocacy, Grantmaking, and Civic Organizations 48

Educational Services 50

Where to Find Out More About Fields 53

From Fields to Jobs 53

Key Points: Chapter 3 53

Chapter 4 Bridge to Your Goal 54

Gap: You Don't Have the Skills You Need 54

Bridge: Skills Training 54

Gap: You Don't Have a Formal Credential That You Need 56

Bridge: Formal Education or Training 56

Gap: You're Not Yet Ready to "Sell" Yourself 61

Bridge: Identifying and Documenting Your Brand 61

Gap: You Don't Know About Any Job Openings 63

Bridge: Finding the Hidden Job Market 63

Commit to Some Bridge-Building Actions 66

Key Points: Chapter 4 67

Chapter 5 First Steps 68

Gap: You Don't Have the Skills You Need 68

Bridge: Skills Training 68

Gap: You Don't Have a Formal Credential That You Need 72

Bridge: Formal Education or Training 72

Gap: You're Not Yet Ready to "Sell" Yourself 75

Bridge: Identifying and Documenting Your Brand 75

Gap: You Don't Know About Any Job Openings 78

Bridge: Finding the Hidden Job Market 78

Key Points: Chapter 5 80

Chapter 6 Hang In There! 81

Be the Irreplaceable Worker 81

Be a Resilient Worker 82

Key Points: Chapter 6 83

Part II Facts About the Hottest Jobs of 2011 84

Accountants 85

Accountants and Auditors 86

Auditors 86

Biochemists and Biophysicists 87

Biomedical Engineers 88

Child, Family, and School Social Workers 89

Coaches and Scouts 91

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 92

Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 93

Computer and Information Systems Managers 93

Computer Security Specialists 94

Computer Software Engineers, Applications 95

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 96

Computer Support Specialists 98

Computer Systems Analysts 99

Construction Laborers 100

Coroners 101

Cost Estimators 102

Customer Service Representatives 103

Database Administrators 105

Dental Assistants 106

Dental Hygienists 106

Editors 107

Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 109

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110

Employment Interviewers 111

Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 112

Environmental Compliance Inspectors 112

Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers 113

Financial Analysts 114

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 115

General and Operations Managers 116

Government Property Inspectors and Investigators 118

Health Educators 119

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers 120

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 121

Home Health Aides 121

Industrial Engineers 122

Industrial Machinery Mechanics 123

Instructional Coordinators 124

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 125

Licensing Examiners and Inspectors 126

Loan Counselors 127

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 128

Market Research Analysts 130

Mechanical Engineers 131

Medical and Public Health Social Workers 132

Medical Assistants 133

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 134

Network and Computer Systems Administrators 135

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 136

Occupational Therapists 137

Office Clerks, General 138

Optometrists 140

Personnel Recruiters 140

Physical Therapist Aides 142

Physical Therapist Assistants 143

Physical Therapists 144

Physician Assistants 145

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 146

Police Patrol Officers 146

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 147

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 148

Public Relations Specialists 149

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150

Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 151

Rehabilitation Counselors 152

Retail Salespersons 154

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 155

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 156

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 157

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 158

Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs 159

Social and Human Service Assistants 160

Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 161

Speech-Language Pathologists 163

Survey Researchers 164

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 165

Training and Development Specialists 166

Appendix: Where the Information Comes From and What It Means 168

Index 179

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