Black Enterprise Guide to Building Your Career

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The African American's 411 on choosing, landing, and bulletproofing your career

Do you long for a satisfying career but just don't know how to make the transition? Have you recently earned your degree, only to ask yourself, "What now?" Are your skills so narrowly defined that you'll be an easy target for downsizing? Whether you're just starting out or starting over, make yourself indispensable in today's workforce with the Black Enterprise Guide to Building Your Career. With the...

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Overview

The African American's 411 on choosing, landing, and bulletproofing your career

Do you long for a satisfying career but just don't know how to make the transition? Have you recently earned your degree, only to ask yourself, "What now?" Are your skills so narrowly defined that you'll be an easy target for downsizing? Whether you're just starting out or starting over, make yourself indispensable in today's workforce with the Black Enterprise Guide to Building Your Career. With the help of questionnaires, aptitude summaries, and sidebar profiles of successful African American professionals, you'll learn how to:
* Decide which career path is right for you, including corporate and not-for-profit jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities
* Tailor your resume to fit your goals
* Negotiate the best salary and benefits
* Network with other black professionals
* Navigate career transitions
* Prepare yourself with information before you go on the interview
* Discover current Web sites for African Americans that offer career advice and employment information
* And much more!

Give your career the jump-start it needs with the essential tips and advice found in the Black Enterprise Guide to Building Your Career.

Special Bonus

To keep you abreast of the latest business and money management information, Black Enterprise is pleased to offer:
* A free issue of Black Enterprise magazine
* A free Wealth Building Kit

(See inside coupons for details.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471417101
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2002
  • Series: Black Enterprise Books Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,435,536
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

CASSANDRA HAYES is a managing editor at Avon Products, Inc., and a former senior editor and staff writer specializing in careers at Black Enterprise magazine. She has appeared on Good Day New York, Today in New York, and CNNfn, providing career and workplace advice. She transitioned into journalism after a decade as a flight attendant for American Airlines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Planning Your Career.

Fine-Tuning Your Resume.

Building a Network.

Hunting for the Right Job.

Preparing for an Interview.

Gathering Experience.

Negotiating Your Salary.

Mining the Workplace.

Using a Recruiter.

Making a Career Switch.

Succeeding at Work.

Preparing for the Job of Your Dreams.

Notes.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2002

    BE's Career Guide, A Roadmap to Success In The Workforce

    I loved the book and I don't usually get much out career guides. It was informative without being overly technical. The subject matter spoke to me and my career objectives as an assistant with management aspirations.

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