Building a Winning Career in a Technical Profession: 20 Strategies for Success After College / Edition 1

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Based on research with 200 accomplished professionals, "Building a Winning Career in a Technical Profession" offers twenty proven ways to build and sustain a successful technical career. Using a very practical approach, it examines specific "soft skills" that complement technical course work, and demonstrates how to learn and implement strategies such as integrity, perseverance, public speaking, leadership, and negotiating to take one to the top of their profession. Complete with success stories, discussion cases and insightful tips, it serves as an excellent reference, tailored specifically to technical professionals, and provides a road map for building a winning career. A collection of 20 strategies demonstrate proven ways to build and sustain a successful career. Presents the author's findings based on a research study with 200 success technical professional. Success profiles illustrate how real people in 5 different technical professions have used recommended strategies to make it to the top of their respected professions. An excellent tool for anyone looking to be a success in their chosen profession.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131192102
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Make Integrity Your Hallmark

2. Become an Effective Communicator

3. Become a Leader In Your Organization

4. Set High Expectations for Yourself and Develop a Plan for Achieving Them

5. Identify Positive Role Models and Learn from Them

6. Be an Effective Team Player and Team Builder

7. Be a Positive Change Agent

8. Project a Winning Image

9. Become an Effective Negotiator

10. Apply Self-Discipline and Time Management

11. Never Just Pass the Time–Use It

12. Learn to be Customer-Driven

13. Develop and Apply a Can-Do Attitude and Seek Responsibility

14. Don’t Just Plan–Execute

15. Become an Effective Public Speaker

16. Become an Effective Problem Solver and Critical Thinker

17. Learn How to Manage Conflict and Deal Effectively with Difficult People

18. Be a Mentor to Team Members and Your Boss

19. Learn to Balance Work and the Rest of Your Life

20. Persevere Through Difficult Times–Don’t Quit and Never Give Up

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE RESUMES

APPENDIX B: JOB SEEKING TIPS

APPENDIX C: INTERVIEWING TIPS

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