Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future / Edition 3

Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future / Edition 3

by Susan J. Sears, Virginia N. Gordon, Virginia N. Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130931055

ISBN-13: 9780130931054

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This unique hands-on workbook equips readers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to make effective educational and career decisions. Using a wide variety of exercises and innovative worksheets, users pull together personal, family/social, and career traits, preferences and conditions, and use this self-information to explore relevant

Overview

This unique hands-on workbook equips readers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to make effective educational and career decisions. Using a wide variety of exercises and innovative worksheets, users pull together personal, family/social, and career traits, preferences and conditions, and use this self-information to explore relevant occupational clusters that are presented in terms of both a current and future-oriented workplace. The workbook moves readers systematically through a decision-making cycle of Awareness, Exploration, Choice, and Commitment.

Getting Ready. What Do I Need to Know About Myself? What Do I Need to Know About Occupational Alternatives? What Do I Need to Know About Educational Alternatives? How Will I Decide? How Will I Gain a Psychological Edge? How Will I Advance My Career? The Job Search and Resume Writing. Am I the Best Candidate? Job Leads and the Job Interview. Where Do I Go from Here?

For anyone involved in, or contemplating, an educational or career decision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130931054
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Getting Ready1
How Do People Choose Careers?1
Why Do People Work?2
What is a Career?4
Why Do I Need to Plan?4
What are Some Barriers to Career Choice?6
Where Do I Start? The Career Choice Process7
Summary Checklist13
2What Do I Need to Know About Myself?15
Exploring the Self15
How Does My Environment Influence My Career Choices?33
Individual Career Plan #139
Individual Career Plan #240
Summary Checklist41
3What Do I Need to Know About Occupational Alternatives?43
Occupational Information43
Sources of Occupational Information44
Evaluating Occupational Information47
Future Work Trends47
Work Skills Needed in the Next Decade48
Workforce Trends in the Next Decade49
Worksites in the Next Decade52
Summary Checklist61
4What Do I Need to Know About Educational Alternatives?63
Choosing an Educational Direction63
Why Attend College?65
Making Initial Decisions65
The Undergraduate Curriculum67
Choosing a Major67
Graduate or Professional Education76
Distance Learning78
Experiential Learning78
Summary Checklist81
5How Will I Decide?83
Factors in Decision Making83
Dimensions of Decision Making85
Myself as Decision Maker86
The Decision Situation90
The Decision-Making Process92
Summary Checklist99
6How Will I Gain a Psychological Edge?101
Tips on Becoming Personally Effective101
Communicating Effectively106
Identifying and Managing Stress108
Accepting and Adapting to Change114
Ethical Behavior116
Summary Checklist120
7How Will I Advance My Career?: The Job Search and Resume Writing121
Selling Yourself121
Taking Action Steps122
Writing a Resume124
Job Searching on the Internet131
Writing a Cover Letter140
Summary Checklist144
8Am I the Best Candidate?: Job Leads and the Job Interview147
Generating Job Leads147
Career Mentors149
Job Interviewing150
Follow-Up154
Dealing With Rejection155
Summary Checklist157
9Where Do I Go from Here?159
References167
Index169

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