Business Careervision Book and DVD: View What You'd Do

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This book and DVD package offers nearly 80 business career options through behind-the-scene videos, and then explore even more with detailed job descriptions, job rankings, and a checklist for finding your best job fit. By "job shadowing" through 100 + minutes of video, you'll see a wide range of real professionals at work and hear narrations of what they do. The videos are viewable through the DVD drive on Mac/PC computers. This book goes hand-in-hand with the video, giving even more ways to envision your future...
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Overview

This book and DVD package offers nearly 80 business career options through behind-the-scene videos, and then explore even more with detailed job descriptions, job rankings, and a checklist for finding your best job fit. By "job shadowing" through 100 + minutes of video, you'll see a wide range of real professionals at work and hear narrations of what they do. The videos are viewable through the DVD drive on Mac/PC computers. This book goes hand-in-hand with the video, giving even more ways to envision your future in the business field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593575397
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: Includes DVD
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     xiii
How This Resource Can Help You     xiii
How to Best Use This Resource     xiii
Business: The Big Picture     1
Advertising and Public Relations Services     2
Automobile Dealers     5
Banking     7
Clothing, Accessory, and General Merchandise Stores     10
Employment Services     12
Insurance     15
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services     18
Securities, Commodities, and Other Investments     22
Which Business Jobs Are Right for You?     27
The Holland Personality Types     27
Respond to the Statements     28
Score Your Responses     35
Find Business Jobs That Suit Your Personality Type     36
Spotlight on the Best Business Jobs     41
Some Details on the Lists     42
The Best Business Jobs Lists     43
Business Careers in Focus     51
Education and Training Levels     52
The Job Descriptions     56
Short-Term On-the-Job Training     60
Bill and Account Collectors     60
Counter and Rental Clerks     62
Credit Authorizers, Checkers,and Clerks     64
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan     66
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service     68
Office Clerks, General     70
Order Clerks     72
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks     74
Receptionists and Information Clerks     76
Retail Salespersons     78
Telemarketers     80
Tellers     82
Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training     84
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks     84
Brokerage Clerks     86
Cargo and Freight Agents     88
Customer Service Representatives     90
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants     92
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks     94
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products     96
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive     98
Tax Preparers     100
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers     102
Long-Term On-the-Job Training     104
Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance     104
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators     106
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage     108
Work Experience in a Related Occupation     110
Cost Estimators     110
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers     112
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers     114
Food Service Managers     116
Gaming Managers     118
Industrial Production Managers     120
Lodging Managers     122
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products     124
Real Estate Brokers     126
Transportation Managers     128
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products     130
Postsecondary Vocational Training     132
Appraisers, Real Estate     132
Desktop Publishers     134
Real Estate Sales Agents     136
Associate's Degree     138
Funeral Directors     138
Bachelor's Degree     140
Accountants     140
Auditors     142
Construction Managers     144
Credit Analysts     146
Employment Interviewers     148
Industrial Engineers     150
Insurance Sales Agents     152
Insurance Underwriters      154
Loan Counselors     156
Loan Officers     158
Meeting and Convention Planners     160
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists     162
Personal Financial Advisors     164
Personnel Recruiters     166
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers     168
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents     170
Survey Researchers     172
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents     174
Work Experience Plus Degree     176
Actuaries     176
Administrative Services Managers     178
Advertising and Promotions Managers     180
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes     182
Computer and Information Systems Managers     184
Financial Managers     186
General and Operations Managers     188
Human Resources Managers     190
Management Analysts     192
Marketing Managers     194
Medical and Health Services Managers     196
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers     198
Public Relations Managers     200
Purchasing Managers     202
Sales Managers      204
Master's Degree     206
Market Research Analysts     206
Operations Research Analysts     208
Entrepreneurs     210
Technical Help in Using the DVD     213
System Requirements     213
Steps for Viewing the DVD     213
Background on the Career Information in This Book     215
Facts About the Eye Openers     216
The Limits of the Data in This Book     217
Definitions of Top Skills     219
The Complete GOE System     223
Resources for Further Exploration     229
Books on Careers and Career Planning     229
Books on College Majors     230
Resources on Job Hunting     231
Index     233

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