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Defines the top twenty-four careers in the computer field in terms of the nature of the work, educational or training requirements, ways to get started, advancement possibilities, salary figures, employment outlook, conditions of work, and sources of more information.

Presents twenty-two promising careers in the field of business, discussing job duties, educational and personal requirements, certification and licensing, salary, ways to explore the career while still in school, future outlook, and additional sources of information.

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Gr 9 Up-Each of these volumes gives a brief introduction to the field followed by alphabetically organized chapters giving specifics about individual jobs. Each entry includes an overview of the career and its history, a job description, educational and training requirements, employment opportunities, outlook, earnings, and work environment. There is also a list of places to contact for more information at the end of each section. The writing is straightforward and loaded with pertinent information. The chapters on "Public Relations Specialists" are exactly the same in Writing and Business. As a matter of fact, all three books' entries are close to verbatim from Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (Ferguson, 1999). Blythe Camenson's Real People Working in Business (VGM, 1998) is similar in content to Business but is more readable. Preparing for a Career in Travel & Hospitality (Ferguson, 1998) is very similar to Travel & Hospitality, though most of the writing in the older version is more upbeat and interesting, and includes helpful information on preparing for and seeking employment. Elizabeth Foote-Smith's Opportunities in Writing Careers (VGM, 1999) is more practical and easier to read than Writing. These new titles are current, but already exhibit initial signs of being dated, the bane of career books in general.-Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816080168
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Careers in Focus Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted March 7, 2013

    This is very repetitive, only for those who are very interested in business.

    Ferguson's Business edition in their "Careers in Focus" series goes over the many aspects that are involved in business such as owning, managing, and overseeing all activities within. One thing that was not enjoyable was how boring it is, as there is nothing that goes over how exciting being a part of a business can be. The author uses such a style that makes the reader want to learn more about the topic. An ideal audience would be those who may be majoring in business in college or those who want to help their business become more fluid.

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