Career Adventure: Your Guide to Personal Assessment, Career Exploration, and Decision Making / Edition 4

Career Adventure: Your Guide to Personal Assessment, Career Exploration, and Decision Making / Edition 4

by Susan M. Johnston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131149695

ISBN-13: 9780131149694

Pub. Date: 07/05/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Focused solidly on “doing” rather than on “explaining,” this book gets right to the heart of career decision making: It will 1) walk you through the process of self-knowledge and self-discovery, 2) encourage you to believe in yourself and in your own ability to influence outcomes and achieve career goals, and 3) guide you in working with

Overview

Focused solidly on “doing” rather than on “explaining,” this book gets right to the heart of career decision making: It will 1) walk you through the process of self-knowledge and self-discovery, 2) encourage you to believe in yourself and in your own ability to influence outcomes and achieve career goals, and 3) guide you in working with various job/career-search and development tools.

This edition offers expanded use of electronic and internet resources, an update of Maslow’s Hierarchy, and a new perspective on decision-making, as well as covers the topics of self-assessment, exploring the world of work, and organizing the job search. Comprehensive appendices offer sample resumes and cover letters, as well as other job search resources.

An excellent and valuable guide for all those involved in a job search or a career change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131149694
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Series:
Pearson Custom Student Success and Career Development Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
About the Authorxii
Introductionxiii
Part ISelf-Assessment: Learning About Yourself1
1Creating Your Dream3
2Discovering Yourself: Motivations, Life Stages, and Values7
3Continuing Your Self-Discovery: Skills, Personality, and Interests21
Part IICareer Exploration: Learning About the World of Work45
4Exploring the World of Work47
5Networking: Establishing Contacts and Support71
6Decision Making and Goal Setting89
Part IIIThe Job Campaign: Organizing Your Search103
7Designing Your Resume and Cover Letters105
8Interviewing with Confidence139
9Developing Job Leads157
10Trying Out a Career173
11Continuing Your Adventure185
Appendix 1Sample Resumes and Cover Letters189
Appendix 2Additional Resources195
References199
Index205

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