Career Wisdom for College Students: Insights You Won't Get in Class, on the Internet, or from Your Parents / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $61.20   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Career Wisdom for College Students is a career-advice book for those who need it most-college students facing monumental decisions about their future but who may not have all the information they need. More than 60 articles offer advice and aid to first-time job seekers and college students during the formative time when a major is chosen, an initial career path is charted, and internship and work-experience opportunities abound.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816068371
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Doug Hardy     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xv
Take a Look Around-a Real Look Around!
Introduction-Discover What Is Really Out There     3
Look Inside     7
First Know Thyself-Now, Not Later     7
This Is a Test; This Is Only a Test     11
What Are You Good At? Ask Someone Else!     15
Career Choice Goes Beyond What You Are Good At     18
Abilities and Skills [Not Equal] Interests and Passions     22
You Have to Live with Your Values     25
Don't Know What You Want? Then Start with the Opposite!     29
Look Outside     33
Career Information Is Just a Page or Two Away     33
Talk to People-That's 'People,' Not 'Person'     37
You Do Not Need to Talk to People in Person     40
Lurk and Learn: Internet Listservs Open Your Eyes to New Possibilities     44
Use Professional Associations to Explore Careers     47
The Hidden Treasures in Career Center Placement Statistics     50
Your School's Alums Will Probably Help You-but Only If You Ask!     54
Look with Patience and an Open Mind     59
Speed Kills-This Won't Be Fast     59
You Can Make aCareer Out of Almost Anything     64
The Healthiest Attitude: 'I'm Not Lost; I'm Exploring!'     68
Treat Career Exploration Like a Trip to the Toy Store Look Around! Browse!     72
When One Career Door Closes, Look for Others to Open     76
Be Careful of What You Think You Know!
Introduction-Think About How You Think     83
Confront Your Internal Beliefs     87
Think 'What Will I Do First?' Instead of 'What Will I Do with My Life?'     87
Question Your Sources as You Explore Career Options     91
Do Not Let Old Assumptions Keep You from Newfound Happiness     95
Beware of Either/Or Thinking     98
Career Decision-Making Traps to Avoid     101
Confront Your External Influences     105
Geography Matters in Your Career Decision Making     105
Labor Market Forecasts-Handle with Care     108
Money, Status, and Power Are Not the Only Forms of Pay     111
It Is Hard to Make Career Decisions When You Are Dealing with Other Serious Issues     115
Confront Your Conclusions     119
You Are Not the Only One Who Is Struggling to Decide     119
Eliminate an Option Only If You Have Thoroughly Investigated It     123
Build Your Skills and Experience through Hands-on Activities
Introduction-Experience Leads to Skills; Skills Lead to Jobs     129
Focus on Action     133
At Some Point, You Have to Stop Planning and Start Doing     133
Experience Is Not Optional; It Is Essential     137
Internship Is Just One Name for Valuable Experience     140
Internships and Co-ops Give You a Competitive Advantage     144
You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship     149
Starting at the Bottom Is Not a Sadistic Hazing Ritual     152
Focus on Skills     155
Develop the Soft Skills Employers Demand     155
Your Moneymaking Jobs Matter More Than You Think     159
Campus Activities Build Essential Skills That You May Overlook     162
Your Classroom Experiences Matter to Employers     165
Volunteer for Your Career     168
Identify the Skills You Have Gained from Hobbies and Avocations     171
Do Not Take Your Technology Skills for Granted     174
Land the Job You Really Want
Introduction-Think Like an Employer, Win the Job     181
Perfect Your Attitude     185
Entitlement Kills     185
'Give Me a Chance' Will Give You No Chance     189
Yes, You Do Have Contacts to Network With!     192
It's Not What You Know or Who You Know-It's Both     196
This Test Is Graded on a Curve     199
Focus Is Critical to Job Search Success     203
Perfect Your Approach     207
It Is Never Too Early to Start Your Job Search     207
When in Doubt, Apply!     211
You Can Beat the Low GPA Blues     213
Customized, Carefully Crafted Documents Win Interviews-and Jobs     217
Use Numbers to Give Context to Your Accomplishments     221
On-Campus Recruiters Are Not the Only Ones with Job Openings     225
Get Involved in a Professional Organization to Make Yourself Known     229
Why Is Networking So Effective? The Reasons Have Little To Do with You     233
Introverts Can Network Too     237
Perfect Your Presentation     241
Presentation Is Everything-Make Sure You Look Good on Paper and in Person     241
Examples Beat Mere Words in Your Job Search     245
Portfolios: Proof of Your Claims     249
Practice Makes Perfect Where Interviewing Is Concerned     252
Out-Research Your Competitors, Win the Job     255
Interviewing Is a Two-Way Street     258
The Power of a Simple Thank-You Note     261
All Sorts of Factors Impact Your Job Search Success (or Lack Thereof)     264
Epilogue-There Is No Need to Go It Alone: 10 Reasons to Visit Your Campus Career Center     269
Additional Help     275
About the Author     278
Index     281
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)