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CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, is an invaluable resource for both readers planning to enter the criminal justice field and for those already working in the field looking for professional development, job change, or promotional advancement. Written by seasoned professionals, this book provides all the key information you need, from identifying the right criminal justice career path for you, to successful job-search strategies, to how to succeed and advance once you are working in the criminal justice field.
Section I: THE CHALLENGE. 1. Employment Trends: The World of Work. 2. First Responders: Careers in Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Related Fields. 3. Careers in the Courts, Corrections and Related Fields. 4. Careers in Private Security. 5. On Choosing a Career: Knowing the Job and Yourself. 6. Internships: Testing the Waters. Section II: MEETING THE CHALLENGE: PREPARING. 7. Physical Fitness and Testing. 8. Other Forms of Testing. 9. Attributes of Successful Candidates. 10. The Resume: Selling Yourself on Paper. 11. Preparing for Not Getting the Job. Section III: JOB-SEEKING STRATEGIES. 12. The Application Process: Finding and Applying for Jobs. 13. Your Job-Seeking Uniform: Presenting Yourself as THE One to Hire. 14. The Interview: A Closer Look. Section IV: YOUR FUTURE IN YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION. 15. At Last, You've Got the Job—Congratulations! 16. The Career Ladder: Insights into Promotion and Job Change. 17. Job Loss and Change: The Road Less Traveled. Epilogue. Appendixes. Author Index. Subject Index.