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Slip under the radar and ahead of the job-hunting masses with this great career guide to the coolest dream jobs of a lifetime. Whether you're in the midst of a career change or starting your first job search, you'll find a treasure trove of more than 500 way-cool career paths (including all sorts of contact information) for all ages, skill levels, and personalities.

Follow your heart and use your head as you explore the deep resources featured in Cool Careers For Dummies. Get ...

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Overview

Slip under the radar and ahead of the job-hunting masses with this great career guide to the coolest dream jobs of a lifetime. Whether you're in the midst of a career change or starting your first job search, you'll find a treasure trove of more than 500 way-cool career paths (including all sorts of contact information) for all ages, skill levels, and personalities.

Follow your heart and use your head as you explore the deep resources featured in Cool Careers For Dummies. Get the skinny on developing skill sets, find the shortest routes to landing a job, customize and fine-tune your career search, and sail through the toughest interviews like a breeze with all the tips, tricks, and techniques assembled in this great career guide.

Surf the Web for the latest job opportunities and ideas or build your own unique career from the ground up as a self-employed entrepreneur. Either way, you'll find everything you need packed into this valuable reference book, written in plain English by a successful team of job-savvy pros and loaded with page after page of practical advice to land that job of your dreams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764550959
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/6/1998
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Marty Nemko, PhD, is among the nation's most respected career counselors. He has appeared on the Today show and the CBS Early Show and hosts his own radio talk show in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Find the Right Career for You, Right Here.

Chapter 1: Searching for a Career: Jennifer's Tale.

Chapter 2: The Cool Careers Yellow Pages.

Chapter 3: The 25 Most Revealing Questions.

Chapter 4: Integrating Head and Heart.

Chapter 5: What's That Career Really Like?

Chapter 6: Finding the Courage to Commit.

PART II: Getting Smart.

Chapter 7: Degree-Free Career Preparation.

Chapter 8: Degree-Based Career Prep.

PART III: A Better Way to Land the Job.

Chapter 9: What Really Works.

Chapter 10: Creating Your Mind-Set.

Chapter 11: The Right Resume in Much Less Time.

Chapter 12: Finding Your Dream Employer.

Chapter 13: A Better Approach to the Want Ads.

Chapter 14: Getting Hired by Your Dream Employer -- Even if They're Not Advertising Openings.

Chapter 15: Networking Made Easier.

Chapter 16: Interviewing Better.

Chapter 17: Negotiating a Cool Deal (Even If You're Dealing with Scrooge).

PART IV: Customizing Your Career.

Chapter 18: 30 Days to a Good Job.

Chapter 19: Making Any Job Better.

Chapter 20: The Six Musts of Successful Self-Employment.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus Five) More Sources of Cool Careers.

Chapter 22: Ten (Okay, 48) Extra-Strength Procrastination Cures.

Afterword: Our Best Thoughts on How to Have a Happy Work Life.

Appendix: The Cool Career Finder.

Index.

Index of Careers.

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