Discover the Best Jobs for You


Here's the book that provides important answers to some of today's key career questions by showing individuals how to assess their abilities and skills, identify their values and interests, and formulate a powerful job objective.

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Here's the book that provides important answers to some of today's key career questions by showing individuals how to assess their abilities and skills, identify their values and interests, and formulate a powerful job objective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570231582
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2001
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chapter 1 Do First Things First 1
Love What You Do, Do What You Love 1
Finding Your Best Job 2
Get Ready For Your Future 3
Find the Best Jobs 3
Discover a Job "Fit" For You 5
Get Organized For Success 6
Deterministic/Predestination Approach 7
Self-Transformation Approach 9
Where Do You Go From Here? 11
Discover the Best Jobs For You 12
Chapter 2 Identify the Best Jobs For Tomorrow 13
What Are the Jobs? 13
Beware of Changing Occupational Profiles 14
Expect Job Growth in Most Occupations 16
Examine Growing and Declining Occupations 22
Determine "The Best" Jobs For You 29
Look For Exciting New Occupations in the Future 32
Consider the Implications of Future Trends For You 33
Chapter 3 Test Your Careering Competencies 36
Careering Competencies 36
Adding It Up 37
Chapter 4 Get Organized For Success 40
An Empowerment Process 40
Find Jobs and Change Careers 41
Understand the Career Development Process 42
Organize and Sequence Your Job Search 46
Chapter 5 Seek Professional Assistance When Necessary 49
Options and Potential Pitfalls 49
Alternative Employment Services 51
Where to Look For Help 56
Choose the Best 58
Chapter 6 Alternative Choices and the Right "Fit" 59
Alternative Approaches 60
Beware of Underlying Assumptions 61
A Job-Targeted Approach 63
Ask the Right Questions 64
Chapter 7 What You Do Well: Your Skills & Abilities 66
Know Your Skills 66
Types of Skills 67
Your Strengths 69
Ask the Right Questions 69
Functional/Transferable Skills 70
Identify Your Skills 73
Checklist Method 74
Skills Map 74
Autobiography of Accomplishments 75
Computerized Assessment Systems 75
Online Exercises, Tests, and Inventories 76
Chapter 8 What You Enjoy Doing: Your Interests & Values 77
Interests and the "Aha" Effect 77
Work Values 83
Computerized Assessment Systems 90
Your Future As Objectives 90
Chapter 9 Identify Your Motivated Abilities & Skills 91
What's Your MAS? 91
The Skills Map 92
Autobiography of Accomplishments 94
Motivated Skills Exercise 94
Other Alternatives 10
Benefit From Redundancy 101
Bridging Your Past and Future 101
Chapter 10 Beyond Self-Knowledge to Self-Transformation 103
Why Limit Yourself? 103
From Self-Assessment to Self-Transformation 104
Change 105
Breakthrough Thinking 105
The Art of Being Unrealistic 106
Learning New Abilities and Skills 109
Never Settle For Your Past 109
Acquiring More Education and Training 110
Become an Informed Consumer 116
Know How to Finance Your Future 120
Compare Costs and Performance Options 122
Beware of Myths 122
Chapter 11 Set Goals and Specify Your Objective 124
Goals and Objectives 124
Examine Your Past, Present, and Future 125
Project Yourself Into the Future 127
State a Functional Objective 143
Chapter 12 Alternative Jobs and Careers 146
Linkage Systems 146
Computer Programs 155
Conduct Research 156
Target Organizations 161
Contact Individuals 163
Network For Information, Advice, and Referrals 164
Chapter 13 Use Time and Plan Effectively 165
When in Doubt, Take Purposeful Action 165
Use Time Wisely 166
Plan to Take Action 170
Chapter 14 Develop Strategies For Success 173
Chapter 15 Online Career Assessment Resources 177
Online Career Resources 177
Online Inventories and Tests 180
Index 191
The Authors 193
Career Resources 194
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