Ferguson Career Coach: Managing Your Career in Law Enforcement

Overview

Have you decided to work in law enforcement? Great! You've chosen to work in one of the most important fields today. It can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also be very challenging. Can you make it? Yes - with drive, determination, and a little help from the Ferguson Career Coach. Author Shelly Field shares insider knowledge as well as essential advice, industry secrets, and helpful tips. Managing Your Career in Law Enforcement guides readers through the steps necessary to achieve and sustain a dream ...
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Overview

Have you decided to work in law enforcement? Great! You've chosen to work in one of the most important fields today. It can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also be very challenging. Can you make it? Yes - with drive, determination, and a little help from the Ferguson Career Coach. Author Shelly Field shares insider knowledge as well as essential advice, industry secrets, and helpful tips. Managing Your Career in Law Enforcement guides readers through the steps necessary to achieve and sustain a dream career, from assessing your interests and skills, setting goals, planning career actions, and searching for a job to interviewing, entering the field, networking, and thriving in the workplace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816053612
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Career Coach Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Your Career Coach 7

2 Focusing on a Great Career in Law Enforcement 18

3 Plan for Success in Law Enforcement 43

4 Get Ready, Get Set, Go: Preparation 68

5 Job Search Strategies 88

6 Tools for Success 111

7 Getting Your Foot in the Door 137

8 The Interview 162

9 Marketing Yourself for Success 184

10 Succeeding in the Workplace 205

11 Succeeding as a Law Enforcement Officer or Special Agent 222

12 Success Is Yours for the Taking 237

App. I Professional Associations, Unions, and Other Organizations 250

App. II Career Web Sites 260

Bibliography 263

Index 271

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