Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service

Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service

by Heather Krasna
     
 

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Jobs That Matter provides job seekers with the tips they need to land a great job in government (including local, state, and federal), nonprofit, or corporate organizations serving the public good. Among college students and the public, there is a resurgence of interest in careers that help society, as well as a desire for career stability and security. Jobs

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Jobs That Matter provides job seekers with the tips they need to land a great job in government (including local, state, and federal), nonprofit, or corporate organizations serving the public good. Among college students and the public, there is a resurgence of interest in careers that help society, as well as a desire for career stability and security. Jobs in the public service fulfill both the need to make a difference and the need to make a living. This book helps you pinpoint the right public service career for your interests and talents, and then helps you land it with key research, networking, resume, cover letter, and interviewing techniques. Along the way you'll read profiles of people in various public service jobs, showing how they got their jobs and what they're like.

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Krasna (director of career svcs., Evan Sch. of Public Affairs, Univ. of Washington) offers a guide to finding jobs in the public sector. She writes, "The definition of public service has broadened to include work within nonprofit organizations, universities, nongovernmental organizations, some parts of the public sector, and any other work that contributes to the public good. In this book, I define public service careers as those that make a significant contribution to solving problems in society or the world." Krasna covers careers in human services, health care, civil rights, education, worker protections, natural-resource management, parks and recreation, urban planning, transportation, financial resources, world international development, law enforcement, international security, and arts, culture, and religion. The book provides self-assessment exercises and work sheets to decide on specific career goals, along with case studies on those who have achieved success in public services. VERDICT First-time job seekers and career changers should benefit from Krasna's information. Her book fills a niche for those concentrating on working in the public sector.—Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593577872
Publisher:
JIST Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
413,602
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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