Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services / Edition 1

Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services / Edition 1

by Craig Ross, Brent Beggs, Sarah J. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763733741

ISBN-13: 9780763733742

Pub. Date: 01/25/2006

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services simplifies the process of securing an internship or job. Written by experts in the field, this book guides you through each step from both an employer's and applicant's point of view, from learning about the career settings available to you, to finding the position that is the best fit for you,…  See more details below

Overview

Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services simplifies the process of securing an internship or job. Written by experts in the field, this book guides you through each step from both an employer's and applicant's point of view, from learning about the career settings available to you, to finding the position that is the best fit for you, formatting your resume and cover letters, and deciding which offer to take.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763733742
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
01/25/2006
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacevii
About the Authorsix
1The Job Search Process: Where to Begin?1
The Assessment Process3
Building a Network Through Professional Associations8
Conclusion11
References11
Assignments13
2Careers15
Career Exploration16
Expectation #1What Is Expected of an Entry-Level Professional16
Expectation #2What a Candidate Can Expect17
Career Settings17
Conclusion24
References24
Assignments25
3Researching an Organization27
Steps in Researching an Organization29
Conclusion36
References37
Assignments38
4Portfolios41
What Is a Portfolio?42
Why Use a Portfolio?42
Types of Portfolios43
Developing and Preparing the Portfolio43
Using the Portfolio in an Interview48
Electronic Portfolios48
Conclusion50
References50
Assignments52
5Technology's Impact on the Job Search Process57
The Job Search Process58
Conclusion70
References71
Assignments72
6Cover Letters and Other Letters75
Cover Letters76
Reference Request Letters79
Job Acceptance Letters86
Job Declination Letters87
Resignation Letters88
Conclusion88
References89
Assignments91
7Resumes93
Key Resume Content Areas94
What Not to Include102
Organizing Your Resume102
Resume Design and Layout104
Conclusion105
References105
Assignments107
8Interviewing111
Preparing for the Interview112
Researching the Agency113
Candidate Self-Assessment113
Interview Practice114
Planning What to Wear115
Final Preparations116
The Interview117
Interview Questions121
After the Interview126
Second Interviews127
Conclusion128
References128
Assignments129
9The Role and Value of the Internship131
Realistic Expectations132
Career Goals132
Competency Development133
Career Direction134
Establishing Networks134
Establishing Employability134
Making the Most of Internships134
Conclusion137
References137
Assignments139
10Evaluating the Job Offer141
Establishing Priorities142
Checking for a Good Fit144
Determining Negotiable Terms145
How To Negotiate148
Conclusion149
References149
Assignments151
11Navigating the Transition from College to Professional Life153
Realistic Assessment154
Professional Life Begins with a Winning Attitude and Positive Results156
Performance Standards of Success159
Conclusion162
References163
Assignments164
Appendices171
ARecreation and Leisure Services Professional Organizations and Associations172
BRecreation and Leisure Services Journals and Publications179
CTop Questions Asked By Interviewers183
DTop Questions Asked By Candidates189
Index193

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