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This book provides the essential foundation necessary for the aspiring professional. It covers personal appearance, money management, job campaigning, values, ethics and other key topics.
PART ONE: STARTING OUT RIGHT. 1. The Job Campaign. Preliminaries. Preparing Your Resume. Application Form. 2. The Interview. Before the Interview. The Employee of the 90s. The Right Company for You. The Other Side of the Desk. After the Interview. PART TWO: PROJECTING YOUR IMAGE. 3. The Look of Success. Skin Care. Hair Care. Body Care. Grooming for Health Care Professionals. Facial Coloring. 4. Personal and Professional Poise. Poise. Exercise. Posture. Muscle Relaxation. Mental Benefits of Exercise. Nutrition. Weight Control. Smart People Don't Diet. 5. Planning and Buying a Wardrobe. Wardrobe Analysis. Color. Wardrobe Planning. Shopping. Fabric. Lines. Proportion and Balance. Fad, Fashion, or Classic. Clothing Care. Your Wardrobe Reflects You. 6. Maintaining Good Health. Choosing the Right Physician and Dentist. Personal Health—A Look at Some Specific Problems. Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs—Their Effects on You. PART THREE: WORKING WITH OTHERS. 7. Communicating: The Lifeline of Business. The Communication Cycle. The Sender. The Message. The Receiver. Breakdowns in Communications. Self-Awareness and Communication. 8. Personal Effectiveness. Concern for Others. Assertion of Needs. Sexual Harassment on the Job. Depression. Self-Esteem and Sensitivity. 9. Group Dynamics. Functioning within the Group. Communication Patterns. 10. Personal Values and Business Ethics. Defining Your Values. Business Ethics. Business Problems. PART FOUR: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS. 11. Set Your Goals—Manage Your Time. Long-Range Goals. Short-Range Planning. Daily Time Management. 12. Courtesy and Common Sense. Socio-Business Graces. Telephone Etequette. Restaurant Etequette. 13. When You Travel. Arrangements. Reservations Are Essential. The Itinerary. Tickets. The Day of the Flight. Arrival at Destination. Air Travel Problems. Trains and Buses. Funds for Travel. International Travel. Travel Security. The Travel Wardrobe. 14. Managing Your Money. Expense Accounts. Personal Money Management. Budgeting. Gross versus Net Income. Insurance. Employee Benefits. Credit. Banking Opoportunities. Individual Retirement Accounts. Taxation. Federal Income Tax. Other Taxes. Investing. Your Financial Future. PART FIVE. MOVING UP THE LADDER. 15. Taking Charge. Management and Leadership. The Responsibilities of Management. Management Functions. Leadership and Management Theory. The Challenge of the Future. 16. Management as a Career. Management Prerequisites Management—The Changing Environment. Sexual Harassment. American with Disabilities Act. What's Ahead for Your? Glossary. Index.