Quick Prep Careers: Good Jobs in 1 Year or Less

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What is a "good" job? One that suits you at the time you need it. Not everyone has the time for a lengthy degree program!

Whether you are looking for a new direction after years of work, just entering the work force, or being down-sized, laid off, or reassigned somewhere you don't want to go--Quick Prep Careers will give you a chance to try something new without committing to years of training.

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Overview

What is a "good" job? One that suits you at the time you need it. Not everyone has the time for a lengthy degree program!

Whether you are looking for a new direction after years of work, just entering the work force, or being down-sized, laid off, or reassigned somewhere you don't want to go--Quick Prep Careers will give you a chance to try something new without committing to years of training.

Always loved to make dinner for friends? Dreamed of seeing the world? Never happier than when you have a wrench in your hand? You could have a successful career as a Cook, a Travel Agent, or an Auto Body Repairer. Use the book's "Self-Assessment Survey" to analyze your own values, goals, strengths, weaknesses, and other aspects of your personality-so you can decide what jobs are right for you.

Then look at the fifty jobs profiled inside-each requiring little or no training before you're hired and short term, on-the-job training when you start-and the twenty-five additional jobs that require certification programs of one year or less. Find out: how to get just the job you need at this time in your life, what personal qualities employers will be looking for, what training you'll need to do the job-and how to get it, how the job can benefit you and your career plans, how the job benefits other people-its importance and value, what (if any) are the job's down sides-so you'll have a balanced view to make an informed decision, what salary range you can expect, and where to get more information about the job.

For anyone who wants to make a job change now, Quick Prep Careers is the ideal guidebook!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567318593
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Phifer has been an educator for more than thirty years and director of the Grand Rapids Community College Career Resource Center for the past nineteen. A Master Career Counselor, he has assisted thousands of clients with career development concerns and has facilitated or presented numerous career seminars, workshops, and lectures.
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