Smart Maneuvers: Taking Control of Your Career and Personal Success in the Information Age

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Smart Maneuvers is an easy-to-use, plainspoken, and authoritative guide by Carl W. Battle. Advances in technology and shifts in the global economy have dramatically altered the career and financial strategies we need to survive and prosper in the 1990s and beyond. Career success, financial prosperity, and quality of life have and will continue to become increasingly interrelated and complex issues. In Smart Maneuvers, Battle provides essential information on the new skills, new ways of thinking, and resources ...
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1994 Trade paperback New. No dust jacket as issued. 1994 Paperback Ed. NEW. 31674 Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 217 p. Audience: General/trade.

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Overview

Smart Maneuvers is an easy-to-use, plainspoken, and authoritative guide by Carl W. Battle. Advances in technology and shifts in the global economy have dramatically altered the career and financial strategies we need to survive and prosper in the 1990s and beyond. Career success, financial prosperity, and quality of life have and will continue to become increasingly interrelated and complex issues. In Smart Maneuvers, Battle provides essential information on the new skills, new ways of thinking, and resources that will be indispensible for career and personal success in the information age.
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Involving more than just finding a job, long-range career planning in the information economy has come to include health, financial, and personal issues. Attorney Battle (Legal Wise: Self-Help Legal Forms for Everyone, Allworth Pr., 1991. 2d ed.) covers the job market and starting a business, then delves into other issues, e.g., developing career skills, such as communicating and negotiating; managing resources, such as insurance and credit; and privacy. This is Battle's first attempt at a career planning book. He provides a good overview of the topics covered and offers suggestions for further information. Some of the information is elementary, but the overall concept is crucial to the new paradigm of career planning. Recommended for career collections.-Joshua Cohen, Mid-Hudson Lib. System, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880559161
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1994
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 11
Ch. 1 Career Self-Reliance and Fulfillment 17
Ch. 2 The New Job Market 25
Ch. 3 Finding and Keeping the Right Job 51
Ch. 4 Dealing With Job Transitions 67
Ch. 5 Pursuing Your Own Business 77
Ch. 6 Becoming Proficient With Computers 105
Ch. 7 Communicating Effectively 117
Ch. 8 Negotiating Successfully 125
Ch. 9 Money Management 139
Ch. 10 Maintaining Good Insurance 161
Ch. 11 Achieving Good Credit 177
Ch. 12 Protecting Your Privacy 185
Conclusion 197
Appendix 199
Sources of State and Local Job Information 199
Selected Bibliography 209
Sample Functional Resume 213
Sample Chronological Resume 214
Index 215
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