Street-Smart Career Guide: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Career Development

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Pedersen (coauthor, Play Money: My Brief but Brilliant Career on Wall Street , LJ 5/1/91) presents savvy advice for the average job seeker. As someone who became a partner in a Wall Street firm at age 21, she confidently dispenses realistic planning tips and concrete steps to take. She has organized an astounding amount of unwieldy information concerning business in the world at large and offers readers the notion of becoming a ``career entrepreneur'' (with or without a college degree) poised to take full advantage of the opportunities available. For a global economy Pedersen seems to have updated Horace Greeley's popularized ``Go West, young man!'' to ``Go inward, and develop a personal strategy!'' Highly recommended for public and academic library collections.-- Christy Zlatos, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517880371
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/16/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 176

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Career Planning for Tomorrow's Marketplace
1 George Jetson Would Be in Shock 3
The Information Age
High Technology
The Rise of Mass Media
The Consumer Revolution
Environmental Awareness
Social Consciousness ... for Profit
Privatization
2 The Rise of Global Consumerism 37
Communism or Coca-Cola?
International Markets
3 Being a Career Entrepreneur 44
Combining Your Life with Your Work
What Is a Career Entrepreneur?
How to Start Thinking Like a Career Entrepreneur
What Fields and Companies Should You Examine?
4 Seeing Problems as Opportunities 62
Social Problems
Easing Crises
Filling Lacks
Pt. II A Step-by-Step Plan for Career Development
5 What to Do with Your Life If You Decide Not to Join the Army 77
Finding Your True Calling
Some Common Occupational Pitfalls
Encouraging Change
Developing a Personal Style
6 Do for Pay What You Would Do for Play 89
Doing What Comes Naturally
Navigating Your Route
7 Homing in on Specific Fields 98
Where the Jobs Are
Selecting an Occupation
8 Starting on Your Way 113
Getting the Inside Scoop
Real People
9 Planning for College and Considering Graduate School 120
Education: What It Can and Can't Do for You
What to Study
Should You Take an Advanced Degree?
10 Work for Free 129
The Importance of Experience
Developing an Internship
The Do-It-Yourself Program
Making Free Work Pay Off
How to Finance Working for Free
Making the Most of Your "Internship"
11 Finding a Job 141
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Locating Employers
Making Contact
Presentation
Once You're In
Play It Safe
12 Street Smarts 156
Parting Perspectives
Thoughts on "Success"
A Few Words on "Failure"
Resource Guide 163
Index 169
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