Strategies: Getting and Keeping the Job You Want

Strategies: Getting and Keeping the Job You Want

by Sharon K. Ferrett
ISBN-10:
0256142297
ISBN-13:
9780256142297
Pub. Date:
11/28/1995
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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ISBN-13: 9780256142297
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Assessment: The First Step
3(33)
The Job-Search Process
4(1)
Stage One: Preparation and Planning
4(1)
Stage Two: Action
4(1)
Stage Three: Follow-up
4(1)
Creating a Record-Keeping System
5(1)
Problem Solving
6(1)
What is Creative Problem Solving?
6(1)
Decision Making
7(1)
Critical Thinking
8(1)
Self-Assessment: A Point of Departure
9(13)
How Do I Get Started?
9(1)
Know Yourself
9(4)
Discover Your Strengths, Weaknesses, and Skills
13(1)
Connecting Skills with Interests
14(1)
What's Your Style?
15(4)
Uncover Your Values
19(1)
Exploring Careers and Making a Match
20(2)
Develop Your Personal Qualities, Attitude, and Self-Esteem
22(11)
The Role of Self-Esteem
22(1)
Creating a Positive Attitude
23(1)
Self-Talk, Self-Image, and Imagery
24(2)
Image Counts
26(7)
Exploring Job Options and Networking
33(30)
Focus Your Job Search: Set Goals
34(5)
Goal-Setting Steps
34(3)
Goal Assessment
37(1)
Action Plan
37(1)
Barriers
38(1)
Researching Jobs
38(1)
Traditional Sources for the Job Search
39(1)
The Media
39(1)
Campus Recruiters
40(1)
Employment Agencies
40(1)
Nontraditional Resources
40(5)
The Library
40(1)
Phone Book
41(1)
The Community
42(1)
Organizations
42(1)
Observation
42(1)
Internships
43(2)
Network for Career Success!
45(15)
Supporters
47(1)
Professionals
47(1)
Promoters
47(1)
Role Models
47(1)
Mentors
48(1)
Get Organized
48(1)
Build Your Network
49(1)
Expand Your Base
50(1)
Write Networking Letters
50(2)
Informational Interviews
52(1)
Cold Calling
53(2)
Alumni Contacts
55(1)
Networking through Service
55(5)
How Networking Produces Results
60(3)
Resumes
63(40)
Definite vs. Maybe
64(1)
Essential Pieces of an Effective Resume
65(1)
Resume Categories
66(11)
Identification
66(1)
Job Objective: Plus or Minus?
67(1)
Education
68(1)
Honors and Awards
69(1)
Work Experience
70(4)
Campus and Community Activities and Service
74(1)
Professional Memberships and Activities
75(1)
References
75(2)
Other Factors in Writing a Perfect Resume
77(26)
Length
77(1)
Format
78(5)
Writing Style
83(1)
Graphics and Reproduction
83(20)
Writing Your Cover Letter and Application
103(30)
The Importance of the Cover Letter
104(1)
The Difference between a Successful Cover Letter and the One That Gets Tossed Aside
105(1)
Guidelines for Better Letters
105(5)
Seven Tips to a Successful Cover Letter
110(3)
Letterhead or Return Address
110(1)
Date
110(1)
Inside Address
110(1)
Salutation
111(1)
Body
111(1)
Complementary Close
112(1)
Signature
112(1)
Helpful Hints
113(20)
Avoid Common Mistakes
115(1)
No Specific Job in Mind?
116(17)
Preparing for the Interview
133(22)
Your Chance to Shine
134(1)
The Importance and Purpose of the Interview
134(1)
The Ten "R's" of Interviewing
135(11)
Research
135(5)
Confident Answers to Tough Questions
140(5)
Remember Image
145(1)
Create a Polished, Professional Image
145(1)
Dress for Career Success
146(9)
Rehearse
148(7)
The Interview
155(30)
Evaluation: A Closer Look
156(2)
Relax
158(1)
Relaxation
158(1)
Imagery
159(1)
Positive Self-Talk
159(1)
Build Rapport
159(8)
First Impressions
160(1)
Body Language
160(1)
A Confident Image
161(1)
Casual Conversation
161(1)
Confidence and Poise
161(1)
Verbal Skills
162(1)
Positive Attitude
163(1)
Warmth and Humor
164(1)
Respect and Etiquette
164(2)
Listening Skills
166(1)
Mirroring
166(1)
Review Basic Questions and Answers
167(1)
Reinforce Your Skills and Strengths
167(5)
Respond with Questions
172(4)
Questions to Ask
172(1)
Questions Not to Ask
172(1)
Questions a Job Interviewer Should Not Ask You
173(1)
How to Respond
174(2)
Readjust, Correct, and Close
176(9)
Follow-Up Strategies That Work
185(20)
Why Is Follow-Up So Important
186(8)
Reassessment
186(2)
Follow Up with a Thank-You Note
188(3)
Follow Up Systematically---Stay Organized
191(1)
Other Follow-Up Letters
192(2)
You Got the Job!
194(11)
Follow Up with Negotiations
194(2)
Write an Acceptance Letter
196(1)
When You Don't Get a Job Offer
197(1)
Take Time to Reevaluate
198(7)
Strategies and Habits for First-Year Job Success
205(29)
The Importance of the First Year
206(1)
Learn the Corporate Culture
206(2)
Observe and Listen
206(2)
Create Positive Work Attitudes and a Polished Image
208(1)
Professional Image
208(1)
Be a Lifelong Learner
208(2)
Develop Personal Qualities and People Skills
210(4)
Ethics and Integrity
211(1)
Take Responsibility for Your Actions
212(1)
Be Known As a Doer
212(1)
Assess Your Time and Resources
212(1)
Get Organized
212(1)
Use the Power of Teamwork
213(1)
Be Visible and Action-oriented
214(2)
Increase Your Visibility
214(1)
Continue to Network
215(1)
Getting Promoted
216(7)
Create and Effective Relationship with Your Supervisor
216(1)
The Performance Review
217(2)
Manage Your Performance Reviews
219(3)
Be Careful of Job Hopping
222(1)
Leaving a Job
223(11)
Don't Burn Your Bridges
223(11)
Index 234

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