Are you prepared to succeed? WORKING is about more than just workplace skills, it's a guide that shows you how to plan your career, manage your money, and live independently. Plus, it's got the up-to-date information on which careers are booming and which aren't, and how to decide if one's right for you. From listening skills to problem solving to time management, this textbook makes it simple to learn the skills you need to succeed. Access to Gale's online Career Transitions is available with each text at no additional charge. This career search and resume building tool allows you to immediately apply what you learn in the classroom. Most chapters contains an activity or exercise that guides you through the Career Transitions program.
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About the Author
Larry J. Bailey attended Ball State University on an academic scholarship and taught high school industrial arts prior to attending graduate school at the University of Illinois where he completed the Doctor of Education degree in Vocational Education at age 26. He held faculty research positions at the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa before joining Southern Illinois University in 1969. Dr. Bailey is the author of eight books and more than 100 other publications. During his tenure, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Career Education and the Illinois Advisory Council on Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education. He retired from his professorship at SIU in 2004 after 35 years of service.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: MATCH YOUR INTERESTS TO OCCUPATIONS. 1. Learn About Work. Why People Work. Get Self-information. Understand Industries and Occupations. Investigate Occupations. 2. Career Decision Making. The Decision-Making Process. Individuals and Decision Making. Begin Your Career. Transferrable Skills. UNIT 2: PREPARE FOR WORK. 3. Search for a Job. Obtain a Stable Job. Job Search Preparation. Apprenticeship Programs. Job Search in the Digital Age. 4. Apply for a Job. Data Sheets and Job Applications. Write a Resume. Contact Employers. 5. Interview for a Job. Before the Interview. During the Interview. After the Interview. UNIT 3: ON THE JOB. 6. Begin a New Job. Your First Day at Work. Workplace Management. Supervisors and Form W-4. 7. Expectations of Employers. Job Performance and Attitudes. Grooming, Appearance, and Proper Dress. Rate Work Behavior. 8. Worker Rights and Protections. Duties of Employers. Worker Safety and Health. Your Job Earnings and Paycheck. Job Changes. UNIT 4: SUCCESS SKILLS. 9. Workplace Communication. Listen and Speak. Read and Write. Effective Communication and Group Participation. Bosses, Coworkers, and Customers. 10. Math and Measurement Skills. Basic Math. Basic Measurement. 11. Health and Safety. Nutrition and Diet. Stress and Physical Fitness. Accidents and Personal Safety. Natural Disasters and Public Safety. 12. Leadership and Business Ownership. Organizational Leadership. Parliamentary Procedure. Self-Employment. Small Business and You. 13. Computer and Technology Skills. How Computers Work. Computer Hardware and Software. The Internet and the Future of Computers. UNIT 5: MANAGE YOUR MONEY. 14. The Economic World. Principles of Economics. The American Free Enterprise System. The Global Economy. 15. The Consumer in the Marketplace. You as a Consumer. Advertising and the Consumer. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. 16. Banking and Credit. Financial Institutions. Checking Accounts. Credit and Its Use. 17. Budget, Save, and Invest Money. Budget Money. Save Money. Invest Money. 18. Insure Against Loss. Health Insurance. Life and Home Insurance. Auto Insurance. 19. Taxes, Taxation, and Retirement Planning. Taxation. File an Income Tax Return. Social Security. Individual Retirement Accounts. UNIT 6. INDEPENDENT LIVING. 20. The Legal System. The Nature of Law. The Court System. Legal Services. 21. Where to Live. A Housing Plan. Apartment Life. 22. The Rest of Your Life. Be a Citizen. Think Clearly. Education and Training Options. Educational and Financial Aid Information. Life-Span Plan Project. Glossary. Index.