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Bound-for-career guidebook
by Burtnett, Frank

9781607097600Frank BurtnettBound-for-Career Guidebook: A Student Guide to Career Exploration, Decision Making, and the Job SearchWhile the American workplace affords many and varied career options, the process of determining what to do with one's life remains a significant challenge. The Bound-for-Career Guidebook views career identification, selection, entry, and progression as part of a larger developmental process--the career development process. This book addresses the incredible importance that change plays in education and career. What we need to know and the skills required to perform our work roles are affected dramatically by change, and all workforce members must possess the ability to learn and adapt. Empowered students and workers are better able to guide themselves through their personal career journeys. The Bound-for-Career Guidebook, with its information and exercises, will point you in the direction of opportunities and options that are realistic, desirable, and achievable. - Description from Syndetics
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10 things employers want you to learn in college
by Coplin, William D.

9781607741459Bill Coplin10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised: The Skills You Need to SucceedA handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate--revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes. Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction. - Description from Syndetics
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The book of U.S. government jobs
by Damp, Dennis V

9780943641294Dennis V. Damp; George Foster (Cover Design by); Charles Jumpeter (Editor); Barbara Adams (Contribution by); Linda Duncan (Editorial Board Member)The Book of U. S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available, and How to Complete a Federal ResumeThe federal sector continues to grow and expand. This new edition offers job seekers all of the tools necessary to land a high paying civil service job. The federal government is this country's largest employer with just under 3,000,000 civilian workers averaging $81,258 a year in salary, not counting attractive benefits. Discover where the jobs are, how to apply, and most importantly where to find them. This totally revised and updated edition includes numerous resources for exploring careers and locating job vacancies nationwide and overseas. Readers will find a comprehensive federal application guide with sample resumes and the 11th edition is totally updated throughout and interspersed with the author's and editor's personal perspectives gained from a combined 100 years of government service. Jobs will be available at thousands of locations and in hundreds of occupations, entry level to professional. Few employers can match the wide range of career opportunities and job security that government offers. - Description from Syndetics
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College majors : a complete guide from accounting to zoology
by Lederman, Ellen

9780786428885Ellen LedermanCollege Majors: A Complete Guide from Accounting to ZoologyThis is an easy to use, comprehensive reference tool for students, parents, teachers, counselors, and librarians to more than 400 majors offered in U.S. colleges and universities. Each entry gives a description of the major, levels offered (associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral), examples of typical courses, related and complementary majors, needed abilities and aptitude to pursue the major, and career possibilities. The book is intended to serve as a starting point in the process of choosing a college major. It introduces readers to the possibilities and can spark an interest in several majors that can then be explored in depth. The appendices list fields of study by discipline, alternate names for majors and cross-references of occupations to majors. - Description from Syndetics
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America's best colleges for B students
by Orr, Tamra

9781617600753Tamra B. Orr; Tanabe (Foreword by); Kelly Tanabe (Foreword by)America's Best Colleges for B StudentsHigh school students who get average grades and don't ace the SAT or ACT discover that an exceptional college education is by no means beyond their reach with this guide. Along with information on what to look for in a college and what colleges look for in their students besides grades, this college reference provides details on more than 175 colleges that make it a point to help students who have not achieved a stellar GPA and includes information on whether colleges feature extra tutoring, help from professors, and distance-learning programs. Advice on the application process emphasizes the schools that look beyond GPA to the extracurricular activities and community involvement at which many average students excel. Quelling both students' and parents' fears about finding a good education with a less-than-perfect academic record, this guide makes it clear that it is always possible. This updated edition has new data on student life, financial aid and costs, deadlines, and admissions information. - Description from Syndetics
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Promote yourself : the new rules for career success
by Schawbel, Dan

9781250044556Dan Schawbel; Marcus Buckingham (Foreword by, Introduction by)Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller " Promote Yourself is a perfect read for young people starting their 'real' job, or veterans who want to up their game." ---Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the Internet, social media, and the unrelenting hum of 24/7 business, the ability to brand and promote yourself effectively has become absolutely essential. No matter how talented you are, it doesn't matter unless managers can see those talents and think of you as an invaluable employee, a game-changing manager, or the person whose name is synonymous with success. So, how do you stand out and get ahead? The subtle and amazingly effective art of self-promotion is the razor-thin difference between success and failure. By drawing on exclusive research on the modern workplace and countless interviews with the most dynamic professionals, career guru and founder of Millennial Branding Dan Schawbel's Promote Yourself gives you the new rules for success, and answers your most pressing questions about your career: * What are managers really looking for? * What do you do if you're stuck at work? * How do you create a personal brand for professional success? * How do you use social media for networking to propel your career? Promote Yourself frees you from the outdated rules for getting ahead and lays out a step-by-step process for building a successful career in an age of ever-changing technologies and economic uncertainty. By basing your personal brand on the rock-solid foundation of hard, soft, and online skills that are essential to get the job done right and by knowing exactly what managers value, Schawbel provides you with the unique skills and message that you'll need today and for the rest of your career. Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success is the definitive book on marketing yourself and building an outstanding career. - Description from Syndetics
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10 best college majors for your personality
by Shatkin, Laurence

9781593578633Laurence Shatkin10 Best College Majors for Your PersonalityThis completely updated resource covers nearly 50 majors total for the six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A self-assessment helps readers quickly determine their personality type. Next, more than 90 "best majors" lists reveal the 10 best majors overall for each personality type plus many must-know facts and figures not found elsewhere. Other "best majors" lists for each personaility type include the best majors ranked by potential pay and growth of their related occupations; best majors at the bachelor's and higher degree levels; and best majors for men, for women, for part-time jobs, or for self-employment. Bonus lists reveal the best majors for introverts, extroverts, persistent people, stress-tolerant people, detail-oriented people, innovators, and analytical thinkers. The college majors are organized by personality type and described in an easy-to-digest format with information on typical sequences of high school and college courses, specializations in the major, related Classification of Instructional Programs, full descriptions of related jobs, earnings, growth, openings, verbal and math skill ratings, and other helpful details. - Description from Syndetics
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1001 ways to pay for college
by Tanabe, Gen S.; Tanabe, Kelly Y.

9781617600739Tanabe; Kelly Tanabe1001 Ways to Pay for College: Strategies to Maximize Financial Aid, Scholarships and GrantsCompletely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites, and available monies, this guide to financing higher education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage ofeducational tax breaks, and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative strategies--such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan-repayment programs--help students find extra money when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents. - Description from Syndetics
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Knock 'em dead social networking : for job search and professional success
by Yate, Martin John

9781440569715045079569713Martin YateSocial Networking: For Job Search and Professional SuccessNetwork your way to success! New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has helped millions of job seekers land the job they want. Now, he shows you how to use his proven social networking strategies to build your brand and market your skills across an ever-growing network. Today, most employers use popular social media platforms like LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter for recruitment. With millions of professionals also social networking, it's essential to create a brand that stands out. With Knock 'em Dead Social Networking , you can learn how to integrate social networking into every aspect of your job search. You'll learn how to create compelling social media profiles that dramatically increase your visibility, how to build professionally relevant networks, and how to reach out directly to the hiring managers who can most influence your career. You'll develop networks that help you navigate a long work life, and gain greater control over your professional destiny. - Description from Syndetics
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Answering tough interview questions for dummies
by Yeung, Rob

9781118679944Rob YeungAnswering Tough Interview Questions for Dummies®A guide to stunning your interviewer with perfect answers to stumping questions In today's competitive job market, a stellar interview lends you an edge over the competition, which can make or break your chances at a new career. Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions. With this handy guide, you'll learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. This updated second edition features a ten-step guide to having a great interview, ten tips for projecting confidence, ten techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search. There is no need to enter an interview feeling unprepared with this guide by your side. Rob Yeung's holistic approach helps you make a positive first impression Shows you how to prepare to answer questions regarding your online presences (and how to avoid embarrassing search results) Provides essential preparation so that you can familiarize yourself with tricky questions before embarking on the stressful interviewing process Whether you're an entry-level worker or a mid-level professional, Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies prepares you to blow the competition away with your poised and professional responses. - Description from Syndetics
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