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Career Directions

Career Directions - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073123141

Cover of Career Directions 4TH 07 (ISBN 978-0073123141)
ISBN13: 978-0073123141
ISBN10: 0073123145
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No

Career Directions - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073123141

Donna J. Yena

ISBN13: 978-0073123141
ISBN10: 0073123145
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No

With over 25 years of experience in career development and human resources, Donna Yena brings a practitioner's perspective to Career Directions. Her experience as Vice President of Career Development and Alumni Relations at Johnson & Wales University, along with her background as a manager, instructor and curriculum designer, contribute to the advice and techniques found in this text. More than just a text on job searches and career planning, Career Directions covers lifetime career management, beginning with self-assessment and career planning, moving on to job search techniques, and finally focusing on career management and life on the job.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Career Planning

Chapter 1: The Millennial Workplace

World Trends and Tomorrow's Workplace
American Responses to Millennial Workplace Challenges
Success in the Millennial Workplace: Skills-Based and Lifelong Learning

Chapter 2: Self-Assessment

Understanding Yourself
Defining Success
Employer Expectations
Setting Goals for Self-Improvement
Proof by Example: How You Add Value to an Employer

Chapter 3: Personal Development

Communication Skills
The Sales Process
Business Protocol
Awareness of the World Around You
Personal Care and Personal Appearance
Time and Stress Management
Role Models

Chapter 4: Career Paths Overview

Job Versus Career
Career Phases
Career Trends
Where the Jobs Are

Chapter 5: Your Career Portfolio

Build Skills Employers Value
Identify Opportunities to Build Skills
Refining Your Plan
Develop Your Career Portfolio
Planning Your Portfolio Presentation

Part Two: Job Search Techniques

Chapter 6: Sources of Job Information

The Nature of Today's Job Market
The Visible Job Market
The Hidden Job Market
The Very Hidden Job Market

Chapter 7: Resumes and Job Applications

Traditional Resumes
Writing Your Own Resume
Nontraditional Resumes
Job Applications

Chapter 8: Letters

Guidelines for Writing Job Search Letters
Letters You May Write During Your Job Search

Chapter 9: Successful Interviews

Securing a Job Interview
Types of Interviews
Preparing for a Job Interview
Conducting a Successful Interview
After the Interview
The Interview Hall of Fame...and Shame

Chapter 10: Accepting or Rejecting a Job

What You Offer the Employer
What the Employer Offers You
Cost of Living and Budgeting
Accepting the Right Job
Communicating Your Decision

Chapter 11: Dealing with Rejection

Playing to Win
Factors That Most Often Lead to Rejection
What You Can and Cannot Control
Cutting Your Losses

Part Three: Career Management

Chapter 12: Your First Months on the Job

Before Arrival on the Job
Your First Day
Orientation and Training Programs
Probationary Periods (One to Three Months)
Periodic Review and Assessments

Chapter 13: Growing With Your Job

Building Professional Relationships
Improving Your Effectiveness
Recession-Proofing Your Job
Successful Career Moves

Chapter 14: Contemporary Issues in the Workplace

Employee Assistance Programs
Health-Related Issues
Family Care Issues
Career Handbook
Section A: Career Paths
How to Use ''Career Paths''
Business Administration
Court Reporting and Related Careers
Criminal Justice
Fashion & Retail Management
Financial Services
Hospitality Management
Culinary Arts/Food Services
International Business
Office Management and Support

Section B: Glossary of Terms
Section C: Index of Job Descriptions
Section D: Career Resources
Section E: Bibliography

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