Building Your Career

Building Your Career : A Guide to Your Future

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For undergraduate courses in Career Development or Career Planning.Designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to make effective educational and career decisions, this practical, self-help guide uses a systematic, hands-on approach that involves students in their own career search through a wide variety of exercises and innovative worksheets that pull together personal, family/social, and career traits, preferences and conditions. Throughout, students use their self-information to explore relevant occupational clusters that are presented in terms of both a current and future-oriented workplace. It moves them systematically through a decision-making cycle of Awareness, Exploration, Choice, and Commitment. Each chapter involves students in acquiring knowledge and learning skills, while examining their attitudes, values, and more

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  • Paperback | 173 pages
  • 208.3 x 271.8 x 7.6mm | 158.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130931055
  • 9780130931054

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Case Studies and Summary Checklist.)1. Getting Ready. How Do People Choose Careers? Why Do People Work? What Is a Career? Why Do I Need to Plan? What Are Barriers to Career Choice? The Career Choice Process.2. What Do I Need to Know about Myself? Exploring Self. How Does My Environment Influence My Career Choices?3. What Do I Need to Know about Occupational Alternatives? Occupational Information. Sources of Occupational Information. Evaluating Occupational Information. Future Work Trends. Work Skills Needed in the Next Decade. Workforce Trends in the Next Decade. Worksites in the Next Decade.4. What Do I Need to Know about Educational Alternatives? Choosing an Educational Direction. Why Attend College? Making Initial Decisions. The Undergraduate Curriculum. Choosing a Major. Graduate or Professional Education. Distance Learning. Experiential Learning.5. How Will I Decide? Factors in Decision Making. Dimensions of Decision Making. Myself as Decision Maker. The Decision Situation. The Decision-Making Process.6. How Will I Gain a Psychological Edge? Tips on Becoming Personally Effective. Communicating Effectively. Identifying and Managing Stress. Accepting and Adapting to Change. Ethical Behavior.7. How Will I Advance My Career? The Job Search and Resume Writing. Selling Yourself. Taking Action Steps. Writing a Resume. Job Searching on the Internet. Writing a Cover Letter.8. Am I the Best Candidate? Job Leads and the Job Interview. Generating Job Leads. Career Mentors. Job Interviewing. Follow-Up. Dealing with Rejection.9. Where Do I Go from Here? References. more

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