Career Development

Career Development : Life and Career Strategies and Technologies

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For courses in Career Exploration and Job Search.Unique in scope and perspective, this text focuses on the methodologies, processes, and techniques for conducting a job search in today's highly competitive, over-crowded marketplace. It features a dynamic, three-pronged approach that combines the best of traditional and state-of the-art psychological, business, and cyberspace information, tools, and techniques. The strategies outlined in this book prepare students to market their own education, experience, skills, and talents to best advantage.show more

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  • Paperback | 149 pages
  • 220.98 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 294.83g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130867594
  • 9780130867599

About Monica E. Breidenbach

DR. MONICA E. BREIDENBACH is the founder of Career Management Services in Prairie Village, Kansas, and currently a Senior Professor at DEVRY Institute of Technology in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Breidenbach has made her home in the Kansas City area since 1978 when she moved from Washington, D.C., where she was a senior counselor for a Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm, Pierson Associates. Upon arrival, she immediately began her counseling practice in the Kansas City area, which was extended at later dates to include an adjunct professorship at Ottawa University in Overland Park, Kansas, and subsequently a full professorship at DeVRY.Dr. Breidenbach's current interests are developing materials for graduating college students to enable them to find the best possible job in the rich and developing markets for their talents and skills. In her private practice, she is redesigning her approach as "the coach in your corner" to extend to a variety of ways coaching may be needed by today's executives, professionals, and managers in their contemporary leadership roles.Monica Breidenbach has authored, co-authored, and contributed to seven books and one K-12 series of texts with various publishers in the United States and England over the last 20 years. She continues to pen articles for magazines, newspapers, and the professional press in the field of career advancement and business management.This newest book, CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Strategies and Technologies for Career and Life Balance, Fourth Edition, is her latest effort to provide college graduates with the best and most contemporary advice. This direction will create options to enable the graduates to find the choicest jobs available to them given their skills, talents, education, and experiences in life and work.The text covers the search process from research to resume writing, cyberspace resume capabilities, CD-ROM business cards, interactive interviewing styles for all levels of interviewing, negotiations techniques that work, superior and focused marketing suggestions, advice about politics in the workplace, and a complete section on the financial literacy that will make terrific negotiators out of the graduates, who will then be ready to meet the future and continue on their roads to success and collect the appropriate rewards for their skills and talents.Dr. Breidenbach has enabled thousands of students to achieve their dreams by encouraging them to follow the directives outlined in this new text. Her clients' success ratio in private practice is over 99 percent in the contemporary workplace of the last 5 years. She enables her clients to confront the problems and opportunities of today's workplace for the talented, educated, and gifted worker.show more

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In today's fast-paced, ever changing economy, knowledge of current technologies and their impact on the job search is more crucial than ever. Not only must job seekers be focused in their search, but they must also be able to adapt new methods of exploration and communication. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, job searchers must be visible in the marketplace in order to locate those jobs that afford them the best opportunities and are best suited to their interests. Then, they must have the most competitive tools to land the desired jobs. In "Career Development: Strategies and Technologies for Career and Life Balance, Fourth Edition," Dr. Breidenbach has revised and expanded the job search process to include information that will ultimately help every job seeker achieve success in their career and life pursuits: CD-ROM Business CardsInteractive InterviewingNegotiationsEnrepreneurshipPoliticsMoney and Taxes401(k) and 403(b) OptionsInvestmentsRetirement Planningshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: Reality-City on the Hill. I. RESUMES. 1. Resume Information Research. 2. Resume Formulae. 3. Cyberspace Resumes. II. INTERVIEWS DEFINED. 4. Interviews. 5. Job Interviews. 6. Negotiation. III. MARKETING. 7. Marketing Process. 8. Market Potential. 9. Entrepreneurship. 10. Business Politics. IV. FINANCIAL LITERACY. 11. Money and Taxes. 12. 401(k)s and Other Investment Options. 13. Education as Investment. 14. Retirement. APPENDICES. A. Entrepreneur's Quiz. B. Personality Inventory. C. Letters. D. Market Value. E. Procrastination. F. Glossary. G. Resume Skill Words Lists Sample Resume. H. Budget. I. You and the Law.show more