Career by Design

Career by Design : Communicating Your Way to Success

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For courses in Career Development, Career Placement, Employment/Job Search and Career Counseling. Exceptionally readable, well-illustrated, and current, the third edition of this unique presentation of career development techniques and skills emphasizes the necessity of communication and interpersonal skills. "Designing" a successful career requires self-awareness, effective communication, and strong interpersonal skills combined with the practical "nuts and bolts" of goal achievement throughout an entire career. This book has all of it. This explanation/suggestion-packed text also has a variety of thought-provoking questions/thinking-doing activities. It inspires and guides students to think creatively and critically rather than just engage in or accept a one-way job hunt. Up-to-date information and a research-based approach make this a must-have text.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 10.2mm | 567g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131149601
  • 9780131149601

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains Key Points, Online Resources, and Key Steps sections.) 1. Beginning with the Self. 2. Interacting Positively with Others. 3. Getting What You Want. 4. Presenting Yourself in Writing. 5. Interviewing with Confidence. 6. Developing Your Career. 7. Building Relationships at Work. 8. Handling Career Challenges. Recommended Reading. References. Index.
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"What is nice about this book is that it looks at the student who is entering the job market holistically and not just as someone who needs to master document related skills. This book promotes behavioral skills that will lead to success throughout the students' career." - Corey Uigdor, DeVry University
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About Sharon L. Hanna

Sharon L. Hanna is Chair of Social Sciences, Academic Education, at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has developed courses in both career development and interpersonal relations. Her enthusiasm for teaching has been demonstrated to a variety of students in New Jersey, Illinois, and Nebraska, and she has earned awards for faculty achievement and outstanding teaching. Her research on the strengths of stepfamilies has been published in academic journals, and she served as national president of Stepfamily Association of America. She is also the author of Person to Person: Positive Relationships Don't Just Happen, 4th Edition, published by Prentice Hall in 2003. Married to Bob Dinkel for 25 years, she has two daughters, two stepsons, a granddaughter, and a grandson.
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