Careers Serving Families and Consumers

Careers Serving Families and Consumers

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Comprehensive guide to various career paths for those in human ecology, fashion, child development, food, and interior design.This book is written to increase students' awareness of the opportunities for degrees in family and consumer-oriented fields-in serving families and consumers in business, in human services, in art, in science, and in education and government. It provides coverage of many careers available to students trained in human ecology, family and consumer sciences, and human services, including 38 Career Profiles that offer an in-depth look at the responsibilities of a variety of jobs in the field, their potential career growth, and the qualifications each demands. In addition, it explains how to professionally prepare for a career; and focuses on managing a career successfully, participating in professional organizations, and preparing for changes in the future.
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  • Paperback | 425 pages
  • 193.04 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130819751
  • 9780130819758

Table of contents

I. THE START OF CAREER PLANNING. 1. Careers for the 21st Century-Serving Families and Consumers. 2. The Growth of the Family and Consumers-Sciences Profession. 3. Beginning Your Career Plan. 4. The Career Market of Today-What to Expect. II. PROFESSIONAL CAREERS SERVING FAMILIES AND CONSUMERS. 5. Careers in Human Services for Families. 6. Careers in Business and Consumer Services. 7. Careers in Education and Communications. 8. Careers in Design, the Arts, and Sciences. 9. Careers in Government and Public Services. 10. Developing an Innovative Career. III. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAREERS. 11. Your Education and Professional Development. 12. Internships and Other Preprofessional Employment. 13. Developing Your Strategy for Job Seeking. 14. Your Professional Resume and Portfolio. 15. How to Find Potential Employers. 16. How to Obtain Interviews and Offers of Employment. IV. CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWING GRADUATION. 17. The Major Issues in Career Development. 18. Managing a Successful Career Day to Day. 19. Professional Associations and Organizations. 20. Future Directions for Family and Consumer-Oriented Professions.
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