Immigrants Guide to the American Workplace

Immigrants Guide to the American Workplace : Making It In America, The

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For courses in Transition, Career/Job Search Strategy, and Career and Self Explorations.This easy-to-read book helps students who want to be successful in the U.S. job market-targeting the needed life and professional skills and providing the "how to" for integrating into the American workforce. It helps develop confidence and experience with the social, cultural, and professional settings in America, and creates an understanding of the basic challenges immigrants face when coming to work in the United States. Coverage includes hygiene and dress, finding and working with a mentor, dealing with culture shock, learning to understand and communicate with others, getting around, handling money, getting a job, being professional, and becoming independent. Great for International ESL and all students looking to succeed in the workforce.
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 175.3 x 233.7 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130619434
  • 9780130619433

Table of contents

1. Only in America. 2. Here to Stay! Immigration and Citizenship. 3. Learning the Language. 4. Hygiene, Grooming, and Clothing. 5. Cash and Credit. 6. Housing. 7. Transportation. 8. Shopping. 9. Dining In, Dining Out. 10. Out on Your Own. 11. Balancing Home and Work. 12. Education. 13. Getting a Job and Keeping a Job. 14. Taxes and On-the-Job Benefits. 15. Communication at Work. 16. Telephones and Other Technology. 17. Mass Communication. 18. Finding and Being a Mentor. Glossary. Appendix A: Vocabulary to Know. Appendix B: Student Visas Are Not All the Same! Index.
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About Anna Graf Williams

Anna Graf Williams, Ph.D., is a second-generation, born-in-America German who went from being a farmer's daughter to earning a Ph.D. in education. As the co-founder and co-owner of Learnovation (R), LLC, she has designed and taught courses in diversity, mentored immigrant students in the hotel and restaurant business, and worked with people to expand their careers. Daljinder Kooner brought the initial inspiration and insight into the writing team as a naturalized citizen-20 years in the United States-from India. He has helped mentor and introduce many of his family and friends to the United States, and is a successful entrepreneur and restaurateur. Mary Jo Dolasinski is Croatian, second-generation, born in America. She is a corporate trainer in the lodging and restaurant industry-one of the biggest employers of immigrant workers in the United States. Mary Jo has many years of management experience with a mufti-ethnic work force. She also taught ethnic dance for 16 years and is a university instructor. Karen J. Hall is one of those Americans with a mixed heritage. She has traces of English, Dutch, Scottish, and German ancestry and probably more thrown in for good measure-some who immigrated as early as the late 1600s and some in the 1870s. She has been a corporate trainer in the field of software doing instructional design and editing, a university instructor, and currently works with career development as a co-founder and co-owner of Learnovation (R), LLC.
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