Keys to Career Success

Keys to Career Success : How to Achieve Your Goals

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For courses in Career Development, Career Placement, Career Counseling and Employment/Job Search and Senior Transition.With an emphasis on developing real-world success skills, Keys to Career Success shows students how to understand themselves, their interests and their future goals. This text helps students build success skills that will help them in whatever career they decide to pursue. This book reflects the same philosophy and approaches as the best selling student success book Keys to Success. Focus is on non-traditional students. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials,, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 208.3 x 269.2 x 15.2mm | 589.68g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130911836
  • 9780130911834

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Keys to Career Success is a practical, Internet-based guide to career success for working adults who are going to school to improve their overall knowledge and employability.

This book helps adults focus on molding their careers to fit the larger picture of their life goals, their purpose, and the realities of a challenging, ever-changing workplace. Some highlights from this inspirational text include:

Career Skills in a Practical Context: Put goals into action Real-World Focus: Benefit from the authors' experience in the professional and academic worlds Making a Difference on the job: Move beyond the job description Inside Secrets: Gain an inside view from a manager's perspective Profiles in Success: Learn from the successes of others who work in a wide variety of fields Emphasis on the Working Adult: Benefit from the book's dedication to adult students-their commitment, experiences, and challenge Visit our Student Success Supersite at
Features include:

Majors Exploration Career Advice Web Links Tips from Successful Students Student Bulletin Boards Faculty Resources
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Table of contents

I. YOUR CAREER IS YOUR BUSINESS: BE A GREAT CEO. 1. Success in the 21st Century: The Right Stuff. 2. Change: Learning and Flexibility Are Not Optional. 3. Recognizing Success: Knowing When Progress Is Being Made. II. STRATEGIZING FOR ACHIEVEMENT: ASSESSING YOUR S.W.O.T. (STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND THREATS). 4. Empowering Yourself: Understanding Your Mission and Who You Are. 5. Building on Your Strengths: Leveraging Your Interests and Abilities. 6. What's Out There? Scanning for Opportunities. III. TRANSFORMING HOPES INTO REALITIES: DOING AND NOT JUST DREAMING. 7. How to Get There. Defining Your Game Plan. 8. Researching and Ranking Companies. 9. Creating the Right Tools. 10. Making Your Game Plan Happen: Power to Be Your Best.
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About Gary Izumo

Gary Izumo is now a business consultant on issues ranging from corporate growth and organizational development to operational effectiveness, following a career as a full-time professor at both two-year and four-year institutions. He writes a monthly business column for the Los Angeles Times, Ventura County edition. Gary is an enthusiastic swimmer and reader, but most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He believes in contributing to the community, and he is an active volunteer to local schools on curriculum and technology matters. Gary is a graduate of Occidental College with a degree in economics and received his MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. For the last two years, Gary has worked with welfare-to-work programs in the Los Angeles area, helping people develop basic skills that will allow them to improve their abilities and their lives. Gary lectures nationally on career success and gives seminars on teaching on-line courses using WEB CT and other delivery platforms. Gary's mission. in life is to help people achieve their personal best and to understand the power of support and love for those with whom we have the pleasure of working. Carol Carter has authored or coauthored 15 books on college and career success, including Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals. She is a featured expert on,, and in the area of college, career, and life planning. She runs the Faculty Development Program for Prentice Hall and speaks nationally at seminars and on campuses to professors about how to more effectively reach today's students to prepare them for lifelong success in their professional and personal lives. She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential in life. Carol lives in Denver and is an avid fan of most outdoor sports. Her web address is Carol Ozee has worked in the field of labor and human relations for over 20 years with such companies as General Dynamics and Computer Sciences Corporation. Designing and implementing classes and projects involving human relations is her specialty. Carol conceptualized and managed an ombudsman program for General Dynamics for almost 2,000 employees. With her leadership, over 1,500 complaints were resolved through the mediation system that she set up. Carol teaches at DeVry Institute in Irving, Texas, and travels the country giving workshops on career development and human relations. Carol left industry to give students the insights that she learned firsthand so that they could benefit from her years of insight and make a much smoother transition to the world of work.
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