Seven Steps to a Successful Career

Seven Steps to a Successful Career : A Guide to Employability

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Are you a student thinking about the next steps in your career or study? Are you taking an employability module at university or are you just keen to learn more about how to get the job you want? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this book is for you! Clear, focused and strategic it is written as a series of FAQs and builds upon real student experiences. Designed to help the modern student it offers pragmatic, jargon-free advice which will help you to move forward into a successful job application or career change.

Key features of the book include:

Advice from current students, graduates and employers
Exercises designed to provide a 'quick fix' when faced with challenges
Checklists enabling you to record progress as you move through sections or tasks
Practical steps you can take to sustain momentum as you move through your studies.

This is an ideal guide to making the most of your skills, beating the competition and getting your ideal job!

The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 12.7mm | 500g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 147391941X
  • 9781473919419

Table of contents

Step One: Knowing who you are in the career market
Step Two: Making your skills work for you
Step Three: Considering all of your options
Step Four: Researching the career market
Step Five: First approaches
Step Six: Making Your Move
Step Seven: Closing the deal
Conclusion: Learning to enjoy it
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Review quote

It is an ideal read for undergraduate and postgraduate students who need a boost in employability, need advice to handle career challenges and need to develop and promote their professional attributes (skills, experience and qualities). It is the kind of book that ESP teachers, or any teacher in higher education, might consider referring to their students who are about to finish their studies. It is even a more essential book for those international students or career changers who wish to find a career in the UK since the book is full of websites that give very specific advice about careers and employment in the UK. -- Balbina Moncada Comas A mother and daughter co-authorship providing a sympathetic, yet pragmatic, guide to all aspects of career development. The authors have structured the book to maximise efficiency for the reader, yet simultaneously include thought-provoking questions and insightful discussion of thorny issues. An invaluable read, packed with resources and underpinned by a true passion for and expertise in employability. -- Helen Standage An excellent, practical career development guide for students and career changers alike, packed with useful resources and exercises. The 7-step approach makes for easy, selective use. This is a perfect guide for the modern job-hunter who needs answers quickly! -- Irena Jennings
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About Lucinda Becker

Lucinda Becker is Professor of Pedagogy and award-winning lecturer and tutor at the University of Reading. She has dedicated her professional life to creating independent learners who are confident in themselves intellectually, professionally and personally.

Lucinda has written numerous study guides for students and works with undergraduates and postgraduates across the university. She is also a professional trainer and consultant, helping new graduates in engineering, science and law to become successful communicators and leaders.

As a Director for Teaching and Learning at her university, Lucinda has the chance to introduce innovation in teaching. In her most recent project, she has launched a Student Impact Network to support students who want to work in partnership with academics to facilitate excellent learning opportunities.

Felicity Becker is a lecturer at the University of Reading and also runs a private training company. She is currently working on her PhD. Within her teaching she is passionate about students recognising and applying their transferable skills in and beyond their university experience. She is the co-author of Seven Steps to a Successful Career.
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