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Skills for Success : Personal Development and Employability

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Whatever stage your students are at, it's never too soon for them to be thinking about their future. Competition for jobs is fierce, and having a degree is no longer enough. This indispensable guide helps students to create their own personal development programme and develop the skills and capabilities required by today's employers. Step by step, it takes students from the initial stages of setting goals and defining success through to the application process for their dream job. Internationally acclaimed study skills author Stella Cottrell provides students with the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success.

This versatile resource is ideal for students on personal development modules from foundation through to postgraduate level. It can also be used independently by students from all disciplines.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20.32mm | 787g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2015
  • 400 p.
  • 1137426527
  • 9781137426529
  • 71,637

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Skills for Success helps you to develop abilities wanted by today's employers while you're at university or college, such as: - effective self-management and self-awareness
- team-working skills
- emotional intelligence
- a reflective practitioner approach
- problem-solving and task management
- creative thinking skills.
This third edition has been thoroughly updated to give the best advice for planning your career in today's job market. It retains its unique, personalised approach, helping you to get the best out of your education. New to this edition:
- a brand new chapter on what employers are looking for
- a new introduction, with advice on how to take charge of your life, education and career
- additional guidance on career planning and strategies to help you get the job you want.
Whether you're just starting at college or university, or about to leave a postgraduate programme, Skills for Success will help you to think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Taking Charge of your Life, Learning and Career.- PART I: SELF-MANAGEMENT.- 1. The Vision: What does 'Success' Mean to You?.- 2. Know Yourself.- 3. Understanding your Personal Performance.- 4. Successful Self-Management.- PART II: PEOPLE AND TASKs.- 5. People Skills.- 6. Successful Problem-Solving and Task Management .- PART III: EXTEND YOUR THINKING.- 7. Thinking Outside of the Box.- 8. The Art of Reflection.- PART IV: EMPLOYABILITY: ENHANCING YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS.- 9. What do Employers Really Want?.- 10. Getting the Job You Want.- 11. Maintaining Good Personal Records.- 12. Drawing it Together.- 13. Resource Bank.- Useful Websites.- References.- Index.
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Review Text

'Teaching Personal and Professional Development in Higher Education, this book has been invaluable to me. The exercises are very well designed, follow a logical sequence, and students find them extremely useful. Working in conjunction with The Study Skills Handbook , I highly recommend this book .' - Amazon review

Reviews ofthe 1st edition:

'Excellent book, well constructed, a valuable learning resource for students.' - Department of Community Studies, Bradford College, UK

'This is a fantastic book packed with useful and interactive activities to enhance performance.' Department of Social Work, Bromley College of Further& Higher Education, UK

'Clear, concise and excellent layout to make for an easier understanding and read.' Business School, Middlesex University, UK

'I have found this book very useful in helping students construct their CVs/ applications. It is a useful teaching tool& a self-help guide.' Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, UK
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'Teaching Personal and Professional Development in Higher Education, this book has been invaluable to me. The exercises are very well designed, follow a logical sequence, and students find them extremely useful. Working in conjunction with The Study Skills Handbook, I highly recommend this book.' - Amazon review Reviews ofthe 1st edition: 'Excellent book, well constructed, a valuable learning resource for students.' - Department of Community Studies, Bradford College, UK 'This is a fantastic book packed with useful and interactive activities to enhance performance.' - Department of Social Work, Bromley College of Further& Higher Education, UK 'Clear, concise and excellent layout to make for an easier understanding and read.' - Business School, Middlesex University, UK 'I have found this book very useful in helping students construct their CVs/ applications. It is a useful teaching tool& a self-help guide.' - Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, UK
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About Stella Cottrell

Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.
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