Skills for Success

Skills for Success : Personal Development and Employability

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Now in its fourth edition, this indispensable guide helps students to create their own personal development programme and build the skills and capabilities today's employers want. 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. Part 1 prompts students to think about what 'success' means to them and to think more deeply about what matters to them, what inspires them, and what will help them to achieve their long-term ambitions. This section also helps students to better manage their time, energies and resources so that they can achieve the kind of success they want. Part 2 shows students how to refine their people and task management skills, enabling them to become the effective communicators and problem-solvers that today's employers want. Part 3 develops students' creative and reflective thinking, thereby strengthening students' academic and professional abilities. Part 4 helps readers to reflect on what employers really want from job applicants and explains how they can take concrete action to improve their job prospects. Chapters contain guidance on how to put forward a strong application, how to make the best use of placements, and how to keep records so that students feel more in control during the application process.

Internationally acclaimed study skills author Stella Cottrell provides students with the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 193 x 260mm
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th ed. 2021
  • 171 Tables, color; 171 Illustrations, color; 392 p. 171 illus. in color.
  • 135201159X
  • 9781352011593

Table of contents

Introduction: Taking Charge of your Life, Learning and Career.- PART 1: SELF-MANAGEMENT.- 1. Taking Charge of Your Future.- 2. The Vision: What does 'Success' Mean to You?.- 3. Know Yourself.- 4. Improving Your Personal Performance.- 5. Successful Self-Management.- PART 2: MANAGING PEOPLE AND TASKS.- 6. People Skills.- 7. Teamwork.- 8. Develop Your Leadership Capability.- 9. Managing Tasks and Projects.- PART 3: EXTEND YOUR THINKING.- 10. Thinking Creatively and Productively.- 11. Practical Problem Solving.- 12. The Art of Reflection.- PART 4: EMPLOYABILITY: ENHANCING YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS.- 13. What do Employers Really Want?.- 14. Getting the Job You Want.- 15. Building a Professional Identity.- Appendices.- References.- Index.
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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, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook, Mindfulness for Students and titles in the 50 Ways series. 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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