Land Your Dream Career

Author: Tori Randolph Terhune
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442219483
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is clear that the path from college to work has changed dramatically in recent years—current statistics show that half of young college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. But landing a good job is not impossible! Authors Tori Randolph Terhune, a gainfully-employed young college graduate herself, and Betsy A. Hays, a college professor, show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment. The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for students to effectively use time on campus to start building a career.

Land Your Dream Career in College

Author: Tori Randolph Terhune
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442246634
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contrary to what students, and society, are conditioned to think, obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job, let alone a dream career. In the last year, alone, half of college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Authors Tori Randolph Terhune, a gainfully-employed young college graduate herself, and Betsy A. Hays, a college professor, show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment in Land Your Dream Career. The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career. Terhune and Hays leads students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers. The eleven steps include tips about how students can become experts in their fields, build their brand, get involved in and outside the classroom, allow for wiggle room, network, follow the 75/25 rule (75% thinking, 25% doing) and use new media, such as social networking and blogging, to launch their career. Any student looking for that connection from college to getting to their dream career needs to read Land Your Dream Career. Terhune and Hays make it known that landing a good job is not impossible!

Life after College

Author: Tori Randolph Terhune
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144222598X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Transitioning from college to “real life” has never been easy. Life After College aims to help recent grads successfully adjust to life beyond college. Focusing on more than just success in the workplace, the authors offer practical advice for all points of life—from time management at home to establishing friendships, love, and relationships. This book will help any recent grad build a fulfilling life.

What Color is Your Parachute for Teens

Author: Carol Christen
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 158008141X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A job-hunting manual for teens helps high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to finding their perfect major or job.

Staring back

Author: Kenny Fries
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Collects nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and drama by writers with disabilities, including Nancy Mairs, Marilyn Hacker, John Hockenberry, Adrienne Rich, and Mark O'Brien

Dreams from My Father

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307394125
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

Job Quest

Author: Sheila Markin Nielsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692372777
Format: PDF, ePub
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In her book "Job Quest: How to Become the Insider Who Gets Hired," Sheila Markin Nielsen spells out what so many of us already suspected, that people with personal connections, the insiders, have a tremendous advantage when it comes to landing jobs. It's not that daddy pulls the strings. Instead, it is a personal relationship that the job seeker has created with someone known and trusted by the workplace that opens the doors. In this book she tells everyone how to develop the insider advantage for their job searches through a process of rapid relationship and trust building. Ms. Nielsen illuminates the often murky experience that is a relationship-building job search by breaking the process down into a series of concrete, easy-to-follow steps. She uses a game approach and an analogy to a medieval quest to help the reader understand what to look for and how to move forward in the search. She explains what luck has to do with it (and how to create your own), how to prepare for the quest, how to get around the resume-blocking gatekeepers (the dragons who guard the hiring managers), how to find key people to connect with (your knights and wizards), what to say once you connect with them, how to continue building your connections, how to interview, when to start using the word "job," when to go for the close, and how to give back to your connections. She also provides a summary of the four overarching quest concepts, the common pitfalls, a narrative of a successful quest, and appendices with exercises to support the quest. Her advice is direct, practical, and wise, based on over 25 years of professional counseling experience. Job seekers in all stages of their careers will benefit from reading this book. C O N T E N T S About the Author Acknowledgments Introduction: A Surprising Epiphany about How People Really Get Jobs Part I: The Basics Chapter One: The Insider Advantage Chapter Two: What Does Luck Have to Do with It? Chapter Three: Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind Chapter Four: Blueprint for the Quest Part II: Preparation Chapter Five: How to Prepare for Your Quest Part III: Launch Your Quest Chapter Six: Finding the Key People to Connect With Chapter Seven: How to Get Knights and Wizards to Meet with You Chapter Eight: What Happens in Meetings with Knights and Wizards Chapter Nine: Friendship Lite Chapter Ten: Interviews Chapter Eleven: The Tipping Point and the Campaign Phase Part IV: Concepts to Utilize as You Work Your Quest Chapter Twelve: Four Overarching Concepts Chapter Thirteen: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Chapter Fourteen: A Model Quest Chapter Fifteen: Concluding Remarks Appendices Appendix A: AIMS Assessment Appendix B: AILS Assessment Appendix C: Essential Elements Assessment Appendix D: Skills-based Resume Appendix E: Master List of People and Places Appendix F: Checklist and Guide for Your Job Quest"

Roadtrip Nation

Author: Mike Marriner
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345496388
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shares the stories of men and women, including filmmakers and CEOs, who have set their own paths toward the careers of their dreams.

I Don t Know What I Want But I Know It s Not This

Author: Julie Jansen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409019
Format: PDF, Docs
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The quintessential guide to kick-starting your career, fully revised and updated for the ever-changing modern job market Despite a recovering economy, many Americans are still losing their jobs, while many who do have jobs are overworked, maxed out, and miserable. In this fully revised and updated edition of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This, career coach Julie Jansen shows how anyone—whether you’re unhappy with your job, or without one—can implement a real and satisfying transformation. Changing careers, conducting a job search, or starting a business is more complicated than ever before. Jansen has updated her classic guide to address the unique challenges of today’s job market, from the ever-more important world of social media to new ways of funding your own endeavors online. Filled with quizzes, personality assessments, and real-life examples, this guide helps you identify the type of work you’re best suited for and provides the know-how—and the inspiration—for transforming an uncertain time into an opportunity for meaningful change. From the Trade Paperback edition.