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Career wisdom for college students : insights you won't get in class, on the Internet, or from your parents

Author: Peter Vogt
Publisher: New York : Ferguson, ©2007.
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"Career Wisdom for College Students is a career-advice book for those who need it most - college students facing monumental decisions about their future but who may not have all the information they need. More than 60 articles offer advice and aid to first-time job seekers and college students during the formative time when a major is chosen, an initial career path is charted, and internship and work-experience  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vogt, Peter, 1967 Apr. 30-
Career wisdom for college students.
New York : Ferguson, c2007
(OCoLC)679360341
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Vogt
ISBN: 0816068380 9780816068388 9780816068371 0816068372
OCLC Number: 70775706
Description: xviii, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Doug Hardy --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Take a look around, a real look around! --
[1A]. Introduction : Discover what is really out there --
[1B]. Look inside --
First know thyself --
now, not later --
This is a test; this is only a test --
What are you good at? Ask someone else! --
Career choice goes beyond what you are good at --
Abilities and skills [not equal to] interests and passions --
You have to live with your values --
Don't know what you want? Then start with the opposite! --
[1C]. Look outside --
Career information is just a page or two anyway --
Talk to people --
that's "people, : not "person" --
You do not need to talk to people in person --
Lurk and learn : Internet listservs open your eyes to new possibilities --
use professional associations to explore careers --
The hidden treasures in career center placement statistics --
Your school's alums will probably help you --
but only if you ask! --
[1D]. Look with patience and an open mind Speed kills --
this won't be fast --
You can make a career out of almost anything --
The healthiest attitude : "I'm not lost; I'm exploring!" --
Treat career exploration like a trip to the toy store . Look around! Browse! --
When one career door closes, look for others to open. pt. 2. Be careful of what you think you know! --
[2A]. Introduction : Think about how you think --
[2B]. Confront your internal beliefs --
Think "what will I do first?" instead of "what will I do with my life?" --
Questions your sources as you explore career options --
Do not let old assumptions keep you from newfound happiness --
Beware of either/or thinking --
Career decision-making traps to avoid --
[2C]. Confront your external influences --
Geography matters in your career decision making --
Labor market forecasts --
handle with care --
Money, status, and power are not the only forms of pay --
It is hard to make career decisions when you are dealing with other serious issues --
[2D]. Confront your conclusions --
You are not the only one who is struggling to decide --
Eliminate an option only if you have thoroughly investigated it. pt. 3. Build your skills and experience through hands-on activities --
[3A]. Introduction : Experience leads to skills; skills lead to jobs --
[3B]. Focus on action --
At some point, you have to stop planning and start doing --
Experience is not optional; it is essential --
Internship is just one name for valuable experience --
Internships and co-ops give you a competitive edge --
You can get paid for an unpaid internship --
Starting at the bottom is not a sadistic hazing ritual --
[3C]. Focus on skills --
Develop the soft skills employers demand --
Your moneymaking jobs matter more than you think --
Campus activities build essential skills that you may overlook --
Your classroom experiences matter to employers --
Volunteer for your career --
Identify the skills you have gained from hobbies and avocations --
Do not take your technology skills for granted. pt. 4. Land the job you really want --
[4A]. Introduction : Think like an employer, win the job --
[4B]. Perfect your attitude --
Entitlement kills --
:Give me a chance" will give you no chance --
Yes, you do have contacts to network with! --
It's not what you know or who you know --
it's both --
This test is graded on a curve --
Focus is critical to job search success --
[4C]. Perfect your approach --
It is never too early to start your job search --
When in doubt, apply! --
You can beat the low GPA blues --
Customized, carefully crafted documents win interviews --
and jobs --
Use numbers to give contest to your accomplishments --
On-campus recruiters are not the only ones with job openings --
Get involved in a professional organization to make yourself known --
Why is networking so effective? The reasons have little to do with you --
Introverts can network too. [4D]. Perfect your presentation --
Presentation is everything --
make sure you look good on paper and in person --
Examples beat mere words in your job search --
Portfolios : proof of your claims --
Practice makes perfect where interviewing is concerned --
Out-research your competitors, win the job --
Interviewing is a two way street --
The power of a simple thank-you note --
All sorts of factors impact your job search success (or lack thereof) --
Epilogue : There is no need to go it alone : 10 reasons to visit your campus career center --
Additional help --
About the author --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Vogt ; foreword by Doug Hardy.
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"Career Wisdom for College Students is a career-advice book for those who need it most - college students facing monumental decisions about their future but who may not have all the information they need. More than 60 articles offer advice and aid to first-time job seekers and college students during the formative time when a major is chosen, an initial career path is charted, and internship and work-experience opportunities abound."--Jacket.

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