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Jobs that matter : find a stable, fulfilling career in public service

Author: Heather Krasna
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, ©2010.
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Details on major career interest areas, including human services, health, education, civil rights, the environment, infrastructure, finance, international development, security and law enforcement, religion, and the arts ; Profiles of 26 professionals in all areas of public service, with employers raging from the NYC Transit Authority to the Seattle opera ; Salaries, job outlook, and career information on more than  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Krasna
ISBN: 9781593577872 1593577877
OCLC Number: 449861078
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Exploring public service careers --
Understanding public service jobs in every sector and for every mission --
Helping people through human services and health --
Educating people and defending their rights --
Protecting the environment and managing infrastructure --
Managing and developing financial resources --
Helping the world : international development, relief, relations, and trade --
Keeping people safe --
Working with arts, culture, and religion --
Preparing for a public service job search : résumés and cover letters --
Identifying public service opportunities : networking and navigating the application process --
Launching your public service career : interviewing, negotiating offers, and getting promoted.
Responsibility: Heather Krasna ; with a foreword from Max Stier.

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Details on major career interest areas, including human services, health, education, civil rights, the environment, infrastructure, finance, international development, security and law enforcement, religion, and the arts ; Profiles of 26 professionals in all areas of public service, with employers raging from the NYC Transit Authority to the Seattle opera ; Salaries, job outlook, and career information on more than 60 different public service jobs ; Listings of more than 250 professional associations, job search sites, and books ; Career exploration exercises to help you pinpoint the right area for you ; Sample resumes and cover letters with proven public service success ; Effective interview and networking strategies ; Salary negotiation guidelines specific to public service careers ; Targeted tips for specific public service job searches, including the United Nations and Sate Department ; Expert advice for career changers, students, veterans, and AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers.

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