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Careers for Dummies.

Author: Nemko.
Publisher: Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Feeling stuck' Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams If you're slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nemko.
Careers for Dummies.
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nemko.
ISBN: 9781119482345 1119482348
OCLC Number: 1037817339
Notes: Chapter 16: The Relaxed-Yet-Successful Job Interview.
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; About This Book; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where To Go from Here; Part 1: Finding Your Place in the Work World; Chapter 1: Understanding Today's and Tomorrow's World of Work; Timeless Truths; What Will Likely Change; Taylor's Tale; Chapter 2: Finding What Makes You Special; "Who Am I, Anyway?"; The DIY Under-the-Radar Career Finder; Part 2: The Careers Catalog; Chapter 3: People Careers; When Helping Is the Main Job; Pressing the Flesh for Fun and Profit; Checking Out Other People-Oriented Careers; Chapter 4: Word Careers. Writing for a LivingTalking for a Living; Using the Word in Other Ways; Chapter 5: People + Word Careers; Managing and Leading; Educating Children and Adults; Teaching the Practical; Legally Speaking; Other Word+People Careers; Chapter 6: STEM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math); Working in Biology; Going the Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry Route; Finding a Career in Computers; Pursuing a Career in Math; Chapter 7: STEM + People or Word Careers; Healing Others; Making Business Your Business; Other STEM + People or Word Careers; Chapter 8: Hands-On Careers. Mainly MechanicalAir, Land, and Sea; Animal Care; Artistic and Aesthetic; Chapter 9: Self-Employment Careers; Becoming Self-Employed; Earning the Un-MBA; Pursuing Low-Risk, High-Enough-Payoff Business Ideas; The DIY Under-the-Radar Business Idea Finder; Chapter 10: Making Your Choice; Using Google to Find the Best Articles and Videos; Making the Most of Informational Interviewing; Shortcutting the Process; Tailoring and Accessorizing Your Career; Resolving Indecision; Part 3: Getting Trained, Getting Confident; Chapter 11: Getting Trained by Degrees; Choosing a Major. Choosing a Graduate ProgramOnline Degrees; Getting In; Making Your Education Career-Ready; Paying for It; Chapter 12: Getting Trained Without a Degree; Good Reasons to Get a Degree; Poor Reasons to Get a Degree; More Reasons to Consider You U; Making You U Work; Getting Employers to Hire You Without That Degree; Lifelong Learning; Chapter 13: Getting Emotionally Solid; Avoiding the Imposter Syndrome; Gaining Realistic Confidence; Developing Drive; Staying Upbeat; Developing Emotional Intelligence; Gaining Focus; Gathering Equanimity; Managing Peter Pan Syndrome (or, It's Time to Grow Up). Managing DepressionPart 4: Landing a Good Job Faster; Chapter 14: Writing Your Way to a Good Job; Creating a Winning Resume; Choosing the Format; Determining the Length; Getting Feedback; Posting Your Polished Resume; Creating a Solid LinkedIn Profile; Answering a Job Ad; Chapter 15: Getting an "In"; Prepping for Networking Success; Lining Up and Growing Your Network; Tracking Down the Names of People with the Power to Hire You; Making the Ask; Keys to a Great First Impression; Making the Most of a Networking Event; Special Opportunities for Networking; Does Everyone Need to Network?

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Feeling stuck' Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams If you're slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the certifications, degrees, and continuing education that can help you build the career you've always wanted. Whether you're entering the workforce for the first time or a career-oriented person who needs or wants a change, this book has valuable information that can help you achieve your career goals. Find out how you can build your personal brand to become more attractive to potential employers, how to create a plan to "get from here to there" on your career path, and access videos and checklists that help to drive home all the key points. If you're not happy in your day-to-day work now, there's no better time than the present to work towards change. -Get inspired by learning about a wide variety of careers -Create a path forward for a new or better career that will be rewarding and fun -Determine how to build your personal brand to enhance your career opportunities -Get tips from a top career coach to help you plan and implement a strategy for a more rewarding work life Careers For Dummies is the complete resource for those looking to enhance their careers or embark on a more rewarding work experience.

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