How to succeed at university (and get a great job!) : mastering the critical skills you need for school, work, and life (Book, 2015) []
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How to succeed at university (and get a great job!) : mastering the critical skills you need for school, work, and life

How to succeed at university (and get a great job!) : mastering the critical skills you need for school, work, and life

Author: Thomas Richard Klassen; John Alfred Dwyer
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : University of British Columbia, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This practical, easy-to-read guide shows you how to master the critical skills needed for school, work, and life.


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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Richard Klassen; John Alfred Dwyer
ISBN: 9780774838986 0774838981
OCLC Number: 928956263
Notes: Previously published under title: A practical guide to getting a great job after university, 2003.
Description: xii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface1 University as Preparation for a Great JobWhat's university all about?What to expect after graduationWill I get a well-paid job?How to select coursesMature, returning, and part-time studentsWhat job-related skills can I learn in my courses?2 Skills for Success at School and WorkOral presentationsGroup workBeing a proactive professionalUsing numbersTaking notesGetting yourself organized3 Prospering in the Classroom and WorkplaceExams, a fact of lifeStrategies for multiple-choice examsStrategies for written examsThe usefulness of essaysWriting for the academic readerHow to organize an essayThe basic structure of an essayEssay writing as a processCommon essay-writing errorsLab reports and similar assignmentsThe last word4 Strengthening Your Critical SkillsWhat are critical skills?Communication and critical thinkingStrengthening your critical skillsThe limitations of narrativeContextualizing informationThe significance of theoriesTheoretical levels and formsPractical tips to help you on your way5 Active Listening and Active ReadingPassive listeningActive listeningActive readingReading at an academic levelPerfecting your skills6 Researching a TopicRules of thumb for researchersTwo research strategies7 Practical Problem Solving for School, Work, and LifeWhy applied problem solving is so importantProblem solving as a processStep one: defining the problemStep two: discovering causesStep three: establishing solutionsStep four: making a choiceStep five: implementationStep six: benchmarking and evaluatingStep seven: remaining vigilantProblem solving as a life skill8 Creative Problem Solving for Life and WorkRelation to problem solvingThe rigid structures of the mindCreative problem-solving techniquesCreatively reconfiguring the problemMaximizing creative solutionsThe right environment for creative thinking9 Finding and Getting the Great JobThe importance of networkingResumesThe cover letterNetworking and the information interviewThe real interviewDecoding interview questionsInterview stylesReferencesAfter the interview10 Managing Social MediaFive rules for social mediaSocial media and relationship buildingBranding yourselfInternet dating as metaphor11 Success at Work and BeyondThe first jobStaying sharpDealing with the transitionGraduate, professional, vocational, and on-line educationFurther successNotes; More Resources
Responsibility: Thomas R. Klassen and John A. Dwyer.


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