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The job-ready guide : how to set yourself up for career success

Author: Anastasia de Waal
Publisher: London ; New York : Kogan Page Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Develop the skills employers want, succeed at the job application process and plan for a successful career in your dream industry with this inspiring and practical one-stop-shop.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waal, Anastasia de.
Job-ready guide.
London ; New York : Kogan Page Limited, 2019
(DLC) 2019004302
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasia de Waal
ISBN: 0749483261 9780749483265
OCLC Number: 1086410126
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; About the author; Introduction; Preparing for professional life; What employers want you to know; The job-ready approach; How to use the book; Part One Setting yourself up for success; 01 CV building; Planning your CV: an overview; 02 Career planning; Your basic educational profile; Researching your career options; Your priorities: what motivates you?; Honing your options through work experience; 03 Work experience and internships; Work experience; Internships; 04 Further study; Main types of further study; Reasons to consider further study Deciding whether to do further studyMaking an informed decision about which course to do; Applying for further study; Paying for further study; Part Two Developing job-ready skills; 05 Leadership and teamwork; Leadership; Practising your leadership; Teamwork; 06 Communication skills; Soft communication skills; Communicating in meetings; Communicating from afar; Email, phone or face-to-face?; General writing; Public speaking; Miscommunications; Listening is a communication skill; 07 Problem-solving; The key skills involved in problem-solving; Problem-solving examples in your own life The basic steps of problem-solvingProblem-solving skills in practice; Challenging circumstances; How you'll be tested on your problem-solving; 08 Industry knowledge; Showcasing your industry knowledge; How well do you know your industry?; Getting industry expertise; Industry knowledge and the job application process; Part Three Looking for a job; 09 Systematic job hunting; What are you aiming for?; Your new job: job hunting; Where to look for a job; Social media for job hunting; Making a success of rejection; 10 Understanding what employers want; Your approach to work; A strong work ethic The desire to developGood organizational skills; The role of respect; When things go wrong; 11 Social media, personal branding and self-promotion; What is your social media brand?; Brand management; Building your social media strategy; Keep up your brand; 12 Networking; The purpose of networking; Making the most of every networking opportunity; Identifying your existing networks; Fostering industry opportunities to network; Network for others --
and into the future; 13 Budgeting and money skills; Value every penny; Review and organize your financial life; Everyday money management; Saving BorrowingPart Four Applying for a job; 14 Creating a winning CV; What to include in your CV; What your CV looks like; What to cover in each section of your CV; Optional CV sections; The big proof; Your CV as a work in progress; 15 Covering letters and application forms; The purpose of a covering letter; Common covering letter mistakes; Constructing a strong covering letter; Presentation and formatting; Application forms; Deadlines; 16 Interviews; Types of interviews; Preparing for an interview; Interview questions; On the day; After the interview; 17 Assessment centres
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