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100% Job Search Success 4th Edition

Gwenn Wilson, MA | Lori Tyler, MS

  • Copyright 2018
  • Published

Overview

100% JOB SEARCH SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, is intended to help students take an organized approach to the process of looking for a job, and alerts them to the latest tools and developments in the job-search process. This fourth edition provides practical information on networking, including electronic networking via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, as well as traditional networking methods such as career fairs and professional organizations. Three chapters cover preparation for the interview, with suggested questions and possible responses, handling the interview itself in a professional manner, and following up appropriately. A new capstone chapter, Professionalism in the Workplace, discusses issues that affect adult learners and how to demonstrate professionalism on the job.

Meet the Author

Gwenn Wilson, MA,

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in Instructional Systems Design. She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.

Lori Tyler, MS,

As an educator for twenty years, Lori held various positions including instructor, program chair, and academic dean. During her time in education, providing quality curriculum, ensuring high student satisfaction, and achieving institutional compliance while being fiscally sound, were high on her list of accomplishments. In 2005, Lori developed her own company. Lori Tyler & Associates has been successful in authoring and co-authoring numerous textbooks, developing multimedia materials, and creating online and on-ground training programs for education institutions, corporate businesses, and publishing entities. In addition to material development, Lori travels throughout the United States conducting workshops on various topics and providing advice on how to achieve effective training programs.

Features & Benefits

  • Learning Objectives, such as those provided on course syllabi, provide students with an outline of what they should be learning from the chapter.
  • End-of-chapter features include: Chapter Summary; Points to Keep in Mind (bulleted highlights from the text); Check Your Understanding (with a suggested link to the student website); and Suggested Items for the Learning Portfolio, to encourage students to keep adding to their job-search resources.
  • "Self-Assessment Questions" and "Critical Thinking Questions" help students review what they have just read and consider how the information applies to their own situation.
  • "Apply It!" features within every chapter provide specific directions for implementing each strategy described in the chapter.
  • "Success Steps" provide a condensed list of steps for each technique that students can take away.
  • "Case in Point" scenarios discuss how actual students have applied chapter techniques or concepts.

Table of Contents

100% Job Search Success, Loose-Leaf Version

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: PREPARING YOURSELF FOR THE JOB SEARCH.
1. Industry and Job Research.
Understanding Your Industry and Your Place Within It. Sources for Industry Research. Staying Current and Updated.
2. Assessing and Developing Skills for the Workplace.
Setting Goals for Your Professional Pursuit. Know Yourself. Gaining Experience: The Overview. The Internship.
Part II: TOOLS FOR THE JOB SEARCH.
3. Networking and Self-Promotion.
Traditional Networking. Steps in the Traditional Networking Process. Social Networking. Social Networking Opportunities. Personal Branding. Other Networking Techniques.
4. Resume and Cover Letter Development.
Purpose of the Resume. Types of Resumes. Resume Formats. Guidelines to Creating a Resume. Strategies for Using E-Resumes. Cover Letters. Other Types of Correspondence. References and Recommendations.
5. Developing a Professional Portfolio.
Purposes of Professional Portfolios. Types of Portfolios. Portfolio Formats. Contents of the Portfolio. Selecting Artifacts. Organizing the Portfolio. Evaluating the Portfolio.
6. Professionalism in the Job Search.
Professional Socialization. The Importance of Etiquette in the Job Search. Job Search Etiquette. Etiquette in Special Interview Situations. First Impressions. Dressing for the Interview. Building a Professional Wardrobe on a Budget.
Part III: THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW.
7. Successful Interviewing.
Preparing for the Interview. Strategies for Successful Interviewing. Types of Interviews. Types of Interview Questions. Interview Follow-Up.
8. After The Interview.
Negotiation. Dealing with Rejection.
9. Professionalism in the Workplace.
Issues Surrounding Adult Learners. Demonstrating Professionalism. The Importance of Lifelong Learning.
Index.
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