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Overview

WORKING gives users a solid grasp of how to prepare for work and life through career planning, money management, and independent-living techniques. Written in engaging and flexible content, this edition has new features such as coverage of today's hottest careers, easy-to-remember rules for improving study skills, and strong emphasis on critical SCANS workplace skills. With comprehensive coverage and special sections that focus on diversity, listening skills, problem solving and time management, this text provides the tools needed to excel and succeed in both academic and professional careers.

Larry J. Bailey, Carbondale, IL

Larry J. Bailey attended Ball State University on an academic scholarship and taught high school industrial arts prior to attending graduate school at the University of Illinois where he completed the Doctor of Education degree in Vocational Education at age 26. He held faculty research positions at the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa before joining Southern Illinois University in 1969. Dr. Bailey is the author of eight books and more than 100 other publications. During his tenure, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Career Education and the Illinois Advisory Council on Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education. He retired from his professorship at SIU in 2004 after 35 years of service.
  • Career Cluster Search uses Gale�s Student Resource Center database to give students more possibilities for future careers.
  • Net Bookmarks feature provides online activities for students to go beyond the book.
  • Life-Span Plan Project links all aspects of personal finance to the student's life in a capstone project.
  • Career Cluster icons showing the U.S. Department of Education�s 16 career clusters have been added at point of use.
  • Text covers a large variety of occupations, techniques for finding and utilizing job leads, critical SCANS skills, listening skills, and time management.
  • Text covers occupations in the digital age, showing students many new and exciting career options.
  • Math Connection and Communication at Work features reinforce the basic skills necessary for life and work.
  • Visit the Working Web site at: http://working.swlearning.com for more information.
  • Complete set of ancillaries available to assist teachers in lesson preparation and enhance student learning.
UNIT 1: PREPARING FOR WORK.
1. Learning about Work.
2. The Job Ahead.
3. Looking for a Job.
4. Applying for a Job.
5. Interviewing for a Job.
UNIT 2: WORKING ON THE JOB.
6. Beginning a New Job.
7. Expectations of Employers.
8. Worker Rights and Protections.
9. Human Relations at Work.
10. Earnings and Job Advancement.
11. Appearance on the Job.
UNIT3: CAREER PLANNING.
12. Career Decision Making.
13. Information About Yourself.
14. Career Information.
UNIT 4: SUCCESS SKILLS.
15. Communication Skills.
16. Math and Measurement Skills.
17. Safety Skills.
18. Leadership Skills.
19. Computer and Technology Skills.
20. Entrepreneurial Skills.
UNIT 5: MANAGING YOUR MONEY.
21. Our Economic World.
22. The Consumer in the Marketplace.
23. Banking and Credit.
24. Budgeting, Saving, and Investing Money.
25. Insuring Against Loss.
26. Taxes and Taxation.
27. Social Security and IRAs.
UNIT 6: INDEPENDENT LIVING.
28. The Legal System.
29. Where to Live.
30. Healthful Living.
31. Responsible Citizenship.
32. Education for Lifelong Learning.

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  • ISBN-10: 0538444029
  • ISBN-13: 9780538444026
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $79.75
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Resume Generator Plus Online (12 months) Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780840063465
RESUME GENERATOR PLUS - A gateway to career success! RESUME GENERATOR PLUS provides a one year subscription to an easy-to-use online career development software that guides users through the process of creating winning resume's, cover letters, and employment related documents. This robust tool includes numerous resume examples and cover letter formats that address a variety of work experience and skill levels. The Career Resource Center tab provides access to career planning, worksheets, job search and interviewing tips, workplace skill development, videos, and much more to supplement the job search. This online tool will prove to be a great teaching and learning aid as users develop their critical organizational skills. User friendly navigation, spell checker, videos, helpful tools, and tips with advice and suggestions for every step help users build confidence in their career success. There are 8 unique layouts for resumes and letters, 13 letter types with pre-populated, editable text, and over 20 editable sample employment related documents. RESUME GENERATOR PLUS is an online program that acts as a personal career consultant and offers easy-to-use navigation tabs, 24/7 technical support service, drop down selection boxes, helpful tips sections, and more!

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Resume Generator Plus Online (12 months) Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780840063465
RESUME GENERATOR PLUS - A gateway to career success! RESUME GENERATOR PLUS provides a one year subscription to an easy-to-use online career development software that guides users through the process of creating winning resume's, cover letters, and employment related documents. This robust tool contains numerous resume examples and cover letter formats that address a variety of work experience and skill levels. The Career Resource Center tab provides access to career planning, worksheets, job search and interviewing tips, workplace skill development, videos, and much more to supplement the job search. User friendly navigation, spell checker, videos, helpful tools, and tips with advice and suggestions for every step help users build confidence in their job search. There are 8 unique layouts for resumes and letters, 13 letter types with pre-populated, editable text, and over 20 editable sample employment related documents. RESUME GENERATOR PLUS is an online program that acts as a personal career consultant and offers easy-to-use navigation tabs, 24/7 technical support service, drop down selection boxes, helpful tips sections, and more!