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. The third edition of 100% JOB SEARCH SUCCESS 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 on interviewing 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.
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.
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.