Offering concise coverage of essential job-hunting and career strategies, this flexible guidebook can supplement any business course or serve as the foundation for a career development class.
The Sixth Edition focuses on real-world applications through experiential exercises and hands-on activities that provide a comprehensive "how-to" for anyone beginning a job search. It delivers practical advice in a straightforward style along with action-oriented examples that can easily be followed.
Students are taught to look beyond traditional resources like classified ads to find potential employers. For example, this edition includes a new, information-packed chapter on using social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter in the job search.
As in previous editions, the text offers many samples of job hunting tools, such as resumes and cover letters from a wide variety of career fields. Students can use these samples as virtual templates, substituting their own information into the established format. Throughout each chapter is heavy emphasis on employing the latest technologies and online tools at every phase of the job hunt.
The techniques covered in The Ultimate Job Hunter's Guidebook will prove useful to students as they embark on their new career and in years to come as they progress in their chosen profession.
Table of Contents
Part I: ON YOUR MARK! PREPARE FOR SUCCESS.
1. Planning Your Job Search.
2. Conducting a Self-Assessment.
3. Researching and Targeting the Job Hunt.
Part II: GET SET! CREATE YOUR BEST JOB SEARCH TOOLS.
4. Organizing the Job Hunt.
5. Preparing Your Resume.
6. Writing Cover Letters.
Part III: GO! DRUM UP JOB LEADS.
7. Obtaining References.
8. Building a Portfolio or Personal Website.
9. Finding Potential Employers.
10. Social Networking & Building Your Personal Brand.
Part IV: CROSS THE FINISH LINE! NAIL THE JOB YOU WANT.
11. Have You Considered?
12. Job Hunting in Tough Times.
13. Filling out Job Applications.
15. Evaluating Job Offers.
16. Learning Your New Job.
Answers to "What Do You Know" Quizzes.