Higher Education

Your Career: How To Make It Happen, 8th Edition

  • includes Career Transitions Printed Access Card
  • Lauri Harwood
  • ISBN-10: 1111572313  |  ISBN-13: 9781111572310
  • 336 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Packed with innovative resources readers can use now and throughout their careers, best-selling YOUR CAREER: HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, 8e delivers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to finding and keeping a job. Both empowering and encouraging, the book effectively breaks the daunting prospect of marketing oneself to prospective employers into a manageable process. Each chapter provides practical advice and actions that readers can apply to their own situation and goals. Guided activities for each part of the process help students build a strong foundation for current and future job searches, teaching them how to stand out from the crowd and be a strong candidate for jobs in a career field for which they are well suited and will enjoy. Ideal for a course on Professional/Career Development, Job Search, Resume Writing, and Interviewing, YOUR CAREER, 8e offers thorough coverage of career self-assessment, employer research, job search/interviewing, self-marketing, and career building strategies. The text also contains extensive instructions and examples of market-driven electronic, traditional, and Web resumes and cover letters.

Features and Benefits

  • More than 50 Career Action worksheets help students apply chapter content and advice to their own unique situations. Additional worksheets are included on the text website. Extremely flexible, the worksheets can be used individually or in groups, in class or as homework. Students create personal reference documents that are helpful now as well as whenever they want to improve their job situation. Guided assessments prompt students to think about their preferences, personal traits, and other topics they may not have thought about before.
  • Detailed instructions help students create and maintain an extremely useful career management tool--the Career Management Files Tracker. Through practical, hands-on application, the personal content of the Tracker motivates students to take its development seriously. Student's custom creates a resource that will be helpful immediately and throughout their entire career.
  • The robust website offers extensive activities, tools, and resources--linking learners to the best career advice and job search sites. Linked sites are vetted and can be trusted to present valid, accurate advice. The website equips instructors with additional and/or alternative assignments, while giving students many resources and many ways to use them--now and after the course ends. It includes all Career Action worksheets from the text, employment forms, model documents with formatting guidelines, chapter review worksheets, sample job search documents, and material from the appendices.
  • A removable "Job Search Quick Reference" is included in the back of the text, offering students a handy tool to use in interviewing and networking situations. It includes quick access to the job seeker's frequently used information and questions, space for vital information and qualifications, common and tricky interview questions, and resume and job "power" words.
  • A "Jump Start Your Career" activity starts the conversation for each chapter, prompts lively classroom discussion, and encourages students to sharpen their critical thinking skills.
  • "Make It a Habit" spotlights winning behaviors and strategies for growing professionally.
  • "Watch Out" features alert students of behaviors to avoid.
  • "Trial Run" interactive and role-playing activities model the desired outcomes of the chapter. Each activity requires peer or self-evaluation.
  • Expansive yet focused, the powerful Instructor Guide helps busy instructors create a cohesive learning experience for students.
  • Complete Self-Assessment Tools enable readers to easily evaluate their progress.
  • Practical Assignments focus on individual career goals--not generalized theories--so readers can actively take charge of their job searches and careers.

Table of Contents

Part I: STARTING YOUR CAREER.
1. The Job Search Process.
2. Know What Employers Expect.
3. Know Yourself to Market Yourself.
Part II: SOURCES OF JOB INFORMATION.
4. Your Winning Network.
5. Research Careers and Find Job Leads.
Part III: ESSENTIAL JOB SEARCH DOCUMENTS.
6. Resumes.
7. Job Applications and Cover Letters.
Part IV: THE JOB INTERVIEW.
8. Interview Essentials.
9. Ask for--and Get--the Interview.
10. Interview Styles and Questions.
11. Interview Like a Pro.
Part V: GOING FORWARD.
12. Following Up and Negotiating Offers.
13. Handling Rejection.
14. Take Charge of Your Career.

What's New

  • Offering intriguing insight into real-world issues, ten profiles feature real people talking about career management and job search issues. The profiles include five experts--such as an HR manager and a college career center director--as well as five people with whom students can immediately identify, including a young job seeker, a new hire, and an involuntary mid-career job seeker.
  • "Career Transitions" is a comprehensive, self-paced application that walks job seekers through the entire employment process--from assessing interests and requirements, to exploring the best career paths, to making direct progress toward landing a job or finding a sustainable career.
  • CourseMate for Your Career helps learners "Make the Grade". Better studying leads to better results. CourseMate helps students maximize their study time by accessing everything they need to succeed--in one place. Students can read their textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes--all online with CourseMate.
  • Several chapters include a social media feature that encourages students to use social networking in their job search, emphasizing the importance of social media in today's job searches.
  • The book includes an expanded emphasis on workplace ethics.
  • Self-marketing and self-branding is emphasized throughout.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Career Readiness CourseMate Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133849857  | ISBN-13: 9781133849858

List Price = $138.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Your Career: How To Make It Happen
    List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50


Bundle: Text + Resume Generator Plus 12 months Printed Access Card + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133849849  | ISBN-13:  9781133849841

List Price = $183.95  | CengageBrain Price = $183.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Your Career: How To Make It Happen
    List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50
  • Resume Generator Plus (12 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $45.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.00
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50


Bundle: Text + Resume Generator Plus 12 months Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133849830 | ISBN-13:  9781133849834

List Price = $170.95  | CengageBrain Price = $170.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Your Career: How To Make It Happen
    List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50
  • Resume Generator Plus (12 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $45.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.00


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133114008 | ISBN-13: 9781133114000)

Offering a wealth of tools, the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM helps you maximize your course prep time--and student success! ExamView® Testing Software enables instructors to create custom exams by selecting questions, editing existing questions, and adding new questions. PowerPoint® resource slides provide supplementary information, activities to reinforce key concepts, and solutions to end-of-chapter activities. Organizing each chapter by learning objectives, the Instructor's Manual includes teaching suggestions and answers to end-of-chapter activities.

Career Transitions Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133591841 | ISBN-13: 9781133591849)

Career Transitions: Explore Career Interests. Achieve Employment Goals. Guide students in exploring career interests and achieving employment goals with the most valuable, complete career exploration and job-seeking online resource – Career Transitions. Career Transitions focuses on the entire career process – from initial career exploration and personal strength assessment to maximizing practical job-seeking tools, professional advice and comprehensive job postings. Learn more at http://www.gale.cengage.com/careertransitions.

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Student Supplements

Career Transitions Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133591841 | ISBN-13: 9781133591849)

Career Transitions: Explore Career Interests, Achieve Employment Goals with this Unique Online Resource. Gain instant access to the most valuable, complete career exploration and job-seeking resources available online with Career Transitions. This unique application guides you through the entire career process. Career exploration tools help you determine ideal career paths, evaluate personal abilities and identify career options, and explore today's highest growth and green occupations. Job-seeking resources and expert insights enable you to establish employment goals and explore the broadest expanse of job postings online from indeed®.com and company websites. Professional resources assist in perfecting résumés, cover letters and interviewing skills. This instant access code is available for purchase at www.cengagebrain.com.

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Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lauri Harwood

Lauri Harwood is a widely respected consultant and trainer. Her extensive experience includes 15 years of developing corporate training for Procter & Gamble. She is an instructor at Miami University in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the owner of Vandalay Group, Inc., she serves as a writer, instructional designer, and program/project manager. Her degrees include a bachelor of arts in English literature (University of Cincinnati) and a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication (Miami University).