Employment, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 1410317692
  • ISBN-13: 9781410317698
  • DDC: 650.14
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 750 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Volume 2 of the Life And Career Skills Series, Employment is designed for public library patrons and high school students who are looking to enter the job market for the first time, to reenter the job market, or to change jobs altogether.

Written in an engaging question and answer style, Volume 2 covers 51 topics with overviews and scenarios to help users work through the real-life career issues that people face in their daily lives. The volume includes an extensive resource section listing organizations, support groups, websites, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Easy-to-read, friendly text with engaging Q&A style.
  • Fully illustrated with colorful graphics, pictures and charts.
  • List of sources, both print and electronic, for further research.
  • List of organizations and associations pertinent to the volume's topic.
  • Fully indexed.

Alternate Formats

  • Paperback Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410317625 | ISBN-13: 9781410317629

Table of Contents

Overview: Taking Action on Your Job Search.
Section 1: Common Concerns.
Entering the Workforce for the first time.
Re-entering the Workforce.
Identifying High Growth Opportunities.
Getting Organized and Setting Goals.
Section 2: Sources for Employment Information / Where to Look for Postings.
Company’s Internal Postings and External Websites.
Internet Job Boards.
Job Fairs.
Professional Networking.
College Career Centers and Local Libraries.
Section 3: Developing Experience.
Entry-Level Jobs.
Temporary Jobs.
Internships and Apprenticeships.
Military Training.
Mentoring / Career Coaching Opportunities.
Overview: Identifying and Targeting New Opportunities.
Section 1: Self-Assessments/Skills Identification.
Aptitude Tests.
Personality Tests.
Skills Audits/Inventories.
Transferable Skills.
Section 2: Education and Training.
General vs. Specialized.
Identifying and Selecting Programs.
Vocational Technical Training.
Certifications and Licensure.
Internal Training Opportunities.
Online Learning Opportunities.
Overview: Getting A Job.
Section 1: Applying.
Job Applications.
Writing an Effective Resume and Cover Letter.
Pre-Employment Background Screenings.
Requesting a Recommendation or Referral.
Section 2: Interviewing.
Job Interviews.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Preparation, Body Language, Proper Attire.
Section 3: Negotiating.
Job Offer.
Salary and Other Considerations.
Managing Multiple Job Offers.
Overview: Keeping A Job or Knowing When It’s Time to Move On.
Section 1: Useful Job Skills.
How to Deal with a Difficult Boss or Colleague.
Stress Management.
Change/Innovation Management.
Maintaining and Refreshing Essential Skills.
Workplace Etiquette.
Section 2: Career Advancement.
Assessing Your Company and Your Role Within It.
Determining a Career Development Plan.
Overcoming Internal Obstacles.
Section 3: Leaving a Job.
Managing Your Professional Online Presence.
Preparing for Job / Career Transition.
Leaving a Job the Right Way.