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The job hunting guide : transitioning from college to career

Author: Ronald L Krannich; Caryl Rae Krannich
Publisher: Manassas Park, Va. : Impact Publications, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Krannich; Caryl Rae Krannich
ISBN: 1570231885 9781570231889
OCLC Number: 51585909
Notes: Plymouth State University notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A season for everything --
An important transition --
New skills for success --
No one to help you --
The great disconnect --
90 days and you're out! --
12 months and you may be history --
Your crash course to success --
What's your hiring I.Q.? --
Resources for organizing your future --
Cramming for success --
2. Do first things first --
Forget the trendy generation talk --
Find the right job proactively --
15 mistakes job seekers make --
Seven steps to job search success --
Organize a 90-day plan for success --
Seek assistance --
Alternative career services --
Meet the new career advisor --
Locate a certified career professional --
Consider an internship --
Your CampusCareerCenter connection --
Important prerequisites for success --
3. Specify your motivated abilities and skills (MAS) --
What can this stranger do for me? --
Show me the evidence --
Identify your skills --
More self-assessment techniques --
Computerized assessment systems --
Online assessment options --
Recommended self-assessment books --
Make discovering your MAS a top priority --
4. Discover your interests and values --
Vocational interests --
Work values --
Computerized programs and online services --
Your future as objectives --
5. Formulate an employer-oriented objective --
The next step --
Goals and objectives --
Analyze your past, view your future --
So what should a new grad do? --
Focus on employers' needs --
Be purposeful and realistic --
State manageable goals --
Incorporate your dreams --
Talk the language of employers --
Three steps to setting realistic goals --
State an employer-oriented objective --
Gurus and goal setting resources. 6. Conduct research --
Investigate job and career alternatives --
Target organizations --
Be an opportunist, find a company that's right for you --
Contact individuals --
Ask the right questions --
Identify the right community --
Know what's really important --
7. Create winning resumes and letters --
Communicate positive images --
A love-hate relationship --
Missing the point --
Myths and promising realities --
Resume writing mistakes --
Production, distribution, and follow-up errors --
Types of resumes --
Structuring resume content --
Producing drafts --
Evaluating the final product --
Final production --
Job search letters --
Basic preparation rules --
Types of letters --
Distribution and management --
Responding to classified ads --
Effective job seekers follow through --
Self-initiated methods --
Useful books and software --
Online writing assistance and services --
Resume blasting services --
Tooting your horn with focus --
Resume examples --
Letter examples --
8. Network your way to a great job --
Advertised and hidden job markets --
Are you a savvy networker? --
Focus on getting interviews --
Prospecting and networking --
Communicate your qualifications --Develop networks --
Prospect for leads --
Handle and minimize rejections --
Be honest and sincere --
Practice the 5R's of informational interviewing --
Approach key people --
Conduct the interview well --
Telephone for job leads --
Key networking books --
Internet resources for networking --
Network your way to job success. 9. Interview for jobs and offers --
Stressful times --
What's your interview quotient (I.Q.?) --
interview sins and knockouts --
Behavioral and Internet trends --
Interview for the job --
A communication focus --
Answer questions --
Take your briefcase with you to the interview --
Prepare for objections and negatives --
Encounter behavior-based questions --
Develop strong storytelling skills --
Face illegal questions --
Ask questions --
Appear likable --
Close the interview --
Always remember to follow up --
References : what you need to know --
Useful interviewing resources --
The face-to-face encounter --
10. Negotiate your best salary and benefits --
Most salaries are negotiable --
Consider your financial future --
Prepare for the salary question --
Time the salary question well --
Handle the salary question with tact --
Reach common ground and agreement --
Consider benefits with care --
Offer a renegotiation option --
Take time before accepting --
Know and stress your value --
Use the right resources --
11. Turn your job into a great career --
Neither a student nor a professional --
Take more positive actions --
Tales and lessons from the working world --
Be alert to changing job requirements --
Beware of office politics --
Conduct an annual career check-up --
Use job-keeping and advancement strategies --
Assess and change when necessary --
Revitalize your job --
12. Government, nonprofit, and international jobs --
Public and international arenas --
Government and law enforcement jobs --
Nonprofit opportunities --
International jobs and careers --
13. CompusCareerCenter's Employer Network.
Other Titles: Campus career center's job hunting guide
Campuscareercenter's job hunting guide
Responsibility: Ronald L. Krannich, Caryl Rae Krainnich.
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