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Career Trek: The Journey Begins, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Troy Nielson

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Oct 23, 2007

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For courses in Career Exploration or Career Development.

 

Using an engaging adventurer theme, Career Trek emphasizes ways to transform one’s education investment into career success. This book covers essential career management topics such as self-awareness, networking, and resume writing, and goes beyond to discuss the importance of person-job fit and long-term career management strategies. Summaries and hands-on activities accompany each chapter and help readers uncover their own passions and skills. The book’s tone is practical and engaging and its points are amplified by the references to Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SECTION I: TREK OVERVIEW

1.      Finding Your Fit, Passion, and Smile

2.      Destination: A Successful Career

 

SECTION II: BASE CAMP

3.      Who Are You? Career Aspirations and Preferences

4.      What is in Your Pack? Talents, Skills, and Traits

5.      Your Passport: Resume and Cover Letter

6.      Who Is In Your Traveling Party? Networking

7.      Researching the Corporate Terrain

8.      Custom Routes: Entrepreneurial Endeavors and Graduate Glory

 

SECTION III: ASCENDING THE MOUNTAIN

9.    Preparing for and Conducting an Effective Job Search

10.  Preparing for the Interview

11.  Shining in the Interview

12.  Following Up the Interview: Negotiating and Evaluating Job Offers

 

SECTION IV: REACHING THE SUMMIT

13.  Rules for Career Success

14.  Career Decisions

15.  Mentoring and Professional Development

 

Index.

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Career Trek: The Journey Begins, CourseSmart eTextbook
Format: Safari Book

$20.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501253-6