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Job Searcher's Handbook, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Carolyn R. Robbins

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 26, 2009

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For courses in Job Search Techniques (Skills), Career Development, and Career Skills.


This text is designed to provide simple, step by step instructions to help the student through the entire job search process. Completely up-to-date, this edition offers more information on the global workplace environment, electronic resumes, and Internet resources than any other text on the market.  Its easy to follow, direct approach makes this text an effective tool for the job search. Hands-on exercises allow students to determine their individual needs, skills, and direction for securing the job that is right for them; sequentially-arranged chapters guide instructors in a logical process to the successful completion of a course.

Table of Contents

1. Taking Inventory.

    Personal Values

    Values Mountain


    Interests, Wants, Needs

    Success Through Goal Setting

2. Documenting Yourself. 
   Resume Preparation

    Resume Styles

    Writing the First Draft

    The Final Draft

    Functional Skills Inventory

    Sample Resumes

    Cover Letters

    Follow-up Letters

    The Application for Employment


3. Organizing and Planning.



4. Interviewing Made Almost Easy.

    How Not to Interview

    Successful Interview Preparation

    Benefits You Can Sell to the Employer

   The Bottom Line

    How Interviews are Conducted

    What Employers are Really Looking For

    Conduct in the Interview

    Questions You Could be Asked and How to Answer

    Your Turn to Question

    Legal and Illegal Pre-Employment Questions


5. Closing the Job Search Process

   Getting and Keeping the Job

    Keeping the Job



·         Postal Service Guidelines

·         Figuring Monthly Income and Expenses

·         Monthly Income and Expense Form

·         Post-Interview Self Evaluation

·         Attire/Grooming Tips

·         Sample I-9 Form

·         Sample Resumes and Cover Letters

·         Works consulted

·         Index

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$23.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501614-5