A straightforward guide that teaches students how to market their job skills before they graduate. The guide is based on interviews with employers, employed college grads, and more.
It’s not all about GPA! The keys to finding the right job are: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. Begin your professional journey with these ten easy steps, today!
The Bases of Competence explains what skills and competencies students need to succeed in today’s workplace. The authors identify four distinct skill combinations most desired by employers--Managing Self, Communicating, Managing People and Tasks, and Mobilizing Innovation and Change; all of which serve to bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work.
The Bound-for-Career Guidebook views career identification and progression as part of a larger process--the career development process. Central to the book’s message is that all workforce members must possess the ability to learn new practices and adapt to change. The Bound-for-Career Guidebook, with its information and exercises, will point you in the direction of opportunities and options that are realistic, desirable, and achievable.
Authors Tori Randolph Terhune and Betsy A. Hays show readers what they can do in college to successfully prepare for future employment in Land Your Dream Career. The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for using time on campus to start building a career, without focusing on grades or papers. The 11 steps include tips about how students can become experts in their fields, build their brand, get involved in and outside the classroom, allow for wiggle room, network, follow the 75/25 rule (75% thinking, 25% doing) and use social networking and blogging, to launch their career.
From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents' anxiety and prepare their college-educated student to land a good job after graduation. There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions--Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want.
Have you been asked The Question? You know the one. "What are you going to do with that major?" Inevitably this unleashes waves of anxiety. But take heart --Your major does not equal your job! The job-finding process doesn't have to be one more burden. All you have to do is pay attention. Embrace the chaos. Think. Create maps. Celebrate your education. Consider possible lives. Tell stories. And start wandering. Wisely, of course.