Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, this indispensable guide will help readers to develop the skills they need to land their dream job. It breaks the career planning process down into manageable steps, from researching roles and gaining work experience to crafting a first-rate CV and impressing at interview. It also includes practical guidance on networking, entrepreneurship and responding to job offers. Packed with reflective activities, top tips for successful applications and real life case studies, it contains everything students need to develop their skills, get their foot in the door and set themselves up for a fulfilling future.
This text will be core reading for students on a wide range of career-related and employability modules. It will also be an invaluable resource for students researching their career options independently.
Red Globe Press
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Series: Macmillan Study Skills
01 May 2013
Preface.- Introduction.- PART I: FINDING YOUR WAY.- 1. Career Planning and Employability.- 2. Choosing a Role.- 3. Planning your Journey.- PART II: THE STEPPING STONES.- 4. Experience and Internships.- 5. Effective Networking.- 6. Further Study.- 7. Taking Time Out.- PART III: GETTING A JOB.- 8. Searching for Graduate Jobs.- 9. Promoting Yourself Effectively.- 10. Targeting Your CV.- 11. Tip-top Application Forms.- 12. Cover Letters That Open Doors.- 13. Impressing at Interviews.- 14. Psychometric Tests.- 15. Passing Assessment Centres.- 16. This Job's For You.- PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP.- 17. Becoming an Entrepreneur.- 18. Getting your Business Started.- 19. Troubleshooting .- 20. Appendices.- 21. Notes.- 22. References.- 23. Index.
Steve Rook has been a student-focused University Careers Adviser for twelve years and has also managed his own successful recruitment company. His extensive professional experience in the UK and Australia combined with years spent travelling the world have informed his unique approach to career planning.
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