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The Job-Ready Guide: How to Set Yourself Up for Career Success
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Anastasia de Waal
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The Job-Ready Guide: How to Set Yourself Up for Career Success

Anastasia de Waal


Kogan Page Ltd

Careers guidance;
Business studies: general;
Advice on careers & achieving success


248 pages

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To get the career you want, you need to be job-ready. This is your all-in-one guide to understanding what employers want and how to prepare yourself with a personal career plan. From gaining work experience, to mastering essential skills and acing the application process, The Job-Ready Guide is a complete resource for standing out from the crowd and getting a job offer. It shows you how to build a strong CV, write an impressive cover letter, excel at interviews, and cultivate the professionalism that employers want.

Moving from education into the workplace can be a challenge: the world of work demands skills that you may never have had to truly use - or think about - before. The Job-Ready Guide will help you to boost your employability, covering everything you need to prepare for and start a successful career. You'll be able to conduct a systematic job search, learn how to network and develop a personal brand online, as well as hone valuable skills including leadership, teamwork, creativity and problem-solving. A highly practical, hands-on guide, this book is packed with useful features, including interactive exercises to help you in your real life; insider advice from employers; and tips from professionals at different stages in their careers who reveal 'what they wish they'd known'.

By:   Anastasia de Waal
Imprint:   Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780749483258
ISBN 10:   0749483253
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   May 2019
Recommended Age:   From 16 to 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Section - ONE: Setting Yourself Up for Success; Chapter - 01: CV Building; Chapter - 02: Career Planning; Chapter - 03: Work Experience and Internships; Chapter - 04: Further Study; Section - TWO: Developing Job-Ready Skills; Chapter - 05: Leadership and Team Work; Chapter - 06: Communication Skills; Chapter - 07: Creativity and Problem-Solving; Chapter - 08: Industry Knowledge; Section - THREE: Looking for a Job; Chapter - 09: Systematic Job Hunting; Chapter - 10: Understanding What Employers Want; Chapter - 11: Social Media, Personal Branding and Self Promotion; Chapter - 12: Networking; Chapter - 13: Budgeting and Money Skills; Section - FOUR: Applying for a Job; Chapter - 14: Creating a Winning CV; Chapter - 15: Cover Letters and Application Forms; Chapter - 16: Interviews; Chapter - 17: Assessment Centres; Chapter - 18: Giving Presentations; Section - FIVE: Starting a Job; Chapter - 19: Planning and Preparation; Chapter - 20: Getting an Offer; Chapter - 21: Making a Good Impression and Building Positive Relationships; Chapter - 22: 20 Questions About Your First Day Answered; Chapter - 23: Planning Your Next Move

Anastasia de Waal is Director of the Family & Education Unit and Deputy Director at think tank Civitas. A regular contributor to broadcast media, she has also written for major publications such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday. She is the founder of I Can Be, a charitable programme that takes disadvantaged children to visit professionals in their workplaces.

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