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Whether you are a new student interested in how majors relate to specific careers or someone looking to make a career change, you must first identify your interests and skills to make a well–informed decision.
Career Choice Resources
Seven Steps to a Successful Career by
This book is written as a series of FAQs and builds upon real student experiences. Designed to help the modern student it offers pragmatic, jargon-free advice which will help you to move forward into a successful job application or career change. Key features of the book include: Advice from current students, graduates and employers Exercises designed to provide a 'quick fix' when faced with challenges, checklists enabling you to record progress as you move through sections or tasks and practical steps you can take to sustain momentum as you move through your studies. This is a guide to making the most of your skills, beating the competition and getting your ideal job.
Best Jobs for the 21st Century by
This book gives readers the inside scoop on jobs projected to experience the fastest growth, the greatest opportunity, and the best earnings through 2018, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. This informative resource examines a wide range of industries, including computers, education, engineering, finance, food, health care, and more, as well as job opportunities at various levels of skill and education. Each job article describes the job duties; required education, training, and skills; expected earnings; and much more.
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by
A practical career guide for creatively inclined job seekers of all ages, with tips and counsel on how to use their independent and innovative talents and passions to make money, express themselves, and find a job they love. Includes descriptions of more than 270 creative jobs, from the mainstream (architect, web designer) to the unexpected (crossword-puzzle maker, police sketch artist). With knowledgeable career guidance, real-life success stories, and eye-opening self-evaluation tools The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People helps unique individuals find work that supports and compliments their personalities and passions."
Top 100 Careers for College Graduates, Seventh Edition by
Explore 100 careers, assess which ones match your skills, and get the job you want quickly with this authoritative resource. In one time-saving volume, job seekers and students find everything they need to research careers; learn about pay, outlook, education, and skills needed for the 100 jobs; match their personal skills to the jobs; and take seven steps to land a good job in less time. This book provides thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of 100 major jobs for people with bachelor's and higher degrees. Each description is about two-to-three pages long and written as an easy-to-read narrative.
Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree (e-book) by
Many jobs without a four-year degree are growing. Explore 100 careers that don't require a bachelor's degree, assess which ones match your skills, and get the job you want quickly with this authoritative resource. In one time-saving volume, job seekers and students find everything they need to research careers; learn about pay, outlook, education, and skills for the 100 jobs; match their personal skills to the jobs; and take seven steps to land a good job in less time.
100 Fastest-Growing Careers (e-book) by
100 Fastest-Growing Careers is an extensive volume that provides information about pay, outlook, education, and skills needed to obtain some of the most promising jobs in the world of work. With this comprehensive book, readers explore 100 in-demand jobs, assess which ones match their skills, and learn seven quick steps for getting the job they want. As part of JIST's Top Careers series, this book provides thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of today's fastest-growing jobs. New content for this edition includes updated descriptions and data from the U.S. Department of Labor and an at-a-glance 'Projections Data' table through 2018 for each job. The Job-Match Grid and the 'Quick Job Search' section have also been updated.
150 Best Jobs for the Military-To-Civilian Transition (e-book) by
Choose a Rewarding Civilian Job That Suits You As a veteran, you bring valuable skills and work habits to the civilian job market. But which job would be a good fit for your needs and interests? This book points you toward the best-paying, most rapidly expanding jobs that are actually held by recent vets. The 150 best jobs are organized by earnings, growth, education, personality type, and much more.
The Sequel by
Making a career change? Don't start over! Redirect your career using what you already know. This new book explains how to leverage your knowledge, experience, and education in a fresh direction. Dr. Laurence Shatkin opens your eyes to many options in promising fields available to people with your background and traits. You'll gain new perspectives on valuing your work history while redefining your career path. You've invested time in your career, so make the most of this knowledge by rerouting instead of restarting.
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Here are just a few of the services offered to get you launched in your career:
- Exploration tools for your major and career choices.
- Tutorials to help you prepare cover letters, resumes, and personal webpages, as well as tips for interviews.
- Staff at all six campuses for personal career counseling appointments. (See policy.)
- A list of companies offering internships, coops, and jobs and ways you can apply.
- Job fairs for recruiters and candidates to meet.
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