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How to get a job and keep it : career and life skills you need to succeed
Morem, Susan.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Ferguson Pub. Co., [2002]

Physical Description:
iv, 262 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HF5382.7 .M645 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This guide is designed to help students understand the realities of the working world. It takes readers step by step through the job search and interview process, examining how to prepare, what to do and what not to do in a job interview and how to follow up.

Author Notes

Susan Morem is a nationally recognized career and workplace expert. She is the President of Premier Presentation, Inc.



Employers look for employees who will not only survive but will also thrive in the job they are hired to do. From the time when one first submits a resume to the months or even years after one has started a job, there are things that can be done to improve the chances of being noticed. Standouts in their jobs understand a few basics about presenting themselves in a positive way, communicating their ideas effectively, and completing tasks efficiently in the workplace. For the most part, the daily work habits that contribute to their success are easy to learn and require little extra effort. How to Get a Job and Keep It is a step-by-step guide to the job search and interview process. Covered here are the keys to successful employment, including interview do's and don'ts, body language, preparation and follow-up, and how to make a good impression the first day on the job and thereafter. Written by Susan Morem, this book helps readers understand the realities of the working world, gives them a valuable edge on their competition, and shows them how to make the transition to the professional workplace. Topics covered include the first day on the job, habits of successful people, appearance, communication skills, customer service, and more. Excerpted from How to Get a Job and Keep It by Susan Morem All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Section I Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Jobp. 5
Chapter 1 How to Find and Land a Jobp. 7
Chapter 2 Putting Yourself on Paperp. 37
Chapter 3 Interview Dos and Don'tsp. 55
Section II You've Landed a Job, Now What?p. 87
Chapter 4 Your First Day on the Jobp. 89
Chapter 5 Habits of Successful Peoplep. 111
Chapter 6 Appearance Countsp. 137
Chapter 7 Communication Skillsp. 167
Chapter 8 Customer Servicep. 191
Chapter 9 Sticky Situationsp. 213
Chapter 10 Office Erratap. 233
Afterwordp. 249
Indexp. 255