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Discover the best jobs for you
Krannich, Ronald L.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Manassas Park, VA : Impact, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HF5382 .K69 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Complete with tests and self-directed exercises, this book addresses the fundamentals central to developing an effective job search. This is the ideal job finding guide for anyone first entering or re-entering the job market or changing jobs and careers. Don't start your job search without first reading this practical guide to career success. Includes information on the 30 fastest growing occupations, 29 online assessment sites, 21 principles of success in job searching, 16 employment trends, and 11 career planning services. Includes self-tests and exercises.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 Do First Things Firstp. 1
Love What You Do, Do What You Lovep. 1
Finding Your Best Jobp. 2
Get Ready For Your Futurep. 3
Find the Best Jobsp. 3
Discover a Job "Fit" For Youp. 5
Get Organized For Successp. 6
Deterministic/Predestination Approachp. 7
Self-Transformation Approachp. 9
Where Do You Go From Here?p. 11
Discover the Best Jobs For Youp. 12
Chapter 2 Identify the Best Jobs For Tomorrowp. 13
What Are the Jobs?p. 13
Beware of Changing Occupational Profilesp. 14
Expect Job Growth in Most Occupationsp. 16
Examine Growing and Declining Occupationsp. 22
Determine "The Best" Jobs For Youp. 29
Look For Exciting New Occupations in the Futurep. 32
Consider the Implications of Future Trends For Youp. 33
Chapter 3 Test Your Careering Competenciesp. 36
Careering Competenciesp. 36
Adding It Upp. 37
Chapter 4 Get Organized For Successp. 40
An Empowerment Processp. 40
Find Jobs and Change Careersp. 41
Understand the Career Development Processp. 42
Organize and Sequence Your Job Searchp. 46
Chapter 5 Seek Professional Assistance When Necessaryp. 49
Options and Potential Pitfallsp. 49
Alternative Employment Servicesp. 51
Where to Look For Helpp. 56
Choose the Bestp. 58
Chapter 6 Alternative Choices and the Right "Fit"p. 59
Alternative Approachesp. 60
Beware of Underlying Assumptionsp. 61
A Job-Targeted Approachp. 63
Ask the Right Questionsp. 64
Chapter 7 What You Do Well: Your Skills and Abilitiesp. 66
Know Your Skillsp. 66
Types of Skillsp. 67
Your Strengthsp. 69
Ask the Right Questionsp. 69
Functional/Transferable Skillsp. 70
Identify Your Skillsp. 73
Checklist Methodp. 74
Skills Mapp. 74
Autobiography of Accomplishmentsp. 75
Computerized Assessment Systemsp. 75
Online Exercises, Tests, and Inventoriesp. 76
Chapter 8 What You Enjoy Doing: Your Interests and Valuesp. 77
Interests and the "Aha" Effectp. 77
Work Valuesp. 83
Computerized Assessment Systemsp. 90
Your Future As Objectivesp. 90
Chapter 9 Identify Your Motivated Abilities and Skillsp. 91
What's Your MAS?p. 91
The Skills Mapp. 92
Autobiography of Accomplishmentsp. 94
Motivated Skills Exercisep. 94
Other Alternativesp. 10
Benefit From Redundancyp. 101
Bridging Your Past and Futurep. 101
Chapter 10 Beyond Self-Knowledge to Self-Transformationp. 103
Why Limit Yourself?p. 103
From Self-Assessment to Self-Transformationp. 104
Changep. 105
Breakthrough Thinkingp. 105
The Art of Being Unrealisticp. 106
Learning New Abilities and Skillsp. 109
Never Settle For Your Pastp. 109
Acquiring More Education and Trainingp. 110
Become an Informed Consumerp. 116
Know How to Finance Your Futurep. 120
Compare Costs and Performance Optionsp. 122
Beware of Mythsp. 122
Chapter 11 Set Goals and Specify Your Objectivep. 124
Goals and Objectivesp. 124
Examine Your Past, Present, and Futurep. 125
Project Yourself Into the Futurep. 127
State a Functional Objectivep. 143
Chapter 12 Alternative Jobs and Careersp. 146
Linkage Systemsp. 146
Computer Programsp. 155
Conduct Researchp. 156
Target Organizationsp. 161
Contact Individualsp. 163
Network For Information, Advice, and Referralsp. 164
Chapter 13 Use Time and Plan Effectivelyp. 165
When in Doubt, Take Purposeful Actionp. 165
Use Time Wiselyp. 166
Plan to Take Actionp. 170
Chapter 14 Develop Strategies For Successp. 173
Chapter 15 Online Career Assessment Resourcesp. 177
Online Career Resourcesp. 177
Online Inventories and Testsp. 180
Indexp. 191
The Authorsp. 193
Career Resourcesp. 194