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Working in your major : how to find a job when you graduate
Ghilani, Mary E., 1958-
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Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2012]

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xi, 234 pages ; 25 cm
Working in Your Major: How to Find a Job When You Graduate tackles a daunting problem faced by many new grads-successfully finding a job in their area of study after graduation. The book begins by exploring the options available to college graduates and then details effective methods for finding the right job openings; promoting themselves in the job market; acing interviews, both in person and over the phone; and succeeding on the job in their career field. The author highlights the critical factors in every step of the job-hunting process, including searching for openings in your major, using social media, communicating college experience on a resume, understanding what employers are seeking, preparing for employment testing, choosing the right job offer, and thriving in your profession. It provides specific information for job seekers with specific areas of study, enabling new grads to successfully navigate the hiring culture unique to their college major, be it in a technical field or the fine arts
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Job search 101 -- Tell me about yourself -- Create a results-based, value added resume -- Where to look for job openings -- The importance of social networking -- What employers are looking for in your major -- A word about professionalism -- Be prepared for the interview -- Interview like a pro -- Choosing the right job offer -- What to do when you can't find a job -- Surviving your first year on the job -- Ensuring marketability in the future -- Appendix A: Examples of resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn summaries -- Appendix B: Sample job titles and potential employers -- Appendix C: Sample interview questions -- Appendix D: Job search related websites -- Notes -- Index.

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HF5382.7 .G45 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Career

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