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Locating a job takes time, planning, careful research, and dedication. Finding a Job gives readers the tools, resources, and information they need to land their dream job. Readers will learn how to research career options, match their personality with careers, network, write cover letters and resumes, perform well on interviews, and much more. In this time of economic turmoil, this brand-new resource provides readers with practical advice that will give them a valuable head start to finding a job. New to this edition are true-or-false quizzes in every chapter and an up-to-date appendix of helpful Web sites. Chapters include: Who Am I?; Matching Your Personality, Interests, and Skills with a Career; Obtaining Experience Before You Enter the Workforce; Researching Career Options; Networking and Tapping the Hidden Job Market; Writing Effective Cover Letters, Resumes, and Career Portfolios; What to Do Before, During, and After the Job Interview; Assessing a Job Offer; and, You're Hired! Now What?
This is an authoritative career guide for budding artists.Today's artists work in large corporations, schools, theaters, hospitals, museums, and their own homes. Some make their living strictly through their creative works, but most individuals in this field combine their creativity with some sort of technical skill, such as computer design, or specialized training, such as counseling, in order to pursue their career goals. For those who dream of a career as a graphic artist or an art gallery curator, Ferguson Career Coach: Managing Your Career in the Art Industry is packed with essential tips for success in this creative field.The chapters include: Plan for Success; Job Search Strategies; Tools for Success; Getting Your Foot in the Door; Marketing Yourself for Success; and, Succeeding in the Workplace.
The armed forces can open up many career opportunities for students willing to make the commitment. Great Careers with a High School Diploma: Armed Forces takes a look at jobs for which recruits can receive training in the army, navy, air force, coast guard, and Marine Corps. Many of the 11 positions featured in this new career guide lead to careers in the military and experience that can be applied to civilian jobs. Career profiles include: aircraft mechanic; cargo specialist; computer systems specialist; construction equipment operator; cook; finance and accounting specialist; machinist; medical service technician; personnel specialist; security specialist; and, more.
The personal care services, fitness, and education fields are a good fit for students who enjoy providing individualized attention to others' needs. While many of these careers require certification, on-the-job training is often available. For more experienced and motivated workers, some of these careers even have the potential for self-employment. Great Careers with a High School Diploma: Personal Care Services, Fitness, and Education includes 10 careers in these lucrative fields. Career profiles include: cosmetologist; day care assistant; floral designer; funeral attendant; hairstylist; preschool aide; tailor; tattoo and piercing specialist; and, yoga instructor and more.
In today's information age, it is easy to feel bewildered by the vast amount of data that is readily available. The importance of research and knowing how to analyze information is essential in many careers. Research and Information Management, Third Edition helps students learn how to acquire and manage all types of information. Coverage includes the different ways of approaching research and information management with special box features, a new appendix of Web sites, true-or-false quizzes in every chapter, and much more. The chapters include: Welcome to the Information Age; Acquiring Research Skills; Evaluating Information; Now What Do I Do with It?; Creating Effective Presentations and Memos; Making the Presentation Fit the Data; and, Staying Sane in the Information Age.
This is an information-packed resource for students entering the education field.For those who dream of a career in teaching or administration, Ferguson Career Coach: Managing Your Career in Education is packed with essential tips for getting ahead in this burgeoning field. Readers will find practical insights into achieving career success in any area of education they choose. Acting as a personal coach, this practical career guide provides students with advice on making contacts, interviewing, strategies, and much more to excel in a career in this growing industry.The chapters include: Plan for Success; Job Search Strategies; Tools for Success; Getting Your Foot in the Door; Marketing Yourself for Success; Succeeding in the Workplace; and, Succeeding as a Teacher.
This book helps readers navigate their way to a successful job in law enforcement. Ferguson Career Coach: Managing Your Career in Law Enforcement is an essential resource that provides readers with practical insight on a wide range of jobs in law enforcement, including police work, corrections and rehabilitation, loss prevention, risk management, and security. Acting as a personal coach for students who dream of a career in law enforcement or protective services, this new career guide offers a wealth of industry secrets, tips, and basic advice from professionals.The chapters include: Plan for Success; Job Search Strategies; Tools for Success; Getting Your Foot in the Door; Marketing Yourself for Success; Succeeding in the Workplace; and, Succeeding as a Law Enforcement Officer or Special Agent.
Careers in Focus: Computer and Video Game Design, Second Edition covers 20 careers in this fun field.Job profiles include:
High school graduates with a knack for business and customer service might consider entering the fields of sales, marketing, business, or finance. On-the-job training and experience often lead to the promotions and pay raises that make for a satisfying career in any of these fields. This helpful new career guide offers students a glance at nine jobs in sales, marketing, business, and finance that are available upon completion of high school. Career profiles include: account and bill collector; administrative assistant; bank teller; bookkeeper; customer service representative; data entry worker; receptionist; retail associate; shipping/stock clerk; telemarketer; and, more.
A career in the field of food, agriculture, or natural resources is ideal for people who enjoy the outdoors and don't mind getting their hands dirty. The skills needed for these fields can largely be learned on-the-job and students can enter these positions after completing high school. With extra training, many of these jobs can open up into fulfilling careers or even self-employment. This new volume features eight careers in these growing fields. Career profiles include: animal control officer; butcher; farm worker; forest firefighter; greenhouse assistant; groundskeeper; livestock laborer; logging-crew member; nursery/greenhouse assistant; and, more.