50 Ways to Boost Your Employability by Stella CottrellThis engaging book will inspire and motivate students to shape new habits which will boost their employability and prepare them for their next steps. Each of the 50 'Ways' in this book is a starting point, offering suggestions of things to do and think about, alongside opportunities to reflect on, choose and commit to new ideas and actions. It will help students to identify potential opportunities, cultivate the skills that today's employers want, develop 'work-readiness' and make the most of internships and placements. Throughout, students will be encouraged to take action that will put them in a strong position when applying for jobs. This is an ideal resource for students of all levels looking for techniques and tips to help them improve their career prospects.
Call Number: HF5381.6 .C68 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-08
What Color Is Your Parachute? for College by Katharine BrooksA modern guide for students on how to choose a major, create a four-year plan, make the most of your college experience, land an internship, and successfully secure your first job. An indispensable guide for college students, adapted from the world's most popular and bestselling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? What Color Is Your Parachute? for College is the only guide you need for making the most of your college career from start to finish. Based on the bestselling job-hunting system in the world, created by Richard N. Bolles, it covers deciding on a major, designing a four-year plan with your interests and values in mind, creating impactful social media, developing a resume that stands out in a crowd, and making invaluable connections to the workplace. Filled with introspective activities designed to bring out your unique skills and knowledge for interviews, resumes, and cover letters, this book provides easy-to-follow templates, rubrics, and lists to help you create the best possible social media platform, including LinkedIn.You'll discover how to leverage your skills and experiences throughout college to start your future-whether that means landing a meaningful internship (and making the most of it!), finding your first job, continuing on to graduate school, or taking a gap year. Whatever your future plans, What Color Is Your Parachute? for College will get you there.
Call Number: HF5381 .B664 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
Creating a Pathway to Your Dream Career by Tom KucharvyWhat do you want your life to be like when you're 25? 35? 55? Doyou want a job that will feed you and your family or do you wanta career that will be an integral part of your life--a career thatwill feed your passions, enable the lifestyle you choose, and be acontinual source of engagement and pride?But do you really have the luxury of even considering yourdream job in an era in which more than 40 percent of college graduatescan't even get jobs that require college degrees, much lessjobs in their field? Not only should you think about your dreamjob--you owe it to yourself to do so. You just need a plan. This bookwill help you develop that plan by first examining how the careersof the future will differ from those of the past, where these jobsand careers will and won't be, and the range of skills (many ofwhich are not taught in schools) they will require. With this context,it then lays out a three-stage, 20-step plan that will help you:* Objectively assess and develop your skills and align them withyour passions* Assess the career opportunities that will best utilize theseskills in pursuit of your passion* Expand your career options and hedge your bets by identifyingcomplementary "safety careers"* Evaluate your post-high school education options and create aneducation plan that is best suited to you and your career choice* Prioritize the factors you should consider in targeting yourcritical first career-track job and use that job to expand yourlong-term career options
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
You Can Do Anything by George AndersIn a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts. Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In You Can Do Anything, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week. The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.