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Career Counselling And Guidance In The Workplace: A Manual For Career Development Practitioners gives a comprehensive overview of career counselling and guidance services, practices, tools and techniques for career development practitioners in South Africa. The third edition of this leading textbook has been extensively updated to reflect research and theory in career development theory and intervention that apply to the 21st Century organisational context.
Through hints, tips and anecdotal advice Laurence French provides a practical guide to the day-to-day aspects of supply teaching to help make this important school role more enjoyable and fulfilling.
Covering jobs from IT and the NHS to apprenticeships and government jobs, give students a head start with this impressive guide to career choices. The only annually updated careers directory, this well-established school library staple is now in its 17th edition. With in-depth job profiles that highlight essential requirements and conditions of the role, students are given a comprehensive overview so they can find a job that is a good fit for them.
What are you doing today to make your dream future come true? We all have big ambitions for the future but those dreams only become reality if we do something towards them regularly. To achieve audacious goals, we need to take action and make small changes every day. We need to think big and act small. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioural science, Dr Grace Lordan offers immediate actionable solutions and tips that will help you get closer to your dream future, every day. Focusing on six key areas - your time, goal planning, self-narratives, other people, your environment, and resilience - Dr Lordan reveals practical, science-backed hacks that will help you get ahead. Each chapter introduces us to behavioural science concepts like the 'halo effect', 'confirmation bias', 'affect heuristic' and the 'ostrich effect', to help you better understand yourself and others, so that you can get the most out of your career. Whether you fantasise about changing industry, landing that big promotion, writing a screenplay or setting up your own company, Think Big creates a clear pathway to the future you want now. Some of the things you'll learn include how to: * Overcome a fear of failure and throw yourself at opportunity * Craft the optimum environment for work and give yourself ample time for tasks * Rewrite self-narratives and tackle imposter syndrome * Watch out for other people's biases and stop them from holding you back Think Big provides a practical framework to keep you moving in the right direction towards any goal. It will help you get out of your own way and propel you on the path to success, transforming you from dreamer to doer!
For courses in Career/Workforce Readiness, Capstone and Internship/Externship related coursework, Human Relations, Professional and Career Development and Resume, Job Search and Interview Skills. Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success extends beyond a typical resume/job search text to seamlessly emphasize the relationship between resume development, job search skills, and human relations. Developed with input from industry leaders, it addresses topics students need to know when transitioning from campus to the workplace using case examples, activities, exercises, online video, and an interactive website. Updated to reflect the latest in technology tools and the business climate, this third edition sets the standard by skillfully merging self-management topics, workplace basics, relationships and career planning tools. TECHNOLOGY OFFERING: MyStudentSuccessLab is available with this book upon request. It is an online solution designed to help students 'Start strong, Finish stronger' by building skills for ongoing personal and professional development. Go to http: //mystudentsuccesslab.com/mssl3 for a Point and Click DEMO of the Time Management module
Appropriate as a guide book for college or professional career development courses, including Career Development. In this Third Edition of Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide, students will be introduced to the world of personal assessment, personal marketing, and job search know-how. A new focus for the third edition is self-marketing. By using this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide, students will gain a clearer focus on their own abilities, their career desires, and goals for the future. Readers of this book will learn how to launch their own personal marketing campaign, and how to develop the all-important tools necessary for a successful job search in this competitive and often complex world. In addition, students will understand what it takes to be successful after they get the job.
Are you stuck in a career rut? Are your former peers progressing ahead of you? Are you doing all the hard work but getting none of the rewards? Are you wondering what everyone else seems to know that you don't? Asking for a promotion ranks high on the list of life's most anxiety-inducing activities. Putting yourself out there to higher-ups can be intimidating, and competition can be fierce, especially in the current economic climate. And, of course, what if they say no? But it's also one of the most important things you can do for your career. If you want to move forward in your company or field, promotions are part of the game and they won't just be handed to you - you have to work - and ask - for them. Ready to take that next step? Penguin Experts Series: Get Promoted will give you everything you need to know before the big conversation.
Want to kill it at your job interview in the tech industry? Want to win that coding competition? Learn all the algorithmic techniques and programming skills you need from two experienced coaches, problem setters, and jurors for coding competitions. The authors highlight the versatility of each algorithm by considering a variety of problems and show how to implement algorithms in simple and efficient code. Readers can expect to master 128 algorithms in Python and discover the right way to tackle a problem and quickly implement a solution of low complexity. Classic problems like Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm and Knuth-Morris-Pratt's string matching algorithm are featured alongside lesser known data structures like Fenwick trees and Knuth's dancing links. The book provides a framework to tackle algorithmic problem solving, including: Definition, Complexity, Applications, Algorithm, Key Information, Implementation, Variants, In Practice, and Problems. Python code included in the book and on the companion website.
These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have! In clear, practical chapters, job search expert Rupert French shows you how to adopt a pro-active, 'self-employed' approach that builds self-esteem and promotes a time-efficient, self-managed job search program. Learn how to: concentrate on no more than two or three job leads at any one time use proven marketing techniques to win good jobs write resumes that grab the employer's interest in the first few sentences find jobs before they are advertised build an effective job search network use social media to support your job search maintain a positive self-image effectively prepare for a job interview. Older workers are vital to the workplace; they have skills, reliability and a sense of responsibility that can only be gained through experience. How to Get a Good Job After 50 explains how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers, turning your age into an advantage. Covering all aspects of the job search, this is the essential guide to taking control of your career with expertise and confidence. Follow French's tried and tested recipe for success to find an inspiring, fulfilling job in record time!
To date, academics, practitioners and students in South Africa interested in career psychology have had to rely largely on textbooks from the US and Europe. However, politics, economics and prevailing social conditions have had a major influence on the nature, form and direction of this field in South Africa, and while many of these are excellent references, they understandably focus on issues relevant to their own environment. Career psychology in the South African context examines historical and state-of-the-art career practices in career psychology, particularly in relation to conditions in this country. Career psychology in the South African context provides descriptive and critical analyses of career theories and current thought on career development, referring to many published articles both in South Africa and abroad. It gives a South African perspective on the process of career choice, and considers which aspects of overseas practice can be applied locally and which aspects require further research. Additional chapters in this edition include life design, unemployment and the influence of poverty on career choice. Career psychology in the South African context is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as career practitioners, psychologists, educationists and teacher-counsellors.
Career Counselling: Techniques that work is a much-needed introductory text for all practitioners involved in primary, secondary and tertiary education, psychology and social work. It is also suitable for corporate coaches, academics, researchers, scholars and students interested in becoming familiar with career construction counselling for life designing. A unique feature of the title is that the work of an extensive range of international experts (theorists, researchers and practitioners) has been brought together in one publication. Representing the main schools of thought in career counselling today, this title identifies and reflects the growing global interest in innovative approaches to career counselling and, more particularly, Mark Savickas's career-story interview technique for career construction counselling. Career counselling: Techniques that work was inspired, firstly, by the ground-breaking work of and global response to Mark Savickas' publications and workshops on the life style approach to career counselling. Secondly, it was motivated by the increased emphasis on career counselling in training institutions. The contributors collectively meld traditional and contemporary traditions in the field of career counselling in this accessible, hands-on text that can be used to design the future lives of persons of all ages.
'An invaluable guide to surviving professional life. Cate Sevilla is insightful, inventive and so supportive' Viv Groskop 'Entertaining and practical; moving and funny and, most importantly, a helping hand from someone who's been through it' Emma Gannon, Sunday Times bestselling author 'A timely and provocative book that is at once empathetic about the challenges work presents and empowering on how to overcome them' Bruce Daisley, author of The Joy of Work Bosses are maddening. Colleagues are profoundly irritating. And balancing family and work is daunting. So how do we balance success with sanity? How do we progress without burning out? Whether you're drowning in a toxic working environment, battling burnout, recovering from redundancy, or just struggling to figure out what you actually want from your career, I'm here to help coach you through the shittiness of your work day, and help you shift your relationship with your career. Having worked at giant corporations like Google (where my days consisted of aggressive bosses, complimentary pastries and lots of tears) and scrappy start-ups like The Pool (where I was Editor-in-Chief when it all went pear-shaped), I've been through a lot of stressful and downright ridiculous work situations that have given me a lot of insight and experience into the wider problems with modern work, but more crucially, how we can help ourselves in this broken system. Drawing from lessons learned in my own career and interviews with career experts, as well as individuals from different industries and levels of experience, How to Work Without Losing Your Mind is a relatable and reassuring guide to the messy, stressful and sometimes bizarre side of work that we simply don't talk about enough. It's your tonic after a long hard working week, where you've ugly cried with your colleagues and are exhausted from endless video calls - and are wondering what the hell to do next. I can't fix your job, but I can absolutely help you decide how best to deal with it (even if that means quitting).
Career Planning and Job Searching in the Information Age answers key questions for today?s providers of career-planning and job-searching information. Librarians and career development professionals'concerns--such as cost-effective use of the Internet, the reliability and integrity of electronic resources, and successful search strategies--are addressed in this comprehensive collection. In this follow-up to Library Services for Career Planning, Job Searching and Employment Opportunities (1992), real-life methods used by information providers to reduce costs and improve quality of service through a better understanding of today?s technology and audience needs and expectations are shown. Readers learn about: issues and ethics in the electronic environment job searches conducted on the World Wide Web a university placement office?s gopher site for 24-hour access to job information a university library and career service department?s collaboration on job search seminars how a public library fit electronic job searching into its mission an alumnae network?s evolution into a national career development organizationCareer Planning and Job Searching in the Information Age presents a broad base of knowledge from which readers are launched into tightly focused case studies offering details on how to deal with the issues of technology and service. This book makes it clear that in the ever-changing world of information technology, there is little room for the status quo. Professionals who don't learn about electronic resources risk missing out on a wealth of up-to-the-minute information that is infinitely useful to patrons planning a career or searching for a job. Library professionals just beginning to address these issues, professionals already possessing a general knowledge of these issues, and students of library science and career development will all benefit from this collection.
Take the fear out of your interview and never be stuck for the right answer to even the toughest questions with The Interview Question and Answer Book.
'What can I do with a degree in theater?' Whether you want to perform Shakespeare under the spotlight, design lighting for TV spots, or teach set design to college students, a theater degree offers a medley of career options. With all the flexibility the field offers, the challenge is to find a focus that fits your personality and preferences. "Great Jobs for Theater Majors" helps you do just that. Designed to help you put your major to work, this handy guide covers both the basics of a job search as well as detailed profiles of possible careers in your field. From stage or film actor to lighting professional to costume designer, you'll explore a variety of job options for theater majors - including many you never knew existed - to determine the best fit for your personal, professional, and practical needs.In this updated edition, you'll find: thorough explanations of job-search basics such as crafting resumes, writing cover letters, and interviewing dos and don'ts; revealing self-assessments to help determine your best professional fit; investigative tools to help you uncover those jobs that will make the most of your major; networking tips to get your face out in the field and your foot in the door before the resume is even sent; true-life tales from practicing professionals who detail what daily life on the job is really like; up-to-date statistics on earnings, advancement, and the overall career outlook, along with regional salary comparisons; and, resources for further information, including journals, professional associations, and online resources. With the information and inspiration packed into "Great Jobs for Theater Majors", you'll discover how to explore your professional options, target your ideal career, and use your college major as an asset in landing your dream job.
This book presents more than 100 surefire cover letters for every career path and job market. You have a solid resume, sterling references, and a gung-ho attitude. But in today's hurry-up, hyper-competitive business climate, anything less than a dynamite cover letter buys your resume a one-way ticket to the "circular file." Don't panic: this book shows you how to craft slam-dunk letters guaranteed to get interviewers to sit up and take notice. Whether you're writing your first cover letter or dusting off an old one, "Slam Dunk Cover Letters" arms you with everything you need to ensure that your resume gets read. Mark Rowh demystifies the process by answering all your questions about cover letters specifically, and job hunting in general. He debunks common cover letter myths. And, with the help of dozens of annotated examples of winning and losing cover letters he helps you hone your ability to critically assess your own writing.Thoroughly revised and updated for the Internet Age, this second edition of the best selling guide arms you with: 100 samples of sure-fire cover letters covering an array of career paths; worksheets for gathering and organizing vital information; expert guidance on structure, style, and grammar; numerous letter formats; tips on how to customize your letters; valuable self-marketing tips guaranteed to give you an unbeatable edge; and up-to-the-minute information on how to make cover letters Internet-friendly, job-hunt sites, Internet etiquette, and more.
The only career series designed expressly to turn passions into paychecks!
These inspiring books let career explorers look at the job market through the unique lens of their own interests. Each book reveals dozens of ways to pursue a passion and make a living--including the training and education needed to polish hobbies and interests into satisfying careers.
Faith Popcorn has been called "America's most highly regarded trends forecaster" (Newsday). She first identified the concepts of Cocooning, Female Think and Icon Toppling; predicted the fall of New Coke; and has helped create and market many of America's most successful new products. Her astonishingly accurate predictions are an invaluable asset to the American business world, and Clicking, which sold over 100,000 copies in hardcover, appeared on bestseller lists ranging from the New York Times and USA Today to the Chicago Tribune and Business Week.
Now Popcorn, coauthor Lys Marigold, and Popcorn's company, BrainReserve, share even more of their remarkable insights about how we will conduct our businesses and live our lives in the future. Clicking is about positioning one's business, and one's self, to be poised to take the fullest advantage of upcoming trends. Loaded with telling anecdotes and inspiring examples, packed with ideas, products and people who have successfully mastered trends, or "clicked," this up-to-the minute revised report (including a major trend not identified in the hardcover) reveals the shape of the future.
For students taking courses in career counseling. A comprehensive survey of career development that emphasizes technology, cross-cultural issues, practical application, and the global economy. Written by a leading expert in the field, this text covers all aspects of career counseling and career development in both the private and public sectors. The only book of its kind that emphasizes multicultural considerations and a global perspective, this text offers students the most complete and compelling look at the identification and use of occupational information and appraisal devices - in an array of environments and for all demographic groups. The newly revised and newly organized edition of Career Information, Career Counseling and Career Development focuses on technology in career development, free and low-cost career development strategies, and the impact of the recent recession on the job market.
This top-selling text presents theories, assessments, planning tools, resources, and technologies relevant to modern career development. With four chapters devoted to career development in educational settings, this book analyzes the aspects of career development interventions for the elementary, middle and high school, higher ed, and community audiences. Also provided are strategies for implementing career counseling techniques and creating and designing career development programs.
Identifying your key skills and experience is integral to finding your perfect job. This practical guide helps you locate your strengths and weaknesses, in turn giving you the insight and confidence needed to start your dream career. Understand what career is best suited to you Convert academic achievements into employability advantages Develop a plan for success. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.
This practical guide is packed with targeted guidance on navigating each aspect of the interview process, from planning for an interview to creating a strong first impression, so that students can approach interviews with confidence. It shows students how to identify their skills and how best to communicate these to employers through hands-on activities which encourage students to practise crafting answers to common questions and create strategies for dealing with difficult ones. It also features a chapter dedicated to telephone, video and Skype interviews, complete with sample questions and preparation checklists. Insights from recruiters and real-life experiences of other candidates demonstrate the dos and don'ts at different stages of the process. This book is ideal for use on personal development and career planning modules, and also for use by students or graduates as a standalone career planning resource.
The world is changing. Education is changing, but careers and university advice isn't, and more than that it hasn't for the last 30 years. The teachers we are entrusting with our children's futures lack the essential skills and experience to competently advise them - a view that is also held by employers, Ofsted, The Department for Education, The Sutton Trust, and other think-tanks. Is Your School Lying to You? Get The Career You Want. Get The Life You Deserve. is the complete, comprehensive 'how to' academic and careers guide aimed at every student considering their options. It is for anyone who is struggling with their decisions, those who want some clear advice about what they should be doing and when, or those who know exactly what they want but aren't sure how to go about it. In fact, it's aimed at every student who cares about their future. This book offers real world insights about how to identify what you really want from your life, how to plot your academic journey and its impact on your career prospects, how to write your personal statement or CV, advice from successful people from a variety of industries, best practice for interviews, work experience, internships and a host of other critical skills to help achieve your goals - even if you don't know what those goals might yet be.
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