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Graduate Career Guidebook, The: Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-Employment
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GRADUATE CAREER GUIDEBOOK, THE: ADVICE FOR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES ON CAREERS OPTIONS, JOBS, VOLUNTEERING, APPLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT

PAPERBACK BY ROOK, STEVEN

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ISBN
9780230391758
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PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
256 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 MAY 2013

DESCRIPTION

At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job - ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: * Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match * Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers * Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

CONTENTS

Preface.- Introduction.- PART I: FINDING YOUR WAY.- 1. Career Planning and Employability.- 2. Choosing a Role.- 3. Planning your Journey.- PART II: THE STEPPING STONES.- 4. Experience and Internships.- 5. Effective Networking.- 6. Further Study.- 7. Taking Time Out.- PART III: GETTING A JOB.- 8. Searching for Graduate Jobs.- 9. Promoting Yourself Effectively.- 10. Targeting Your CV.- 11. Tip-top Application Forms.- 12. Cover Letters That Open Doors.- 13. Impressing at Interviews.- 14. Psychometric Tests.- 15. Passing Assessment Centres.- 16. This Job's For You.- PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP.- 17. Becoming an Entrepreneur.- 18. Getting your Business Started.- 19. Troubleshooting .- 20. Appendices.- 21. Notes.- 22. References.- 23. Index.