Whether you're 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to the perennial question, 'What do I want to be when I grow up?' Using real-life stories and techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping, this book helps you learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life custom designed by you.
Crisis at Work examines the impact work, as a precarious entity, has on the intimate and intrapersonal lives of individuals. It examines how we negotiate our identities, the trade-offs we make, and how we achieve greater meaning and fulfilment when our productive lives fail to sustain and fulfil.
Suitable for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences, this book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist.
Every job hunter needs an impressive CV that describes their educational and professional history. This title provides sample CVs for job seekers of different abilities applying for various types of work.
When employees are made redundant they often have no idea about their rights, how to negotiate a severance package or get compensation and how to move on afterwards to a new job. This title takes you through what can often be a traumatic time, with step by step advice on establishing where you stand legally, planning future options, and more.
This title is split into three parts. The first part deals with the basics of meeting and greeting communications, the second looks at problem solving and verbal communications. Finally part three deals with team work, and managing your boss, your customers and yourself.
Presenting in a job interview can be incredibly daunting. Candidates often lack the confidence and skills so they fail to do themselves justice and impress the panel. This title takes you through the whole process of planning and making a presentation as part of a job interview and helps you to understand what employers are looking for.
Explores the theory, research and practice of career counselling from a British perspective. Divided into two parts, this book provides a comprehensive account of theories of career development and career counselling and their implications for practice. Taking a critical approach, it also shows how research informs our understanding of the field.
Careers Guidance in Context re-evaluates the concept of 'a career' in the light of economic restructuring, globalization and the growth of information technology. It draws together up-to-date theories about guidance work and debates the importance of integrating theory and practice.
Shows you how to portray professionalism and confidence and take control of the interview process. Breaking the process down into accessible steps, this title identifies the ways in which you can prepare for an interview, providing example questions and advice on how to answer them.
How do you make sure that you pitch yourself properly and ensure your job application is more successful than those of others in the candidate pool? This book holds the answer. It demonstrates how they would be useful to your prospective employer on your application form or letter.
World renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning" is one of the most important books of modern times. This book applies Frankl's philosophy and therapeutic approach to life and work in the 21st Century, detailing seven principles for increasing your capacity to deal with life work challenges.
Based on the authors' research on research groups, and on their experience as Head of Department, Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor, this book provides advice for younger academics making their way in the system, and for more senior people who need to mentor research staff, build research groups and shape research-led careers.
After you Graduate is for students who are about to enter the world of work or those looking for a change in career direction. It takes the anxiety out of career choice and job-hunting and answers frequently-asked questions.
Offers a source of information for those seeking careers information. This book contains discussions of various possible careers, with advice on education, training and employment issues. It is intended for who are just starting out after college or returning to work as well as those looking for a full or part-time position.
Written specifically to help students make informed choices about their future, this book covers such topics as: identifying a career path that interests you; the worldwide opportunities open to engineering graduates; staying motivated and pursuing your goals; networking and self-promotion; and, making the transition from scholar to worker.
Helps students studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. This work covers topics such as: identifying career paths that interest you; seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations; staying motivated and pursuing your goals; networking and self-promotion; and more.
A guide for helping students to understand the many options available to them as they approach the end of their school years, including education options (academic as well as vocational training), gap years, the world of work, and practical issues such as finances, debts and insurance.
Presents a powerful model for career reinvention that reverses conventional wisdom. This book includes case studies of personal and professional reinventions - from literature professor to stockbroker, from psychiatrist to Buddhist monk, and from investment banker to fiction writer, among others.
Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. This title builds on the strategies outlined in The 48 Laws of Power to provide a practical guide to greatness. It helps you learn how to start living by your own rules.
Whether you're undertaking an employability module on your course, or need advice on developing transferable employability skills throughout your degree, this handy guide provides the theory and practical help you need to get your foot on the career ladder on graduation.
Reveals the secrets to successful interviews. Packed with insider insights, tips and advice, this book covers what you need to know to secure your dream job and build a rewarding career, including: how to write a winning CV that reflects your skills, ambitions and values; and tips on how to answer even the toughest interview questions.
This book will reassure and help anyone applying for jobs by giving practical, clear, and trusted advice for each stage of the process, from researching jobs, to preparing a strong cover letter and successful CV, through to interview advice and FAQs.
'Brilliant Employability Skills' emphasises the need for students to create their own individual employability profile and brand in order to compete successfully in today's highly competitive market place for graduate jobs. It is just as important to be able to market yourself as it is to secure your degree.
'Brilliant Intern' is the essential guide to what is fast becoming an essential part of every graduate's career path - an internship. It will take you through the process of finding a relevant, meaningful internship.
Takes you through the whole process, from composing your CV and preparing for interviews to interview techniques, answering tough questions and even negotiating your new salary. This title includes valuable advice on highlighting your transferable skills and tips for using the internet and social networking as part of your job search.
This guide is aimed at undergraduates as they consider what to do with their degree once they have graduated. The emphasis is on the labour market: what employers want, what graduates have to offer. Readers will learn how to navigate the labour market and how to keep going when the going gets tough.
Whether your passion is society life, studying or shots, your university experience will hold both new adventures and fresh challenges. This guide is packed with tips to help you survive and thrive at uni, from pulling an all-nighter in the library to an all-nighter at the club.
To get where you want to go in this world, you know you need to get really good at what you do, and put yourself out there and make connections. But how are you supposed to do all that while you're busy spending your time and energy practicing a craft, learning a trade or running a business? Show Your Work! will teach you how to think about your work as a never-ending process, how to build and maintain meaningful relationships by sharing that process and how to deal with the ups and downs of putting yourself and your work out in the world-all summarised in ten simple principles: You don't have to be a genius. Own your turf. Share something small, every day. Open up your cabinet of curiosities. Tell good stories. Teach what you know. Don't turn into human spam. Learnto take a punch. Sell out. Stick around. Show Your Work! is filled with illustrations, quotes and stories designed to inspire you to get over your fears of rejection, failure and vulnerability, and start off on a path of lifelong learning, openness and generosity. Generosity trumps genius, Kleon writes. Whether you're an artist or an entrepreneur, a student or a teacher, a hobbyist or a professional, it's time to stop worrying and start sharing.