Career By Design: Communicating Your Way To Success

Paperback | December 28, 2007

bySharon L. Hanna, Doug Radtke, Rose Suggett

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Looking for a book to lead readers through an entire career life?  This book was developed to provide learners with opportunities to gain insight into the self and how that impacts career development.  Readers are also taught how to explore current and future career paths, develop positive relationships, and handle challenges in the workplace.  By enhancing communication and interpersonal skills learners will have opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.  Exceptionally readable, well-illustrated, and based on current research, the fourth edition of this unique presentation of career development techniques and skills emphasizes the necessity of “designing” a successful career.  It inspires students to think creatively and critically rather than just engage in a one-way job hunt.

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Looking for a book to lead readers through an entire career life?  This book was developed to provide learners with opportunities to gain insight into the self and how that impacts career development.  Readers are also taught how to explore current and future career paths, develop positive relationships, and handle challenges in the wo...

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Career by Design is known for its focus on creative and practical communication skills.  Drawing on the authors' expertise in human relations, this text helps students understand the importance of interpersonal skills in designing one's optimal career.  Career by Design shows students how to explore and examine their personal potentia...

Sharon Hanna was a lifelong educator, having taught in Nebraska, New Jersey, and Illinois.  She received both faculty achievement and outstanding teacher awards during her career.  Her research on the strengths of stepfamilies was published in academic journals, and she served as national president of the Stepfamily Association of Ame...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 1 inPublished:December 28, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132330903

ISBN - 13:9780132330909

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains Key Points, Online Resources, and Key Steps sections.)

1. Beginning with the Self
Your Developmental Areas
The Whole Self
Personality: The Unique You
Self-Concept: Your Image of Self
Self-Efficacy: Your Sense of Competence
Making Positive Changes
Sharpening Your Basic Skills
Evaluating Your Career Potential
2. Interacting Positively with Others
Being Open-Minded
Using Assertiveness
Communicating: The Key to Success
3. Getting What You Want
Seeking Career and Job Satisfaction
Achieving Your Goals
Researching Careers, Jobs, and Employers
Planning and Conducting Your Job Search
4. Presenting Yourself in Writing
Developing Your Resume
Writing a Cover Letter
Writing Other Letters
Filling Out a Job Application
5. Interviewing with Confidence
Preparing for an Interview
Presenting Your Best Self
Evaluating Yourself
Following Up
6. Developing Your Career
Negotiating and Accepting an Offer
Rejecting an Offer
Beginning Your New Job
Maintaining Balance
Keeping Personal Records
Making Contacts
Handling Performance Reviews
Continuing to Learn
Advancing in Your Career
Changing Careers and Jobs
Owning Your Own Business
Ending Your Career
7. Building Relationships at Work
Promoting Positive Relations
Cooperation, Collaboration, and Conflict Management
Dealing with Difficult People
Forgiving and Moving On
8. Handling Career Challenges
Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Family Issues
Time Management
Burnout
Stress
Glossary
Recommended Reading
References
Index