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Career Guidance Series


12 STEPS TO FINDING THE PERFECT JOB

by Sam Sackett, Ph.D., CMP
(ISBN 0-938609-50-5)

A successful job search requires a careful, thoughtful plan. This book reviews all of the steps involved in getting a job in today's market. It serves as a comprehensive guide to finding the perfect career



AFTER COLLEGE: NOW WHAT DO I DO?
by David F. Cox
(ISBN 0-938609-49-1)


This is primarily for college graduates who, upon receiving their degree, are not sure of what they truly want to do with their lives. It also contains valuable information for a variety of other groups high school students; working people who are unhappy in their chosen career and are considering a change; and parents, teachers, guidance counselors and anyone else concerned with helping someone to find their place in the working world. 

CAREER GUIDE TO EARNING YOUR PH.D. IN THE LIFE SCIENCES
by Gary F. Merrill, Ph.D.
(ISBN 0-938609-95-5)


This book was written to help undergraduates find a graduate school and program. It is meant to guide students through the process of selecting an advisor and a research project. It offers advice on writing and defending doctoral dissertation proposals and dissertations. The final objective is to assist graduate students in becoming postdoctoral fellows.

 

 


 

CAREERS IN CONSULTING
by Peter R. Lantos, Ph.D., P.E.
(ISBN 0-938609-74-2)


This book is primarily intended for either the consultant-to-be who wants to run his or her own shop, or for the independent consultant who wants to optimize an existing business. It reviews all aspects of consulting and presents specific case histories that provide insight into successful techniques. The author is president of a successful global consultancy which he brought from inception to a six-figure business serving the industry for 23 years.


CAREERS IN ENGINEERING
by Siegried Sid Green, B.S.M.E.
(ISBN 0-938609-69-6)

The work of engineers is everywhere—the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and living room. We see results of engineering when we travel—trains, buses, traffic lights, railroads, buildings, etc.—and when we go to work—computers, paper, books, furniture, clocks, pens, etc. Grocery stores, restaurants and hospitals all house the work of engineers. Military engineers have played a significant part in every war. Considering all of this, it is essential that students continue to be encouraged to enter this creative and challenging field. This book provides the aspiring engineer with an overview of the profession. It reveals the pros and cons encountered by the author in his long, successful career as a mechanical engineer. Various types of engineering are discussed, including aeronautical, electrical, fire, and hydraulic. Other topics include job security, the importance of keeping a diary, the importance of a contract, the advantages to self-employment, and government contracts. The author poses the question “Why do you want a career in engineering?” so that the reader may truly know if this is the field for them. Hopefully, reading this book will help to answer this and other relevant questions.



CAREERS IN SPORTS: HOW TO REACH YOUR GOAL
by Roger Jewell
(ISBN 0-938609-99-8)

This book covers a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, boxing, hockey, lacrosse, raquetball, rodeo and skateboarding, to name a few. It offers advice on how to establish oneself in sports and discusses the relevance of press kits and thorough research. The importance of an education is presented with respect to possibilities for staying in the game once a playing career comes to an end.


CONSIDER A CAREER IN RETAILING
by R.J. Rayford
(ISBN 0-938609-37-8)

Presenting the challenge, excitement and opportunities of a career in retailing, this book does not dwell on the mechanics of day-to-day operation but, instead, emphasizes that the profession, in all its aspects, can be fascinating and offer attainable rewards.


CONSIDERING A CAREER IN EDUCATION
A Companion Guide for Teacher Preparation
by Gail C. Toma, JoAnn Dellaposta-Bedoya, 
Karen Richards, and Gregory B. Barbera
(ISBN 0-938609-57-2)


Informative and practical inside information for anyone considering a career in education or currently pursuing teacher certification. This comprehensive guide introduces the reader to all of the players involved in a school environment, demystifies the student teaching experience, reviews tenure and licensing requirements, offers inside tips and advice for a successful student teaching period, and discusses career options.


CONSIDERING A CAREER IN MORTUARY SCIENCE
by Michael E.M. Turch 
(ISBN 0-938609-03-3)

A comprehensive guide for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the funeral industry. Provides relevant information on the history of funeral directing and embalming, the embalming process, the arrangements conference, serving an apprenticeship, and frequently asked questions concerning the industry.


COUNSELING KNOW-HOW
by Terry Whitman, Ph.D. and Donald Akutagawa, Ph.D.
(ISBN 0-938609-66-1)

This notebook presents clinical findings based on the authors' observations of  and practical experiences with clients. It contains basic and applied concepts and procedures that are usually learned from experience or through trial and error. This kind of practical information is not usually found in formal professional  journals. As such, it should prove to be extremely valuable to graduate students in training and anyone else who is just beginning in the field.


Create Your Ultimate Resume, Portfolio, and Writing Samples
An Employment Guide for the Technical Communicator
by Mara W. Cohen Ioannides
(ISBN 0-938609-26-2)

A guide for the creation of a “self-promotion” kit for technical communicators. Includes information on creating a resume to highlight writing, designing, and publishing skills; the creation of a portfolio; and writing samples and cover letters.


CREATING JOB SECURITY
The 2009 All-in-One Workbook
by Debra Yergen
(ISBN
1-934048-12-7)

In addition to 50+ hot job online resources categorized according to executive, general, freelance and stay-at-home Web sites, this book provides a step-by-step scoring model for turning experience, education, talents, and tools into viable career and business opportunities through an easy-to-use graph designed to helps readers easily and effectively create true job security. The Green Light Scoring Model enables readers to evaluate career opportunities based on seven pre-determined elements for success: Income, Opportunity, Creativity, Feasibility, Flexibility, Stability and Longevity. This simple but powerful workbook provides readers with a tool for creating a short list of ideal jobs for them right now, along with the critical Web resources matching hiring companies with skilled and talented job seekers.

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CREATING JOB SECURITY THROUGH MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY
by Debra Yergen
(ISBN 0-938609-75-0)

This book provides a seven-step scoring model for turning hobbies, interests, experience, education and tools into viable career and business opportunities through an easy-to-use graph that helps readers easily and effectively create their own green light to financial security.  The Green Light Scoring Model evaluates and grades potential opportunities on the following seven-element premise, with each opportunity or entry rated according to specific definitions determined to fully embody the probability of an idea fulfilling all the necessary pre-determined elements for success: Income, Opportunity, Creativity, Feasibility, Flexibility, Stability and Longevity.  A select number of semi-finalist and finalist opportunities are given additional points based on a person’s emotions and preferences toward a career or business under the categories Most Enjoyable and Ability to Withstand Difficulty.

Creating Job Security Through Mobility and Diversity contains ten examples of people who created their own job security by turning their hobbies, interests, experience, education and tools into viable career and business opportunities.  In addition, the book contains six sample letters, six sample proposals, more than 55 online resources, information on innovative and inexpensive marketing, resources for lining up financing and the Green Light Scoring Model to help readers evaluate and create their own job security.  



EMPLOYMENT GUIDE FOR THE MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE & SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMUNITIES
by Mark W. Merritt 
(ISBN 0-938609-10-6)

A job searcher’s resource for those who have left or will soon leave government service. This publication provides guidance through what can be a very stressful process. It provides basic information that should significantly help individuals to realize their career goals.


ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS: ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN INDUSTRY
What They Don't Teach You in College
 by Burton P. Brodt
 (ISBN 0-938609-78-5)

While some of the techinical expertise you gain in college is essential to your career as an engineer or scientist, much of it will never be used. Your success may depend on other factors all together. This book discusses these factors, passes along some true examples, and gives some real-world advice on how to avoid most of the pitfalls associated with your chosen career. The author is an MSE chemical engineer who has worked in industry, mostly R & D, for 43 years.


FOR ALL YOU’RE WORTH
Getting that Academic Job in Today’s Market
by Beth Maclay Doriani, Ph.D. 
(ISBN 0-938609-34-3)

Details the major steps involved in obtaining a job in academia. This book contains information to help you assess a prospective employer’s needs, determine whether or not you can meet those needs, market yourself accordingly, and convince the employer that you are the right person for the job.


GETTING INTO AND BEING SUCCESSFUL IN MIDDLE MANAGEMENT
by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr., Ph.D. 
(ISBN 0-938609-72-6)

This is a guide to breaking into and succeeding in middle management. It addresses the problems that middle managers face in today's difficult environment. Downsizing, mergers, joint ventures, and bankruptcies are all part of a career in middle management. As such, all of these topics are discussed in this insightful and encouraging manual.


HANDBOOK FOR THE FIRST YEAR TEACHER
A Comprehensive Guide to Survival

by Maria J. Vlahos & Heidi K. Hughes 
(ISBN 0-938609-45-9)

The authors relate their first-year teaching experiences in an effort to help those just entering the profession to have a successful first year. They present ideas and suggestions that will hopefully address the questions in the minds of new teachers in all environments.


HOW TO FIND A JOB ON A CRUISE SHIP
by Giovanni Perugini 
(ISBN 0-938609-51-3)

This book, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the procedures involved in finding employment aboard a cruise ship. It provides a list of all positions available and includes detailed job descriptions, work hours, salary structures, requirements, benefits, and restrictions. The author describes, from a crew member's point of view, life on board a ship. He offers advice on how to deal with cultural differences, mistakes, cabin sharing, free time, and socializing. This no-nonsense, step-by-step guide also gives the reader valuable information on formalities, necessary documents, follow-up letters, and interviewing strategies.


HOW TO KEEP YOUR JOB WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS LOSING THEIRS
Career Karate
by Samuel J. Sackett, Ph.D. 
(ISBN 0-938609-22-X)

This book provides techniques of career self-defense to protect people in management positions from losing their jobs and to improve their chances should the worst happen. The author is a career consultant who has counseled hundreds of managers during the past ten years. 


SO YOU WANNA BE A COPYWRITER?
The Writer's Role in the World of Advertising
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FREELANCE!
Do You Have What it Takes to work on Your Own? Not Everyone Does
by Genie Quinn
(ISBN 0-938609-77-7)

This book provides all the information you will need to succeed as a copywriter or freelancer. The step-by-step format covers the high points, the low points and everything in between. The first section is devoted to copywriting: what copywriters do, who they work with, who they work for and what each group expects. It includes resume writing and interviewing guidelines and offers advice for dealing with difficult and demanding coworkers. Section two examines what it takes to be a freelance worker, the advantages and disadvantages of working on your own, where and how to find work, and things to avoid. There are tips on taxes, invoicing, resumes, portfolios, and interviews.



SUCCESSFUL CAREERS DON’T JUST HAPPEN
The Nine Attributes of Those Who Have Made It
by James R. Snedden 
(ISBN 0-938609-28-9)

A practical, straightforward guide to getting ahead in the corporate world, this book details the significant attributes of people considered to be “world-class” executives. It presents case studies to show the importance of possessing these attributes. It includes exercises that encourage the reader to evaluate him/herself and devise a plan of action that will obtain positive results as they strive to achieve success in their careers.


THE TWO-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENT’S GUIDE TO CREATING A GREAT RESUME
Sample Resumes, Cover Letters, Online Resumes, Internet Jobs, Interview Questions and Other Materials for Two-Year College Students
By Maroon George 
(ISBN 0-938609-46-7)

An easy-to-use guide to writing the resume and cover letter that will help two-year college students land the job best suited to their interests and experience. This book can help advance an existing career or begin a new one. It provides numerous samples of outstanding resumes and cover letters. Visit the author's web site at http://nejaime.tripod.com/


WALL STREET WORK
How to Find a Great Job in the Securities Industry
by Pamela H. Roderick 
(ISBN 0-938609-38-6)

Presents experiences of, and advice from, more than 100 securities industry professionals to give a unique, job-by-job description of the work of investment bankers, brokers, traders, research analysts, money managers, and operations and compliance professionals.


WHY CHOOSE A CAREER IN TEACHING?
by James E. Abbott, Ph.D.
(ISBN 0-938609-76-9)

This book explores traditional and non-traditional routes to becoming an elementary or secondary teacher in the United States. Chapters review necessary communication skills as well as a typical day on the job. Additional topics include specialized post-teaching careers the job search process. Valuable internet references include links to essential information, including university credentialing programs, state licensing and accreditation requirements, where shortages of teachers exist by geography, salary charts and the like
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Last modified: March 31, 2013