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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.
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.
Does the thought of delivering a presentation make your heart skip a beat? Do your pitches fall flat no matter how much preparation you put in? Are you often comparing yourself to more eloquent speakers and wondering how they capture the room? At some point in our careers we will need to speak in front of an audience; whether to present our ideas to a group of five in a meeting, pitch for investment in front of a panel or deliver a keynote speech to one thousand delegates. Yet glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is incredibly common and can inhibit our chances of career progression by up to 15%. In Speaking with Confidence, Expert and managing director of Speakers' Corner Nick Gold, shows how anyone can learn to be a confident public speaker and use their surroundings to give them the support and structure they need to achieve maximum impact and success from their speech. His decades of experience coaching and producing some of the best speakers in the country have been condensed here into one expert guide to help you connect with your audience every time.
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.
A practical and engaging guide to building a meaningful and successful career.
Want to build a meaningful career that you love? Careers are changing; they are no longer linear and there's no such thing as a 'job for life'. Squiggly careers, where people jump constantly between roles, industries and locations, are becoming the new normal. Squiggly careers are filled with opportunity and excitement, but they can also be ambiguous and overwhelming if we don't know how to make the most of them.
In The Squiggly Career, personal development experts Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis will teach you how to:
Packed with insights about the changing-face of work, exercises to aid your growth, and tips and inspiration from highly successful people, this book will help you be happier, and ultimately more successful in your career.
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.
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
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. What to expect: * Master 128 algorithms in Python. * 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, plus lesser known data structures like Fenwick trees and Knuth's dancing links. * A framework to tackle algorithmic problem solving, including: Definition, Complexity, Applications, Algorithm, Key Information, Implementation, Variants, In Practice, and Problems. * Python code in the book and on the companion website.
What do lace makers share with pulmonary surgeons? Saville Row tailors with molecular scientists? Jazz musicians with fighter pilots? Seemingly, they have little in common, other than being skilled at what they do. But the expert on experts, Professor Roger Kneebone, has spent his life finding the points of connection. As he shows, while the outcome is always different, the journey to expertise is always the same. From 'doing time' as an Apprentice, knowing nothing and learning by copying how things are already done, through setting out on your own as a Journeyman, developing your own voice and taking responsibility for your work, to finally becoming a Master and refining your knowledge through passing it on to future generations, Kneebone articulates a path we're all following - and there's comfort in locating yourself, understanding how far there is to go, and seeing how far you've come. Drawing on cutting-edge research, including his own work with a variety of extraordinary experts from taxidermists to neurosurgeons, and a tradition of learning established in medieval workshops, in this ground-breaking book, Professor Kneebone reveals with colour and panache the symbiotic system that creates and sustains experts, whatever their field, and explains how you can become one yourself, whether you're learning a language, giving a presentation, or simply becoming the person you want to be.
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.
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.
'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 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.
'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.
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.
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.
In universities across the world, academics struggle to establish and sustain their careers while satisfying intensifying institutional demands. Drawing from the author's decades of observation and experience in academia, this exceptional book responds to the challenges of fostering a successful academic career. Featuring an overarching focus on holistic career development as well as specific chapters on mentorship, networking, job applications and interviews, publishing, funding and more, this book guides readers through their prospective academic careers while offering informed and compassionate advice and insights. While the book is organized chronologically, providing early-, mid- and late-career guidance, the issues and challenges discussed can be addressed continuously and sometimes simultaneously across an academic's professional life. In a straightforward and engaging style, How to be an Academic Superhero offers realistic, practical advice for anyone contemplating or developing an academic career in the social sciences, arts or humanities. Career mentors looking for a useful and accessible instructional resource will also find it to be of value.
This book introduces recent global advances and innovations in industry integrated engineering and computing education to academics, program managers, department heads, and deans, and shares with readers a critical perspective on future potentials in industry integrated engineering education. It covers topics and issues such as integrated engineering and computing education, part-time engineering masters programs, secure BIM learning, ethics, and IT workforce development. The book concludes with detail information on summarizing and extracting different frameworks, cases, and models into a practitioner toolkit, along with pragmatic recommendations for engineering education academics to quickly utilize, adopt, and adapt the toolkits for their own curricular development activities.
Whatever stage your students are at, it's never too soon for them to be thinking about their future. Competition for jobs is fierce, and having a degree is no longer enough. This indispensable guide helps students to create their own personal development programme and develop the skills and capabilities required by today's employers. Step by step, it takes students from the initial stages of setting goals and defining success through to the application process for their dream job. Internationally acclaimed study skills author Stella Cottrell provides students with the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success. This versatile resource is ideal for students on personal development modules from foundation through to postgraduate level. It can also be used independently by students from all disciplines.
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