Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide (3rd Edition)

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Through a winning combination of career development theory and individual application, this book will help readers to be able to get their first professional position, begin a new career, change careers, or even re-enter the job market after an absence. Whatever the career circumstances, through self-reflection and personal dedication, users of this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide will be on their way to career satisfaction. Content focuses on self-assessment techniques, sound career development theory, and individual application. Includes extensive discussion on areas such as marketing strategies and techniques; Types and styles of resumes including electronic, scannable resumes; Paper-based and electronic professional portfolios; Electronic company research; Types of interviews including stress, group, and telephone; Effectively handling behavioral-based interview questions; Important questions for the interview candidate to ask; Interviewing etiquette; Negotiating salary and benefits; and Career success on the job including tips for new employees. For anyone who wishes to be successful in today’s competitive employment market.

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Designed for the busy reader of today, this book has one objective - to help students find a satisfying career.  Career Focus begins with chapters on personal assessment and self-marketing, followed by three full chapters on the interview process.  It concludes with a section on how to achieve success in the workplace.  This edition considers the ever-changing marketplace and examines the increased use of technology in the job search process.

Features in this revision include:

  • New, comprehensive chapter on portfolios(Chapter 7)
  • Discussion of employee-desired traits
  • Inviting design and layout

 

About the Author:

Helen Martucci Lamarre has successfully assisted job seekers for more than 20 years.  As a senior professor, she has developed curricula and taught courses in career development and business communications to thousands of students who have attained an average placement rate of 97 percent.  She is a distinguished professor, recognized for her creativity and academic contributions. 

As a successful speaker, she has delivered numerous presentations to educational, civic, and private groups on career development and business communications topics.  She also advises and coaches private clients in their personal job searches.

As an author, she has completed five books covering personal marketings, job search techniques, and career portfolios published in both the United States and Canada.

She is a member of the Association for Business Communication and the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.

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