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100% Job Search Success, 2nd Edition

  • Amy Solomon, M.S., O.T.R
  • Gwenn Wilson, MA
  • Lori Tyler, MS
  • Terry Taylor, PhD
  • ISBN-10: 0495913731
  • ISBN-13: 9780495913733
  • 240 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

100% JOB SEARCH SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, is directed at the development of professional skills and characteristics that begin in college and extend through the job search and into the lifelong learning environment of the workplace. The second edition of 100% JOB SEARCH SUCCESS provides practical information that students can apply to increase their effectiveness and success in the job search. The new edition reflects three major shifts in this process, two of which are driven by technology. These include the advent of professional social networking, such as the use of LinkedIn as a job search tool (Chapter 4), and the online application process (Chapter 5). The other trend is in the emergence of the need for transferable skills (Chapter 2), those skills that an applicant has gained through life and work experiences that can be applied directly to their future position. Employers are seeking out candidates who possess not only specific job-related skills but also those skills, such as communication, organization, management, leadership, and human relations, that make for a well-rounded employee. In this highly competitive job market, using these new tools will help ensure that your students will have a measure of success in their job search.

Features

  • Learning Objectives, like those provided on course syllabi, provide students with an outline of what they should be learning from the chapter.

  • Case In Point Scenarios, found at the beginning of each chapter, are case studies that demonstrate the application of chapter concepts to the real world.

  • Critical Thinking Questions challenge students to examine ideas and thoughtfully apply concepts presented in the text.

  • At the end of each chapter, Apply It! activities (formerly named Learning Activities) help students apply the concepts discussed throughout the chapter in practical situations.

Reviews

"I believe [100% JOB SEARCH SUCCESS] helps develop professional skills that a student can use in their job search success after they graduate. The book gives a student the skills to market themselves in a real world setting." -- Vickie Saling, Heald College
— Vickie Saling

About the Author

Amy Solomon, M.S., O.T.R

Amy Solomon has been a successful program director and faculty member in career school, community college, and clinical occupational therapy settings. She is an accreditation evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and has supervised and coached academic and clinical faculty. In addition to developing academic programs and courses, Ms. Solomon has authored, edited, and reviewed textbooks, ancillary materials, and academic reports such as self-studies and other documents. Ms. Solomon’s experience contributes to a thorough understanding of curriculum, adult learners, accreditation issues, and faculty development needs.

Gwenn Wilson, MA

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in Instructional Systems Design. She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.

Lori Tyler, MS

As an educator for twenty years, Lori held various positions including instructor, program chair, and academic dean. During her time in education, providing quality curriculum, ensuring high student satisfaction, and achieving institutional compliance while being fiscally sound, were high on her list of accomplishments. In 2005, Lori developed her own company. Lori Tyler & Associates has been successful in authoring and co-authoring numerous textbooks, developing multimedia materials, and creating online and on-ground training programs for education institutions, corporate businesses, and publishing entities. In addition to material development, Lori travels throughout the United States conducting workshops on various topics and providing advice on how to achieve effective training programs.

Terry Taylor, PhD

Terry Taylor, Ph.D., is employed by Quantum Integrations in Denver, CO.

Table of Contents

1. Industry and Job Research.
2. Assessing and Developing Skills for the Workplace.
3. Developing a Professional Portfolio.
4. Networking and Self-Promotion.
5. Resume and Cover Letter Development.
6. Dressing for Success.
7. Successful Interviewing.
8. Negotiation.
9. Professional Courtesies in the Job Search.
10. Dealing with Rejection.

New to this edition

  • New! The Second Edition of 100% JOB SEARCH SUCCESS focuses on professional social networking, such as the use of LinkedIn as a job search tool (Chapter 4), the online application process (Chapter 5), and the need for transferable skills (Chapter 2). Employers are seeking out candidates who possess not only specific job-related skills but also those skills, such as communication, organization, management, leadership, and human relations, that make for a well-rounded employee. In this highly competitive job market, using these new tools will help ensure that your students will have a measure of success in their job search.
  • New! "Self-Assessment" Questions (previously Reflection Questions) cue students toward processing the information presented in the textbook.
  • New! "Case in Point Scenarios" (previously "Chapter Scenarios") are now paired with "Case In Point Revisited" sections that have been added to the end of each chapter.
  • New! New end-of-chapter features include Chapter Summary, Points to Keep in Mind (bulleted highlights from the text), and Check Your Understanding (link for student assessment).

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture  (ISBN-10: 1111351635 | ISBN-13: 9781111351632)

The 100% Success PowerLecture CD-ROM contains test banks, instructor PowerPoint® slides, and a PDF of the Course Manual.

CSFI 2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111726418 | ISBN-13: 9781111726416)

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey that students complete to assess their patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education.

Student Supplements

CSFI 2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111726418 | ISBN-13: 9781111726416)

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey students complete to assess patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education.