Table of Contents


Introduction

1.0 Start here! Read this first!

1.1 Are you a serious job seeker? Take the Serious Job Seeker IQ Test!

1.2 Job Seeking and Career Planning is a Journey. This is the path you will follow

1.3 The Big Picture

1.4 Career Planning Challenges: the tasks that lie ahead ...

Getting Organized

2.0 Getting Organized with Your Career Binder ... absolutely essential!

Awareness

3.0 Awareness: you need to know who's hiring!

3.1 Awareness: change happens!

3.2 Awareness: do this exercise!

Researching Your Career Options

4.0 Researching Your Career Options: Introduction

4.1 Researching Your Career Options using Published Information on the Web

4.2 Research Strategy: Tasks and Summary

Self-Assessment

5.0 Self-Assessment: Don't leave home without it!

5.1 Self-Assessment: What is your career personality type?

5.2 Self-Assessment: Skills Assessment Introduction

5.3 Self-Assessment: Skill Assessment Exercises ... 3 tasks to complete

More Self Assessment

6.0 More Self Assessment: Getting What You Want Out of Life!

6.1 Identifying Your Work Values and Your Work Priorities

6.2 Inventorying and Identifying Your Key Knowledge Areas

6.3 Finding Life Interests and Pursuing Your Passion

6.4 Identifying Your Ideal Life/Work Environment

6.5 Setting your Goals and Priorities

6.6 Procrastination Wastes Your Time and Your Life

Putting it All Together

7.0 Putting it All Together: Your Career Chart

7.1 Job Search Correspondence: The Essential Letters You Will Use to Get Hired

Job Search Strategy

8.0 Introduction: Networking to Your Perfect Job

8.1 Researching Career and Job Options

8.2 What you will learn from an informational interview

8.3 How to find people to interview

8.4 How to arrange an Informational Interview

8.5 How to approach an informational interview ... questions to ask

8.6 After the informational interview ... tasks and follow-up

8.7 The Biggest Mistakes Job Seekers Make - Fear of Applying

8.8 Get Moving - Job Search Quick Organization Plan

8.9 Successful Career and Job Option Research Experience

8.10 Networking to Your Perfect Job is a Contact Sport!

8.11 Monster.com: a monster waste of time


Resumes and Portfolios - The Essentials of Your Presentation - Part 1

9.0 Presenting Yourself with a Resume ... resumes explained

9.1 Resume Samples

9.2 Portfolio Construction: a presentation tool for advanced serious job seeking

9.3 Only Yahoos Lie on Their Resumes


Interviews - The Essentials of Your Presentation - Part 2

10.0 Interviews

10.1 What to do before you start interviewing

10.2 Typical Questions Asked During Interviews

10.3 Quick Guide to Phases of A Successful Job Interview

10.4 Asking the Interviewer Questions Gets the Job!

10.5 Phone Interviews Done Right!

10.6 Interview and Dining Etiquette: You are being judged!

10.7 Costly Errors That Kill Job Offers

10.8 Slobs Don’t Get Jobs!

10.9 How Employers Evaluate the Candidates

10.10 Youthful Indiscretions

10.11 Does the handshake matter?

10.12 Polishing Your Interviewing Skills: A Word to ESL Candidates

10.13 Practical Strategies for Optimal English Communication During Interviews

10.14 Drug Testing


Salary Negotiations

11.0 Salary Negotiations: Getting Paid What You Are Worth

11.1 Is That Salary Negotiable?

11.2 Sources for Researching What you are Worth

11.3 What You Bring to the Table Determines What An Employer will Pay You

11.4 Computing Your Worth

11.5 Why is What You are Paid so Important?

11.6 Survival Job: Paying the bills while you look

11.7 Individuals and Society Suffer When People are Underpaid

11.8 What are your salary requirements? A Question You Should Never Answer!


References

12.0 What is a Good Reference and What Should You Give Your References?

12.1 Sample of What to Give to Your Reference

12.2 Sample Reference Page


Which Offer Should You Take?

13.0 Which Offer Should You Take?

13.1 Assessing the Offer

13.2 Self Assessment for Offer Decisions

13.3 Quantitative Analysis for Job Offers

13.4 Making the decision

13.5 Evaluating the Offer

13.6 The Facts


Surviving a Layoff

14.0 The Value of Positive Thinking

14.1 Keep Calm and Carry On

14.2 Leaving Gracefully: how to handle job termination and start setting a course for your         future

14.3 What Have You Been Doing During for the Last two Years? The Dodge Durango Answer

14.4 Protecting Yourself After A Job Loss


Managing Your Career

15.0 Managing Your Career

15.1 Quitting is an Option

15.2 Got Balance?

15.3 Resilience


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