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Careers For Dummies

Careers For Dummies

Marty Nemko

ISBN: 978-1-119-48233-8

Jun 2018

384 pages

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Feeling stuck? Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams

If you’re slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the certifications, degrees, and continuing education that can help you build the career you’ve always wanted.

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or a career-oriented person who needs or wants a change, this book has valuable information that can help you achieve your career goals. Find out how you can build your personal brand to become more attractive to potential employers, how to create a plan to “get from here to there” on your career path, and access videos and checklists that help to drive home all the key points. If you’re not happy in your day-to-day work now, there’s no better time than the present to work towards change.

  • Get inspired by learning about a wide variety of careers
  • Create a path forward for a new or better career that will be rewarding and fun
  • Determine how to build your personal brand to enhance your career opportunities
  • Get tips from a top career coach to help you plan and implement a strategy for a more rewarding work life
Careers For Dummies is the complete resource for those looking to enhance their careers or embark on a more rewarding work experience.

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Foreword xv

Introduction 1

Part 1: Finding Your Place in the Work World 5

CHAPTER 1: Understanding Today's and Tomorrow's World of Work 7

CHAPTER 2: Finding What Makes You Special 17

Part 2: The Careers Catalog 27

CHAPTER 3: People Careers 29

CHAPTER 4: Word Careers 45

CHAPTER 5: People+Word Careers 53

CHAPTER 6: STEM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 73

CHAPTER 7: STEM + People or Word Careers 91

CHAPTER 8: Hands-On Careers 113

CHAPTER 9: Self-Employment Careers 133

CHAPTER 10: Making Your Choice 155

Part 3: Getting Trained, Getting Confident 163

CHAPTER 11: Getting Trained by Degrees 165

CHAPTER 12: Getting Trained Without a Degree 179

CHAPTER 13: Getting Emotionally Solid 193

Part 4: Landing a Good Job Faster 205

CHAPTER 14: Writing Your Way to a Good Job 207

CHAPTER 15: Getting an "In" 221

CHAPTER 16: The Relaxed-Yet-Successful Job Interview 237

CHAPTER 17: One (Hard) Week to a Good Job 247

CHAPTER 18: Negotiating Wisely 259

Part 5: Succeeding in Your Career 269

CHAPTER 19: Becoming a Beloved Employee 271

CHAPTER 20: Building a Name for Yourself 285

CHAPTER 21: Managing the Bugaboos: Time and Stress 293

CHAPTER 22: The Career Changer 301

CHAPTER 23: Finding Your Foundation 315

CHAPTER 24: What’s Ahead? 32

Part 6: The Part of Tens 325

CHAPTER 25: Ten Ultrafast Ways to Land a Job 327

CHAPTER 26: Ten Career Myths 335

CHAPTER 27: Ten (+ 5) Preachy Pleas 339

Index 345