Author : Katharine Brooks, EdD
Genre : Education
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9780452296008
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 354 page

Fully revised and updated in 2017, the revolutionary career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of the U.S.’s top career counselors “So what are you going to do with your major?” It’s an innocent question that can haunt students from high school to graduate school and beyond. Relax. Your major is just the starting point for designing a meaningful future. In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks shows you a creative, fun, and intelligent way to figure out what you want to do and how to get it—no matter what you studied in college. You will learn to map your experiences for insights into your strengths and passions, design possible lives, and create goals destined to take you wherever you want to go. Using techniques and ideas that have guided thousands of college students to successful careers, Dr. Brooks will teach you to outsmart and outperform your competition, with more Wisdom Builders and an easily applied career development process. No matter what career you aspire to, You Majored in What? offers a practical, creative, and successful approach to finding your path to career fulfillment.

Author : Katharine Brooks, EdD
Genre : Education
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
ISBN : 9781984857569
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 274 page

An indispensable guide for college students, adapted from the world’s most popular and bestselling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? What Color Is Your Parachute? for College is the only guide you need for making the most of your college career from start to finish. Based on the bestselling job-hunting system in the world, created by Richard N. Bolles, it covers deciding on a major, designing a four-year plan with your interests and values in mind, creating impactful social media, developing a resume that stands out in a crowd, and making invaluable connections to the workplace. Filled with introspective activities designed to bring out your unique skills and knowledge for interviews, resumes, and cover letters, this book provides easy-to-follow templates, rubrics, and lists to help you create the best possible social media platform, including LinkedIn. You’ll discover how to leverage your skills and experiences throughout college to start your future—whether that means landing a meaningful internship (and making the most of it!), finding your first job, continuing on to graduate school, or taking a gap year. Whatever your future plans, What Color Is Your Parachute? for College will get you there.

Author : Timothy Lemire
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781599633466
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Find a Job You Love With Your English Degree What do Steven Spielberg, Alan Alda, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Diane Sawyer, and Stephen King have in common? That's right–they were English majors who now have successful careers. I'm an English Major - Now What? helps English majors and graduates understand their skills and talents so they can find satisfying jobs across a diversity of fields and dispels common fears and misconceptions that English majors will never make good money. In this book, you'll learn: • How an English major background can be very marketable • How an English major's skills can be applied to an array of jobs and careers (beyond teaching and writing) • How an English major can develop valuable skills and experience through school and extracurricular activities You'll also find answers to common questions such as: • Should I go to graduate school? Should I wait? • How do I begin a freelancing career? • Would I do well in a corporate setting? Authored by a former English major with professional experience across many areas, including corporate communications, journalism, publishing, teaching, and writing, this guide also features more than a dozen interviews with English majors who were able to translate their skills into satisfying careers.

Author : George Anders
Genre : Education
Publisher : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316548854
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In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week. The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.

Author : Everest Media,
Genre : Education
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
ISBN : 9798350029338
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 You’re doing it wrong. But here’s the thing: you can’t go back. You can’t change your major. You can’t change your mind. This degree is a done deal and there’s no going back. I’m not going to tell you never to lie about your college plans, because it’s perfectly safe to do so. But don’t do it for the reaction, because you’ll only make yourself feel worse when the real truth comes out. If you are absolutely certain you want to go to law school, then go for it! But know that there will come a day when you look at this degree and think, I didn’t even enjoy being in college for this. You may regret this decision later—a lot. And if you are TRULY undecided, then it’s best to be honest. What if you change your mind. What if you decide to take a different major. Here’s what we can be sure of: we always regret something we didn’t do instead of something we did do. #2 The linear path still exists. The problem is that it’s the wrong path. It’s the path of the past, not the future. And if you want to be successful in the future, you have to be willing to think beyond the linear career path. -> The linear path between your major and career is an illusion. The real path is channeling the deep value of your academic and life experiences and taking them beyond traditional thinking. #3 The linear career path still exists. The problem is that it’s the wrong path. It’s the path of the past, not the future. And if you want to be successful in the future, you have to be willing to think beyond it. #4 Don’t lie about your college plans, because you’ll only make yourself feel worse when the real truth comes out.

Author : Nicholas Lore
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781416565949
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The impolite truth nobody mentions in college commencement speeches: "Many of you have just spent four years and a small fortune studying something you will never use, and, if you do, you won't like all that much. Have a nice life." Up until now, you've had to rely on hit-and-miss methods of picking your career that lead to only 30 percent of college graduates reporting satisfaction with their careers. That's because up until now there has never been a book that guides you through the difficult process of designing a career that gives you the best chance for both high-level success and satisfaction. But career guru Nicholas Lore has found a way to show you how to custom design a career where you will: Look forward to going to work Be extremely successful and productive Use your natural talents fully in work that fits your personality Be highly respected because you excel at your work In Now What?, he helps you put all the pieces together to make wise decisions about what you will do with your life and how you can best go about setting and accomplishing your life and work goals. You'll also learn the skills you need to live an extraordinary life. Filled with charts, worksheets, and quizzes, Now What? is the cutting-edge guide for choosing a career that fits you perfectly -- whether you're a college student, a twentysomething already out in the working world, or a high school student just getting started.

Author : Richard N. Bolles
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781984857866
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 354 page

In today's challenging job-market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. This new edition has been fully revised for 2021 by Vanderbilt University Career Center Director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools, and acing Skype interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, this edition updates the famed Flower Exercise (which walks job seekers through the seven ways of thinking about themselves) and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking. With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools they need to discover--and land--their dream job.

Author : Lindsey Pollak
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062206381
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 261 page

Get Ready for the Real World How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It’s the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to: Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting E-mail like a professional Go global Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement Perform five minutes of stand-up Overprepare for interviews Persist without being a pest Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don’t start your first job search without it!

Author : Kenneth Jedding
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Rodale Books
ISBN : 9781605290645
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 256 page

Today's college grads face a new set of challenges brought on by a sluggish job market, changing technology, and staggering amounts of debt. The rules have changed since their parents were in school, leaving young adults at a loss for advice that addresses their immediate concerns as well as the big-picture questions with which each generation of young adults must contend. Life coach Ken Jedding has spent the past decade talking one-on-one with college students and graduates across the country in his workshops and lectures. In Higher Education, he provides a fresh, modern guidebook to postcollegiate life that addresses the issues and concerns he hears voiced most often. From the lofty What is my purpose in life? and the practical How can I land my dream job? to the increasingly common (if somewhat terrifying) How did I wind up back in my parents' house?, Jedding's valuable insight, wisdom, and humor provide a much-needed roadmap for the journey that is only just beginning.

Author : Cheryl Joseph
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN : 9781787149458
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File Download : 328 page

Featuring conversations with more than thirty sociology majors on their career trajectories, responses from employers on why they hire sociology majors, and practical career advice, You’re Hired! Putting Your Sociology Major to Work provides a comprehensive account for students on the value of a sociology major.