Graduate CVs and Covering Letters

Author: Jenny Keaveney,Bruce Woodcock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137606274

Category: Education

Page: 183

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Employers make snap decisions about candidates based on the content and appearance of CVs and covering letters so it is essential to know what recruiters are looking for, and to understand how to communicate your strengths and capabilities effectively. This book will equip you with all the information you need to construct CVs and covering letters that will stand out from the crowd.
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Writing for Engineers

Author: Joan van Emden,Lucinda Becker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1352000482

Category:

Page: 152

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This book is full of practical advice and useful examples to help students and engineers write clearly, accurately and impressively. This updated fourth edition features new material on technical notes, inspection reports and business cases, along with abstracts and summaries. It is an essential aid for today's engineers.
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The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment

Author: Steve Rook

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230391745

Category: Education

Page: 256

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At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.
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Social Media for Your Student and Graduate Job Search

Author: Marielle Kelly

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137472383

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Most companies now use social media when recruiting new hires. Full of practical exercises and guidance, this book shows you how to create great profiles, connect with people, research career options, and use social media to create stand-out applications.
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Work Experience, Placements and Internships

Author: Steve Rook

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137462027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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Through pedagogical techniques, self-assessment and personal reflection, this book provides students and graduates with a comprehensive guide to work experience, placements and internships. It offers essential support for every stage of the experience journey, from finding appropriate opportunities, to using the experience to further a career.
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Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century

How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

Author: G. Semenza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230105807

Category: Education

Page: 340

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In a straightforward manner, Semenza identifies the obstacles along the path of the academic career and offers tangible advice. Fully revised and updated, this edition's new material on advising, electronic publishing, and the post-financial crisis humanities job market will help students negotiate the changing landscape of academia.
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Palgrave Career Skills

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781137449382

Category:

Page: N.A

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The books in this series will provide information, advice and targeted guidance for students and graduates on key career development and employability issues. Information and advice is presented in an accessible, jargon-free style which gradually builds on previous knowledge and skills within a cumulative learning environment. Guidance is facilitated through a range of pedagogical techniques. The guidance-based structure of the series marks it out as being distinctive and apposite in today's difficult economic times.
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How to Succeed at Assessment Centres

Author: Kathleen Houston,Eileen Cunningham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137469323

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Many employers now invite candidates to an assessment day. This book guides you through each step of the process, from getting selected and preparing for psychometric tests to group exercises and interviews. Featuring practical exercises and advice from both employers and graduates, it's an invaluable resource for opening the door to your career.
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English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478055

Category: Education

Page: 130

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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.
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Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt

Advice for Humanities PhDs

Author: Kathryn Hume

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137068299

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 227

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Thiscandid bookdispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process. Accounting for changes in both the economic climate and technology, Kathryn Hume provides indispensable tips and a variety of practical tools - sample interview questions, online resources, information on jobs abroad, and more.Here, advanced PhD students and job-seekers will find the tools to transform their mindset from student to faculty.
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CVs, Resumes, and LinkedIn

A Guide to Professional English

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 149390647X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Are you a graduate, postgraduate or PhD student? Are you simply looking for a new job in the private or public sector, in research or industry? If your aim is to produce a professional CV or resume, then this book is for you. Based on interviews with recruiters and HR managers, and an analysis of hundreds of CVs from around 40 different countries, the book is structured as a series of FAQs. Topics covered include: how recruiters and HR people analyse a CV whether using a template is a good idea the difference between a CV and a resume how to present your personal details and whether to include a photo how to write an Executive Summary what to write in each section (Education, Work Experience, Skills, Personal Interests) how to write dates how to highlight your language, communication and team skills how to get and write references You will also learn some hints and strategies for writing a: cover letter LinkedIn profile reference letter bio The last chapter of the book contains a simple template to help you get the job of your dreams!
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ReSearch

A Career Guide for Scientists

Author: Teresa M. Evans,Natalie Lundsteen,Nathan L. Vanderford

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128043687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans. Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize informational interviews Includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns
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You're Hired! Graduate Career Handbook

Maximise Your Employability and Get a Graduate Job

Author: Tristram Hooley,Korin Grant

Publisher: Trotman, Limited

ISBN: 9781844556489

Category:

Page: 240

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Comprehensive guide to career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, organised in simple chapters to help readers address the various issues they experience as they move through uni and into work. Topics include: self-reflection, career planning, job research, networking, recruitment practices, employability skills and Plan B.
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Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 9757

Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.
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Personnel Selection

Adding Value Through People - A Changing Picture

Author: Mark Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118973569

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 7439

This is a fully updated edition of Personnel Selection, a seminal text on the psychometric approach to personnel selection by a noted expert in the field. Focuses on cutting-edge topics including the influence of social networking sites, adverse impact, age differences and stereotypes, distribution of work performance, and the problems of selecting new employees using research based on incumbent employees Questions established beliefs in the field, especially issues that have been characterized as “not a problem,” such as differential validity, over-reliance on self-report, and “faking good” Contains expanded discussion of research and practice in the US and internationally, while maintaining the definitive coverage of UK and European selection approaches Provides comprehensive yet accessible information for professionals and students, as well as helpful pedagogical tools (technical and statistical boxes, simplified figures and tables, research agenda boxes, key point summaries, and key references)
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Career Skills

Opening Doors into the Job Market

Author: David Littleford,John Halstead,Charles Mulraine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802540

Category: Education

Page: 160

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David Littleford, John Halstead and Charles Mulraine have over 60 years experience of working with young people at the start of their careers. In this unique workbook, they offer the reader the opportunity to develop the tools and techniques they will need to identify their personal skill-sets and use them to sell themselves effectively at interview and beyond.
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The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 7127

The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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