Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 15, 2015

    Frank Wilczek: IMG You Are... Who?



    Writing a book is an unnatural act of communication. Speaking to a person, or even to an audience, is an interaction. Very different styles are... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$21.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Business- Careers

More copies of this ISBN

Life After Grad School

by

Life After Grad School Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Most of the 2.5 million graduate students in the U.S. are in programs designed for a career in academics. But the unspoken truth is that less than five percent will realize their dream of becoming a professor. The rest have little idea how to begin making a living in the business world.

Life After Grad School is for students in all academic disciplines, with or without a Ph.D. This book illuminates the transition from academia to a satisfying and well-paying job with a company, government agency, or not-for-profit organization. Realistic and reassuring, it helps students structure their decision about leaving academics, and orients them to the culture of business. Readers learn how to adapt the knowledge and skills developed in grad school for business applications. Written for intelligent, mature students, the book provides practical tools and generates the confidence to find fulfilling alternative careers.

Jerald Jellison, an authority on personal change, presents a clear, concrete roadmap that thoughtfully explains how to: identify "good" starter jobs, move from a CV to a compelling resume, present academic experience as a plus to interviewers, find businesses that are compatible with graduate training, and much, much more. He illustrates how to craft a winning "elevator pitch" (a quick way to advance your cause with business people), create a contact network, locate free job search resources, search and apply for jobs, and handle difficult interview questions. The book includes advice on landing a job, negotiating an optimal work agreement, and positioning yourself for future career advances.

The only such book in print, Life After Grad School provides invaluable guidance for graduate students facing this most challenging career move.

About the Author

Jerald Jellison has been a Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern California for three decades. For fifteen years he taught a skills-based course on transitioning from the university to business. He is Chairman of the Board of a 400 million dollar financial institution. His books include Managing the Dynamics of Change: The Fastest Path to Creating an Engaged and Productive Workplace and Overcoming Resistance: A Practical Guide to Change in the Workplace.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

SECTION I: LEAVING THE ACADEMIC WORLD

1. Deciding to Decide

2. Occupation IQ

3. Giving Up Your "Religion"

4. Get Real

5. You Can Be a Little Bit Pregnant

6. That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It

SECTION II: ENTERING THE BUSINESS WORLD

7. What Will Make You Happy?

8. One Path Versus Many

9. Your Career Trajectory

10. What's Your Function?

11. Who Are You?

12. Map It Out

SECTION III: CREATING A TRANSITION TOOLKIT

13. CV&R: Curriculum Vita and Resume

14. Assets and Liabilities

15. Righting Your Resume

16. More School?

17. What Time Is It?

18. Free Coaching

SECTION IV: LANDING A JOB

19. Developing a Job Search Plan

20. Death, Taxes, and Networking

21. Your Elevator Speech

22. Outside In

23. Information Interviews

24. Job Interviews

SECTION V: SUCCEEDING IN YOUR NEW JOB

25. The First 100 Days

26. Behavioral Do's and Don'ts

27. The Art of Office Politics

28. What You Don't Know

29. Buyer's Remorse - Having Second Thoughts

30. Creating Your Next Job

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199734306
Author:
Jellison, Jerald M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jerald M.
Author:
Jellison, Jerald
Subject:
Job Hunting
Subject:
Career development
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Careers - Job Hunting
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Business-Careers
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.100 x 9.100 in 0.650 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Why People Buy New Trade Paper $67.25

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Business » Careers
Business » Careers » General

Life After Grad School New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.95 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780199734306 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.