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Cool Careers for Dummiesby Marty Nemko
Synopses & Reviews
Sure, some people enter preschool knowing what they want to be when they grow up. But most of us aren't so lucky, and we don't get much help. Some parents say things like, "It's your life, you decide." Other parents go to the other extreme, expecting you to follow in their footsteps. In high school, you take a career test, but many high school students laugh at their test results: the utterly useless, "You could pursue a wide range of careers."
This revised edition of Cool Careers For Dummies provides insight into landing a job for anyone who doesn't know where to look, doesn't have time to look, or doesn't want to suffer through a long back-to-school stint. It's designed for people of all walks of life to uncover rewarding, viable careers or get in on the ground floor of the next Big Things. What's more, this guide even offers tips to make even a humdrum job much better.
Clearly organized by specific topic areas, you can easily find the topics that appeal to you. You'll uncover information like
And, you'll find a fast yet substantive introduction to more than 500 good careers, including many unlikely suspects!
Despite taking career tests, plowing through fat career guides, and spending hours of reflecting, many people end up falling into their careers more by chance than by choice. Not a good way to ensure career happiness. There is a better way. Read all about it, in Cool Careers For Dummies.
New edition of the "Wall Street Journal bestseller!
"Cool Careers For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides updated, honest profiles of over 500 rewarding careers and self-employment opportunities. Whether you're drawn to high-tech e-jobs or the career gems of the past, you'll find expert advice on creating a job to fit your individual strengths and abilities.
Features more than 500 profiles of cool careers
The fun and easy way® to find the career and job that's right for you!
Want to love your work? Need a new job but are stuck? No worries! This friendly guide shows you great careers you may not have thought of and helps you land a rewarding job with a 30-day search that really works. You'll also get proven ideas for making the most of any job. Whether you're a recent grad or a Baby Boomer, this is the ultimate career guide for you.
Praise for Cool Careers For Dummies
"From finding the well-suited job to customizing it, this book is full of smart advice."
— USA Today
"A career guide that really works — thorough, reliable, and amazingly helpful."
— James C. Gonyea, host, Gonyea Online Career Center on AOL
"Anyone who dreads the 9-to-5 rut will embrace Cool Careers For Dummies."
— Dave Murphy, Career Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Every year, thousands of people change careers. Whether you are a recently graduated student looking to put what you studied to good use or an experienced professional looking for a change in routine, finding a career that really suits you can be a daunting task.
Cool Careers for Dummieshelps you discover what you really want out of life, what your passions are, and how well you perform in different environments, and then shows you how to use this information to find a career that suits you. Now revised and up-to-date, this easy-to-use guidebook helps you explore your job options and make clear-minded decisions. This new edition gives you the tools you need to:
Along with these features, Cool Careers for Dummiesprovides a self-assessment section to help you identify your interests. After answering a few questions about yourself, you’ll apply your answers to the Cool Careers Yellow Pages, which profiles more than 500 great careers. It also lets you in on some unwritten codes of the office, such as having integrity, defusing saboteurs, and maintaining office relationships. So what are you waiting for? Get Cool Careers for Dummiesand find the jobof your dreams today!
About the Author
Marty Nemko, PhD, is among the nation's most respected career counselors. He has appeared on the Today show and the CBS Early Show and hosts his own radio talk show in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Part I: Finding Your Cool Career, Right Here.
Chapter 1: Your Cool Career Journey.
Chapter 2: The Cool Careers Yellow Pages.
Chapter 3: The 35 Most Revealing Questions About You.
Chapter 4: Making Your Career Choice.
Part II: Training for That Cool Career.
Chapter 5: Degree-Free Career Preparation.
Chapter 6: Degree-Based Career Preparation.
Part III: Landing That Cool Job.
Chapter 7: Creating the Right Mindset for Job Seeking.
Chapter 8: 30 Days to a Cool Job.
Chapter 9: Crafting the Right Resume in Less Time.
Chapter 10: Impressive Interviewing.
Part IV: Making Any Career Cooler.
Chapter 11: Making the Most of Any Job.
Chapter 12: Light My Fire, Please! Overcoming Procrastination.
Chapter 13: The Keys to Successful Self-Employment.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Top Ten Career Musts for Women.
Chapter 15: Top Ten Career Musts for Men.
Chapter 16: Top Ten (Or So) Career Musts for Everyone.
Appendix: The Cool CareerFinder.
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