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 Dummies helps 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: Search for and find a career that fits your talents Land the job you want Train for your new found career Mold your resume into a masterpiece Put on a stunning interview Improve your career by making the most out of your job Explore the fun and profit of self-employment Along with these features, Cool Careers for Dummies provides 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 Dummies and find the job of your dreams today!
Foreword. Introduction. 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. Index.
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.
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. Locate terrific jobs — even if you hate networking Get the training you need Create a winning resume Ace your interview Make any career cooler Become your own boss 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