Feeling stuck? Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams If you’re slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the certifications, degrees, and continuing education that can help you build the career you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or a career-oriented person who needs or wants a change, this book has valuable information that can help you achieve your career goals. Find out how you can build your personal brand to become more attractive to potential employers, how to create a plan to “get from here to there” on your career path, and access videos and checklists that help to drive home all the key points. If you’re not happy in your day-to-day work now, there’s no better time than the present to work towards change. Get inspired by learning about a wide variety of careers Create a path forward for a new or better career that will be rewarding and fun Determine how to build your personal brand to enhance your career opportunities Get tips from a top career coach to help you plan and implement a strategy for a more rewarding work life Careers For Dummies is the complete resource for those looking to enhance their careers or embark on a more rewarding work experience.
Foreword xv Introduction 1 Part 1: Finding Your Place in the Work World 5 CHAPTER 1: Understanding Today's and Tomorrow's World of Work 7 CHAPTER 2: Finding What Makes You Special 17 Part 2: The Careers Catalog 27 CHAPTER 3: People Careers 29 CHAPTER 4: Word Careers 45 CHAPTER 5: People+Word Careers 53 CHAPTER 6: STEM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 73 CHAPTER 7: STEM + People or Word Careers 91 CHAPTER 8: Hands-On Careers 113 CHAPTER 9: Self-Employment Careers 133 CHAPTER 10: Making Your Choice 155 Part 3: Getting Trained, Getting Confident 163 CHAPTER 11: Getting Trained by Degrees 165 CHAPTER 12: Getting Trained Without a Degree 179 CHAPTER 13: Getting Emotionally Solid 193 Part 4: Landing a Good Job Faster 205 CHAPTER 14: Writing Your Way to a Good Job 207 CHAPTER 15: Getting an "In" 221 CHAPTER 16: The Relaxed-Yet-Successful Job Interview 237 CHAPTER 17: One (Hard) Week to a Good Job 247 CHAPTER 18: Negotiating Wisely 259 Part 5: Succeeding in Your Career 269 CHAPTER 19: Becoming a Beloved Employee 271 CHAPTER 20: Building a Name for Yourself 285 CHAPTER 21: Managing the Bugaboos: Time and Stress 293 CHAPTER 22: The Career Changer 301 CHAPTER 23: Finding Your Foundation 315 CHAPTER 24: What’s Ahead? 32 Part 6: The Part of Tens 325 CHAPTER 25: Ten Ultrafast Ways to Land a Job 327 CHAPTER 26: Ten Career Myths 335 CHAPTER 27: Ten (+ 5) Preachy Pleas 339 Index 345
Marty Nemko, PhD, has been career coach to 5,400 clients, enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate, and was named "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has been interviewed in hundreds of major publications from the New York Times to theLos Angeles Times, and has appeared onThe Today Show andThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He hostsWork with Marty Nemko on a National Public Radio station in San Francisco. His first job? Piano player in a Bronx bar at age 13. His second? Taxi driver.
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