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Your Career: How to Make it Happen,
10th Edition

Lisa M.D. Owens, Lisa M.D. Owens

ISBN-13: 9780357361351 | ISBN-10: 0357361350

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 432 pages

List Price USD $150.95

Overview

Moving you from "job seeker" to "job finder", Owens/Kadakia's bestselling YOUR CAREER: HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, 10th edition, equips you with the tips, tools and step-by-step instructions to land an ideal job now and at every stage of your career. Marketing yourself to prospective employers can be overwhelming, so the authors break it down into small chunks that build your skills -- and confidence. Real-life stories help you relate to chapter content, while clear instructions guide you through self-assessment, employer research, networking, resume writing, successful interviewing and more. Practical assignments and a technology-driven focus connect you directly with the business community and employers. YOUR CAREER gives you the tools to stand out as a strong candidate for jobs, gain a competitive advantage in the workplace and reach your career potential.

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Meet the Authors

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Lisa M.D. Owens spent a decade in the engineering field before becoming a full-time corporate training manager at Procter & Gamble, where she created P&G's first online global training, several training programs for global new hires and the first online internal job posting system for a Fortune 100 company -- for more than 80,000 employees at more than 200 sites around the world. She also served as a key adviser for training developed for P&G interviewers who went to college and university campuses to make the first cut on who might be a future employee. Now retired from P&G, Owens founded Training Design Strategies LLC (TDS) so she can continue to equip the doers and the movers of the world to achieve their goals through the help of powerful training, for which she provides the design strategies. She has served on the advisory board for Ohio University's instructional design certificate program, the Executive Advisory Board for The Association for Talent Development, Greater Cincinnati Chapter (GC-ATD) and CorpU's Leaders-As-Teachers Executive Council. Her publications include DESIGING FOR MODERN LEARNING (2020, co-author), LEADERS AS TEACHERS ACTION GUIDE (2014, co-author), LO START-UP DI UNA CORPORATE UNIVERSITY (Italian) and LEADERS TRAINING IN LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE magazine (2005). Owens earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (1977) and a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati (1995).

Lisa M.D. Owens spent a decade in the engineering field before becoming a full-time corporate training manager at Procter & Gamble, where she created P&G's first online global training, several training programs for global new hires and the first online internal job posting system for a Fortune 100 company -- for more than 80,000 employees at more than 200 sites around the world. She also served as a key adviser for training developed for P&G interviewers who went to college and university campuses to make the first cut on who might be a future employee. Now retired from P&G, Owens founded Training Design Strategies LLC (TDS) so she can continue to equip the doers and the movers of the world to achieve their goals through the help of powerful training, for which she provides the design strategies. She has served on the advisory board for Ohio University's instructional design certificate program, the Executive Advisory Board for The Association for Talent Development, Greater Cincinnati Chapter (GC-ATD) and CorpU's Leaders-As-Teachers Executive Council. Her publications include DESIGING FOR MODERN LEARNING (2020, co-author), LEADERS AS TEACHERS ACTION GUIDE (2014, co-author), LO START-UP DI UNA CORPORATE UNIVERSITY (Italian) and LEADERS TRAINING IN LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE magazine (2005). Owens earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (1977) and a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati (1995).

  • Technology is rapidly changing the basics of how to find -- and get a job. Reflecting the latest research and developments, the new 10th edition of this popular text equips readers with best practices and practical resource links to help them successfully navigate the career industry as it continues to evolve.
  • Thoroughly updated, the Plan for Success Feature includes motivational quotes and points students to helpful online planning templates.
  • Real-life stories have been added to each major phase on the job search, helping students immediately connect with chapter concepts and learn more deeply. These are purposefully written to build confidence, helping readers see themselves as someone who can successfully craft their career as they seek a job.
  • A wider range of career types are intentionally incorporated into the 10th edition, providing a good balance of advice to succeed in today's broadening industries, such as construction, medical careers, accounting, small business, Fortune 500 jobs, automotive industry, software and computer technology, the creative arts and more.
  • The 10th edition folds the topic of cover letters into the chapter on writing resumes. Modern protocol is described to help readers decide whether to add or exclude a cover letter as they apply online and focus any necessary cover letter on just those elements that recruiters and potential employers what to spend time reading.
  • Each of this edition's five sections start with updated Personal Profiles, which were chosen to reflect greater diversity so that more students can see someone like themselves in at least one of the 10 profiles.
  • Partnering with networking experts, the authors bring you and your students techniques proven to develop a network that serves during the current job search and provides subsequent success on the job. An ideal resource for those who claim shyness and introversion as barriers to networking, this book teaches techniques to turn networking from an uncomfortable "talk and take" exercise to a "teach and give" mentality introverts can successfully embrace.
  • Online tools are no longer relegated to an appendix that can interrupt the flow of your lesson plan. The new edition introduces online elements -- concepts, resources, how-to instructions -- in context throughout the job search process. This is reflected in the instructor notes to help you easily guide students in current online job search practices. Online elements include video interviews, how-to tips for online job boards, social media networking and more.
  • With the flexibility to be used individually or in groups, in class or as homework, more than 50 career action worksheets help students apply chapter content to their unique situation. Guided assessments prompt students to consider their preferences, personal traits and other topics. The worksheets help students build their resumes, effectively use job search tools and -- ultimately -- find jobs that represent a good fit for them and further their desired career paths.
  • Concise Real-World Scenario vignettes reflect the current job search process. Each ends with thought provoking questions that instructors can use to spark lively classroom discussion and help students dive deeper into chapter concepts.
  • Offering tips and insight for avoiding common pitfalls and achieving goals, Overcoming Barriers features -- formerly titled "Caution" -- take a positive, proactive approach, building on the experiences of other professionals to alert students to behaviors to avoid, issues they can prepare to face or purposeful steps they can take to plan ahead for effective career results.
  • Providing an overview or review of the entire book for both students and instructors, the Your Career: Making It Happen appendix is full of checklists capturing actions students should take for their job search or career development. Instructors can use this Appendix to zero in on key aspects of each chapter to provide more focused teaching or testing.
  • Helping students stay focused on key material, Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter directly relate to main chapter headings, worksheets, questions, activities and other end-of-chapter materials.
  • Students gain practical, hands-on experience organizing information about themselves and their job search in draft career portfolios, creating a LinkedIn profile, drafting employer-ready resumes and more in final Master Career Portfolios.
  • Students are equipped with the tips and tools to develop, hone and implement a personal brand marketing statement as well as a 30-second commercial to emphasize their positive attributes and qualifications for jobs.
  • Providing an overview or review of the entire book for both students and instructors, the Your Career: Making It Happen appendix is full of checklists capturing actions students should take for their job search or career development. Instructors can use this Appendix to zero in on key aspects of each chapter to provide more focused teaching or testing.
  • Prompting readers to pause and reflect, powerful critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to examine the chapter’s learning outcomes and evaluate how they can most effectively use those outcomes in their personal job search processes.
  • "Trial Run" interactive, role-play activities at the end of each chapter model the desired outcomes of the chapter. Each activity requires peer or self-evaluation.

Table of Contents

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Part I: PREPARE FOR THE JOURNEY.
1. The Job Search Journey.
2. Know Yourself to Market Yourself.
3. Picture Yourself in the Workplace.
Part II: CREATE YOUR RESUME.
4. Plan Your Resume.
5. Write Your Resume.
Part III: APPLY FOR JOBS.
6. Find Job Openings.
7. Write Job Applications.
Part IV: SHINE AT INTERVIEWS.
8. Know the Interview Essentials.
9. Prepare for Your Interview.
10. Interview Like a Pro.
Part V: CONNECT, ACCEPT, AND SUCCEED.
11. Stay Connected with Prospective Employers.
12. It's an Iterative Process.
13. Take Charge of Your Career.
Appendix:
Your Career: Making It Happen.

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