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The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 256
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Macmillan Study Skills

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Paperback - 9780230391758

29 May 2013

$22.99

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06 October 2017

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Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, this indispensable guide will help readers to develop the skills they need to land their dream job. It breaks the career planning process down into manageable steps, from...

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Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, this indispensable guide will help readers to develop the skills they need to land their dream job. It breaks the career planning process down into manageable steps, from researching roles and gaining work experience to crafting a first-rate CV and impressing at interview. It also includes practical guidance on networking, entrepreneurship and responding to job offers. Packed with reflective activities, top tips for successful applications and real life case studies, it contains everything students need to develop their skills, get their foot in the door and set themselves up for a fulfilling future.

This text will be core reading for students on a wide range of career-related and employability modules. It will also be an invaluable resource for students researching their career options independently.

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  • Includes insights from students, graduates and employers from a range of industries, including accountancy, education, law, marketing, politics, recruitment and third-sector organisations
  • Contains sample CVs, application form answers and cover letters, complete with annotations highlighting good features and areas for improvement
  • Encourages progressive, cumulative learning through a wealth of activities
  • Written in an accessible and student-friendly style, with jargon-free explanations throughout
  • Additional resources and activities for both students and careers educators available on the companion website

Preface
Introduction
PART I: FINDING YOUR WAY
1. Career Planning and Employability
2. Choosing a Role
3. Planning your Journey
PART II: THE STEPPING STONES
4. Experience and Internships
5. Effective Networking
6. Further Study
7. Taking Time Out
PART III: GETTING A JOB
8. Searching for Graduate Jobs
9. Promoting Yourself Effectively
10. Targeting Your CV
11. Tip-top Application Forms
12. Cover Letters That Open Doors
13. Impressing at Interviews
14. Psychometric Tests
15. Passing Assessment Centres
16. This Job's For You
PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
17. Becoming an Entrepreneur
18. Getting your Business Started
19. Troubleshooting
20. Appendices
21. Notes
22. References
23. Index.

Students using The Graduate Career Guidebook have free access to the following additional resources:

  • Author videos, which contain further guidance on standing out from the crowds when applying for jobs
  • Annotated CVs and covering letters to help students get to grips with the fundamental components of a job application
  • Sample interview questions, which students can adapt and use when preparing for their own interviews
  • Additional resources, including exercises, presentations and useful websites, to help students prepare for assessment centres

Access the student resources here: https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Rook-The-Graduate-Career-Guidebook
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Steve Rook has been a student-focused University Careers Adviser for twelve years and has also managed his own successful recruitment company. His extensive professional experience in the UK and Australia combined with years spent travelling the world have informed his unique approach to career planning. 

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Steve Rook has been a student-focused University Careers Adviser for twelve years and has also managed his own successful recruitment company. His extensive professional experience in the UK and Australia combined with years spent travelling the world have informed his unique approach to career planning. 

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