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The Graduate Career Guidebook (2nd Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 256
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Macmillan Study Skills

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17 May 2019

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Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, the new edition of 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...

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Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, the new edition of 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 stand-out 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






  • Updated content on networking and managing your online presence
  • More content on work experience and internships, and how they can help students get their foot in the door
  • Expanded careers theory content






Preface
Introduction
PART I: CAREERS IN A COMPLEX WORLD
1. Graduate Employment and Recruitment
2. Career Planning
PART II: FINDING YOUR NICHE
3. Assessing Your Skills, Interests and Motivations
4. Identifying Your Options
5. Choosing a Role
PART III: UPPING YOUR GAME
6. Boosting Your Employability
7. Moving Forwards
PART IV: MAKING IT HAPPEN
8. Effective Networking
9. Experience and Internships
10. Further Study
11. Taking Time Out
PART V: FINDING A JOB
12. Searching for Graduate Jobs
13. Promoting Yourself Effectively
14. Targeting Your CV
15. Tip-top Application Forms
16. Cover Letters That Open Doors
17. Impressing at Interviews
18. Psychometric Tests
19. Passing Assessment Centres
20. Dealing with Job Offers
PART VI: AN INTRODUCTION TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT
21. Becoming an Entrepreneur
22. Getting your Business Started
PART VII: DOWN THE LINE
23. Moving Your Career Forward
24. Frequently Asked Questions
References
Index.

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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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