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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Graduate Career Guidebook

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

ISBN 9780230391758
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

A practical, positive guide to finding the perfect job - for any student or graduate. Whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role. He divides the career journey into steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to getting the job.
 

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. 

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

Reviews

For anyone who needs some inspiration, who is unsure what step to take or who just needs that critical friend to help them along the way, buy it and more importantly use it.' - Ann Berry,Associate Lecturer, Bradford University, UK
'I am yet to come across a graduate career guidebook as comprehensive and as relevant as this. It takes you through everything. From general career planning, to the more detailed aspects such psychometric tests, using the internet to your advantage, and negotiating job offers. All in all, this book is an ambitious graduate career guidebook that delivers.' - Michael Tefula, Graduate, University of Birmingham, UK
'This book is clear and engaging, with illustrative examples throughout, and case studies to bring the points made to life.' - Catherine Lamond, Senior Lecturer, University ofWolverhampton, UK
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