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Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work


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Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work

  1. 1. Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work Fabricant, Miller, and Stark, 1st Edition A complete career book and program to help you create opportunity and a rewarding career in today’s rapidly changing, competitive, global economy.
  2. 2. Brings real-world concepts to life with tools and strategies to help students create a self-directed, flexible plan for their own career success. • Fully integrated, research-based self-assessment instruments • Thought-provoking insights from current research and today’s headlines and best-selling authors • Strategies for using the latest technology and succeeding in a competitive, global economy
  3. 3. Praise for Creating Career Success "This text addresses the current need for students to take responsibility, be flexible and adaptable, and be engaged in every step of their career.” — James Rubin, Paradise Valley Community College "I LOVE the details that you have written in the cover letters and resumes. I really like the idea that you included several examples that would cover the wide range of students (ages 16-61) that I have in my classes. In the past, I have always shown them an example of my CV so they would know what one looks like. You have provided that in the text. This is an excellent, well done chapter. BRAVO!” — Victoria Basnett, St. Johns River State College "I like the career profiles with the question and answer format. What really makes this stand-out is the feedback that is included from the employers.” — Victoria Basnett, St. Johns River State College "These real world snapshots of employee and employer are indispensable. Outstanding!” — Doris Haugen, Judson University "My favorite feature is the Journaling Exercise. It teaches students how to creatively write and view their lives and allows them to think outside the box which often leads to new career discoveries! In my experience, students often keep journals even when they are done with the class. Some have obtained jobs through journaling.” — Pam Zuckerman, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York "Students have heard much on globalization but for many, it is just another word. What is contained in the chapters I read reveals applicable information that discusses pertinent issues of diversity and its place in the larger world of work.” — Jeanne Kempiak, College of DuPage "Wow, this is everything we want in a text and more!... I think the areas on self-assessment are really great because this shows students they need to get to know themselves before knowing how to proceed professionally.” — Kara Becker, LIM College
  4. 4. Authorship Francine Fabricant MA, EdM, Teachers College, Columbia University Jennifer Miller MBA, Binghamton University MSED, Hunter College, CUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Debra J. Stark MA, Ramapo College of New Jersey Ramapo College of New Jersey Photos by Rick Bard © 2012
  5. 5. A Step-By-Step Approach Section 1 Know Yourself • Values, Skills, Preferences/Interests • Integrated assessment tools (MBTI, Holland Codes, more) • Develop a plan of analysis Section 2 Explore Your Options • Career Exploration, Relationships, Decision-Making • Tech-savvy strategies for researching career fields & using social media • Shift from a plan of analysis to a plan of action Section 3 Market Yourself • Job Search Tools (Resume, Cover Letter, Elevator Pitch, More), Job Search Skills, Career Management • Online job search strategies and resources • Complete a plan of action
  6. 6. Materials to Support Your Course Instructor Companion Site • Instructor Resource Manual • Sample Syllabi (3 point & 1 point courses) • Suggestions for Online & Hybrid Courses • Icebreakers & Group Activities • Recommended YouTube Videos, TedTalks, & more • Suggestions for Guest Speakers • Tips for Grading and Course Projects PowerPoint Slides • Ready-to-use slides for each chapter • Images & Graphics to Enhance Discussions • Choose from all chapter topics to create a presentation that reflects your teaching plan for each class session Tools for a Career Portfolio • Career Portfolio checklist • Sample Resumes, Cover Letters, and more • Online Career Portfolio Sample
  7. 7. Current Topics Current ideas taken straight from the headlines … • Ideas from best-selling books, blogs and popular media • Thought-provoking research from a variety of sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pew Research Center, newspapers, and academic literature • The latest ideas and insights shared by the authors on Facebook and Twitter • New, original articles by the authors on their own blog
  8. 8. Feature: Tech Savvy Technology skills are critical for today’s career success Tech Savvy explores: • Social Media Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more • Digital Literacy • Information Overload • Building Relationships Online • Personal Branding Through Blogs & Social Media • Online Behavior • Sending Your Resume and Cover Letter Online • Technology and the Job Search
  9. 9. Feature: Career Profile Career Profile: Meet Real People & Their Supervisors Career Profile—Case Study: Realistic Case Studies & Targeted Job Search Materials • Meet real students and recent graduates, and hear about their career experiences, exploration, and decisions • Meet their employers, and learn why they were hired and what makes them stand out • Explore case studies filled with real-world challenges • Chapter 8: Tools includes a complete job search package that corresponds with the case studies in each chapter. Filled with targeted job listings, resumes, cover letters, more!
  10. 10. Feature: Career Journal Career Journals give students an opportunity to connect with the chapter content • Allows students to react to the content • Gives students a chance to reflect • Helps students personalize the content • Gives students a place to write their thoughts and feelings • Can be a source of reflection in the years to come
  11. 11. Feature: Work With Awareness The latest research about current topics comes to life in this feature, full of ideas and strategies Work With Awareness covers: • Proactive Behavior • Overcoming Failure • Corporate Social Responsibility • Sustainability and Green Careers • Volunteering • Considering a Gap Year • Wellness and Positive Psychology • Lifelong Learning
  12. 12. Feature: Embracing Differences Learning to succeed in a diverse, global economy is a vital skill for students entering the workforce Embracing Differences helps students explore concepts such as: • Today’s Diverse Workforce • Stereotype Threat • Cultural Values • Disclosing a Disability • Cultural Differences in Job Search Materials • Discrimination & Affirmative Action • Harassment
  13. 13. Feature: Your Flexible Plan It is possible for your students to look at an unpredictable world and feel confident about their career potential. In every chapter, students will create a flexible plan for their career: • Each chapter ends with a Plan of Analysis or Plan of Action • Flexible plans help students analyze information, define personal goals, and commit to next steps • Self-directed planning prepares students for self-assessment, career exploration, decision-making, and self-marketing in the years to come
  14. 14. Custom Solutions Course materials aligned with the way you teach? It's possible with custom solutions that deliver the content you want in your preferred style and format. Maximize learner engagement • Rearrange and/or remove digital and print content to accommodate for your course needs • Combine content from multiple sources • Integrate supplements • Simplify access to digital resources • Add your own personalized content such as handouts, articles, or exercises (and a custom cover) to make the course truly your own!
  15. 15. Available Resources: CourseMate offers a complete online interactive teaching experience • Interactive teaching and learning tools, including quizzes, flashcards, videos and more • Integrated eBook, complete with highlighting, note-taking, and an interactive glossary • Engagement Tracker monitors student preparation and engagement and allows instructors to easily plan intervention for at-risk students
  16. 16. Available Resources: CareerTransitions Career Transitions can help your students make the most of their job search and career exploration efforts The site is organized by resources to help students find a new job or discover a new career.
  17. 17. Engaging With You … It takes more than textbooks to engage a classroom full of students — and Cengage Learning Engagement Services is here to help. Whether it's finding a digital solution, customizing your course materials, or learning the latest classroom strategies, count on us every time.
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