Connect to Your Career presents a unique approach for anyone conducting a job search. Strategies for using the Internet, along with traditional job-search methods, guide users in navigating career opportunities. The use of social media to create a professional online identity is discussed, along with how to protect it. Both traditional and infographic résumés are illustrated, as well as guidance for creating a portfolio for career use. The interviewing process is also presented, from preparation to interview to followup.
A Sunday Night Plan is introduced to help stay on top of career opportunities.
The importance of developing a personal brand for professional use is discussed.
Networking is presented as an important component of the job-search process.
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Table of Contents
1. Online Presence 2. Protecting Your Online Identity 3. Networking for Your Career 4. Workplace Skills 5. Your Career Strengths 6. Résumés 7. Cover Letters 8. Applying for Jobs 9. Preparing for the Interview 10. The Interview 11. Evaluating the Interview 12. Your Career
Suzann Connell - is Lead Faculty/Area Chair, Communications and English, for the Department of Humanities at the University of Phoenix. She teaches both face-to-face and online courses. Her curricula include career development techniques, professional communication, writing, media writing, podcasting, and blog writing. Additionally, Suzann is a freelance instructional designer with a diverse career. She uses the principles compiled and written in this text for each new career move. Suzann holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her master degree in Instructional Technology from Pepperdine University. Her PhD is in the field of nutrition counseling.
Julie Jaehne - has been an adjunct faculty member for 21 years at the University of Houston in the College of Education. Via distance learning, she has taught instructional technology courses and teacher certification courses. Julie also has extensive experience with the use of technology with kindergarten through 12th grade instruction. She is a published author of multiple computer application textbooks and tutorials. In addition, Julie is a Career Education consultant and adviser for community workplace initiatives. Julie holds a bachelor degree in business administration from Baylor University and a master degree in education with a concentration in occupational education from the University of Houston.