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Connect to Your Career: Job-Search Skills for a Digital World, Canadian Edition

By: Suzann Connell, Julie Jaehne, and Elisabeth Sykes
ISBN: 978-1-63563-407-5
Format: Softcover
Copyright: 2019
Subject: Career Education
Description
The process of searching and applying for jobs has changed. Gone are newspaper want ads and community bulletin boards which have been replaced by online job boards and social media networking. To find and retain employment effectively, students need to know how to plan for a successful job search and career, navigate the pitfalls that come with an online presence, and write for their employment.

Designed with Canadian students and job seekers in mind, Connect to Your Career is a technology-driven 21st century reflection of how adults plan, find, and start their careers. It reflects seamless integration of technology and social media to guide students as they self-assess and discover who they are as future employees. Technology is an essential part of the career-search process, so it is important for students to know how to leverage it to help them find the careers for which they are looking.
  • Seamless integration of technology and social media guides students as they self-assess and discover who they are as future employees.
  • Instruction on self-assessment and the development of a career plan, as well as the creation of a career portfolio, provides a roadmap for the job-search process.
  • Importance of digital citizenship skills prepares students for professional behaviour and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Guidance on the creation of a personal brand, personal brand statement, and 30-second elevator speech helps students create material that can be used in the employment process.
  • Education about online presence and the use of social media for professional purposes emphasizes why these tools are necessary when looking for a job.
  • Insight on the importance of networking is given and how it can help an individual find employment.
  • Step-by-step instruction for creating traditional, visual, and web-based résumés, as well as professionally written cover letters, to assists students in completing final documents to use when applying for jobs.
  • Introduction of a Sunday Evening Plan and creation of a job-tracking spreadsheet helps students manage career opportunities.
  • Advice regarding preparing for, experiencing, and evaluating an interview provides insight on how to navigate the interview process.
  • Information is offered on how to model positive employee behaviour, understand the onboarding process, and recognize qualities of multigenerational coworkers.
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The process of searching and applying for jobs has changed. Gone are newspaper want ads and community bulletin boards which have been replaced by online job boards and social media networking. To find and retain employment effectively, students need to know how to plan for a successful job search and career, navigate the pitfalls that come with an online presence, and write for their employment.

Connect to Your Career is a technology-driven 21st century reflection of how adults plan, find, and start their careers. It reflects seamless integration of technology and social media to guide students as they self-assess and discover who they are as future employees. Technology is an essential part of the career-search process, so it is important for students to know how to leverage it to help them find the careers for which they are looking.
  • Seamless integration of technology and social media guides students as they self-assess and discover who they are as future employees.
  • Instruction on self-assessment and the development of a career plan, as well as the creation of a career portfolio, provides a roadmap for the job-search process.
  • Importance of digital citizenship skills prepares students for professional behaviour and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Guidance on the creation of a personal brand, personal brand statement, and 30-second elevator speech helps students create material that can be used in the employment process.
  • Education about online presence and the use of social media for professional purposes emphasizes why these tools are necessary when looking for a job.
  • Insight on the importance of networking is given and how it can help an individual find employment.
  • Step-by-step instruction for creating traditional, visual, and web-based résumés, as well as professionally written cover letters, to assists students in completing final documents to use when applying for jobs.
  • Introduction of a Sunday Evening Plan and creation of a job-tracking spreadsheet helps students manage career opportunities.
  • Advice regarding preparing for, experiencing, and evaluating an interview provides insight on how to navigate the interview process.
  • Information is offered on how to model positive employee behaviour, understand the onboarding process, and recognize qualities of multigenerational coworkers.
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Related Title(s)
Connect to Your Career: Job-Search Skills for a Digital World, 2nd Edition
Table of Contents

Unit 1 Career Planning
1. Preparing for Your Career
2. Workplace Success
3. Personal Brand
Unit 2 Online Presence
4. Your Online Presence
5. Networking for Your Career
6. Protecting Your Identity
Unit 3 Job-Application Process
7. Résumés
8. Cover Letters
9. Applying for Jobs
Unit 4 Landing a Job
10. Preparing for the Interview
11. The Interview
12. Evaluating the Interview
Unit 5 Your Career
13. Your First Day on the Job
14. Starting Your Career
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About the Author(s)

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.

Elisabeth Sykes - has been the Coordinator of and Professor in the Career Pathways Program for the Department of Liberal Studies at Mohawk College for five years. Her curricula include career-development techniques for neuro-diverse students. She is an experienced course developer, leading over a dozen politics- and career-focused courses. Elisabeth holds her undergraduate degree from McMaster University and her master degree in History from the University of Western Ontario.