How to Do Job and University Preparation

1/19/2013

Here are some resources on job preparation and university prepaparation for your reference.

Job Preparation:

Articles:

a. Job Preparation Goals -- Set Positive Professional Goals Today

Career organizing goals contribute to business energy. Yet, whenever lots of people think about targets, they will focus on private goals including slimming down or signing up for a gym. Nevertheless, it's also essential to make setting profession planning goals a priority. Routines in which help on the job satisfaction can bring about decreased stress, greater balance in between performance and family demands, as well as elevated revenue. More…

b. Preparing for a job interview? Read these 6 tips first

I used to be pretty sure that the only way to get a raise working in media was to switch jobs. This led to several job changes throughout my career, which, of course, included the requisite interviews to get those jobs. I've picked up a few pointers that have helped me become a relatively confident interviewer over the years. More…

c. Preparing Early for the Job Market

There are many things that you can do throughout college to help prepare you for the professional world. Below are a few tips to get you started. Stay professional throughout Your college career. Carefully choose your e-mail address: You will use your e-mail to communicate with many people throughout your college career—friends, professors, advisors, potential employers, and more. It is important to have an e-mail address appropriate for all situations. More…

Books:

a. Complete Job-Search Handbook

Howard Figler's classic job-search handbook puts you in the driver's seat, on the road to where the jobs really are. Figler's unique program has been revised and updated to let you not only decide what your ideal job may be, but also discover exactly where that job is. The program has been expanded to describe thirty lifetime job-hunting skills, as well as Twenty Lessons from the Front, a list of potential pitfalls for job seekers to be aware of. This third edition enables you to:
- Determine what your true work and life values are
- Pinpoint the job skills you already possess, even those you aren't aware of
- Find jobs when there seem to be none
- Learn how to be at your best in job interviews
- Utilize a professional career counselor's advice to troubleshoot More…

b. Finding an Academic Job

This volume explores a range of issues surrounding the process of finding employment in academic settings. It includes surveying the market, preparation of credentials, marketing one, and hunting for a job, negotiating an offer, and issues arising in dual-career partnerships. More…

c. Job Hunting for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Whether you're a recent high school or college grad or an established workforce veteran, changing jobs can be a scary experience. Let Job Hunting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, be your guide to pushing your career forward. Author Max Messmer, Chairman and CEO of Robert Half International (the world's largest specialized staffing firm), has used his job search expertise to create this cutting-edge guide to job hunting. Messmer offers the kind of friendly advice and insider's tips that can enhance your job search from start to finish.More…

d. Very Quick Job Search: Get a Better Job in Half the Time

"The Very Quick Job Search," Third Edition is completely updated and current with a substantial amount of new job search methods and research. It???'s comprehensive, yet designed in such a way that job seekers can quickly find just the information they need on topics such as the two best job search methods, three employer expectations that must be met, four strategies to use a resume effectively, and much more! More…

University Preparation:

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a. A-level courses and University preparation at private Colleges of further education

Private colleges of further education usually offer a comprehensive choice of sixth form/A-level courses, in order to prepare their students for all types of studies at university level that they may wish to pursue. Independent colleges also provide extensive support and advice regarding university applications, including specialist advice to achieve admission to top UK universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. More…

b. Preparing your child for transition to university

As a parent, you can appreciate what it takes to make the major transition that stands looming before your child. In a few short weeks your student will be venturing off to live on his / her own, without parental influences, as an independent, young adult. This transition is magnified for expatriate children who are either returning to their home country or transitioning on to yet another host country for their studies. More…

Books

a. Barron's SAT

The newly revised edition of Barron's SAT manual presents: A diagnostic test and five full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained. Test-taking tactics for the exam as a whole, and special strategies for each part of the test. Subject reviews covering critical reading, grammar and usage, and math. Detailed instruction in writing the required SAT essay. An overview of the SAT, an explanation of the test's scoring method, and study advice.

Year after year, Barron's continues to provide comprehensive test preparation help to thousands of college-bound students who are about to take one of the most important tests of their lives. More…

b. CliffsNotes Roadmap to College

Let the experts at CliffsNotes steer you toward college admission success!

Applying to college can be a daunting process, but with the expert help of CliffsNotes, you'll get all the advice you need to navigate your way through the entire admission process and get into the school of your dreams. Inside, you'll get:
What College Admission Officers Are Looking for
What You Should Be Looking for in Colleges
Planning Worthwhile Campus Visits
How to Write a Winning Personal Statement
Do's and Don'ts for Essay Writing
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c. Don't Stress the Process: The College Plan

Don't Stress the Process: The College Plan is a resource for middle and high school students and their famlies to track high school grades, learn about financial aid responsibility and evaluate a student's top five college choices. This book was created to provide a simple, easy-to-use resource that clearly outlines suggested steps that families should take in order to prepare for college selection. The book allows families to understand the importance of college planning and then evaluate themselves starting in the ninth grade. More…

d. How to Choose a College Major

How to Choose a College Major learn how to weigh the pros and cons of potential majors and their corresponding careers, including interviews, statistical data, worksheets, where to get professional guidance, and 21st century trends. More…

e. Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning

Teen's Guide to College & Career Planning is intended for use by students at any stage of middle and high school, but it has the most relevance for high school sophomores and juniors who are starting to get serious about the decisions they will need to make after graduation. Whether they're planning to head to a two-year or four-year college, to a technical school, to an apprenticeship, to the military, or directly into the workforce-or are still undecided-here's where they'll find information on the various options available and which ones best suits their skills, needs, and wants. More…


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