Excel at Graduate Interviews

Author: Bruce Woodcock
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137535856
Release Date: 2016-04-06
Genre: Study Aids

This book will guide you in the essential steps of the interview process, from initial preparation to crafting a strong answer to common questions. Insights from employers and candidates provide tips on technique, while reflective exercises allow you to make the most of each interview experience.

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230391741
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Education

At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

Personnel Selection

Author: Mark Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118973561
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Psychology

This is a fully updated edition of Personnel Selection, a seminal text on the psychometric approach to personnel selection by a noted expert in the field. Focuses on cutting-edge topics including the influence of social networking sites, adverse impact, age differences and stereotypes, distribution of work performance, and the problems of selecting new employees using research based on incumbent employees Questions established beliefs in the field, especially issues that have been characterized as “not a problem,” such as differential validity, over-reliance on self-report, and “faking good” Contains expanded discussion of research and practice in the US and internationally, while maintaining the definitive coverage of UK and European selection approaches Provides comprehensive yet accessible information for professionals and students, as well as helpful pedagogical tools (technical and statistical boxes, simplified figures and tables, research agenda boxes, key point summaries, and key references)


Author: Teresa M. Evans
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128043684
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics

ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans. Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize informational interviews Includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns

Graduate CVs and Covering Letters

Author: Jenny Keaveney
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137606273
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Education

Employers make snap decisions about candidates based on the content and appearance of CVs and covering letters so it is essential to know what recruiters are looking for, and to understand how to communicate your strengths and capabilities effectively. This book will equip you with all the information you need to construct CVs and covering letters that will stand out from the crowd.

You re Hired Graduate Career Handbook

Author: Tristram Hooley
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
ISBN: 1844556484
Release Date: 2017-08-15

Comprehensive guide to career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, organised in simple chapters to help readers address the various issues they experience as they move through uni and into work. Topics include: self-reflection, career planning, job research, networking, recruitment practices, employability skills and Plan B.

Career Skills

Author: David Littleford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230802544
Release Date: 2004-07-30
Genre: Education

David Littleford, John Halstead and Charles Mulraine have over 60 years experience of working with young people at the start of their careers. In this unique workbook, they offer the reader the opportunity to develop the tools and techniques they will need to identify their personal skill-sets and use them to sell themselves effectively at interview and beyond.

Work Experience Placements and Internships

Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137462022
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

Through pedagogical techniques, self-assessment and personal reflection, this book provides students and graduates with a comprehensive guide to work experience, placements and internships. It offers essential support for every stage of the experience journey, from finding appropriate opportunities, to using the experience to further a career.

Skills for Success

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137426536
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.

How to Succeed at Assessment Centres

Author: Kathleen Houston
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137469328
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Genre: Education

Many employers now invite candidates to an assessment day. This book guides you through each step of the process, from getting selected and preparing for psychometric tests to group exercises and interviews. Featuring practical exercises and advice from both employers and graduates, it's an invaluable resource for opening the door to your career.

Graduate Entrepreneurship

Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137493187
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Self-Help

Ever thought about starting your own business but didn't know where to begin? This book will take you through the key steps of entrepreneurship, including developing a suitable mindset; generating business ideas; and cultivating crucial skills such as marketing, sales and strategy.

How to Succeed at University and Get a Great Job

Author: Thomas R. Klassen
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774839006
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Education

Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.

Social Media for Your Student and Graduate Job Search

Author: Marielle Kelly
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137472380
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Education

Most companies now use social media when recruiting new hires. Full of practical exercises and guidance, this book shows you how to create great profiles, connect with people, research career options, and use social media to create stand-out applications.

Palgrave Career Skills

ISBN: 1137449381
Release Date: 2015-03-01

The books in this series will provide information, advice and targeted guidance for students and graduates on key career development and employability issues. Information and advice is presented in an accessible, jargon-free style which gradually builds on previous knowledge and skills within a cumulative learning environment. Guidance is facilitated through a range of pedagogical techniques. The guidance-based structure of the series marks it out as being distinctive and apposite in today's difficult economic times.

The Employability Journal

Author: Barbara Bassot
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137603821
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Education

As a cognitive process, writing helps us to develop our understanding because it involves processing our thoughts. Through its journal format, this book therefore provides a useful structure for processing your learning and work-based experiences, with sections on self-awareness, skills for working life and the importance of effective communication and networking. Packed with interesting, manageable activities and handy prompts for reflection, it will enable you to capture your learning from your placements, make the most of your experiences at university and therefore enhance your career and personal development.