Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PACKAGING YOURSELF
2
SEPARATION AND FINDING A NEW JOB
2
FOCUSING YOUR DIRECTION
3
IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES
4
SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
6
SKILLS AND ABILITIES WORKSHEET
9
RESEARCHING THE MARKET
11
LABOR MARKET RESEARCH
11
INDUSTRY/COMPANY RESEARCH
11
RESUME PREPARATION
14
WHEN TO USE A RESUME
14
THE PROCESS OF RESUME WRITING
14
COMMUNICATING ACHIEVEMENTS
15
RESUME FORMATS
16
RULES FOR RESUME WRITING
17
SEVEN ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE RESUME
18
STYLE OF WRITING
20
APPEARANCE
20
THE COVER LETTER
21
REFERENCES
23
CONDUCTING YOUR JOB SEARCH
24
THE EMPLOYMENT MARKET
24
YOUR PERSONAL MARKETING STRATEGY
27
“WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?” WORKSHEET
29
INTERVIEWING SKILLS
31
PREPARATION FOR AN EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW
31
THE INTERVIEW
32
INTERVIEWING TIPS
33
QUESTIONS ASKED BY EMPLOYERS DURING INTERVIEWS
34
EVALUATING JOB OFFERS
38
SALARY NEGOTIATIONS
39
APPENDIX
40
CAREER AND JOB SEARCH INFORMATION RESOURCES
JOB SEARCH WEBSITES
BOOKLIST
POWER WORDS
DESCRIPTIVE TERMS
SAMPLE RESUMES