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10 things employers want you to learn in college, revised : the skills you need to succeed

William D. Coplin 2012

Available at St. Ambrose University Library  Second Floor Stacks  (LC1037.5 .C68 2012 )()

  • Title:
    10 things employers want you to learn in college, revised : the skills you need to succeed
  • Author: William D. Coplin
  • Subjects: Career education -- United States; College student orientation -- United States; Career development -- United States; STUDY AIDS / College Guides; EDUCATION / Counseling / Vocational Guidance; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / Job Hunting
  • Description: Exploring the ten skill sets (and beyond). Taking responsibility -- Motivate yourself -- Be ethical -- Manage your time -- Manage your money -- Developing physical skills. Stay well -- Look good -- Type well -- Write legibly -- Communicating verbally. Converse one-on-one -- Present to groups -- Use visual displays -- Communicating in writing. Write well -- Edit and proof -- Use word-processing tools -- Master online communications -- Working directly with people. Build good relationships -- Work in teams -- Teach others -- Influencing people. Manage effectively -- Sell successfully -- Politick wisely -- Lead effectively -- Gathering information. Search the Web -- Use library holdings -- Use commercial databases -- Conduct interviews -- Use surveys -- Keep and use records -- Using quantitative tools. Use numbers -- Use graphs and tables -- Use spreadsheet programs -- Asking and answering the right questions. Detect nonsense -- Pay attention to detail -- Apply knowledge -- Evaluate actions and policies -- Solving problems. Identify problems -- Develop solutions -- Launch solutions -- Moving beyond the ten skills sets. Gain software expertise in addition to Microsoft Word and Excel -- Master in-depth knowledge of any field -- Develop foreign language skills -- Emphasize artistic and music knowledge and/or skill -- Capitalize on sports skills -- Pursue pleasure activities.
    Boosting your skills score. Making smart academic choices for skill development. Follow the 50-50 principle -- Maximize program choices -- Select courses for skills -- Investigate professors -- Creating your own apprenticeships. Explore apprentice-based education -- Build your base -- Land good summer jobs and internships -- Make the most of your experiences -- Exploring off-campus semesters. Build your skills score off campus -- Weigh overseas experiences against experiences in the United States and Canada -- Earn credit for course work -- Expand your network -- Consider the negatives -- Find programs -- Doing well by doing good during your college years. Build your skills score by volunteering -- Value volunteer opportunities -- Explore and network for careers -- Cultivate integrity -- Thinking about education beyond college. Consider not graduating or graduating early -- View graduate school as a risky investment alternative -- Get paid to learn.
    Launching your career. Exploring career fields -- Begin the self-reflection process -- Scan career fields -- Get more specific information about careers -- Planning your skills agenda. Assess your skills -- Monitor and plan your skill improvement -- Branding yourself through resumes, cover letters, and interviews. Select the skills you want to emphasize -- Decide where to show off your skills -- Developing your career network. Use social networking -- Build professional networks -- Develop online networking -- Appendix. The skills for success college planner.
    "A straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate"--
  • Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press
  • Creation Date: 2012
  • Format: xi, 292 p. : ill. ; 21 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781607741459 (pbk.);ISBN1607741458 (pbk.)
  • Source: 01SAUNI ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991000088389702845

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