The brand new 3rd edition of one of the UK’s bestselling graduate career guides that’s sold over 4,100 copies. Providing essential, life-changing guidance to help students get started on their graduate career, this indispensable guide helps readers discover how to make sense of their opportunities, weigh up their options and how to make the right choices. Packed with vital information and powerful ideas, tactics and strategies, it coaches readers in the positive mindset required to land a brilliant career. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new content on managing the transition from student to graduate; updated data, stats and examples; and a full glossary of terms. There is also a section help tutors with teaching employability and career skills.
Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment
Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher 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.
How to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market
Author: Frances Trought
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
What makes you stand out in the market for that great graduate job? In the competitive market for graduate jobs, securing a good degree no longer sets you apart from other candidates – this book will provide you with the tools and techniques to allow you to gain and communicate the range of employability skills and behaviours that will make you stand out from the crowd and get the job that you want.
Maximise your employability and get a graduate job
Author: Tristram Hooley
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
The Graduate Career Handbook is the complete guide to graduate career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, offering vital guidance on how to discover your potential, what to do after graduation, how to maximise your employability, and kick-start your career. Organised in simple chapters, this graduate career guide book is designed to help you address the various issues you experience as you move through university and into work, uniquely starting from your first year at uni and taking you through to your first days at work and beyond. It is packed with career advice and guidance for students and new graduates. Topics include: How to use self-reflection to identify possible career paths How to gain work experience and build employability skills The importance of networking and research Whether to consider postgraduate study Recruitment practices and what to do if you need a Plan B How to make a good first impression at work and career management Whether you have your heart set on a particular career, have a few ideas about possible lines of work, or wondering what job should I do , this book is for you. If you know what you want to do, it offers vital guidance on how to achieve your ambition and land your dream job; if you don t have a clue, it will help you work out what your next step should be. With handy tips, checklists and real-life examples throughout, this You re Hired guide will help you to supercharge your career and get the graduate job you want! A well-rounded and accessible book that covers everything you need to know. Highly recommended! Stuart Johnson, Director of the Careers Service, University of Bristol A timely book from two experts who really understand graduate careers. Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters *
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Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of IIV in human development with a focus on how, when, and why individuals change over time. The latest theoretical, methodological, and technological advances are reviewed. The book explores the historical and theoretical background and challenges of IIV research along with its role and function in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Edited to maximize consistency and accessibility, each chapter includes an introduction and a review of the research and most explore future directions, new theoretical developments, and conclusions and implications. Readers are shown that by focusing on the individual as a unit of analysis across different time scales, conditions, and situations, researchers can effectively demonstrate behavioral and developmental regularities at different points of the life-span. As such this book is a must have for anybody interested in IIV research. The book explores: -New designs and methods for the analysis of intensive repeated measures data. -The importance of real-time data for more time sensitive and ecologically valid measurements. -The role and function of intraindividual variability in behavior and development across the life-span -- from infancy to later life. -Numerous examples of how intraindividual variability research is conducted. -Topics and findings that are commonly treated in disparate bodies of literature from various disciplines. Part 1 provides a historical, conceptual, and methodological overview of the study of intraindividual variability (IIV). IIV during childhood and adolescence and its application in the investigation of development of language acquisition, infant-parent interactions, development of motor skills, cognitive development, mood regulation, and identity development are examined in Part 2. Part 3 focuses on IIV during adult development, including its use in neuropsychological functioning and attention and in personality development and mood regulation. IIV in the context of adults’ health behavior is also reviewed. Part 4 examines the key issues and challenges of IIV research in human development such as whether IIV in adult development is an indicator of vulnerability or resilience, the association between short-term IIV and long-term developmental change, and multiple time-scale design and analysis. The volume concludes with a look at the future of intraindividual variation analysis. Intended for advanced students and researchers in developmental psychology across the life-span, social, personality, and health psychology, as well as sociology, family studies, gerontology, education, and medicine, interested in intraindividual variability of behavior and its role in human development, this book also serves as a text for graduate courses on longitudinal analysis, multilevel modeling, and/or (advanced) data analysis offered in these departments. Knowledge in human development or life course sociology and graduate-level statistics is recommended.
Author David Baskerville, Ph.D., gives a detailed, comprehensive look at how the music business really works today. Winner of the Deems Taylor ASCAP Award for outstanding books on music, this book is a text in nearly 200 universities. Written in an informal style, it offers concise, practical information on career possibilities, including qualifications & employment prospects for many music & music-related careers. Topics include: songwriting, publishing, copyright, business affairs such as music licensing, unions, agents, managers, attorneys. The book covers artist management, concert promotion, music merchandising & arts administration. A section on the record industry has chapters on record markets, recording contracts, record production & record promotion, distribution & merchandising. Many aspects of music in broadcasting are covered. Information on the Canadian music industry is included as well as copyright in foreign countries. The author's background includes experience as an instrumentalist, composer & conductor in Hollywood, as well as a consultant to the entertainment industry, & an educator at the University of Colorado, Denver. Contains many illustrations, sample forms & an index, glossary & list of professional organizations. Order from: Sherwood Publishing, P.O. Box 4198, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.