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The Job-Ready Guide

How to Set Yourself Up for Career Success

Develop the skills employers want, succeed at the job application process and plan for a successful career in your dream industry with this inspiring and practical one-stop-shop.
EAN: 9780749483258
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 235x155
248 pages

About the book

To get the career you want, you need to be job-ready. This is your all-in-one guide to understanding what employers want and how to prepare yourself with a personal career plan. From gaining work experience, to mastering essential skills and acing the application process, The Job-Ready Guide is a complete resource for standing out from the crowd and getting a job offer. It shows you how to build a strong CV, write an impressive cover letter, excel at interviews, and cultivate the professionalism that employers want.

Moving from education into the workplace can be a challenge: the world of work demands skills that you may never have had to truly use - or think about - before. The Job-Ready Guide will help you to boost your employability, covering everything you need to prepare for and start a successful career. You'll be able to conduct a systematic job search, learn how to network and develop a personal brand online, as well as hone valuable skills including leadership, teamwork, creativity and problem-solving. A highly practical, hands-on guide, this book is packed with useful features, including interactive exercises to help you in your real life; insider advice from employers; and tips from professionals at different stages in their careers who reveal 'what they wish they'd known'.

About the authors

Anastasia de Waal is director of I Can Be, a charity focused on breaking down barriers to opportunity for disadvantaged children and young people.

Before setting up I Can Be, she was Deputy Director of think tank Civitas and Director of the Family and Education Unit. A qualified primary school teacher and Chair of national parenting support charity Family Lives, Anastasia de Waal has written a number of publications on education and family issues.