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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
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

Anastasia de Waal is Director of the Family & Education Unit and Deputy Director at think tank Civitas. A regular contributor to broadcast and print media, she has written for many major publications, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The New York Times, the Telegraph and Mail on Sunday. She is also founder of I Can Be, a charitable programme that takes disadvantaged children to visit professionals in their workplaces; Chair of national charity Family Lives; and Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University's Centre for Family Research.

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