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2011 Career Plan

Book Description

Reveals the hottest jobs & fields; connects readers to jobs that suit them best; and explains the steps, credentials, & skills readers will need to achieve their goals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Make Your Career Plan for 2011
  5. Table of Contents
  6. PART I: Make Your Plan
    1. CHAPTER 1: What 2011 Means for Your Career
      1. How We Got Here
      2. The Recovery
      3. Commit to a 2011 Career Goal
      4. Key Points: Chapter 1
    2. CHAPTER 2: Take Aim
      1. What’s Your Personality Type?
      2. Step 1: Respond to the Statements
      3. Step 2: Score Your Responses
      4. Step 3: Find Industries That Suit Your Personality Type
      5. Step 4: Find Jobs That Suit Your Personality Type
      6. Commit to Exploring an Industry or Job
      7. Key Points: Chapter 2
    3. CHAPTER 3: The Hottest Fields of 2011
      1. Eleven Hot Fields and Their Hottest Jobs
      2. Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
      3. Computer Systems Design and Related Services
      4. Social Assistance, Except Child Day Care
      5. Software Publishers
      6. Scientific Research and Development Services
      7. Health Care
      8. Employment Services
      9. Construction
      10. Child Day Care Services
      11. Advocacy, Grantmaking, and Civic Organizations
      12. Educational Services
      13. Where to Find Out More About Fields
      14. From Fields to Jobs
      15. Key Points: Chapter 3
    4. CHAPTER 4: Bridge to Your Goal
      1. Gap: You Don’t Have the Skills You Need
      2. Bridge: Skills Training
        1. Informal On-the-Job Learning
        2. Informal Learning Through Volunteer Work
        3. Single Courses and Workshops
        4. Self-Instruction
      3. Gap: You Don’t Have a Formal Credential That You Need
      4. Bridge: Formal Education or Training
        1. College Credit for What You Already Know
        2. College Credit for Military Training
        3. Apprenticeship as a Training Route
        4. The Military Training Route
        5. The Two-Year College Route
        6. The Four-Year College Route
        7. Which Route Is Best for You?
      5. Gap: You’re Not Yet Ready to “Sell” Yourself
      6. Bridge: Identifying and Documenting Your Brand
        1. Identifying Your Brand
        2. Creating Your Elevator Speech
        3. Focusing Your Resume
      7. Gap: You Don’t Know About Any Job Openings
      8. Bridge: Finding the Hidden Job Market
        1. Networking
        2. Cold-Calling
      9. Commit to Some Bridge-Building Actions
      10. Key Points: Chapter 4
    5. CHAPTER 5: First Steps
      1. Gap: You Don’t Have the Skills You Need
      2. Bridge: Skills Training
        1. Action: Get Informal On-the-Job Training
        2. First Step: E-mail That Requests a Skill-Testing Assignment
        3. Action: Volunteer to Get Informal Training
        4. First Step: Phone Script for an Offer to Volunteer
        5. Action: Take a Single Course or Workshop
        6. First Step: Get Detailed Information
        7. Action: Find a Study Partner for Self-Instruction
        8. First Step: Recruit a Suitable Study Partner
      3. Gap: You Don’t Have a Formal Credential That You Need
      4. Bridge: Formal Education or Training
        1. Action: Get College Credit for Informal Learning
        2. First Step: Verify That Your Informal Learning Deserves College Credit
        3. Action: Get College Credit for Military Training
        4. First Step: Consult the Guide
        5. Action: Apply for a Relevant Apprenticeship
        6. First Step: Identify an Apprenticeship in Your Area
        7. Action: Apply to a Relevant Two- or Four-Year College Program
        8. First Step: Identify a College Program
      5. Gap: You’re Not Yet Ready to “Sell” Yourself
      6. Bridge: Identifying and Documenting Your Brand
        1. Action: Identify What Makes You Stand Out
        2. First Step: Find Positive Language to Describe Yourself
        3. Action: Create Your Elevator Speech
        4. First Step: Find a Concise Way to Describe Yourself
        5. Action: Focus Your Resume on Your Goal and Brand
        6. First Step: Perfect the Objective Statement on Your Resume
      7. Gap: You Don’t Know About Any Job Openings
      8. Bridge: Finding the Hidden Job Market
        1. Action: Inform Your Network
        2. First Step: Identify Your Network
        3. Action: Expand Your Network
        4. First Step: Use Social Networking Web Sites
        5. Action: Make Cold Calls
        6. First Step: Identify Likely Employers
      9. Key Points: Chapter 5
    6. CHAPTER 6: Hang In There!
      1. Be the Irreplaceable Worker
      2. Be a Resilient Worker
      3. Key Points: Chapter 6
  7. PART II: Facts About the Hottest Jobs of 2011
    1. Accountants
    2. Accountants and Auditors
    3. Auditors
    4. Biochemists and Biophysicists
    5. Biomedical Engineers
    6. Child, Family, and School Social Workers
    7. Coaches and Scouts
    8. Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
    9. Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation
    10. Computer and Information Systems Managers
    11. Computer Security Specialists
    12. Computer Software Engineers, Applications
    13. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
    14. Computer Support Specialists
    15. Computer Systems Analysts
    16. Construction Laborers
    17. Coroners
    18. Cost Estimators
    19. Customer Service Representatives
    20. Database Administrators
    21. Dental Assistants
    22. Dental Hygienists
    23. Editors
    24. Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program
    25. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    26. Employment Interviewers
    27. Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists
    28. Environmental Compliance Inspectors
    29. Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
    30. Financial Analysts
    31. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers
    32. General and Operations Managers
    33. Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
    34. Health Educators
    35. Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
    36. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
    37. Home Health Aides
    38. Industrial Engineers
    39. Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    40. Instructional Coordinators
    41. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
    42. Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
    43. Loan Counselors
    44. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
    45. Market Research Analysts
    46. Mechanical Engineers
    47. Medical and Public Health Social Workers
    48. Medical Assistants
    49. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
    50. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    51. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
    52. Occupational Therapists
    53. Office Clerks, General
    54. Optometrists
    55. Personnel Recruiters
    56. Physical Therapist Aides
    57. Physical Therapist Assistants
    58. Physical Therapists
    59. Physician Assistants
    60. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
    61. Police Patrol Officers
    62. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
    63. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
    64. Public Relations Specialists
    65. Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
    66. Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
    67. Rehabilitation Counselors
    68. Retail Salespersons
    69. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
    70. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
    71. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
    72. Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
    73. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
    74. Social and Human Service Assistants
    75. Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School
    76. Speech-Language Pathologists
    77. Survey Researchers
    78. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
    79. Training and Development Specialists
  8. APPENDIX: Where the Information Comes From and What It Means
    1. Understand the Limits of the Data in This Book
    2. Earnings
    3. Projected Growth and Number of Job Openings
    4. Information Topics in Part II
    5. Definitions of Terms Used in the Part II Descriptions
    6. Where to Continue Your Career Exploration
  9. Index