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Reframing your skills and search strategies: preparing for the job search and looking at your professional goals with a fresh and realistic approach

Abstract:

Chapter 6 describes contemporary job search and application procedures. Suggestions for effective cover letters and résumés are detailed. Emphasis is placed on ‘marketing your skills portfolio’ to maximize both your options for employment and your chances for success. Closely allied to these application strategies is the need for the job searcher to realistically appraise their career requirements. Key variables to consider are: pay scale, professional development opportunities, location, and personal satisfaction. A general rule for all applicants: don’t apply for a job you do not ...

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