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Job Readiness for Health Professionals: Soft Skills Strategies for Success (2nd Revised edition)

Job Readiness for Health Professionals: Soft Skills Strategies for Success (2nd Revised edition)

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Get an edge in the job market and develop the soft skills - the personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces needed to work successfully with anyone, anywhere. Job Readiness for Health Professionals, Soft Skills Strategies for Success, 2nd Edition provides a unique tool for soft skill programming to help graduates succeed on the job as effective, engaged, and high-functioning employees. This handy resource uses an 8th grade reading level and a consistent, easy-to-follow modular format to guide you through the essential entry-level soft skills like how to dress, speak, and collaborate in the healthcare setting. With two new chapters, new Video Case vignettes, and 48 soft skills and behavioral competencies, it gives you the tools you need to join the healthcare workforce.Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill.Worktext format with journaling activities and multiple self-reflection activities offers valuable review exercises. Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field.What If? boxes feature short scenarios that encourage you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace.Case studies throughout use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills.Down a Dark Road vignettes depict what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered.Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill.Cross Currents with Other Skills ties together and cross-references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them.NEW! Highly anticipated Finding Your First Job chapter highlights competencies that you need to consider and prepare for when starting your job search, beginning a career in the health professions, writing your resume, and interviewing. NEW! Video Case vignettes with assessment and implementation tools on interview skills, active listening, dealing with others, problem solving and decision making, communication, presenting yourself for the workforce, working as a team, dealing with authority, and enhancing your promotability provide a multimedia component with real-life workplace scenarios for your review.NEW! Being a Student chapter covers competencies where students often struggle, including: taking meaningful notes, remaining calm and confident during assessments, and successfully preparing for practicum interviews. NEW! New content on financial literacy, including managing finances and paying back students loans, covers the impact financial decisions have on your life - both personally and as you look for a job.


1. Who Are You?Adopting a Positive Mental AttitudeManaging your Time and Organizing your LifeAchieving Honesty and IntegrityAiming to be Adaptable and FlexibleStriving for ToleranceBeing Dependable2. NEW! Being a Student Taking Notes Improving Test Scores Preparing For Externship 3. NEW! Finding Your First Job Your Career in the Health Professions Beginning the Job Search Writing Your Resume The Art of Interviewing 4. Ready for WorkModeling Business EtiquetteDressing for SuccessDisplaying Good Grooming, Personal Hygiene, and Cleanliness5. Gaining Energy and Reducing StressGaining Energy, Persistence, and PerseveranceVowing to be Drug-Free and UnimpairedManaging Stress6. Being Easy to Deal WithBuilding TrustShowing Empathy, Sensitivity, and Caring7. Dealing with OthersManaging and Resolving ConflictDealing with Difficult PeopleValuing Multicultural Competence8. Speaking and Writing ProfessionallySpeaking Professionally in your WorkplaceWriting, Grammar, and SpellingProfessional Phone Technique9. Interacting SuccessfullyListening ActivelyCommunicating with Special Groups of ClientsReading and Speaking Body Language10. Planning for Career SuccessSetting Goals and Planning ActionsFollowing Rules and RegulationsMaintaining Confidentiality and DiscretionKeeping RecordsManaging Your Money11. Enhancing Your PromotabilityThinking CriticallyTalking to your Manager or SupervisorTaking AccountabilityContributing as a Member of the TeamCommitting to your Profession12. Building Personal Emotional StrengthsBuilding Self-EsteemControlling AnxietyPracticing PatienceStrengthening Resilience13. Managing Your EmotionsSeparating your Work and Personal ProblemsManaging Anger and Strong EmotionsExuding Optimism, Enthusiasm, and Positivity14. Go Forth and ProsperExpect AcceptanceIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323430265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780323430265
  • ISBN10: 0323430260
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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