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Are you a student thinking about the next steps in your career or study? Are you taking an employability module at university or are you just keen to learn more about how to get the job you want?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then this book is for you! Clear, focused and strategic it is written as a series of FAQs and builds upon real student experiences. Designed to help the modern student it offers pragmatic, jargon-free advice which will help you to move forward into a successful job application or career change.
Key features of the book include:
Advice from current students, graduates and employers
Exercises designed to provide a `quick fix' when faced with challenges
Checklists enabling you to record progress as you move through sections or tasks
Practical steps you can take to sustain momentum as you move through your studies.
This is an ideal guide to making the most of your skills, beating the competition and getting your ideal job!
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Dr Lucinda Becker, an award winning Senior Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at the University of Reading, has spent her career committed to enhancing the skills of undergraduates and research postgraduates. She has written numerous successful study skills guides for students. As a professional trainer she also works throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, devising and delivering training in communication and management techniques, principally to lawyers, engineers and scientists: real exemplars of generic, transferable skills with impact. Felicity Becker is a lecturer in the Further Education and Lifelong Learning sector and is involved in the training of transferable skills and in boosting employability through training. She has a portfolio career involving lecturing, running her own training company and working as a sign language interpreter. She has recently started her Master's in Education.
Introduction Step One: Knowing who you are in the career market Step Two: Making your skills work for you Step Three: Considering all of your options Step Four: Researching the career market Step Five: First approaches Step Six: Making Your Move Step Seven: Closing the deal Conclusion: Learning to enjoy it