The confidence.... The skills.... The action plan!

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  • Proactive, Positive Theme. This important theme is emphasized throughout the 5th edition of Your Career: How to Make It Happen for developing proactive, positive attitudes and behaviors to achieve full job and career potential.

  • New Design. All new, full-color design facilitates learning for users of all ages and learning styles.

  • Updated Career Action and Internet assignments. Integrated throughout the text to familiarize learners with career-boosting self-assessment, and job search/career management techniques.

  • Personal Best. This new feature in each chapter discusses how learners can be their best by focusing on key employability and life skills.

  • Updated Content. Expanded content on electronic resumes and cover letters, web resumes and portfolios, online job search/application processes, and virtual workplace issues.

  • Career Management Files. Learners build their own job search and career-planning portfolios as they complete selected Career Action assignments throughout the text.

All New Learner’s CD
Included in the back of the text, the Learner's CD provides:

  • Career Actions. All Career Action forms from the text are provided in MS Word format for learners to complete online.

  • Document Models. All new pdf files of model documents from the text (job search letters, sample resumes) are provided for easy reference.

  • PowerPoint Presentations. Provided for each chapter, the PowerPoint presentations summarize the key points of each chapter as a review and study guide.

  • Case Studies. All new case studies for each chapter provide realistic job search and career planning scenarios and critical thinking questions to generate discussion.

Instructor’s Resource CD
Newly expanded and updated, Instructor's Resource CD will enhance your teaching effectiveness with all updated content:

  • Instructor's Manual. This online manual contains chapter teaching suggestions and optional learning activities.

  • PowerPoint Presentations. Updated with a stunning new design, over 300 professionally developed slides reinforce text concepts. Motivational slides are also included to enhance instruction and stimulate class discussion.

  • Instructor Resources. Updated syllabus, model course schedules, and full bank of chapter tests can be downloaded and customized to fit your teaching style.

  • Core Career Competency Record. This record is provided to document learners’ mastery of key career management performance objectives.

WebTutor for WebCT and Blackboard

  • Containing updated activities for the 5th edition, WebTutor, your online learning tool, is available for both WebCT and Blackboard.

  • Visit the WebTutor web site for more information and sample chapters: From the WebTutor home page, click on "Sample Chapters," and choose "Career Studies" from the list of disciplines.

Your Career Web Site
Resources expanded 100% with updated web links to support the 5th edition text and timely articles on job search techniques and career planning.

Your Career: How to Make It Happen links you from the classroom to the world of work. The text links you to a satisfying job/career through targeted research, networking, and development of career documents. Learners build lifelong skills that make their careers happen. In my classes, 97% of learners secure jobs using these techniques—before finishing the course!
May you enjoy great success achieving your career goals and helping your learners achieve theirs!

- Julie Levitt

Table of Contents

Part 1

Planning Your Career


Chapter 1

Reach Your Full Career Potential


Chapter 2

Take a Look at Yourself


Chapter 3

What Do Employers Want?


Chapter 4

Explore Contemporary Issues in the Workplace

Part 2

Your Job Search


Chapter 5

Organize Your Winning Network


Chapter 6

Engineer an Efficient Job Search


Chapter 7

Investigate Job, Application and Hiring Procedures


Chapter 8

Research Prospective Employers

Part 3

Career Search Documents


Chapter 9

Prepare a Winning Resume


Chapter 10

Perfect the Application and Cover Letter

Part 4

Your Interview


Chapter 11

Interview Like a Pro


Chapter 12

Master the Art of Getting Interviews


Chapter 13

Be Prepared for Any Interview Style


Chapter 14

Navigate Interview Questions and Answers


Chapter 15

Ace Employment Tests, Negotiations, and Offers


Chapter 16

Practice for Your Successful Interview


Chapter 17

Interview and Follow Up

Part 5

After Your Interview


Chapter 18

So What if You Don't Get the Job?


Chapter 19

You're Hired! Succeed in Your New Position


Chapter 20

Make Successful Job and Career Changes

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