From the Back Cover
Find the answers you need for a successful job search in this all-encompassing volume
As a job seeker, you have more questions than answers: Does my resume really highlight my job skills? Am I resigned to low-paying jobs because I don't have a degree? What field shows the most growth opportunity? How much can I make?
Finally you have one source to go to for these critical answers. The Big Book of Jobs combines a concise overview of the job-search process with all the latest government statistics on more than 250 jobs. Whether you are a recent graduate just entering the job market, a work veteran looking to change careers, or just keeping watch on your own job's future, The Big Book of Jobs offers everything you need to make informed choices about your career.
The book is divided into two parts. Section one, "The Job-Seekers Guide," offers proven advice and strategies for job-search success in any field; section two, the "Occupational Outlook Handbook," provides data on hundreds of positions that represent roughly seven out of eight jobs in today's economy.
In "The Job-Seekers Guide," you'll find advice on:
- Choosing a career path
- Building career management skills
- Researching careers in the information age
- Writing effective cover letters and polished resumes . . . and more
The "Occupational Outlook Handbook" offers you all the latest statistics on hundreds of positions, including:
- Job descriptions
- Working conditions
- Employment trends and outlooks
- Training, qualifications, and advancement
- Salary ranges . . . and more
With The Big Book of Jobs, your job-search needs will be fulfilled and you will be on your way to a successful career in the field of your dreams.
About the Author
From the Editors of VGM Career Books and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Job Seekers Guide was written by Barbara Spencer Hawk, a career consultant and counselor.