What others are saying about this book:
ADULT BASIC AND LITERACY EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
""I like it because it is such an engaging, upbeat and enjoyable book that I had trouble putting it down. I especially like the way that it gives concrete examples to show my students how to meet the qualifications of a particular job. Otherwise they would probably never think that they had a shot at the position. Volunteers can use it even if they have no formal training in adult education because everything is clearly spelled out and the forms are spacious.""
Ñ Judith Aaronson, founder of the Pittsburgh Literacy Council
WELFARE TO WORK, WIA PROGRAMS:
""This is an invaluable tool for a population that wants to be productive, but doesnÕt know how to present themselves in a light that will ensure employment.
And for those with work histories it lets them to more easily identify the valuable transferable skills that they possess.""
Ñ Dr. Georgine Scarpino, former director of JTPA/WIA and Welfare to Work programs
PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABIITIES:
""In providing employment support services to persons with disabilities, oftentimes there is a lack of work history or gaps in employment. This book is a tool to develop a resume that draws from life experience and non-paid work experiences. Just working through the suggested activities can be a confidence builder for individuals seeking employment.""
Ñ Diane Celidonia, Supervisor, Employment Services
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Many young people desperately want to work, but are unsure of the steps to take to prepare themselves for work. This workbook provides a comprehensive step-by-step plan for them to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and present themselves to an employer in the best possible light! In twenty-five (25) years of working with young people this is by far the most comprehensive guide IÕve seen on the market for novice job seekers.
Ñ Dr. Brent Johnson, Vice-Principal
Best book IÕve read on resume writing for youth. It will certainly help our students to qualify for higher paying entry-level positions.
Ñ Blaine Pendleton, Job Corps Volunteer, Job Developer and Placement Specialist
LIBRARY CAREER CENTERS
This book is essential for anyone having to face the challenge of looking for work without any on-the-job experience. ItÕs funny, down to earth and extremely practical. The bookÕs exercises do a good job of uncovering the inexperienced job seekerÕs skills by drawing them from his or her personal experience.
ÑAnder Murane, Job and Career Center Librarian
FIRST TIME JOB SEEKER
""My sister, who had a family right out of high school, got a job through a temporary agency and the company wanted to hire her permanently, but felt they could not do it just based on her work. They wanted to know more about her. They asked her to write a resume. I had used this book to write my resume so I explained to her that she could give them a better picture of her Job Retention working traits if she examined her activities that she was involved in while in high school. She did and she got the job!""
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Published February 20, 2007
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