• Education

Excel at Graduate Interviews

How to Make the Best Impression with Recruiters
Author: Bruce Woodcock
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137535849
Category: Education
Page: 176
View: 5674
This book will guide you in the essential steps of the interview process, from initial preparation to crafting a strong answer to common questions. Insights from employers and candidates provide tips on technique, while reflective exercises allow you to make the most of each interview experience.

    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt

Advice for Humanities PhDs
Author: Kathryn Hume
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137068299
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Page: 227
View: 3461
Thiscandid bookdispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process. Accounting for changes in both the economic climate and technology, Kathryn Hume provides indispensable tips and a variety of practical tools - sample interview questions, online resources, information on jobs abroad, and more.Here, advanced PhD students and job-seekers will find the tools to transform their mindset from student to faculty.

    • Education

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment
Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230391745
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 1418
At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

    • Psychology

Personnel Selection

Adding Value Through People - A Changing Picture
Author: Mark Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118973569
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 4845
This is a fully updated edition of Personnel Selection, a seminal text on the psychometric approach to personnel selection by a noted expert in the field. Focuses on cutting-edge topics including the influence of social networking sites, adverse impact, age differences and stereotypes, distribution of work performance, and the problems of selecting new employees using research based on incumbent employees Questions established beliefs in the field, especially issues that have been characterized as “not a problem,” such as differential validity, over-reliance on self-report, and “faking good” Contains expanded discussion of research and practice in the US and internationally, while maintaining the definitive coverage of UK and European selection approaches Provides comprehensive yet accessible information for professionals and students, as well as helpful pedagogical tools (technical and statistical boxes, simplified figures and tables, research agenda boxes, key point summaries, and key references)

    • Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
View: 1562
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

You're Hired! Graduate Career Handbook

Maximise Your Employability and Get a Graduate Job
Author: Tristram Hooley,Korin Grant
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
ISBN: 9781844556489
Category:
Page: 240
View: 911
Comprehensive guide to career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, organised in simple chapters to help readers address the various issues they experience as they move through uni and into work. Topics include: self-reflection, career planning, job research, networking, recruitment practices, employability skills and Plan B.

    • Education

Graduate CVs and Covering Letters


Author: Jenny Keaveney,Bruce Woodcock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137606274
Category: Education
Page: 183
View: 8954
Employers make snap decisions about candidates based on the content and appearance of CVs and covering letters so it is essential to know what recruiters are looking for, and to understand how to communicate your strengths and capabilities effectively. This book will equip you with all the information you need to construct CVs and covering letters that will stand out from the crowd.

    • Self-Help

Graduate Entrepreneurship

How to Start Your Business After University
Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137493186
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 7822
Ever thought about starting your own business but didn't know where to begin? This book will take you through the key steps of entrepreneurship, including developing a suitable mindset; generating business ideas; and cultivating crucial skills such as marketing, sales and strategy.

    • Business & Economics

The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work


Author: Emma Parry,Jean McCarthy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137467819
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 767
View: 5852
This Handbook incorporates a variety of disciplines and approaches in order to provide a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the issues that result from increasing age diversity at work. Despite interest in this area exploding over the past few years amongst academics, practitioners and policy makers, the analysis of age diversity has remained primarily within disciplinary ‘silos’ such as Psychology or Sociology with a focus on ageing or generational differences, rather than a combination of approaches to understanding age diversity. Unique in its coverage of multiple perspectives, it considers not only generational and ageing perspectives to age diversity, but also highlights the importance of context in driving both the impact and response to this issue. The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work includes contributions from leading scholars in age and generational diversity from across the world, discussing cutting-edge research findings about the nature and impact of age diversity and presenting approaches to managing this phenomenon.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137426535
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
View: 8278
Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.

    • Education

Career Skills

Opening Doors into the Job Market
Author: David Littleford,John Halstead,Charles Mulraine
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230802540
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 3476
David Littleford, John Halstead and Charles Mulraine have over 60 years experience of working with young people at the start of their careers. In this unique workbook, they offer the reader the opportunity to develop the tools and techniques they will need to identify their personal skill-sets and use them to sell themselves effectively at interview and beyond.

    • Education

The Employability Journal


Author: Barbara Bassot
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137603828
Category: Education
Page: 212
View: 3151
As a cognitive process, writing helps us to develop our understanding because it involves processing our thoughts. Through its journal format, this book therefore provides a useful structure for processing your learning and work-based experiences, with sections on self-awareness, skills for working life and the importance of effective communication and networking. Packed with interesting, manageable activities and handy prompts for reflection, it will enable you to capture your learning from your placements, make the most of your experiences at university and therefore enhance your career and personal development.

    • History

The Humanitarians

The International Committee of the Red Cross
Author: David P. Forsythe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521612814
Category: History
Page: 356
View: 6859
Provides a comprehensive overview of the International Committee of the Red Cross from its origins up to the present day.

    • Education

How to Succeed at Assessment Centres


Author: Kathleen Houston,Eileen Cunningham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137469323
Category: Education
Page: 280
View: 7014
Many employers now invite candidates to an assessment day. This book guides you through each step of the process, from getting selected and preparing for psychometric tests to group exercises and interviews. Featuring practical exercises and advice from both employers and graduates, it's an invaluable resource for opening the door to your career.

    • Education

Work Placements - A Survival Guide for Students


Author: Christine Fanthome
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137195975
Category: Education
Page: 162
View: 5366
This book is an essential guide for students contemplating or embarking upon work placements. Using comments from students, employers and tutors, it includes guidelines on how to find an appropriate placement; audit skills; construct a strong CV and application; prepare for an interview and derive maximum benefit from the work placement experience. The book identifies common problems facing students, together with remedial strategies, and offers suggestions for tackling written and oral assignments. Finally, it shows how to create and implement a successful job-search strategy.

    • Education

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life
Author: Thomas R. Klassen,John A. Dwyer
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774839007
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 7201
Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.

    • Business & Economics

Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice


Author: Michael Armstrong,Stephen Taylor
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749474122
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 776
View: 794
Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice is the bestselling, definitive text for all HRM students and professionals. Providing a complete resource for understanding and implementing HR in relation to the needs of the business as a whole, it contains in-depth coverage of all the key areas essential to the HR function such as employment law, employee relations, learning and development, performance and reward. Accessible and to the point as ever, this fully updated 14th edition includes emerging theory and practice, embracing the most current thinking on engagement, talent management and leadership development. With updated case studies and references to academic journals, professional magazines and recent research and surveys, it also includes coverage of new approaches to topics such as job evaluation and pay structures. Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) professional map and standards, with the sections meeting CIPD learning outcomes now even clearer than before. Comprehensive online support material for instructors, students and HR managers are included. Resources for students and professionals include multiple-choice-questions, flash cards, case studies, further reading and a glossary of HRM terms. The lecturers' manual contains session notes, discussion questions, a literature review and a complete set of PowerPoint slides.

    • Business & Economics

Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment

Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice
Author: Ioannis Nikolaou,Janneke K. Oostrom
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317585372
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 252
View: 8460
Personnel selection is changing. Whilst traditional face-to-face interviews are still common, the range of assessment processes that inform the selection of candidates is increasingly diverse, taking advantage not only of new technologies, but also using new methods and strategies, such as assessment centres and personality testing. This new collection looks at the most important contemporary issues in recruitment, selection and assessment today, highlighting the latest research from the perspective of both recruiter and applicant. The book is written by an international range of prominent scholars in this area, and provides up-to-date analysis of key topic areas, including: How measurements of intelligence can impact on recruitment policies The use and value of personality tests An analysis of social interaction in the interview process The value and impact of video resumes in recruitment How social networks affect how applicants are perceived Job analysis and competencies modelling Part of the Current Issues in Work & Organizational Psychology series, this is an important book that shines a light on the latest theory and practice in employee recruitment. It will interest not only students and researchers of Organizational Psychology, HRM and Business and Management, but will also engage professionals in the field.

    • Business & Economics

Research Methods for Business Students


Author: Mark N.K. Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292016647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 768
View: 8746
Research Methods for Business Students has been fully revised for this seventh edition and continues to be the market-leading textbook in its field, guiding hundreds of thousands of student researchers to success in their research methods modules, research proposals, projects and dissertations. So, if you're thinking . . . 'How do I choose my topic?' 'I'm confused by all these different philosophies' 'I need to collect my data; what do I do first?' ‘When and what do I need to write? . . . then, open this book to discover: Regular checklists and ‘Progressing your research project’ sections to give you step-by-step practical guidance on the process A glossary of clear definitions for 600 research terms Cases and examples of students’ and academics’ research and topical news articles illustrating research in practice Detailed chapters on choosing your topic, reviewing the literature, understanding philosophies, research design, access and ethics, secondary data, data collection and analysis, and writing about and presenting your research Don’t forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders where you can use online tutorials on research software, such as IBM SPSS Statistics and NVivo, test yourself with hundreds of multiple choice questions, analyse over 60 further case studies, and learn how to search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching guide! Start your project with confidence and complete it with success! Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at The Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis was a Principal Lecturer and Adrian Thornhill was a Head of Department, both at the University of Gloucestershire.

    • Education

Social Media for Your Student and Graduate Job Search


Author: Marielle Kelly
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137472383
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 5624
Most companies now use social media when recruiting new hires. Full of practical exercises and guidance, this book shows you how to create great profiles, connect with people, research career options, and use social media to create stand-out applications.