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150 Best Jobs for Your Skills Second Edition

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150 Best Jobs for Your Skills Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-898-5

Regular Price: $17.95

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Pages: 432

Edition: Second

Copyright: 2012 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.


Studies show that employers favor candidates who possess a strong skill set over those with more experience. This is advantageous to job seekers because their skills can position them for jobs they may have previously ruled out because of a lack of education, training, or experience.

This information-packed reference helps readers identify their skills and connect them to a wealth of promising jobs. After completing a self-assessment, readers will discover their top three career skills. They then can browse lists that feature the best jobs for each skill. These lists include eye-opening information such as the best-paying jobs, fastest-growing jobs, and best jobs based on education level. Next, readers can learn about the jobs that interest them through in-depth job descriptions. These summaries offer useful details about a job's earnings, growth, annual openings, work environment, education requirements, and more.

In addition, this book defines what skills are, explains the importance of skills in the career choice and hiring process, and offers suggestions on how to develop skills.

The skills highlighted in this book represent the most important ones in today's economy: communication, computer programming, equipment use/maintenance, equipment/technology analysis, management, mathematics, quality control, science, social, and thought-processing skills.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Skills and Careers
Part II: What Are Your Top Skills? Take an Assessment
Part III: The Best Jobs Lists
Part IV: Descriptions of the Best Jobs for Your Skills

Author Bio

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin also is a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.

Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.

For interview requests or questions about Shatkin, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.