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Overnight Career Choice Second Edition

Discover Your Ideal Job in Just a Few Hours

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Overnight Career Choice Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-810-7

Regular Price: $10.95

Special Price: $6.97

Pages: 192

Edition: Second

Copyright: 2011 JIST Works

Size: 6 x 9

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., and Michael Farr



The world of work is filled with too many people stuck in the wrong careers. Although many of them dream about pursuing new paths, few are able to pinpoint the type of career they'd find most rewarding.

This book helps solve this dilemma, giving readers a wealth of guidance to help them discover the career that's right for them. Readers can quickly assess what they're good at, where their interests lie, what's important to them, and more. This guide also discusses the nine most important components in an ideal job—factors many readers may not have considered during their initial career planning.

This book also provides more than 275 job descriptions with information on each job's pay, growth, openings, education level, and skills needed. Additional information about major industries opens readers' eyes to different sectors where they may be able to build a rewarding career.

This edition features the most current data available; details on career entry routes; and information on the most important skills for various industries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Quick But Important Points About Career Choice
Chapter 2: What Are You Good At?
Chapter 3: What Interests You?
Chapter 4: What Motivates and Is Important to You?
Chapter 5: Other Key Considerations When Defining Your Ideal Job
Chapter 6: Finally! Identify Specific Job Titles
Chapter 7: Identify Industries That Interest You
Chapter 8: Overnight Career Choice Matrix and Action Plan
Chapter 9: Write Your Job Objective

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.

James Michael Farr founded JIST Publishing and was a nationally recognized job search expert, multi-award winner and best-selling author of more than 20 career books, including The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book and Getting the Job You Really Want. He passed away in December 2010.

Widely known as America’s Career Expert, Farr was an important figure in the self-directed job search movement. His passion was empowering job seekers with the knowledge and skills they needed to take control of their own job searches, so that they’d be less reliant on outplacement and vocational services and counselors to find jobs for them.

In 1981, Farr founded JIST, which has been one of the nation’s largest career publishing houses for nearly 30 years. Farr’s ground-breaking job search and career planning books have sold more than 2 million copies and dominate the career shelves of bookstores and libraries across the nation. Farr is the primary author of the Best Jobs series, Top Careers series, and The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book.

During his lifetime, Farr received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. His books Getting the Job You Really Want, The Very Quick Job Search and Best Jobs for the 21st Century were finalists or winners of Benjamin Franklin Awards. Several videos based on Farr’s job search expertise and book content also have won prestigious Telly, Communicator, WorldFest, NY Film Festival and Videographer awards.