ERIC Number: ED470863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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How To Find Work in the 21st Century: Contracting Your Way to a Job or a Career.
This book explains how individuals can contract their way to jobs or careers in the 21st century workplace. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) how the workplace has changed (looking for work instead of a job; hidden employment opportunities; reasons contracting makes sense; making it easier to get hired; the need for self-promotion); (2) identifying one's marketable qualifications and attributes (identifying things of personal importance and relevance; defining personal and career profiles; succeeding as a contractor; staying flexible); (3) self-marketing (myths about selling; marketing tools; resumes and marketing materials; the 21st century resume; getting organized; networking do's and don'ts; looking for work on the Internet); and (4) the first 90 days of the contracting process (steps to take before attempting to market oneself; identifying companies to contact and making the initial contact; fine-tuning one's approach). Appendix 1 outlines a process for individuals to use to become career fit, transform themselves into a business, and sell that business. Appendix 2 examines the following topics related to the new workplace: objectives and features of the entrepreneurship program at the University of Victoria in British Columbia; the Internet and the law; telecommuting; the truth behind fuzzy employment statistics; strategies for filling information technology jobs; and trends. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Check Lists, Definitions, Economic Change, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Entrepreneurship, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Information Technology, Internet, Job Search Methods, Marketing, Resumes (Personal), Self Employment, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Networks, Teleworking, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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