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ERIC Number: ED470863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 208
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ISBN: ISBN-1-55212-466-5
How To Find Work in the 21st Century: Contracting Your Way to a Job or a Career.
McGowan, Ron
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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