Author(s): Jacqueline S. Rowarth
This well-known author says that successful employment leading to a stellar career is an art - the skills can be learned, honed and will reward those who take up the challenge. This book is for everybody who wants to have a challenging and rewarding career. It is a concise guide, with easy-to-relate-to examples from senior students and people in their early careers. It explains how students, even several years before they will seek work, can shape their learning and skills toward securing their dream job. It explains the steps in building a professional development portfolio, applying for a job, and preparing for interviews. It explains mentors, coaches and sponsors and their value in the early stages of employment. It discusses how to be a high-flyer in your employment - looking at attitude, behaviours and, for instance, managing the 'yes trap', becoming valuable and invaluable in your chosen field. It offers preparation and practice by way of a large number of possible/typical employer questions in interviews.
Jacqueline Rowarth CNZM, CRSNZ, FNZIAHS is a frequent contributor to public debate in the New Zealand media and speaks to industry, societies, and school groups regularly. She holds a number of leadership positions. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students, and works with them on professional development.