- AUTHOR: Larry J. Bailey
- ISBN-13: 9780840068569
- 558 Pages Hardcover
- 5th Edition | Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 1997
- ©2013 Published
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WORKING, 5E gives users a solid grasp of how to prepare for work and life through career planning, money management, and independent-living techniques. This text spans the entire life/work cycle from career exploration all the way through planning for retirement. By also expanding academic connections and adding 21st Century Skills coverage, we provide a text that is matching the needs of industry and education. Written in engaging and flexible content, this edition has new features such as coverage of today's hottest careers, easy-to-remember rules for improving study skills, and strong emphasis on 21st Century Skills. Access to Gale's online Career Transitions is available with each text at no additional charge. This career search and resume building tool allows students to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom. Most chapters contain an activity that guides the student through the Career Transitions program. With comprehensive coverage and special sections that focus on diversity, listening skills, problem solving, and time management, this text provides the tools needed to excel and succeed in both academic and professional careers. This revision has a more concise format with a one-column classroom preferred internal design and 22 chapters instead of the previous editions 32 chapters.
UNIT 1: MATCH YOUR INTERESTS TO OCCUPATIONS.
1. Learn About Work.
Why People Work. Get Self-information. Understand Industries and Occupations. Investigate Occupations.
2. Career Decision Making.
The Decision-Making Process. Individuals and Decision Making. Begin Your Career. Transferrable Skills.
UNIT 2: PREPARE FOR WORK.
3. Search for a Job.
Obtain a Stable Job. Job Search Preparation. Apprenticeship Programs. Job Search in the Digital Age.
4. Apply for a Job.
Data Sheets and Job Applications. Write a Resume. Contact Employers.
5. Interview for a Job.
Before the Interview. During the Interview. After the Interview.
UNIT 3: ON THE JOB.
6. Begin a New Job.
Your First Day at Work. Workplace Management. Supervisors and Form W-4.
7. Expectations of Employers.
Job Performance and Attitudes. Grooming, Appearance, and Proper Dress. Rate Work Behavior.
8. Worker Rights and Protections.
Duties of Employers. Worker Safety and Health. Your Job Earnings and Paycheck. Job Changes.
UNIT 4: SUCCESS SKILLS.
9. Workplace Communication.
Listen and Speak. Read and Write. Effective Communication and Group Participation. Bosses, Coworkers, and Customers.
10. Math and Measurement Skills.
Basic Math. Basic Measurement.
11. Health and Safety.
Nutrition and Diet. Stress and Physical Fitness. Accidents and Personal Safety. Natural Disasters and Public Safety.
12. Leadership and Business Ownership.
Organizational Leadership. Parliamentary Procedure. Self-Employment. Small Business and You.
13. Computer and Technology Skills.
How Computers Work. Computer Hardware and Software. The Internet and the Future of Computers.
UNIT 5: MANAGE YOUR MONEY.
14. The Economic World.
Principles of Economics. The American Free Enterprise System. The Global Economy.
15. The Consumer in the Marketplace.
You as a Consumer. Advertising and the Consumer. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities.
16. Banking and Credit.
Financial Institutions. Checking Accounts. Credit and Its Use.
17. Budget, Save, and Invest Money.
Budget Money. Save Money. Invest Money.
18. Insure Against Loss.
Health Insurance. Life and Home Insurance. Auto Insurance.
19. Taxes, Taxation, and Retirement Planning.
Taxation. File an Income Tax Return. Social Security. Individual Retirement Accounts.
UNIT 6. INDEPENDENT LIVING.
20. The Legal System.
The Nature of Law. The Court System. Legal Services.
21. Where to Live.
A Housing Plan. Apartment Life.
22. The Rest of Your Life.
Be a Citizen. Think Clearly. Education and Training Options. Educational and Financial Aid Information.
Life-Span Plan Project.
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