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Author Krasna, Heather, 1973-

Title Jobs that matter : find a stable, fulfilling career in public service / Heather Krasna ; with a foreword from Max Stier.

Imprint Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 CRC Career Choices - Career Planning    ---  Available
Description xii, 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Exploring public service careers -- Understanding public service jobs in every sector and for every mission -- Helping people through human services and health -- Educating people and defending their rights -- Protecting the environment and managing infrastructure -- Managing and developing financial resources -- Helping the world : international development, relief, relations, and trade -- Keeping people safe -- Working with arts, culture, and religion -- Preparing for a public service job search : résumés and cover letters -- Identifying public service opportunities : networking and navigating the application process -- Launching your public service career : interviewing, negotiating offers, and getting promoted.
Summary Details on major career interest areas, including human services, health, education, civil rights, the environment, infrastructure, finance, international development, security and law enforcement, religion, and the arts ; Profiles of 26 professionals in all areas of public service, with employers raging from the NYC Transit Authority to the Seattle opera ; Salaries, job outlook, and career information on more than 60 different public service jobs ; Listings of more than 250 professional associations, job search sites, and books ; Career exploration exercises to help you pinpoint the right area for you ; Sample resumes and cover letters with proven public service success ; Effective interview and networking strategies ; Salary negotiation guidelines specific to public service careers ; Targeted tips for specific public service job searches, including the United Nations and Sate Department ; Expert advice for career changers, students, veterans, and AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers.
Subject Civil service positions -- United States.
Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Employees.
Vocational guidance -- United States.
Civil service positions. (OCoLC)fst00862859
Nonprofit organizations -- Employees. (OCoLC)fst01038890
Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst01168579
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781593577872 (alk. paper)
1593577877 (alk. paper)
Standard No. QBX a 10012800
CDX 11038881
AU@ 000045502742

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