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The Sequel

Book Description

Nine routes readers can take to redefine a career: management, teaching, advocacy, standards-enforcement, communications, sales, brokerage, analytical, recruitment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Make Your Next Job the Sequel to Your Previous Job
  5. Contents
  6. INTRODUCTION: Your Career—The Sequel
    1. What a Sequel Career Is
    2. What You Can Learn from This Book
  7. CHAPTER 1: Why It’s Smart to Use Your Existing Knowledge and Skills in a Sequel Career
    1. Advantages You Bring to a Sequel Career
    2. How This Book Can Help You Choose a Sequel Career
    3. Which Sequel Is Right for You?
  8. CHAPTER 2: The Management Sequel
    1. What Managers Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Management
    3. How to Move into Management
    4. Descriptions of Managerial Occupations
      1. Administrative Services Managers
      2. Compensation and Benefits Managers
      3. Computer and Information Systems Managers
      4. Construction Managers
      5. Crop and Livestock Managers
      6. Financial Managers, Branch or Department
      7. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
      8. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
      9. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Logging Workers
      10. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
      11. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers
      12. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers
      13. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
      14. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers
      15. Food Service Managers
      16. General and Operations Managers
      17. Human Resources Managers
      18. Management Analysts
      19. Marketing Managers
      20. Medical and Health Services Managers
      21. Natural Sciences Managers
      22. Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
      23. Public Relations Managers
      24. Purchasing Managers
      25. Quality Control Systems Managers
      26. Sales Managers
      27. Social and Community Service Managers
  9. CHAPTER 3: The Teaching Sequel
    1. What Teachers Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Teaching
    3. How to Move into Teaching
    4. Descriptions of Teaching Occupations
      1. Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors
      2. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
      3. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
      4. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
      5. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
      6. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
      7. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
      8. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
      9. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
      10. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
      11. Farm and Home Management Advisors
      12. Health Educators
      13. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
      14. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
      15. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
      16. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
      17. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
      18. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
      19. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
      20. Tour Guides and Escorts
      21. Training and Development Managers
      22. Training and Development Specialists
      23. Tutors
      24. Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
      25. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
      26. Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School
  10. CHAPTER 4: The Advocacy Sequel
    1. What Advocates Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Advocacy
    3. How to Move into Advocacy
    4. Descriptions of Advocacy Occupations
      1. Broadcast News Analysts
      2. Law Clerks
      3. Lawyers
      4. Legislators
      5. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
      6. Public Relations Managers
      7. Public Relations Specialists
      8. Reporters and Correspondents
      9. Social and Human Service Assistants
      10. Social Workers, All Other
  11. CHAPTER 5: The Standards-Enforcement Sequel
    1. What Standards Enforcers Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Standards Enforcement
    3. How to Move into Standards Enforcement
    4. Descriptions of Standards-Enforcement Occupations
      1. Agricultural Inspectors
      2. Aviation Inspectors
      3. Construction and Building Inspectors
      4. Environmental Compliance Inspectors
      5. Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
      6. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
      7. Food Scientists and Technologists
      8. Fraud Examiners, Investigators, and Analysts
      9. Freight and Cargo Inspectors
      10. Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
      11. Industrial Engineering Technicians
      12. Industrial Engineers
      13. Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
      14. Management Analysts
      15. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
      16. Quality Control Analysts
      17. Quality Control Systems Managers
      18. Transportation Vehicle, Equipment, and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
  12. CHAPTER 6: The Communications Sequel
    1. What Communicators Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Communications
    3. How to Move into Communications
    4. Descriptions of Communications Occupations
      1. Broadcast News Analysts
      2. Copy Writers
      3. Editors
      4. Interpreters and Translators
      5. Poets, Lyricists, and Creative Writers
      6. Public Relations Specialists
      7. Reporters and Correspondents
      8. Technical Writers
  13. CHAPTER 7: The Sales Sequel
    1. What Sales Workers Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Selling
    3. How to Move into Sales
    4. Descriptions of Sales Occupations
      1. Advertising Sales Agents
      2. Insurance Sales Agents
      3. Sales Agents, Financial Services
      4. Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities
      5. Sales Engineers
      6. Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
      7. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
      8. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
      9. Securities and Commodities Traders
  14. CHAPTER 8: The Brokerage Sequel
    1. What Brokers Do
    2. The Pros and Cons of Brokering
    3. How to Move into Brokering
    4. Descriptions of Brokerage Occupations
      1. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
      2. Cargo and Freight Agents
      3. Customs Brokers
      4. Energy Brokers
      5. Insurance Sales Agents
      6. Investment Underwriters
      7. Loan Officers
      8. Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
      9. Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
      10. Real Estate Brokers
      11. Sales Agents, Financial Services
      12. Securities and Commodities Traders
  15. CHAPTER 9: Other Sequels
    1. The Recruitment and Agency Sequels
    2. The New Product Development Sequel
    3. The Entrepreneurial Sequel
    4. The Management Analyst Sequel
    5. The Forensic Sequel
    6. How to Discover Other Sequel Careers
  16. CHAPTER 10: Preview Your Sequel Career
    1. Doing Additional Research
    2. The Toe-in-the-Water Approach
      1. Getting an Experimental Job Assignment
      2. Doing the Work as a Sideline
      3. Doing the Work as a Volunteer
  17. CHAPTER 11: Stage Your Sequel Career
    1. Preparing for the Job Hunt
    2. Finding the Hidden Jobs
      1. Networking
      2. Cold-Calling Employers
      3. Job Postings
    3. Job Hunting Is a Job
    4. Coping with Age Discrimination
    5. Now Get Started on Your Sequel
  18. APPENDIX: Where the Information Comes From
    1. Understand the Limits of the Data in This Book
    2. Data Complexities
      1. Earnings
      2. Projected Growth and Number of Job Openings
      3. Information About the Sequels
      4. Information in the Job Descriptions
    3. Definitions of Skills
  19. Index