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Land Your Dream Career: 11 Steps to Take in College

Land Your Dream Career Tori Randolph Terhune Betsy A HaysContrary to what students, and society, are conditioned to think, obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job, let alone a dream career. In the last year, alone, half of college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

Authors Tori Randolph Terhune, a gainfully-employed young college graduate herself, and Betsy A. Hays, a college professor, show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment in Land Your Dream Career. The authors provide 11 easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career.

Terhune and Hays lead students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers. The 11 steps include tips about how students can become experts in their fields, build their brand, get involved in and outside the classroom, allow for wiggle room, network, follow the 75/25 rule (75% thinking, 25% doing) and use new media, such as social networking and blogging, to launch their career.

Any student looking for that connection from college to getting to their dream career needs to read Land Your Dream Career. Terhune and Hays make it known that landing a good job is not impossible!

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Editorial Reviews

“Every college undergraduate needs this book! There is a widespread notion among college students that if you just take the right classes, in the right order, somehow at the end of your college experience you will magically land a job. Not true! Preparing for a career requires an extensive, thoughtful plan. Tori Randolph Terhune and Betsy Hays have laid out a superb guide that any student can use to chart a course to personal and professional success. I will recommend this book to all my students with just six words: Get it, study it, live it.”
— Doug Swanson, California State University, Fullerton

“When you are in college there are so many opportunities — in and outside the classroom — to set yourself up for success. This book is the blueprint!”
— Timothy M. Stearns, Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship,
Executive Director, Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“Land Your Dream Career is the MUST have book for every college student who wishes to launch and establish a strong personal brand and career path. Tori Randolph Terhune and Betsy A. Hays have hit the nail on the head and provide a easy to read, well-guided book that will propel the next generation of future graduates forward in an organized, inspired manner.”
— Donna Wertalik, Career & Faculty Advisor, Pamplin College of Business,
Marketing Department, Virginia Tech

 

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