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    Chapter One
    You and the Job Market

    Career Planning Steps
    Your Ideal Job
    Your Work Values
    Skills Identification
    Career Goals 

    Chapter Two
    Selling Yourself on Paper:
    Resumes, Cover Letters, and Applications

    What is a Resume?
    The Employer's Bottom Line
    Action Words for Resumes
    Sample Resumes for All Occasions
    Cover Letters
    Tips for Filling Out Application Forms 

    Chapter Three

    Why Network?
    Other Sources of Job Information
    Record of Job Leads 

    Chapter Four
    Putting Your Best Foot Forward:
    The Successful Interview

    Know Your Legal Rights
    Interview Tips
    25 Commonly Asked Questions
    After Interview Checklist
    Sample Follow-up Letter 

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