Table of Contents for Be the Captain of Your Career : A New Approach to Career Planning and Advancement


Section 1 THINK IT: How to Get Your Career Moving In the Right Direction
The First Thing to Do When You Find Yourself in a Hole: Stop Digging
9(2)
Stay Positive
11(2)
Never Lose Faith
13(2)
Seven Career Lessons I Learned from Selling Ginsu Knives
15(6)
A Turning Point
21(2)
Stop. Breathe. Think. Then Act
23(4)
Overcoming Inertia
27(2)
Overcoming Fear
29(4)
Keep Swimming
33(4)
Section 2 DO IT: How to Get a New, Better Job
What is a Resume?
37(4)
What Are Managers Looking For?
41(2)
Dirty Little Resume Secrets
43(4)
The T-Bomb
47(2)
Current Experience
49(4)
What You Do Is More Important than What You're Called
53(4)
The Top Ten Mistakes Professionals Make When Looking for Work
57(8)
Resumes: A Summary
65(2)
Cover Your Letter
67(2)
Following Up
69(2)
Getting Interviews
71(4)
Be Proactive
75(4)
Be Visible
79(2)
Social Networking
81(4)
Four Critical Steps to Getting a Job Offer
85(8)
Send Out Ships
93(2)
Gold Calling
95(4)
Section 3 HAVE IT: How to Get What You Really Want in Life
Creating the Path
99(2)
Recession-Proof Your Career
101(4)
Creating a PR Campaign
105(2)
Taking the Initiative
107(2)
Increase Your Ability to Find Work
109(4)
Advancing Your Career through Personal Branding
113(4)
Advancing Your Career through Progressive Information Disclosure
117(6)
Honing Your Workplace Negotiation Skills
123(6)
The Sky's the Limit
129(2)
What Are You Waiting For?
131(2)
About Making Money
133(10)
Creating the Life You Want
143(4)
Recommended Reading
147(1)
About the Author 148