Connect to Your Career: Job-Search Skills for a Digital World is a technology-driven 21st century reflection of how adults find and retain careers. It reflects seamless integration of technology and social media to guide students as they self-assess and discover who they are as future employees. Students are guided through the steps of creating a career plan, developing their brand statements, establishing and protecting online presences, and networking in the 21st century. Complete instruction is presented for creating traditional résumés, as well as nontraditional résumés, and accompanying cover letters. Interview preparation, execution, and self-reflection are all covered in detail. Additionally, detailed special features guide students in the development of comprehensive career portfolios and help teach students how to avoid the potential hazards associated with using social media professionally.
Suzann Connell - is Lead Faculty/Area Chair, Communications and English, for the Department of Humanities at the University of Phoenix. She teaches both face-to-face and online courses. Her curricula include career development techniques, professional communication, writing, media writing, podcasting, and blog writing. Additionally, Suzann is a freelance instructional designer with a diverse career. She uses the principles compiled and written in this text for each new career move. Suzann holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her master degree in Instructional Technology from Pepperdine University. Her PhD is in the field of nutrition counseling.
Julie Jaehne - has been an adjunct faculty member for 21 years at the University of Houston in the College of Education. Via distance learning, she has taught instructional technology courses and teacher certification courses. Julie also has extensive experience with the use of technology with kindergarten through 12th grade instruction. She is a published author of multiple computer application textbooks and tutorials. In addition, Julie is a Career Education consultant and adviser for community workplace initiatives. Julie holds a bachelor degree in business administration from Baylor University and a master degree in education with a concentration in occupational education from the University of Houston.