This book sets forth guidelines that African-Americans and other minority students can follow in choosing and preparing for a career. It also provides a step-by-step process for helping high school or college students explore their career aspirations through careful planning and by assessing their abilities, interests and goals. Secondly, it provides them with tips for devising a resume, conducting a job search, successful interviewing techniques and negotiating a salary. Thirdly, it affords the reader with information on applying to college, vocational school or graduate and professional school. Furthermore, this book addresses the importance of studying techniques, classroom etiquette, networking and professionalism in the workplace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruben Britt, Jr. is a native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, who has over 28 years of experience in education as both a teacher and as a career planning counselor. He has written a children’s book on cultural diversity and he has written a number of articles related to education and career development, as well as faclilitated or presented numerous seminars, workshops and lectures. Ruben attended the College of Sequolas and received his B.S. degree from Southern University and M.A. degree from Bloomsburg University. Presently, he is the assistant director of the Career and Academic Planning Center at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.