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Innovative strategies for psychology majors to survive and thrive in the workforce

Nearly 100,000 students graduate each year with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and a majority of these students will enter the workforce instead of pursuing a graduate degree. Many will find themselves tentatively deciding their next steps amid a complex and changing economic and job environment.

In this text, authors and professors Paul I. Hettich and R. Eric Landrum provide innovative strategies and tools for succeeding after college with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Drawing on current research data, applied theory, and both academic and workplace experiences, they help stimulate self-reflection and improve decision making as students approach their careers. The text covers key topics in the college-to-career transition, including career planning and development, identifying and transferring marketable skills, building and sustaining strong networks, understanding what employers want and don't want, coping with personal life changes, becoming a valued employee, and more.

What Lies Ahead?
What lies ahead?

We are nearing the end of our circuitous journey; we've made stops at specific work-related topics, satisfaction with your choice of major, and the skills you'll need in the workplace. Hopefully, you've read about generational issues mentioned previously, but we emphasize those more here. We report on studies of behaviors that lead to promotion and offer suggestions for steps to follow if you lose a job. We close with a review of the book's major themes and a quotation to take with you on your continuing journey through education and your freshman year in the workplace.

Straight Talk About Your Psychology Major

During college, you work to acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and abilities that prepare you for a successful career and ...

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