Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) October 1, 2010
The economy may still be unstable, but author Dona Woodley-Davis offers employment seekers the opportunity to increase their chances of landing their dream jobs through her practical guide for job hunting – Tips from your Job Coach: A Strategic Guide for Employment Seekers.
Woodley-Davis’s book is a practical, strategic guide for individuals looking for employment. The guide is intended for first time employment seekers, transitioning between different career paths, or those individuals who are trying to get back into the workforce. The book offers useful tips, guidelines, and recommendations for job hunters which include advice on writing cover letters, resumes, preparing portfolios, preparing for the job interview, and getting a job offer, among many other aspects of the job hunt.
Tips from your Job Coach is not only a textbook, but a workbook as well. It provides several activities which readers may use to further enhance their understanding of the text. This is a valuable necessity for effective job readiness training. This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, New York, on November 2 to 5, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Dona Davis, born Dona Meria Woodley, is a middle child raised in Philadelphia, PA. She is a product of the Philadelphia public school system. Davis graduated with a Bachelorette of Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 and began her teaching career. She earned a Master degree in Special Education in 1981 from Antioch University. She taught special education in public the school districts Camden NJ, Wilmington DE and Philadelphia PA for thirty years before taking an early retirement.
During the course of her career, she took a position at a vocational high school in Pennsylvania. The position had no job description so Ms. Davis invented one. She scouted out local employers who would hire her junior and senior high school special education students as they accomplished 75% proficiency in their vocational field of study. She provided job readiness training for the students as they accomplished their vocational objectives. Soon, her students lovingly began to call her "Coach" as they caught on to her mission. She then placed them in work-study positions and monitored their progress both in the classroom and in the workplace environment. At the end of the school year, Ms. Davis facilitated a career fair at the school for the community. All of her students were hired.
Tips from your Job Coach * by Dona Woodley-Davis M. Ed.
A Strategic Guide For Employment Seekers
Publication Date: May 6, 2010
Picture Book; $41.99; 70; 978-1-4500-7871-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $51.99; 70; 978-1-4500-7872-6
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