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Job Savvy, Fifth Edition

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Pages: 256 | Copyright: 2012

Author(s): LaVerne L. Ludden, Ed.D.


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Job Savvy helps people develop the critical skills needed to survive and get ahead in today’s workplace. Based on research into what employers need and value in employees, this workbook helps readers build job survival skills, increase productivity, and improve job satisfaction and success. Job Savvy focuses on job skills identified as essential in the U.S. Department of Labor’s SCANS (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) report.

The workbook’s numerous activities show readers how to be ready for the workplace and improve their basic job skills. The narrative is easy to read; informative; and features several examples, checklists, worksheets, and summaries.

With this workbook, readers will learn all about the expectations of employers. Content addresses punctuality and attendance; dressing and grooming; first impressions; supervisor, co-worker, and customer relationships; problem solving; ethics; workplace communication; technology and trends in the workplace; performance reviews; promotions; and more.

In addition, new content for the fifth edition discusses social networking websites. Readers will learn about the implications of revealing personal information online and the need to be cautious when discussing work issues, co-workers, and clients on these sites. They’ll also discover how to use online networks like LinkedIn to get ahead in their career.

Administer this workbook online through JIST Gateway!

Now individuals can complete Job Savvy online anytime, anywhere, and on any device!

This interactive online workbook allows individuals to bookmark pages, highlight key concepts, and type answers directly into the workbook. All answers and activities are saved for later review. In addition to being convenient and easy to use, this online workbook will also help individuals develop their computer skills.

Table of Contents

1. Your Employment Relationship
2. Avoiding the New Job Blues
3. Making a Good Impression
4. Being There ...On Time!
5. Communicating in the Workplace
6. Learning: What It’s All About
7. Knowing Yourself
8. Getting Along with Your Supervisor
9. Getting Along with Other Workers
10. Meeting the Customer’s Expectations
11. Problem-Solving Skills
12. Doing the Right Thing
13. Getting Ahead on the Job

Author Bio

LaVerne L. Ludden, Ed.D. is the author of JIST’s Job Savvy workbook and the Individual Employment Plan assessment. He has a doctorate in adult and community education and has taught leadership, adult education, and business courses at the university level for more than 25 years.

Ludden is a professor in the doctoral program in organizational leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. As a former dean of adult and continuing studies, and as a successful small business owner, he bridges the gap between an employer's and employee's expectations.

Ludden is the author of 12 books. He has held leadership positions in the American Society for Training and Development, International Leadership Association, and the Association of Career Professionals International. He has achieved international, national, and regional awards for his work in education and training.

For interview requests or questions about Ludden, contact Selena Dehne at or (651) 215-7548.