Written in an engaging, common-sense style, Solving the Professional Development Puzzleprovides real-life, cutting edge informationvital to students competing in a difficult, challenging, and competitive job market. This text covers topics such as developing an effective, error-free resume and cover letter to interviewing with class and grace, providing examples, activities, suggestions, and concrete strategies to perfect a job search. Each chapter of the book has been designed to assist students in learning specific material while exploring their potential, forming their value systems and character development, learning job search skills, mastering etiquette and manners, developing networking skills, honing leadership abilities, acquiring good investment and financial practices, and enriching their personal lives. The coverage of ethics and character development is second to nonein this market. Features include: “Why” Questionsidentify some of the main questions students will address as they work through each chapter objective. Solutionsoffer 101 solutions, each one a piece of the Professional Development Puzzle, to the workplace issues presented in each chapter. If You Were in Chargeexposes students to workplace situations typical of what leaders frequently face and provides students opportunities to explore their decision-making abilities in the safety of the classroom. Biggest Interview Blundershelp students to avoid common interview blunders and thereby find and secure highly desirable positions. Positive Habits at Workinstill positive work habits to help students succeed in their chosen careers. Visit the Student Success Supersite (www.prenhall.com/success), where students and faculty can find an array of resources.Montgomery, Rhonda is the author of 'Solving the Professional Development Puzzle: 101 Solutions for Career and Life Planning', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135003657 and ISBN 0135003652.