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101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work and 100% Externship Success
101 Ways provides a look at what employers seek in work savvy professionals who have the attitude, determination, and motivation to succeed.

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101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work
This 208-page book is comprised of 101 of what I consider the best ways to build a successful career. Employers are looking for work savvy professionals who have the attitude, determination, and motivation to meet their needs.

Chapters one through four focus on developing positive work habits that increase proficiency and personal ethical standards. Chapter five presents suggestions for becoming an expert in your field and industry.
Chapter six suggests ways to foster better people skills. Chapters seven and eight provide ways to expand leadership skills and employ advancement strategies. Chapter nine is devoted to creating your personal plan for success.

100% Externship Success, Cengage Technology.

It is important for today’s graduates to prepare before beginning the search for an externship and/or job.  Employers expect perspective applicants to display the proper attitude, to bring appropriate resumes and portfolios, to develop interviewing skills, and to research the company to which they are applying.  100% Externship Success equips students and instructors with the tools needed to plan and search for an externship and/or job.  In addition, information on turning the externship into a job and being successful in a career is presented.


This textbook has a  back-of-the-book CD with games and hands-on exercises and contains advice and guidelines for taking a personal inventory, writing a resume, planning for the interview, finding an externship or job, and working.  Special features include self-assessments, exercises, reflection questions, summary lists, and case studies.  It is presented in an easy-to-read format, is filled with tips, and offers complete externship guidelines



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Carol is the author of 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work (Cengage, June 2009) and college textbooks 100% Externship Success, CD, and online materials (Cengage, 2008), General Office Procedures 1st and 2nd editions and instructors’ manuals (Cengage, 2001). She has had a dozen creative non-fiction stories and inspirational pieces published in national magazines. Her children’s story won a 2007 St. David’s One-Day Conference Award.

Ms. Silvis was video interviewed in June 2009 by Tory Johnson of Good Morning America’s Job Club for ABCNews.com and for newspaper articles on conference planning, modern business skills, and telephone techniques and manners. She has appeared twice on a Cornerstone TV half-hour talk show, where she discussed time management tips; on Moon Township Cable TV; and on a radio program.

For over two decades, Carol Silvis has trained adults in how to get a job, keep and enjoy it, and get ahead. She has a Master's in Adult Education, teaches full-time at a post-secondary institute and gives workshops and seminars for schools, businesses, and professional organizations. Her topics cover career development issues, resume preparation, customer service, stress management, telephone techniques, human relations/teamwork, effective communication, correspondence writing, office technology, and time management/organization.

Carol is vice president for Pennwriters, Inc., a 440-member writing group. She won the 2008 Meritorious Service Award, was a past Authors’ Advocate, and the 2005 and 2007 Conference Coordinator. She lives in Murrysville with her family.


St. David's One-Day Conference children's story award.

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Area Signings, Non-local Signings, Workshops/Lectures, Conferences, Personal Coaching, Online Chats
5576 Edwards Road, Murrysville, PA 15668


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