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||7. Getting the job, entering the field, and career advancement: Career advancement ; Finding job openings ; Reading the job posting ; The cover letter ; How important is your résumé? ; Job killers ; Networking ; Prepare, prepare, prepare ; Career examples ; Practical suggestions ; The application ; Prior encounters with the police ; Your references ; The exam ; The interview ; The training academy ; Preparing for the training academy ; First days on the job ; Finding the job is not for you, or how do you move on? ; The awkward departure. -- 8. Criminal justice ethics: Types of unethical conduct ; Consequences of unethical conduct ; A few principles that guide correct and ethical decision-making ; Why do violations of ethical conduct occur? ; Resolving the ethical controversy ; Corrections ; Parole ; Policing ; The court and the pursuit of justice ; You : the ethical justice professional. -- 9. Life after the career, or "I can't live on that!": The failure to plan ; What to have after retirement ; What benefits does the job offer? ; Deferred compensation ; Preparation for the undergraduate ; The practitioner turned academic ; The practitioner turned consultant, expert witness, or advisor. -- List of appendices: Directory of profiles in criminal justice ; Interest, inquiry, and cover letters ; A guide to interview questions ; Sample résumé and CV ; The Career Fair Plan ; The benefits and downsides of online courses ; Document portfolio checklist ; Civil Service examinations ; U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and websites ; Important websites ; Criminal Justice jobs ; Private and nonprofit agencies and professional organizations ; Vermont Police Academy basic training and physical fitness training ; Paying for college ; Criminal justice and trade publications ; Codes of ethics.