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Creating Careers with Confidence, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Edward Colozzi

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 14, 2008

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For courses in Career Development as a main text or supplement, or for those seeking career assistance on their own.

 

This compact self-paced workbook teaches students about the career development process, leads them through the process, and offers a logical step-by-step approach resulting in clarity, direction, and increased career decision-making self-efficacy.  Once students understand their full potential they will discover ways to use it in the world of work.  The author draws on over 30 years of experience in group and individual career counseling to help students grasp the psychology of career pathways that lead to fulfillment and balance in life and work.  The text concludes with tools to set and accomplish career/life goals.  The substantial appendix also offers practical activities to create an action plan including resume writing, interviewing techniques, time management and stress reduction.

Table of Contents

A Personal Letter To You From Me

Contents

Table of Exercises

About the Author

Acknowledgements

The Choice

 

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

 

PART I

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOURSELF

 

The Banyan Tree

The Five-Minute Rainbow Connection: Adult Daydreaming

Banyan Branches: My Interests

Banyan Branches: My Skills

Banyan Branches: My Values

Banyan Branches Δ Summary Codes

My Sellf-Knowledge Code

Review, Reflect, Reconnect: The Holland Connection

 

PART II

KEY CONCEPTS FOR MAKING SUCCESSFUL CAREER-LIFE DECISIONS

 

The Reflective-Intuitive Decision-Making Process

 "The Ice Cream Cone": Applying the Reflective Intuitive Process

How Reflective-Intuitive Decision Making Works

The Career-Life Concept

Evaluating My Present Career-Life Roles

My Personal Career-Life Rainbow

Personality-Environment Matches

A Framework for Improved Career-Life Directions

 

PART III

THE WORLD OF WORK: WHERE THE JOBS ARE!

 

The World-of-Work Map

My Work Task Preferences

My World-of-Work Regions Preference

Examining the World-of-Work Map

A World-of-Work Map Mini-Quiz

 

PART IV

MATCHING YOU WITH THE WORLD OF WORK

 

Using My Holland Code to Match World-of-Work Regions and Career Areas

My Two-Step Safety Net

 

PART V

LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE OCCUPATIONS THAT MATCH YOU

 

Information Resources for Exploration

Occupational Research

The Informational Interview

 

PART VI

YOUR FUTURE CAREER-LIFE SITUATION

 

Self-Knowledge and the Learning Process

The Golden Coconut

 

PART VII

CREATING YOUR RAINBOW

 

Your Best Next Step

 

APPENDIX 1    CAREER-LIFE THEMES

 

APPENDIX 2    IDEAL CAREER SCENARIO

 

APPENDIX 3    PERSONAL PORTFOLIO

 

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$14.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-813716-8