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Making Career Decisions that Count: A Practical Guide Plus MyLab Student Success without Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 3rd Edition

By Darrell Anthony Luzzo, Lisa Severy

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 4, 2015

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Looking for a book that provides “undecided” college students and those considering a career change with valuable tools and strategies to successfully engage in the career decision-making process? With effective, hands-on activities and an engaging conversational tone, Making Career Decisions That Count is a practical guide for every step of this process.  Case studies of real-life college students are integrated throughout each chapter, providing readers with examples of authentic strategies for coping with some of the most challenging career-related concerns experienced by college students of all ages and backgrounds. Chapter summaries, interactive assessments, and contemporary career information further contribute to the value of the book in supporting students’ career decisions.


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Table of Contents

1.    Around We Go: The Developmental Process of Making Career Decisions

The Process of Career Development

Donald Super's Theory of Career Development

Determining Where You Are in the Process

2.    Who Are You?: Assessing Your Personality and the Way You Naturally Do Things

The Importance of Career Assessment

Assessment of Personality

3.    What Do You Like and Do Well?:  Assessing Your Professional interests & Skills

Assessments of Interests

Assessments of Abilities and Experiences

Other Types of Career Assessment

4.    What Matters Most?: Recognizing the Importance of Your Values

The Role of Work-Related Values

Core Life Values

5.    What's Your Story?: Exploring Your Life Themes


6.    Making the Pieces Fit: Integrating Information About Yourself

Defining Mission and Purpose

Matching Self-Concepts with Work Environments

Identifying Careers That Match Your Career Type

Case Studies in Narrowing Career Options

7.    Navigating the Maze: Methods of Career Exploration

A Review of the Career Exploration Process

Developing a System of Information Gathering

World of Work: Forecasts and Trends

Gathering Information About Careers

Job Shadowing

The Value of Part-Time and Volunteer Experiences

8.    Meeting the Challenges Head-On: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers

Barriers in Career Exploration


Real and Perceived Barriers

Career Self-Efficacy

Identifying Helpful Resources

9.    Taking the Leap: Making a Tentative Career Decision

The Importance of Goal-Setting in Career Planning

Educational and Training Opportunities

Choosing a College Major

Taking Advantage of Happenstance...A Final Point to Consider


      1. Appendix A    Occupations Considered Most Attractive by Persons with Certain Psychological Types    

        Appendix B    Scoring Instructions for Chapter 2 & Chapter 3 Exercises    

        Appendix C    Occupations Arranged by Work Environments    

        Appendix D    Job Search Strategies        

        Appendix E    Job Satisfaction Questionnaire