The Career Adventure

The Career Adventure : Your Guide to Personal Assessment, Career Exploration, and Decision Making

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For Freshman/Senior-level courses in Career Planning, Career Development, and Job-Seeking Skills.Focused solidly on "doing" rather than on "explaining," this text gets right to the heart of career decision making: It 1) walks students through the process of self-knowledge and self-discovery, 2) encourages them to believe in themselves and in their own ability to influence outcomes and achieve their career goals, and 3) guides them in working with various job/career-search and development tools in progressively demanding tasks to make their goals become a reality. This edition offers expanded use of electronic and internet resources, an update of Maslow's Hierarchy, and a new perspective on decision making.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 205.7 x 271.8 x 12.7mm | 430.92g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131149695
  • 9780131149694
  • 2,052,387

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"The Career Adventure "captures the excitement of career planning in a step-by-step process of self-assessment and decision making. The text encourages students to be autonomous and use self-exploration as a means to success.This edition offers an expanded use of electronic and Internet resources, an update of Maslow's hierarchy, and exercises that relate all facets of the job search to students' larger career goals.Important features of this edition include: Integrated ExercisesCase StudiesPortfoliosVisit our Student Success Supersite at www.prenhall.com/success Features include: Majors ExplorationCareer AdviceWeb LinksTips from Successful StudentsStudent Bulletin BoardsFaculty Resourcesshow more

About Susan M. Johnston

With approximately 20 years of experience in career development and counseling, Susan M. Johnston has had the opportunity to work closely with hundreds of students and clients who have chosen to take on the challenge of career planning. As an instructor in career planning and a private practice career advisor, she has guided individuals through the process of self-assessment, career exploration, and decison making to achieve their career goals. Prior to her classroom and private practice experience, she held positions at Sinclair Community College in the area of Cooperative Education and with the Career Planning and Placement Center. In addition to her teaching and counseling services, she is currently providing career planning consulting services to secondary schools seeking to update and implement career development programs.Susan graduated summa cum laude from Wright State University with a B.A. in Communications and holds an M.S.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Dayton. In past positions, she has been on assignment with the State Department in India for the U.S. Information Agency, and prior to her experience as an educator, she was a contract negotiator for th U.S. Air Force. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, and the Ohio Counseling Association. She has also written a number of articles and presented workshops in the areas of career planning and balancing roles.Currently, Susan is pursuing a doctoral degree in Workforce Development at The Ohio State University.Susan is a pacifist whose oldest son, Charles, is a second lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps of whom she is insufferably proud. Susan's middle son, Mitch, is an honors student majoring in international business and Italian at The Ohio State University. Her youngest son, Russ, applies his 6'3", 250-pound frame to the offensive line on his high school football team.show more

Table of contents

I. SELF-ASSESSMENT: LEARNING ABOUT YOURSELF. 1. Creating Your Dream. 2. Discovering Yourself: Motivations, Life Stages, and Values. 3. Continuing Your Self-Discovery: Skills, Personality, and Interests. II. CAREER EXPLORATION: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD OF WORK. 4. Exploring the World of Work. 5. Networking: Establishing Contacts and Support. 6. Decision Making and Goal Setting. III. THE JOB CAMPAIGN: ORGANIZING YOUR SEARCH. 7. Designing Your Resume and Cover Letters. 8. Interviewing with Confidence. 9. Developing Job Leads. 10. Continuing Your Adventure. Appendix A: Department of Labor Samples. Appendix B: Sample Resumes and Cover Letters. Appendix C: Additional Resources. References. Index.show more

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