The Career Fitness Program : Exercising Your Options
For Career Development, Job Search, and Career/Life Planning courses/workshops.Designed to help students choose, change, or confirm career choices, this best-selling text/workbook is firmly focused on today's career realities and economy-with sufficient breadth to encourage change and growth for students of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. Exceptionally "user-friendly," it offers a "holistic" approach to career development, emphasizes the importance of attitude in the process and follows the standard sequence of career search and decision-making issues-Self-Assessment, The Job Market, Decision Making, and The Job Search. Every section is filled with positive-yet pragmatic-discussions, relevant exercises, and real-life examples of resources and techniques.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 208.3 x 269.2 x 15.2mm | 544.32g
- 19 May 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 7th edition
Table of contents
Introduction: On Your Mark...Get Set... I. PERSONAL ASSESSMENT. 1. Taking Stock. 2. Programming Yourself for Success. 3. Values Clarification. 4. Focusing on You: Personality and Interests. 5. Skills Assessment. II. THE WORLD OF WORK. 6. The World and You. 7. Information Integration. 8. Making Decisions. III. JOB SEARCH STRATEGY. 9. Targeting Your Job Search. 10. Preparing a Winning Resume. 11. Interviewing Successfully. 12. Future Focus. References. Bibliography. Index.
About Diane Sukiennik
Dr. Diane Sukiennik is a career counselor; a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist; and a nationally recognized lecturer and workshop facilitator. She holds an advanced degree from Columbia University and has extensive postgraduate training in industrial psychology, management, and organizational development. Currently Dr. Sukiennik is on the faculty of Moorpark College in California, where her areas of expertise are career development, personal and professional presentational skills, and managerial effectiveness. She is a consultant, has a private practice, and has contributed to the development of a nationally distributed telecourse on career and life development called "Career Advantage" distributed by PBS. Dr. William Bendat is a recognized leader and innovator in career development theory. While serving as Dean of Student Services at Moorpark College, he managed the award-winning counseling and career programs that gained both California and national eminence. His advanced degrees in counseling psychology, with emphasis in decision making and self-concept, have enriched the material within the text of The Career Fitness Program. Dr. Bendat is the Director of Careerscope, offering specialized career workshops to public and private agencies. He is also a licensed therapist, past President of the California Managers of Counseling, and a contributor to numerous workshops and professional journals. Dr. Lisa Raufman has been Dean of Counseling and Career Center Coordinator at El Camino College in Torrance, California. She is a career counselor and consultant, as well as a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. Her master's degree is in counseling with a specialization in the community college and vocational rehabilitation. Her doctoral degree from University of California at Los Angeles focused on higher education, work, and adult development. Previously Dr. Raufman coordinated the Career Transfer Center at Moorpark College. She is past president of the Los Padres chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the California Community College Counselors Association. For the past decade, Dr. Raufman has been a member of the California Community College Chancellors Office State Advisory on Career Development.