Making Career Decisions That Count

Making Career Decisions That Count : A Practical Guide

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For courses in Career and Life Planning, Career Exploration, Career Decision Making.Written in a practical, user-friendly style, this popular, brief, hands-on guide helps students of all ages master useful strategies and techniques for enhancing the lifelong process of career exploration and planning to maximize career satisfaction, stability, and success. Rather than teaching people how to write a resume or prepare for a job interview, it helps them assess their interests, personality, skills, experiences, and values, and learn about the world of work in order to make effective career decisions. It first presents an overview of the current job market, and then addresses the importance of career exploration and planning throughout one's life.
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  • Paperback | 149 pages
  • 203.2 x 266.7 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130191434
  • 9780130191434

Table of contents

1. It's a Jungle Out There: Understanding The World of Work. 2. Step By Step: The Developmental Process of Making Career Decisions. 3. The Pieces of the Puzzle: Assessing Your Personality, Interests, Abilities, and Experiences. 4. What Matters Most?: Recognizing the Importance of Your Values. 5. Making the Pieces Fit: Integrating Information about Yourself. 6. Traveling Through the Maze: Methods of Career Exploration. 7. Facing the Challenges Head-on: Identifying and Overcoming Hurdles. 8. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Making a Tentative Career Decision. 9. Lights, Camera, Action!: Creating a Career Activities Timeline. 10. What Next?: Looking and Planning Ahead. Appendix A. Occupations Considered Most Attractive by Persons with Certain Psychological Types. Appendix B. Scoring Instructions for Chapter 3 Exercises. Appendix C. Occupations Arranged by Work Environment. Appendix D. Job Search Strategies. Appendix E. Job Satisfaction Questionnaire. Bibliography. Index.
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