Managing Career Transitions Your Career as a Work in Progress

ISBN-10: 0139240519
ISBN-13: 9780139240515
Edition: 2nd 2000
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Book details

List price: $84.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 257
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Retooling for Transition
Returning to the Classroom
Ask Hard Questions
Accept Your Present Situation
Take Charge of Your Life
Back to the Classroom
Expectations
Hotline
Introduction to Goals
Understanding the Career Development Process
Career Theories Give Us Clues
Adult Development Provides the Context
Okun's Theory
Transitions Have Impact
Work in Progress: Gabrielle
Work in Progress: Manuel
Dealing with Endings
Cooling Your Heels
Beginning Again
Deal With Emotions Triggered by Career Crisis
Understand the Career Development Process
Self-Assessment
Work in Progress: Rick
Career Exploration
Decision Making
Goal Setting
Work in Progress: Ann
Acquiring Job Search Skills
Acquiring Career Success Skills
Be Flexible in Applying the Model
Add a Developmental Perspective
Your Job Timeline
Transitions Timeline
Identifying with the Six-Step Model
Scoping Out the Business Press
Appreciating Your Uniqueness
Your Identity
"Tell Me a Little About Yourself"
The Me Everyone Knows
Early Messages
Messages
Family Influences
Cultural Heritage
Values
Personal Priorities
Work Values
Changing Social Values
Lifestyle Alternatives
Affirmation: Reprogramming for Positive Self-Esteem
Mentors
Discovering Your Personality Type and Interests
Determine Your Personality Preferences
Your Personality Preferences
Explanation of the Indicators
Pinpoint Your Particular Interests
Work in Progress: Charles
Interests Survey
Identifying Interests
Resources for Further Exploration of Personality Type
Recognizing Your Skills and Abilities
Functional Skills
Three Achievements
Work in Progress: Nancy
Your Functional Skills
Adaptive Skills
Identifying Adaptive Skills
Work Content Skills
Work in Progress: Debbie
Work Content Skills
Skills Employers Will Require in Workplace 2000
Success Chart
Exploring Career Alternatives
Look at Many Options
Research Alternatives Thoroughly
Narrow Your Focus
Work in Progress: Dorothy
Consider Nontraditional Careers
Work in Progress: Juanita
Consider Work and Family Balance
Conduct Informational Interviews
Presentation Piece
Own Your Expertise
Major Career Research Project
Great Books for Researching Career Options
Watching Economic Indicators and Market Trends
Note Economic Indicators
Follow Employment Trends
Trends in the Workplace
Locations of Opportunities
The Business Press Revisited
Making Tough Decisions
Know Your Decision-Making Style
Decision-Making Timeline
Assess Your Tolerance For Risk
Work in Progress: Don
Use a Decision-Making Model
Work in Progress: Marilyn
Make Major Life Decisions with Head and Heart
Synthesize Your Self-Knowledge, Career Alternatives, and Market Information
Career Assessment
Risk Taking
Experimental Risk Taking
Meeting of the Board
Playing It Out
Setting and Achieving Goals
Start With a Vision
Harness the Power of Goal Setting
Work in Progress: Kit
Set Lifetime Goals First
Ninety Years Young
Operationalize Your Goals
Design Realistic Education and Career Goals
Locate Education Resources
Resolve Financial Considerations
Develop an Action Plan
Action Plan
Confront Obstacles
Identifying and Resolving Obstacles
Use Affirmations
Work in Progress: Danny
Try Visualization Techniques
Work in Progress: Donna
Get the Support You Need
Goal-Setting Brainstorm . . . by the Clock
Goals Collage
Networking and Job Campaigning
Review the Career Development Process
Assess Yourself First
Do Research Second
Make Preliminary Decisions Third
Develop an Action Plan Fourth
Work in Progress: Louise
Write a Winning Resume
Chronological Resume
Resume Worksheet
Functional/Combination Resume
Preparing a Scannable Resume
Have Your Resume Critiqued
Create Cover Letters That Get Attention
Content of a Cover Letter
Make Good Use of Today's Tools
Build a Network of Professional Contacts
Use Many Sources to Find Job Leads
The Internet and the Job Search
Work in Progress: Chris
Consider the Employer's Perspective
Kodaroid
Heading to Maine
Updating Your Resume
Resources For The Job Search
Company Directories
Presenting Your Candidacy
Successful Interviewing
Goals of the Interview
Preparation for the Interview
Stages of the Interview
Introduction
General Information
Narrowed Focus
Closing
Types of Interviews
Based on Purpose
Based on Format
Based on Style
Handling Difficult Questions
Handling Illegal Questions
Getting the Offer
Negotiating the Salary
Follow Up, Follow Up, Follow Up
Additional Job-Search Correspondence
Dealing With Rejection
Breathing New Life Into a Weary Search
Interview Practice
Practicing Solo
Your Interview Agenda
Additional Tools For Your Career
Making a Contribution
Seize the Opportunity
Practice Exceptional Professional Work Habits
Learn All About the Organization
Get to Know Your Boss
Focus on Your Customers
Add Value to the Organization
Build a Support System
Be Discreet
Work Collaboratively
Resolve Conflicts
Look for a Mentor
Maintain Your Network
Build Skills and Knowledge
Watch for Opportunities
Maintain a Healthy Balance
Understand the Stage of Your Present Career
Patrick at Three Stages
Celebrate Your Positive Change
Mapping Your New Start
Using Career Stages
Career Reflections Journal
Starting Your Own Business
Do You Have What It Takes?
Do You Have a Great Idea?
Are You Willing to Give Your All?
Do You Believe in Yourself?
Are You a Risk Taker?
Should You Start a Family Business?
Choosing a Form of Business
Sole Proprietorship
Partnership
Corporation
Writing a Business Plan
Executive Summary
Nature of the Business
Analysis of the Competition
Organizational Plan
Financial Projections
Developing a Marketing Plan
Establishing a Private Practice
Valerie Goes into Private Practice
Buying a Franchise
Craig and Gretchen Buy a Franchise
Working as an Independent Contractor
Greg Becomes an Independent Contractor
Creating a Portfolio Career
Deb Pursues a Portfolio Career
Idea File
"Try On" the Chamber of Commerce
Additional Tools For Your Career
Additional Resources for Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Journals
Managing Your Career
Listen to Career Changers Who Have Gone Before You
Course Goals Revisited
Next Steps
Kudos to the Class
Appendix
References
Index

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