Coming Alive from Nine to Five A Career Search Handbook

ISBN-10: 0767402162

ISBN-13: 9780767402163

Edition: 6th 2000

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Book details

List price: $58.13
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/2/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Letter to You
The Process
Stages and Steps
The Career Search Guide
Self-Assessment
Needs, Wants, and Values: Spotlighting You
Success Is Everybody's Dream
Success Defined
Clarifying Needs, Wants, and Values Leads to Successful Goals
Basic Needs Relate to Our Survival
Needs Relate to Wants
Needs and Wants Relate to Feelings and Shoulds
Needs and Wants Relate to Values
Values Act As Motivators for Decisions
Personal Growth
Beyond Needs and Wants
The Work Ethic: A Personal Philosophic View
Just a Job, or a Career?
Self-Assessment Exercises
Group Discussion Questions
Personality and Performance: Pieces of the Puzzle
Areas of Interest: The Personality Mosaic
Personality Mosaic
Scoring Your Answers
Interpreting the Personality Mosaic
The Personality Hexagon
Dealing with Data, People, and Things
Data
People
Things
Activity Analysis
Skills
The Skills Trio
Getting an Edge on the Job Hunt Process
Self-Assessment Exercises
The Career Connection: Finding Your Job Satisfiers
Career Focus: Job Chart Inventory
Some Combinations and Other Considerations
Exploring the Job Chart Further
Directions: Finding Your Satisfiers
Library Research: Looking In
Self-Assessment Exercises
Work: Challenges, Options, and Opportunities
Charting the Future: A Global Philosophic View of Work
The Time of No Time
Work Past and Present
The Global Panorama
Societal Perspectives: Challenges and Options
Economics Oversimplified
State of the Ark People: Worldwide
State of the Ark People: United States
Buy Now, Pay Later: The Consumer Society Goes Global
Energy Fires Up the Industrial/Technical World
Military Security
Economy Meets the Environment
Our Basic Needs
Options Banish Gloom and Doom
Sustainable Systems Defined
How Do They Work?
Hope on the Economic Horizon: Business As Unusual
Microlending: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
The Real Economy
The Ethical Perspective: Time for a Change
Being Good: Ethics for a New Age
Global Consciousness: Thinking the Unthinkable, Doing the Undoable
People Power
Jobs Lost and Gained
Job Market Outlook and Opportunities: Realities and Balance
Personality Types in the Job Market
Realistic Type
Investigative Type
Artistic Type
Social Type
Enterprising Type
Conventional Type
Social-Investigative-Artistic (SIAs) and Other Combinations: The Hard Cases
Back to the Future: Job Market Outlook and Opportunities
New Paradigms
Self-Assessment Exercises
Group Discussion Questions
Workplaces/Workstyles: Companies That Work
Seven Categories of Workplaces
Business
Industry
Education
Communication/Entertainment
Health
Government
Military
Career Ladders Large and Small
Wanted: Rewards on All Levels
Don't Overlook Benefits
Rewards of a Different Sort: The Emotional Contract
Workplace Values: Ethics 101
Autonomy Dimensions: Who's Boss?
Workplace Diversity
Gender in the Workplace
Gender Bender: Women
Gender Bender: Men
Family, Career, or Both? Minding the Family
Child/Elder Care
Teenagers and Young Adults
The Aging Worker in the Workplace
Minorities/Immigrants/Refugees: The "Other"
The Disabled and Their Abilities
Stressed for Success
Self-Assessment Exercises
Group Discussion Questions
Timestyles/Workstyles: Alternatives That Work
Full-Time Alternatives
The Computer Commute
Work in the In-Between
Work of One's Own--the Entrepreneur
Third-Wave Prosumers
New Views
Leisure Styles
Community
The Ins and Outs of Workplaces: Doing the Research
Information Interviewing
Work Experience
Self-Assessment Exercises
Group Discussion Questions
The Job Hunt: Tools for Breaking and Entering
Job Hunting
Networking
Box: Job Sources Available on the Internet
The Resume
Cover Letters
Letters of Reference
The Application Form
The Interview
Getting Prepared
Interview Behavior
Practice Questions
Follow-up
Job Offers: Too Many or Too Few?
Self-Assessment Exercises
Decisions, Decisions: What's Your Next Move?
Attitudes
Stay Calm
Be Persistent
Keep Your Perspective
Be Confident
Four Options
Back to School
Back to the Job Market
Same Job/New Approach
Deciding Not to Decide
Decision Making: A Four-Phase Process
Gather Information
Weigh and Brainstorm Alternatives and Outcomes
Check Values
Design Strategies
Job Hunting ... Again? Again!
The Great Gap
Change Is Here to Stay
Success: New Directions
Self-Assessment Exercises
Group Discussion Questions
Work Affects the Soul: The Final Analysis
Needs, Wants, and Values: Spotlighting You
Personality and Job Satisfiers
Work: Challenges, Options, and Opportunities
Workplaces/Workstyles/Timestyles
The Job Hunt: Tools for Breaking and Entering
Decisions, Decisions: What's Your Next Move?
Sample Resumes and Letters
Notes
Index
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