Career Management and Work-Life Integration Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers

ISBN-10: 1412937450

ISBN-13: 9781412937450

Edition: 2008

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Description: Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas T. Hall offer a highly useful self-assessment guide for students and other individuals who want to deal with the challenge of succeeding in a meaningful career while living a happy, well-balanced life. Key Features"Bridges theory and application: " While the book helps readers gain a better understanding of theories on careers, work life, and human resources, it also guides them to develop a tailored, personalized career strategy for themselves. "Offers a rigorous self-assessment process: " Serving as the book??'s foundation, this self-assessment guide gives readers a wealth of information and insight regarding their own career priorities and strategies."Provides a more thorough experiential view than existing books: " This book integrates work from both the career management and the work life field while most academic literature treats these two areas separately. Intended AudienceCareer Management & Work/Life Integration is a great resource for employers and career planning offices. This book will also by ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in Career Management; Leadership Development; Organizational Behavior; and Human Resource Management in the departments of business, management, and organizational psychology. Instructor??'s Resources Available upon request, an instructor??'s resource CD accompanies the bookand includes such teaching aids as PowerPoint slides, and teaching notes for each chapter, as well as assignments, key concepts, and terms for each chapter. Meet the author! http: //www.bc.edu/schools/csom/faculty/bios/harrington.html

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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

He served previously as Acting Dean, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Faculty Director for Masters Programs. He has held faculty positions at Northwestern University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Yale, York, and Michigan State. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Assocation's james McKeen Cattell Award (now called the Ghiselli Award) for research design.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding the New Career
Three Career Cases
The Barnes Family
Helen Casey
The Smith Family
The Changing Landscape of Careers
The Changing Nature of Families
The New Careers
Our Career and Work-Life Model
The Self-Assessment Process
The Basic Areas of Self-Assessment
Reflecting on the Past
Identity as a Core Competence
Clarifying Your Values
Understanding Your Interests and Passions
Lifestyle
Understanding Life Goals and Personal Vision
Skills Assessment
Summary
Integrating Your Self-Assessment and Developing Implications
Integrating Your Self-Assessment
Developing Themes from Your Data
Coding Your Data
Grouping Your Data
Assigning Tentative Themes
Constructing the Final Themes With Supporting Data
Sample Themes
Developing Career and Work-Life Implications
Summary
Finding Ideal Work
Job Loss
Assessing the Labor Market
Identifying the Right Opportunities for You
Job Search Tools
References
R�sum�s
Starting a Professional Portfolio
Cover Letters
Conducting the Job Search
Networking and the Job Search
Informational Interviews
Guidelines for Conducting an Informational Interview
Questions to Ask
Identifying the Ideal Employer
Special Challenges and Tips for International Students Who Want to Work in the United States
Career Decision-Making
Summary
Career Development Strategies
Organizational Career Paths
From Career Ladders to Career Lattices
Vertical Careers and Organizational Advancement
Managing Up
Alternative Career Paths-Salzman's Typology
Backtrackers
Plateauers
Career Shifters
Self-Employers
Urban Escapees
The Portfolio Career
Ongoing Development
Organizational Career Systems
International Assignments
Financial Considerations
Summary
Work and Family
Men and Women, Families and Work
Dual-Career Couples
Dual-Career Families
Sources of Stress
Role Conflict
Summary
Workplace Flexibility
Flexible Work Arrangements
Flextime
Compressed Work Week
Part-Time and Reduced-Load Work
Job Sharing
Telecommuting
Leaves
Sabbaticals
Other Elements of the Family-Friendly Workplace
The Family-Friendly Workplace Culture
The Dark Side of Flexible Work Arrangements
Summary
Career Development Over the Lifespan
Lifespan Development: Are Career and Life Stages Still Relevant Today?
Adult Life Stages
Gender and Life Stages
A New Model for Middle and Later Years: Learning Cycles
The Second (or Third or Fourth) Career
Protean Career and Older Workers
How Do We Tap the Potential of Older Workers?
Use Developmental Relationships
Opt for New and Varied Job Experience
Improve Person--Job Brokering
Use Information Technology
Retirement
How Do I Want to Design My Life for the Thir Phase?
Financial Planning and Careers in Later Life
Summarizing Careers Over the Lifespan
Book Summary
Appendix: Standards of Excellence Index
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors
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