Career Development and Planning A Comprehensive Approach

ISBN-10: 1426631359
ISBN-13: 9781426631351
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Book details

List price: $136.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

The text includes theoretical work in cognitive psychology and relevant knowledge from the applied behavioral sciences. Part I (chapters 1-5) focuses on the theory base in cognitive information processing, with detailed, practical examples of the application of the theory in typical career situations, including self-knowledge, occupational knowledge, and decision making. Part II (chapters 6-10) provides a multidisciplinary overlay of issues that affect career decisions, such as economic trends, organizational culture, and family-career conflict. Part III (chapters 11-15) focuses on concrete steps for executing a strategic career plan and seeking employment, including an examination of familiar topics such as interviewing, resume writing, negotiating, and work adjustment, from a cognitive and multidisciplinary perspective. Revisions to 3rd edition: *New information about occupational classifications *Labor market projections extended to 2016 *More active learning strategies incorporated into Instructor's Manual and also embedded in the text *Clearer directions for completing assignments provided in appendices, e.g., career field analysis research paper. *Redesigned 350+ PowerPoint slides based text and instructors manual contents.

Part One Career Concepts and Applications Chapter 1. Introduction to Career Planning Chapter 2. Knowing About Myself Chapter 3. Knowing About My Options Chapter 4. Career Decision Making Chapter 5. Thinking About My Career Decision Part Two Social Conditions Affecting Career Development Chapter 6. Careering in a Changing World Chapter 7. Working in the New Global Economy Chapter 8. Organizational Culture and Effective Work Chapter 9. Alternative Ways to Work 1 Chapter 10. Career and Family Roles Part Three Implementing a Strategic Career Plan Chapter 11. Launching an Employment Campaign Chapter 12. Written Communications in Job Hunting Chapter 13. Interpersonal Communications in Job Hunting Chapter 14. Negotiating and Evaluating Job Offers Chapter 15. The First Job and Early Career Moves Appendix A Glossary Appendix B Chapter Study Guide (CSG) Appendix C A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography Appendix D RIASEC Hexagon Appendix E Career Field Analysis (CFA) Appendix F Guide to Good Decision Making (GGDM) Appendix G Instructions for Completing Your Individual Action Plan (IAP) Appendix H Exercise for Improving Career Thoughts Appendix I Information Interviews Assignment Appendix J Strategic Academic/Career Planning Project Appendix K Resume Critique Worksheet Appendix L Employment Decision-Making Case Study Appendix M System Feedback Forms Name Index Subject Index

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