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Discovering Your Career

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ISBN-10: 0538432020

ISBN-13: 9780538432023

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ann K. Jordan, Lynne Whaley

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Help tomorrow's workers begin to build their futures today! Taking the unique approach of matching a career to one's personal interests, Discovering Your Career focuses specifically on self-understanding, self-acceptance, career information, goal setting, networking, team building, education opportunities, and the job search process. Traditional and non-traditional career choices are discussed, as is the importance of planning a career while still in school. A unique Career Portfolio CD, included with each text, contains the following career-planning tools: 1. Forms needed to complete chapter exercises 2. Hot links directing students to additional information, to assist in completing…    
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 4/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Ann Jordan has served as the Career Development Manager for the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development, where she supervised the K-12 Career Development program. In this capacity, she oversaw career development programs for over 115,000 K-12 students across 36 school districts. Currently, Ann works as a career development consultant for various organizations and school districts in Southwest Ohio. Ann is the co-author of Communicating for Success and Discovering Your Career.

Preparing
Plan for Success
Career Expectations
Job--Occupation--Career
Your P*A*T*H to Success
Why Plan Now?
Planning for Career Success
In a Nutshell
Activities
Influences on Career Choices
Influence
People Who Influence Career Decisions
Environmental Influences on Career Decisions
Influences of Values on Career Decisions
In a Nutshell
Activities
Self-Awareness
Learning About Yourself
Formal Assessments
Informal Assessment Experiences
In a Nutshell
Activities
Narrowing the Focus
Career Trends
Futurecasting
Changes in Career Fields
Trends in Career Fields
Futurecasting Revisted
In a Nutshell
Activities
Career Awareness
Millennials
Workforce Diversity
Nontraditional Employment
Entrepreneurship
Global Career Opportunities
In a Nutshell
Activities
Your Internal Career Design
The Decision-Making Process
Understand You Need to Decide Now
Identify the Benefits of a Good Decision
Consider All Possible Decisions
Make a Decision
Create a Plan
Monitor the Success of Your Decision
In a Nutshell
Activities
Planning
Goal Setting
Self-Motivation
Reaching Your Goals
Your Action Plans
Roadblocks
Budgeting
Managing Your Time
In a Nutshell
Activities
Career Preparation Options
Finding the Right Path
Education and Training Options
Planning Your Path
In a Nutshell
Activities
Plan for the Next Step
Your Career Preparation Path
Your Education/Training Path
Begin Implementing Your Career Plan
Apply for Admission
In a Nutshell
Activities
Growing Beyond the Next Step
Career Success and Growth
Adjusting to Your Workplace
What Employers Want
Key Characteristics and Skills
Barriers to Career Growth
In a Nutshell
Activities
Teams
The Team Concept
Building a Team
How Teams Function
Managing Conflict
In a Nutshell
Activities
Understand Your Workplace
Employment Laws
Employment Forms
Withholdings
Types of Employment
Employer Expectations
In a Nutshell
Activities
Tools for the Future
Your Job Search
Your Job Search Goals
Managing Your Job Search
Researching Industries and Employers
The Next Step
In a Nutshell
Activities
Apply for a Job
Personal Fact Sheet
Effective Resumes
Building Your Resume
References
Cover Letters
Job Applications
Pre-Employment Tests
In a Nutshell
Activities
Successful Job Interviews
The Interview Process
Preparing for Interviews
Before the Interview
The Interview
After the Interview
In a Nutshell
Activities
Index