Career Patterns: A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

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For Career Development and Personal Development courses at the freshman/sophomore level; a Job Search course at the junior/senior level; also for workshops on career planning or job search techniques. Preparing students for the reality of today's workplace by providing practical tools and methods necessary for self-direction and success, this indispensable text offers effective methods to help students plan for an uncertain future, as well as develop skills for lifetime career planning. Actively involving students in the career planning process, it discusses the need for a flexible career plan that can adapt to changes in technology, organizational structure, and global economics, and demonstrates that as students acquire new skills through learning and experience, they increase their career options.Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as corporate trainers, workshop facilitators, and college instructors, it offers a unique combination of perspectives and real world experience to help students prepare for their future, capitalize on opportunities that come their way, and ensure that the education they invest in today will continue to add value and increase their future work options.

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Helping professionals prepare for an uncertain future and develop the skills for lifetime career planning, this guide provides practical tools and methods necessary for self-direction and success. It actively involves readers in the career planning process, discusses the need for a flexible career plan that can adapt to changes in technology, organizational structure, and global economics, and demonstrates that new skills acquired through learning and experience can increase one's career options. Uses a kaleidoscope model for self-discovery and assessment that help readers identify their personal “kaleidoscope elements”—values, interests and skills—then encourages them to experiment with different kaleidoscope patterns (various combinations of these skills and talents) to discover new and varied work options. Presents an extensive array of resources to research workplace trends, professions, and industries, and provides a method for developing interviewing, networking, and resume writing skills that focuses on identifying employers' needs and communicating how those needs can be met effectively. Stresses the concept of lifelong learning to maintain career resiliency, and offers many real-life perspectives, expert advice, and practical strategies throughout. For workshops on career planning or job search techniques, or for anyone interested in assessing their skills or looking for a change in career.

About the Author:

Liz Harris-Tuck. After 15 years as a successful entrepreneur, Liz Harris-Tuck changed careers. She now expresses her personal interests as a career counselor, seminar presenter, and workshop facilitator. Assisting students, young adults, and mid-careerists from all walks of life, Liz understands their concerns. Since 1986, Liz has been affiliated with the Maricopa Community College District. She directed Scottsdale Community College's Office of Career Planning and Placement and currently teaches career planning courses.

Annette Price combines organizational expertise and teaching experience to prepare people for future success. As an internal consultant for a large organization, she conducts career development workshops, presents seminars on career planning, and counsels employees regarding career decisions. She led a team that created a career website to help employees prepare for the future needs of the organization. Annette has taught career exploration courses for the Maricopa Community College District for the past 13 years. Her students include young adults, reentry students, and mid-career changers.

Marilee Robertson brings real-world experience—corporate, business, and entrepreneurial expertise—to career planning. For the last 20 years, she has assisted college students, downsized employees, women reentering the job market, corporate managers, and executives to explore career options and successfully gain new employment. Marilee has provided outplacement services to a variety of industries, from coal mining to health care. As president of Interactive Training Designs, she consults with organizations to develop training solutions and designs interactive training for employees and managers.

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