Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future (3rd Edition)

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9780130931054: Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future (3rd Edition)

This unique hands-on workbook equips readers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to make effective educational and career decisions. Using a wide variety of exercises and innovative worksheets, users pull together personal, family/social, and career traits, preferences and conditions, and use this self-information to explore relevant occupational clusters that are presented in terms of both a current and future-oriented workplace. The workbook moves readers systematically through a decision-making cycle of Awareness, Exploration, Choice, and Commitment. Getting Ready. What Do I Need to Know About Myself? What Do I Need to Know About Occupational Alternatives? What Do I Need to Know About Educational Alternatives? How Will I Decide? How Will I Gain a Psychological Edge? How Will I Advance My Career? The Job Search and Resume Writing. Am I the Best Candidate? Job Leads and the Job Interview. Where Do I Go from Here? For anyone involved in, or contemplating, an educational or career decision.

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This premier career decision guide turns theory into practice with step-by-step exercises and thought-provoking activities. The detailed and systematic exercises in Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future, Third Edition, will help you:

  • create an individual career plan that integrates information about your interests, personality, values, and abilities
  • discover how environment and family background influence your work-related decisions
  • investigate career clusters and broad areas of interest before focusing on specific job titles in tomorrow's workplace
  • gain a psychological edge and become effective by developing skills demanded by today's employers
  • prepare resumes and practice job interviews so that you'll feel confident and ready for a successful job search

This book's structured approach to decision making allows you to thoroughly explore your options and begin building the career of your choosing.

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Features include:

  • Majors Exploration
  • Career Advice
  • Web Links
  • Tips from Successful Students
  • Student Bulletin Boards
  • Faculty Resources

About the Author:

Dr. Susan Jones Sears, an education and career consultant, was a faculty member in counselor education at The Ohio State University for 25 years. Her consulting and research focus is in career and college student counseling.

 

Dr. Virginia N. Gordon has extensive experience in teaching, administration, advising and counseling in higher education settings. She has written extensively on topics associated with higher education including academic and career counseling.

 

Drs. Sears and Gordon also wrote "Selecting A College Major," published in 2010 by Prentice-Hall.

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