The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 9th Edition

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9780135029800: The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 9th Edition

How do students approach career decisions and a job search in today’s world?  With 30 years of cutting-edge author expertise, this book helps students of all ages and circumstances to choose, change, or confirm career choices.  This best-selling workbook shows students how to bridge their idealism with today's career realities and economy.   It is user-friendly, easy to read, and is suitable for both 2-year and 4-year college students.  The organization of the book follows the standard sequence of career search and decision-making issues—Personal Assessment, The World of Work, and The Job Search. The instructor gets a book that can be used in short term courses, workshops, full semester courses or in online courses. The student gets an excellent reference book that prepares them for the job search and beyond.

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Once again, The Career Fitness Program proves a top seller in the career market.  Students and faculty alike have grown to trust these authors for practical material that goes beyond routine topics.  This ninth edition discusses cutting-edge issues, including branding, generational differences, social networking, blogging, and alternative interviewing modalities.  Taking a user-friendly, holistic approach to career decision making, this classic and complete text features material to help two- and four-year college students choose, change or confirm career choices.  Its broad scope encourages growth for students of all ages and backgrounds and helps them discover their best career fit.  

 

FEATURES INCLUDE:         

  • Balanced use of technology and human contact
  • Presentation of critical thinking in theory and application
  • Integration of Internet exercises
  • Discussion on managing financial resources

 Additional Support — in and out of the classroom...

 

In addition to a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint, and a test bank, this text is also accompanied by a rich resource for students:

 

Help your students discover their potential and apply what they learn through an easy-to-use, self-guided learning environment with MyStudentSuccessLab.

 

Features E-book with Multimedia, Interactive Case Studies, Journaling and Goal Setting activities, and more.  Provides an academic, life, and career skills foundation with Discipline specific resources in ALL courses.   

 

Engages through experience * Develops practical skills * Sharpens problem solving abilities

 

Start strong. Finish stronger.

 

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About the Author:

Dr. Diane Sukiennik is a career counselor; a licensed marriage and family therapist; and an internationally recognized lecturer and workshop facilitator. She holds an advanced degree from Columbia University and has extensive postgraduate training in industrial psychology, management, and organizational development. Currently Dr. Sukiennik is on the faculty of Moorpark College in California, where her areas of expertise are career development, personal and professional presentational skills, and managerial effectiveness. She is a consultant, has a private practice, has contributed to the development of a nationally distributed telecourse on career and life development called "Career Advantage" distributed by PBS, and she is an executive career coach.  She walks her talk by turning a lifelong passion into a popular website, www.foodandwineaccess.com. 

 

Dr. William Bendat is a recognized leader and innovator in career development theory. While serving as Dean of Student Services at Moorpark College, he managed the award-winning counseling and career programs that gained recognition in both California and nationally  The counseling and career program at Moorpark College was awarded the Stanford University H.B. McDaniel Award for comprehensive career services. Dr. Bendat has advanced degrees in counseling psychology, with emphasis in decision making and self-concept, which has enriched The Career Fitness Program.  He is the Director of Careerscope, offering specialized career workshops to public and private agencies, and is currently involved in career strategies to improve high school graduation rates.  He is also a licensed therapist, past president of the California Managers of Counseling, and a contributor to numerous workshops and professional journals.

 

Dr. Lisa Raufman has been Dean of Counseling and Career Center Coordinator at El Camino College in Torrance, California. She is a career counselor and consultant, as well as a licensed marriage and amily therapist. Her master's degree is in counseling with a specialization in the community college and vocational rehabilitation. Her doctoral degree from the University of California at Los Angeles focused on higher education, work, and adult development.  Previously, Dr. Raufman coordinated the Career Transfer Center at Moorpark College. She is past president of the Los Padres chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the California Community College Counselors Association. For the past decade, Dr. Raufman has been a member of the California Community College Chancellors Office State Advisory on Career Development.  She is a lifelong member of state and national counseling associations such as ACA, NCDA, CCDA, CCCCA, and CAC. Additionally, Dr. Raufman writes a blog for www.CareerThoughtLeaders.com and for the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). A direct link to the blog can be found at: http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/blog/author/lisa-raufman

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