Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options / Edition 10

Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options / Edition 10

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by Diane Sukiennik
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132762331

ISBN-13: 2900132762334

Pub. Date: 01/10/2012

Publisher: Pearson

This 8th edition proves why The Career Fitness Program has endured over the years and continues to be the most widely used text in the field. Taking a unique, holistic approach to career decision making, this established, user-friendly text features cutting edge material. This book is a must-have resource for new, returning, and re-entry students.

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This 8th edition proves why The Career Fitness Program has endured over the years and continues to be the most widely used text in the field. Taking a unique, holistic approach to career decision making, this established, user-friendly text features cutting edge material. This book is a must-have resource for new, returning, and re-entry students.

Designed to help two- and four-year college students choose, change, or confirm career choices, this best-selling workbook focuses on today's work realities and economy. Its broad scope encourages growth for students of all ages and backgrounds and helps them discover their best career fit. The text is comprehensive, easy to read, up-to-date, and goes beyond facts and figures by offering critical questions that help students determine "What's right for me?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900132762334
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
About the Authorsxvi
Introduction: on Your Mark...Get Set...xvii
Part IPersonal Assessment1
1Taking Stock3
Personal Assessment4
Overview of Life Stages6
Understanding the Differences Between a Job and a Career8
Real Stories: Meet Sandra10
Choosing and Changing Careers11
Summary14
Exercises
2Programming Yourself for Success23
I Am Building Self-Esteem24
I Maintain a Positive Outlook25
I Am Assertive26
I Have a Sense of Humor27
I Am Self-Confident27
I Am Enthusiastic28
I Use Positive Self-Talk (Affirmations)29
I Visualize Success30
I Have a Positive Self-Image31
I Have Multiple Intelligences31
I Learn from Role Models32
I Initiate Action33
I Am Persistent34
I Am Disciplined34
Real Stories: Meet Alan35
I Demonstrate Emotional Intelligence36
I Identify My Goals36
I Am Self-Reliant and Career Resilient37
I Am Flexible37
I Have Purpose38
I Have Passion38
I Am Responsible39
I Have Vision39
I Am an Innovator40
Summary40
Exercises
3Values Clarification51
Defining Values52
Clarifying Your Values52
Real Stories: Meet Maria54
Needs and Motivators55
Finding Balance57
Role of Leisure58
Summary59
Exercises
4Focusing on You: Personality and Interests71
Exploring Personality72
Real Stories: Meet Holly80
Identifying Fields of Interest81
RIASEC (Holland Interest Environments)82
Career Clusters91
Summary91
Exercises
5Skills Assessment99
Defining Skills100
Identifying Your Skills101
Real Stories: Meet John103
Identifying Transferable Skills109
Your Most Valuable Assets: Your Personality Traits112
Summary116
Exercises
Part IIThe World of Work123
6The World and You125
Societal Influences on Career Choices126
Striving for Equality in the Workforce127
The Changing Workplace135
Trends: The Twenty-First Century145
Real Stories: Meet Jessica147
Finding Your Place in a Changing World150
Facts and Figures153
Exercises
7Information Integration165
Brainstorming Career Options166
Understanding Career Paths and Common Organizational Divisions168
Strategies for Researching Career Options169
Government Employment Opportunities172
U.S. Department of Labor Publications175
Employer Directories176
Other Written Sources of Information177
Real Stories: Meet Jackie178
Computerized Information Sources180
Exercises
8Making Decisions191
Overcoming Barriers to Decision Making192
Decision-Making Strategies (Good and Bad)193
Real Stories: Meet Art195
Conditions for Change196
A Decision-Making Model197
Rational/Linear Decision Making197
Intuitive Decision Making199
Goal Setting200
Managing Your Financial Resources201
Stress Management204
Deciding on a Major205
Deciding on Training206
Deciding on Change206
Summary207
Exercises
Parts I & II Chapter Summaries219
Putting It All Together to Reach a Tentative Career Goal
Chapter 1 Exercise Summary219
Chapter 2 Exercise Summary220
Chapter 3 Exercise Summary221
Chapter 4 Exercise Summary221
Chapter 5 Exercise Summary222
Chapter 6 Exercise Summary223
Chapter 7 Exercise Summary224
Chapter 8 Exercise Summary224
Quick Impressions225
Information Integration and Goal Setting226
Part IIIJob Search Strategy229
9Targeting Your Job Search231
Designing a Comprehensive Job Search Strategy233
Your Job Search: Getting Started234
Real Stories: Meet Xiao-Ying237
Real Stories: Meet Felipe238
Starting Your Own Business239
Franchising241
Using Career Planning Services241
Interviewing for Information242
Networking248
Job Search While Unemployed251
Planning for Action252
Implementing Your Job Search: A Lifelong Venture253
Real Stories: Meet Susan255
Summary255
Exercises
10Preparing a Winning Resume263
The Resume264
Real Stories: Meet Eduardo269
The Appearance of Your Resume269
Electronic Resumes271
Types of Resumes271
Cover Letter Guidelines277
Application Forms279
Summary282
Exercises
Sample Resumes288
Sample Cover Letters300
Sample Letter of Introduction305
11Interviewing Successfully307
Before the Interview308
Interview Guidelines311
Segments of an Interview313
Practice Questions314
How to Handle Illegal Questions316
The Behavioral/Situational Interview318
Real Stories: Meet Jose319
Body Language319
Video Interviewing321
Learning from the Interview321
Factors Influencing Hiring323
If You Are Offered the Job325
If You Do Not Get the Job327
Exercises
12Future Focus331
Managing Your Career332
Developing Your Relationship Savvy333
Developing Career Stamina334
Embracing Career Fitness as a Way of Life334
References336
Index339

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