Career Management & Work-Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers / Edition 1

Career Management & Work-Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers / Edition 1

by Brad Harrington, Douglas T. Hall
     
 

Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas TSee more details below

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Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas T. Hall offer a highly useful self-assessment guide for students and other individuals who want to deal with the challenge of succeeding in a meaningful career while living a happy, well-balanced life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412937450
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/16/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
674,492
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Understanding the New Career
Three Career Cases
The Barnes Family
Helen Casey
The Smith Family
The Changing Landscape of Careers
The Changing Nature of Families
The New Careers
Our Career and Work-Life Model
2. The Self-Assessment Process
The Basic Areas of Self-Assessment
Reflecting on the Past
Identity as a Core Competence
Clarifying Your Values
Understanding Your Interests and Passions
Lifestyle
Understanding Life Goals and Personal Vision
Skills Assessment
Summary
3. Integrating Your Self-Assessment and Developing Implications
Integrating Your Self-Assessment
Developing Themes from Your Data
Step 1: Coding Your Data
Step 2: Grouping Your Data
Step 3: Assigning Tentative Themes step 4: Constructing the Final Themes With Supporting Data
Sample Themes
Developing Career and Work-Life Implications
Summary
4. Finding Ideal Work
Job Loss
Assessing the Labor Market
Identifying the Right Opportunities for You
Job Search Tools
References
Résumés
Starting a Professional Portfolio
Cover Letters
Conducting the Job Search
Networking and the Job Search
Informational Interviews
Guidelines for Conducting an Informational Interview
Questions to Ask
Identifying the Ideal Employer
Special Challenges and Tips for International Students Who Want to Work in the United States
Career Decision-Making
Summary
5. Career Development Strategies
Organizational Career Paths
From Career Ladders to Career Lattices
Vertical Careers and Organizational Advancement
Managing Up
Alternative Career Paths-Salzman's Typology
Backtrackers
Plateauers
Career Shifters
Self-Employers
Urban Escapees
The Portfolio Career
Ongoing Development
Organizational Career Systems
International Assignments
Financial Considerations
Summary
6. Work and Family
Men and Women, Families and Work
Dual-Career Couples
Dual-Career Families
Sources of Stress
Role Conflict
Summary
7. Workplace Flexibility
Flexible Work Arrangements
Flextime
Compressed Work Week
Part-Time and Reduced-Load Work
Job Sharing
Telecommuting
Leaves
Sabbaticals
Other Elements of the Family-Friendly Workplace
The Family-Friendly Workplace Culture
The Dark Side of Flexible Work Arrangements
Summary
8. Career Development Over the Lifespan
Lifespan Development: Are Career and Life Stages Still Relevant Today?
Adult Life Stages
Gender and Life Stages
A New Model for Middle and Later Years: Learning Cycles
The Second (or Third or Fourth) Career
Protean Career and Older Workers
How Do We Tap the Potential of Older Workers?
Use Developmental Relationships
Opt for New and Varied Job Experience
Improve Person--Job Brokering
Use Information Technology
Retirement
How Do I Want to Design My Life for the Thir Phase?
Financial Planning and Careers in Later Life
Summarizing Careers Over the Lifespan
Book Summary
Appendix: Standards of Excellence Index
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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