Choosing a Lasting Career: The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age [NOOK Book]

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People choosing a career have a lot of information available, but almost all fits in only 3 categories: personality assessment, job-hunting tactics, and ?best jobs? listings, all of which present only today?s situation. What will happen with specific work opportunities, though, over the next two decades, after which most of today?s new college graduates will not have even reached middle age? Choosing a Lasting Career: The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work?s New Age answers that question. It starts by showing that while...
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Choosing a Lasting Career: The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age

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Overview

People choosing a career have a lot of information available, but almost all fits in only 3 categories: personality assessment, job-hunting tactics, and “best jobs” listings, all of which present only today’s situation. What will happen with specific work opportunities, though, over the next two decades, after which most of today’s new college graduates will not have even reached middle age? Choosing a Lasting Career: The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work’s New Age answers that question. It starts by showing that while the jobs crisis is permanent and will not end with better times, careers will not be affected uniformly. The book then presents a broad set of factors likely to affect how work opportunities will fare over the next two decades, including 20 general principles. It provides an extensive series of tables, including its own “Best Jobs,” with criteria important to some but not others such as compatibility with a family life and outside projects. Next is a catalog of 506 different jobs, each rated in 11 different future-leaning categories. It also considers self-employment as it actually is, and describes spectacular events in progress or arriving soon, which will not only affect careers profoundly but have the potential to obliterate them completely. Choosing a Lasting Career fills two critical gaps. First, it answers the question of what job or career you should opt for if you already know what suits you and are grounded in the strategy and tactics of being hired. No other book fits better on a shelf between Sweaty Palms and What Color is your Parachute. Second, it improves on the present-only orientation of other career materials by daring to look, specifically and incisively, at years beyond the 2010s. It is valuable not only for those seeking opportunities after graduation, but for others who want to invest their time and money in a long-term position that will not be swept away by automation, globalization, efficiency, or other factors we cannot ignore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983500698
  • Publisher: Royal Flush Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 876,785
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

James B. Huntington is also the author of Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)-winning Work’s New Age: The End of Full Employment and What It Means to You, from 2012. His 2007 doctoral dissertation, Prospects for Increased Post-65 Career Employment for the Baby Boom Generation, is the only book ever published on that subject. He is also the creator and keeper of the AJSN (American Job Shortage Number), the key economic indicator showing latent demand for jobs in the United States. He has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University. Since November 2011, he has spoken on Work’s New Age on more than 130 American radio stations coast to coast. He has also been a business professor, teacher, and professional speaker, and has written scholarly works on leadership, organizational change, and human development. He is married and lives in Eldred, New York.
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