Colorblind Career: What Every African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American Needs to Succeed in Today's Tough Job Marketby Ollie Stevenson, Dana Huebler, Karen Hansen
Author Ollie Stevenson has been a trainer and career counselor for more than 20 years, and her insight and expertise has assisted an incalculable number of job seekers in finding and seizing the employment opportunities right for them. Now, in her second book, cowritten with Dana Huebler, Stevenson speaks specifically to minority groups about/i>
Author Ollie Stevenson has been a trainer and career counselor for more than 20 years, and her insight and expertise has assisted an incalculable number of job seekers in finding and seizing the employment opportunities right for them. Now, in her second book, cowritten with Dana Huebler, Stevenson speaks specifically to minority groups about how to excel in the working world of the 1990s. As Hector D. Cantu, the managing editor of Hispanic Business Magazine, asserts, The Colorblind Career is "like having a mentor in your pocket!"
Subtitled What Every African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American Needs to Succeed in Today's Tough Job Market and billed as the book that "paves a path to success for people of color," The Colorblind Career shows how to adopt a business mindset that will provide focus and allow a dedicated individual to easily rise above any adversity in the commitment to achieving career goals. Three ideas form the cornerstones of the book: a willingness to take responsibility for professional growth; an inward focus that allows one to step outside of cultural biases; and a mastery of the techniques necessary to advance a career. Stevenson highlights exactly how to network with the right colorblind mentors, turn setbacks into opportunities, and handle office politics at every stage of one's career, including the potential stress involved with being "the only one." Organized into three main sections, which mirror the beginning, middle, and mature stages of most careers, Stevenson's book of advice will prove timelessly invaluable.
"As people of color," writes the author, "our ultimate career challenge is to handle the realities of the work world while maintaining our own cultural values." Accentuated with real African, Asian, and Hispanic American people's success stories, The Colorblind Career proves Stevenson's confident assertion that "success is possible for all people, no matter what their color, who will not settle for less."
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