The Career Counselor's Handbook

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With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring counselors how to break into the business, and give experienced counselors ideas for improving effectiveness and recharging their practice. Outlining tools, problem-solving tips, and ...
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Overview

With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring counselors how to break into the business, and give experienced counselors ideas for improving effectiveness and recharging their practice. Outlining tools, problem-solving tips, and ethical values for today'¬?s career counselor, THE CAREER COUNSELOR'¬?S HANDBOOK features new information about performing the Annual Career Checkup, choosing Essence over Ego, and using the Internet-while celebrating the fact that even career counselors need counsel once in a while.
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"Dick Bolles and Howard Figler once again become our trusted guides as we strive to serve responsibly in the sacred sphere of other people'¬?s careers. What a joy to be reintroduced to classics like 1-2-3 Counseling, and at the same time share in the latest thinking of two masters of the profession. Each chapter'¬?s lesson inspires us to be the best that we can be with our clients."-Deb Koen, president of Career Development Services and contributor to The Wall Street Journal'¬?s CareerJournal.com"Full of practical how-to tips as well as insight into broad, philosophical topics such as mystery, ego, values, and spirituality, this handbook is your opportunity to benefit from the stimulating ideas and diverse styles of Howard Figler and Dick Bolles. Try it, you'¬?ll like it-and you'll learn."-H. B. Gelatt, EdD, cofounder of Gelatt Partners and author of Creative Decision Making With Positive Uncertainty
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580088701
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: The Parachute Library
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 649,535
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD NELSON BOLLES is the best-selling author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? and has been a leader in the career development field for more than 35 years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Howard Figler, PhD, has been a nationally known speaker, writer, and career counselor for thirty years. The author of seven books, including The Complete Job-Search Handbook, Figler was formerly the career center director at the University of Texas at Austin and director of counseling at Dickinson College. He lives in Sacramento, California.
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Table of Contents


The Authors     viii
Preface     x
Introduction: Our Goals
"So You're a Career Counselor! Just Exactly What Do You Do?"     2
What Does "Career" Mean?     10
The Six Objectives of Career Counseling     17
The 12 Most Important Skills a Career Counselor Uses     23
The Mystery of Career Choice     30
Facing the Challenge of Ego: Is It Your Career or Theirs?     37
The Past: Our History
A History of Ideas and Events in the Job-Hunting Field during the Twentieth Century     46
The Present: How to Survive and Prosper
Prospering as a Career Counselor     82
Learning Self-Promotion     91
The Annual Career Checkup     98
The Present: What Our Tools Are
How to Do 1-2-3 Career Counseling     106
How to Use Career Assessment Tools     112
How to Use Occupational Forecasts     122
How to Use Information in Career Counseling     129
Career Counselors and the Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly     135
How to Use Just One Hour     152
How to Use Group Work     155
Principles of Effective Group Workshops     166
Teach Your Clients to Show What They Can Do     173
The Present: Special Problems
TheProblem Called "Motivation"     180
Helping Clients Get "Unblocked": The Brain and the Safekeeping Self     186
Confronting Clients Whose Actions Don't Match Their Words     200
Helping the "Impossible Client"     206
Don't Let the Bureaucracy Grind Down Your Clients     213
The 60-30-10 Rule: The Necessity Of Maximizing Face-to-Face Contact     218
The Present: For Clients Who Want to Be "On Their Own"
A Return to the Real America     226
How to Help Our Clients Think about Self-Employment     230
Schooling and Entrepreneuring     243
Five Business Cards Instead of One     246
The Present: Values
Freedom     250
Helping Clients Define Success     253
Doing Well and Doing Good     256
Adding Value     260
Helping Clients Avoid Cheating in Their Careers     263
The Present: Spirituality
The Place of God in Career Counseling     272
The Future
Where Is Career Counseling Heading?     284
Five Rules for Dealing with Change in the New Millennium     293
How to Stay Fresh     298
Index     302
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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    Highly Recommended - Lots of great information.

    Great Book.

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    What I think about the book.

    I think that the book was great for counclers and for students. The book helped me alot in studying to be a guidance councler. I hope to be one some day. Although I am young I am the future so it is books like these that can plan the future.

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