Internationally renowned career activist Dr. Barbara Moses demystifies the bewildering array of the challenges and opportunities facing people today in What Next? The Complete Guide to Taking Control of Your Working Life (DK Publishing; May 1, 2003; $20.00). Over one million people have benefited from Moses' private coaching, guidance and advice, from major corporate managers searching to define working environments that inspire excellence to individuals looking for personal and career growth and satisfaction. Here, the psychologist that Fast Company has crowned a career guru reveals her ultimate resource for anyone who wishes to discover their authentic self, become knowledgeable about the diverse range of work cultures and work options and translate their natural attributes into work that is fulfilling and meaningful. What Next? is an indispensable personal career counselor and a resource for managers, career coaches, and HR professionals who need fresh ideas to attract, retain and develop employees.
What Next? addresses every stage of a person's working life: starting out, searching for a unique path, moving ahead, re-evaluating priorities, considering flexible work arrangements, shifting careers, or evaluating later career options. Fortified with the author's in-depth knowledge of career development, the book resonates with the tough realities of what people face in the workplace today. Dr. Moses has worked with thousands of people of all ages and from every type of work. She has learned what people struggle with, what causes them to derail, and what they need to rise above frenetic busyness to make successful career and life choices. Managers and human resource professionals will achieve insight into the various motivational types of workers, learn how to effectively coach them, and design environments that promote career activism. A comprehensive career bible, What Next? features self-assessment tools, quizzes, guided exercises, diagnostic instruments, models, and savvy career advice. Its age and career stage advice allows readers to:
• Discover unique talents, values, and motivational type;
• Reveal a fit in ten industry sectors and roles within those sectors;
• Identify the best work and configuration, from self-employment to part-time;
• Find, pitch prospective employers, and create great work;
• Overcome career challenges such as burn-out, boredom, and lack of passion;
• Become a career activist and express authentic self in any work;
• Apply twelve new strategies for career success.
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