Career Confusion explores why there is career confusion in today’s professional world. By examining the sequence of events and transitions that formed the current professional and career landscape, Dr. Tracey Wilen aims to encourage and guide readers to navigate this new job market with tact and gumption. In reviewing prior revolutions in the United States economy and job landscape, insights unfold on how the past has led us all to today, and how we can prepare for the continuing changes that will shape tomorrow. Career Confusion looks at how transitions have created skills gaps, new training requirements for jobs, different requirements for individuals and firm leaders, and myriad effects on education and educators. The book also discusses career planning, talent management, and job pursuit in the modern world with suggestions on what can be done at each stage. Career Confusion is a must-read for students preparing to enter the professional realm, and professionals will find helpful tips and insights that will aid their career trajectory, no matter the industry or experience in their career.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr. Tracey Wilen is a researcher and speaker on the impact of technology on society, work, and careers. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University, she has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, Cisco Systems, and the Apollo Group. She has been an adjunct professor for Bay Area colleges, teaching classes in business, technology, and women’s workforce topics. Dr. Wilen has authored or co-authored thirteen books, including Digital Disruption (2018), Employed for Life (2014), Women Lead (2013), and Society 3.0 (2012). She has appeared on CNN, Fox, and CBS News, and her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She is a regular guest on radio and TV shows across the US as an expert contributor. Dr. Wilen was named San Francisco Woman of the Year and honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the Most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business.
Table of Contents
List of Figures – John P. McGowan: Foreword – Introduction – Section I. Transitions and Continuous Change – The First Industrial Revolution in the United States – The Second Industrial Revolution – The Third Industrial Revolution – The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Section II. Forces Impacting Your Career and Employability – How Key Megatrends of Change Impact Organizations and Careers – Talent Shortage and the Skills Gap – Higher Education Prepares Students for Jobs, Careers, and Life – Section III. Career PlanningPreparing for Future Jobs and Careers – Shifting Organizations and Talent Management – Where Are the Jobs? – Career Planning for Individuals.