Helping readers take charge of their professional future, this action-oriented handbook covers what every individual needs to know about making career choices, searching for suitable internships and jobs, and succeeding in the workplace of the 21st century. Putting numerous activities for self-assessment and research at the heart of the text, it builds upon a sound theoretical framework that focuses on three major areas corresponding to three essential tasks-1) searching for information (exploration); 2) setting your career direction (specification) and; 3) making your work experience count (implementation). This career resource provides guidelines for exploring career options, identifying individual personality values, interests and skills, gathering information about careers, four-year colleges and graduate schools, selecting a major, making a job choice, make work experience count and developing a career network. For individuals interested in developing a career plan.
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Table of Contents
I. SEARCH FOR INFORMATION.
1. Exploring Your Career Options Step by Step.
2. Identifying Your Values and Personality Type.
3. Identifying Your Interests and Skills.
4. Gathering Information about Careers.
5. Gathering Information about Four-Year Colleges and Graduate Schools.
II. SET YOUR OWN DIRECTION.
6. Making Choices.
7. Selecting a Major.
8. Finding a Place to Advance Your Career.
9. Finding a Job.
10. Making a Job Choice.
III. MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNT.
11. How to Take Charge of Your Career.
12. How to Learn from Internships, College Jobs, and Extracurricular Activities.
13. How to Develop Your Career Network.
Taking Stock of Your Situation. Accessing College Career Services on the Internet. The Career Browser. Your Work Values and Success. Who Am I? How Do Others See Me? Your Portable Skills Profile. Life Accomplishments. Career Comparison. College Comparison. College Information Interview. Assessing Your Need for Further Education. Making a Balanced Decision. Planning Your Next Step. College Major Profile. Industry Profile. Starting Your Own Business. Your Resume. Organization Profile. Interview Preparation. Career Advice On-Line. Lessons of Experience. Understanding Your Boss's Style. A Career Development Plan Worksheet. Career Information Interview. Summary Essay.