For Career Development or Job Search courses.Preparing students for the reality of today's workplace by providing effective methods to help students plan for an uncertain future, as well as developing skills for lifetime career planning. Actively involving students in the career planning process, it starts with the need for a flexible career plan that can adapt to changes in technology, organizational structure, and global economics. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as corporate trainers, workshop facilitators, and college instructors, it offers a unique combination of perspectives and real-world experience to help students prepare for their future and ensure that the education they invest in today will increase their future work options.
1. New Perspectives-Understanding the World of Work. 2. Careers-Thinking in New Ways. 3. Discovering Your Values-Finding Meaning. 4. Discovering Your Interests-Creating Career Possibilities. 5. Creating Future Possibilities-Researching Careers. 6. Learning-A Lifelong Investment. 7. Communicating Your Value-Marketing You. 8. Getting Noticed-Writing a Resume That Counts. 9. Developing Relationships-Creating a Professional Network. 10. Organizing Your Work Search-Finding Meaningful Work. References. Index.