While the American workplace affords many and varied career options, the process of determining what to do with one's life remains a significant challenge. The Bound-for-Career Guidebook views career identification, selection, entry, and progression as part of a larger developmental process-the career development process. This book addresses the incredible importance that change plays in education and career. What we need to know and the skills required to perform our work roles are affected dramatically by change, and all workforce members must possess the ability to learn and adapt. Empowered students and workers are better able to guide themselves through their personal career journeys. The Bound-for-Career Guidebook, with its information and exercises, will point you in the direction of opportunities and options that are realistic, desirable, and achievable.
Frank Burtnett is a veteran counselor, teacher, education association officer and consultant who currently serves as president of Education Now, an educational consulting, research, and resource development firm. He is also an adjunct professor on the counselor education faculty of the School of Education and Human Services of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He is also the author of Bound-for-College Guidebook.
Introduction Career Success: Actions that Lead to Achievement and Satisfaction Understanding the Career Development Process The Importance of Career Exploration, Decision Making, and Goal Setting Learning About Yourself: Implications for Your Future Career The Dynamics of the American Workplace: Past, Present, and Future Strategies for Learning About the World of Work Mounting a Career Search: Asking the Right Questions Sources of Information About Careers Relating Education to Career Development Educational Paths to Careers Identifying Career Opportunities and Making Initial Contact Strategies for Successful Career and Job Interviews Career Maintenance, Mobility, and Advancement Factors Influencing Career Success Counselors as Career Development Allies Parents, People, and the Career Development Process Some Closing Thoughts About Expectations