Career Management & Work-Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers

Career Management & Work-Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers

By: Douglas T. Hall (author), Brad Harrington (author)Paperback

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Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas T. Hall offer a highly useful self-assessment guide for students and other individuals who want to deal with the challenge of succeeding in a meaningful career while living a happy, well-balanced life.

About Author

Brad Harrington: Brad is the executive director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family (CWF) and a research professor of organization studies in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. CWF is a national leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. The center pro-vides a bridge linking the academic community to the some of the world's most progressive companies in the human resource arena. Before coming to Boston College, Brad spent 20 years with Hewlett-Packard Company, working in a broad range of executive and management positions in quality improvement, human resources, education, manage-ment development, and organization development in the United States and Europe. His roles included chief quality officer for HP's worldwide medical products business and head of HP's management and organization develop-ment organization. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in business administra-tion from Stonehill College, a master's degree in psychology from Boston College, and a doctorate in human resource development and organization development from Boston University. Brad has consulted with many corpo-rations and healthcare organizations on strategic planning, cultural change, leadership development, career management, and work-life systems. In 2006, Brad was honored as one of the Ten Most Influential Men in the Work-Life Field. Brad is married to Dr. Annie Soisson, and they have three children: Maggie, Hannah, and Dillon. Brad and his family reside in Winchester, Massachusetts. Douglas T. Hall: Tim is the director of the Executive Development Roundtable and the Morton H. and Charlotte Friedman Professor of Management in the School of Management at Boston University. He is also faculty director of the MBA program. He has served as acting dean and asso-ciate dean of faculty development and faculty director for the master's pro-grams at the School of Management. He received his graduate degrees from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He has held faculty positions at Yale, York, Michigan State, and Northwestern universities and visiting posi-tions at Columbia, Minnesota, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Tim's books include Careers In and Out of Organizations, The Career Is Dead-Long Live the Career: A Relational Approach to Careers, Careers in Organizations, Organizational Climates and Careers, The Two-Career Couple, Experiences in Management and Organizational Behavior, Career Develop-ment in Organizations, Human Resource Management: Strategy Design and Implementation, and Handbook of Career Theory. He is a recipient of the American Psychological Association's James McKeen Cattell Award (now called the Ghiselli Award) for research design, the American Society for Training and Development's Walter Storey Professional Practice Award, and the Academy of Management's Everett C. Hughes Award for Career Research. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management, where he served as a member of the Board of Governors and as president of the Organizational Behavior Division and co-founder and president of the Careers Division. Tim is married to Marcy Crary, and he has three children and five grandchildren.


Preface Acknowledgments 1. Understanding the New Career Three Career Cases The Barnes Family Helen Casey The Smith Family The Changing Landscape of Careers The Changing Nature of Families The New Careers Our Career and Work-Life Model 2. The Self-Assessment Process The Basic Areas of Self-Assessment Reflecting on the Past Identity as a Core Competence Clarifying Your Values Understanding Your Interests and Passions Lifestyle Understanding Life Goals and Personal Vision Skills Assessment Summary 3. Integrating Your Self-Assessment and Developing Implications Integrating Your Self-Assessment Developing Themes from Your Data Step 1: Coding Your Data Step 2: Grouping Your Data Step 3: Assigning Tentative Themes step 4: Constructing the Final Themes With Supporting Data Sample Themes Developing Career and Work-Life Implications Summary 4. Finding Ideal Work Job Loss Assessing the Labor Market Identifying the Right Opportunities for You Job Search Tools References Resumes Starting a Professional Portfolio Cover Letters Conducting the Job Search Networking and the Job Search Informational Interviews Guidelines for Conducting an Informational Interview Questions to Ask Identifying the Ideal Employer Special Challenges and Tips for International Students Who Want to Work in the United States Career Decision-Making Summary 5. Career Development Strategies Organizational Career Paths From Career Ladders to Career Lattices Vertical Careers and Organizational Advancement Managing Up Alternative Career Paths-Salzman's Typology Backtrackers Plateauers Career Shifters Self-Employers Urban Escapees The Portfolio Career Ongoing Development Organizational Career Systems International Assignments Financial Considerations Summary 6. Work and Family Men and Women, Families and Work Dual-Career Couples Dual-Career Families Sources of Stress Role Conflict Summary 7. Workplace Flexibility Flexible Work Arrangements Flextime Compressed Work Week Part-Time and Reduced-Load Work Job Sharing Telecommuting Leaves Sabbaticals Other Elements of the Family-Friendly Workplace The Family-Friendly Workplace Culture The Dark Side of Flexible Work Arrangements Summary 8. Career Development Over the Lifespan Lifespan Development: Are Career and Life Stages Still Relevant Today? Adult Life Stages Gender and Life Stages A New Model for Middle and Later Years: Learning Cycles The Second (or Third or Fourth) Career Protean Career and Older Workers How Do We Tap the Potential of Older Workers? Use Developmental Relationships Opt for New and Varied Job Experience Improve Person--Job Brokering Use Information Technology Retirement How Do I Want to Design My Life for the Thir Phase? Financial Planning and Careers in Later Life Summarizing Careers Over the Lifespan Book Summary Appendix: Standards of Excellence Index Bibliography Index About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781412937450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412937450
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1412937450

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