ERIC Number: ED394023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Beat the Odds. Career Buoyancy Tactics for Today's Turbulent Job Market.
This book offers a blueprint to achieve and maintain career buoyancy in the face of downsizing, outsourcing, restructuring, and other present and future job-loss situations. The book provides advice on establishing a solid job base with a professional core career in a healthy, growing industry; making use of that care career as a foundation to build a thriving entrepreneurial career; and always keeping a dream career in sight. Part 1: "The Core Career," looks at these topics: the end of corporate loyalty; old theories about work and careers; a blueprint for success in the new world of work; why layoffs will continue and what to do about it; emerging job opportunities; successful core career behaviors; and career management techniques. Part 2: "The Dream Career," examines the relationship between buoyancy and career dreams and provides dream career blueprints. Part 3: "The Entrepreneurial Career," considers the characteristics of the new entrepreneurs and how to start a business enterprise. Part 4: "Beating the Odds," explains how to design a personal work-life buoyancy plan. Three appendixes contain information on the education options for staying abreast of change, when a layoff can pay off, and legal work-for-hire and nondisclosure agreements. Contains a list of 146 resources also available. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Career Planning, Change Strategies, Demand Occupations, Emerging Occupations, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Entrepreneurship, Futures (of Society), Job Layoff, Job Skills, Occupational Mobility, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Ballantine Books, 201 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022 ($23).
Publication Type: Books
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