ERIC Number: ED205870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Recareering: The Art of Change.
Summerhays, Beth P.
This booklet is designed to help the mature job seeker or career changer establish goals, implement plans, and inspire action. The materials provide action signals to help the mid-life career changer move toward the achievement of career goals. Realities of reentry into the job market are described and an approach to career decision making and job search strategies for the mature job seeker is explained. The unique difficulties and decisions facing reentry women includes discussion of pre-programmed skills, image mistakes, discrimination and self-discreditation, and realistic job possibilities. The role of the college placement and career planning center is explored; resources for investigating employment opportunities and ways to discover the hidden job market of unadvertised jobs are suggested. Hints to insure personal success are listed, focusing on attitudes, personal inventories, resumes, interviews and interview errors, follow-up contacts, and sample interview questions. Elements in a skillful job search and career exploration process are discussed, such as listing prospective employers, researching organizations, interviewing for information, networking, and writing cover letters. Criteria are offered to help job seekers decide which jobs are appropriate for them. Additionally, the acceptance and rejection of offers as well as personal rejections from eployers are discussed. (NRB)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Goal Orientation, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions, Reentry Workers
College Placement Council, Inc., P.O. Box 2263, Bethlehem, PA 18001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.