ERIC Number: ED301235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Resource Manual for the Woman in Transition.
Designed to assist women attending Houston Community College (HCC) through periods of transition in their lives, this resource manual provides exercises and offers information related to retraining, self-assessment, and career redirection to help women find fulfilling careers. First, background is provided on HCC's Women's Support Services, an office devoted to programs that provide practical information, useful tips about the job market, opportunities to network with other women, and services, including career counseling, job placement, limited child care, some financial assistance, and a variety of conferences, tours, and seminars. The remaining chapters in the resource manual deal with: (1) career planning, including exercises on goal setting, decision making, and the influences of others on career choices; (2) the job search, including suggestions for developing a network of personal contacts to make the job-hunting process easier and more fruitful, tips on overcoming the loss of a job, information on writing a resume, and suggestions for preparing for an interview; (3) study skills, which recommends good study habits, offers guidelines on taking notes, time management, reading, and preparing for and taking tests; and (4) emotional survival skills, which provides tips on being assertive, using imaging to achieve personal goals, overcoming depression, coping with stress, recognizing patterns of co-dependency, and assessing and increasing self-esteem. (AJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX.
Note: A product of Women's Support Services.