ERIC Number: ED341817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Stop Postponing the Rest of Your Life. [Fourth Edition.]
This book is a practical guide on how to realign one's career by careful, systematic analysis of what is not satisfying and what needs to be changed. It assists individuals in learning who they really are today, where they are going, and how to identify realistic work alternatives. Part 1 on achieving career satisfaction consists of three chapters. Chapter 1 leads readers through an analysis of the current sitation, covering the folllowing topics: changing expectations, career journeys, expected and unexpected events, nonevents, aging, expectations of others, the barrier of nonfulfilment, burnout, redundancy, and midcareer crisis. Chapter 2 looks at considerations in solving a job dissatisfaction problem: the career life-cycle, risk taking, stress, promotion, ambition, career plateau, financial appraisal, work and leisure, and joy of work. Chapter 3 helps readers determine what they really want to do. The process includes redefining oneself, self-assessment, goal formation, information gathering, and decision making. Part 2 contains a wide range of exercises to guide self-exploration. Chapter 4 describes preparation for career analysis and life management planning. Chapters 5 and 6 contain self-analysis exercises and information on data interpretation. Chapter 7 provides career analysis exercises. Exercises in chapter 8 deal with decision learning; exercises in chapter 9 concern transition training. The final chapter discusses sustaining career satisfaction. A bibliography lists 14 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Modification, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Job Satisfaction, Life Events, Life Satisfaction, Midlife Transitions, Need Gratification, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Determination, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Help Programs
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).