ERIC Number: ED345167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Your Full Future...After the Empty Nest.
Coad, Cynthia P.
This book is designed for women who want to react to the empty nest syndrome with a new career. The first chapter contains an introduction and activities to help with self-awareness and career exploration. The second chapter discusses the importance of a positive plan. Strategies for setting long and short term goals, a sense of responsibility for carrying out these goals in a timely manner, an optimistic outlook, adaptability and flexibility, and good interpersonal relations are all explored. In the third chapter the focus is on preparing for the job search and career advancement. Grooming for the interview, resume preparation, application form preparation, interview techniques, and cover letter and follow-up letter techniques are all addressed. The fourth chapter focuses on job retention and career advancement. This chapter contends that moving ahead in a career requires motivation, energy, and continuing preparation. Performance evaluations and problem solving abilities are discussed. The fifth chapter considers the ups and downs of moving ahead. Cultivating good interpersonal relations with other employees, improving public speaking skills, networking, and maintaining a positive attitude are all recommended. The sixth chapter presents thoughts about the practical application of the ideas in the book. Throughout the book explanations, instructions, graphics, and examples for each job preparation activity; job search techniques; and self-improvement step are included. (LLL)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Interviews, Females, Individual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Search Methods, Objectives, Reentry Workers, Resumes (Personal), Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
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