ERIC Number: ED347362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Career Transitions: The Australian Experience.
This book is designed to aid career counselors in Australia help their clients search for enhanced well-being in their occupations and to help organizations and human resource staff members dealing with employees' career development. The book is organized in four parts. Parts 1 and 2 explore the career transition journey that a typical person undertakes. Discussion centers on worklife events--career hazards and managing worklife transitions. Subjects covered include expected and unexpected events during career journeys, life stages, aging and change, influences, dual career couples, career stress, career burnout, job content, employment environment, career life-cycle, career analysis, self-assessment, career transition pitfalls, underestimating job-seeking complexity, surviving politics, and career plateaus. Part 3 details the various ways in which people can be assisted in identifying the career-related actions that are likely to bring about an improvement in their living. Some of the topics explored include the need for help, employer's involvement, resistance to help, counselor's obligations, structured analysis, resources, and networks. Part 4 discusses the issues of how an organization can assist, why it should, and how. The discussion is illustrated by examples of career support systems activities within several organizations. An appendix contains a sample of questions from a career development program questionnaire. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning, Dislocated Workers, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Midlife Transitions, Outplacement Services (Employment), Promotion (Occupational), Quality of Working Life, Vocational Interests
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).