ERIC Number: ED369987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
A Passion for Work: Our Lifelong Affair.
This book explores the career transition journey that a typical person undertakes when resolving difficulties with his or her worklife. It is written from the viewpoint of a counselor who has counseled more than 1,700 persons individually and more than 2,000 people in workshops, incorporating their experiences. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1 explores worklife events and career hazards, including the following: a day of work, the meaning of work, career journeys, expected and unexpected events, dual-career couples, career burnout, job content, career renewal, and the career transition experience. Part 2 examines the process of managing worklife transitions. The following topics are covered: personal responsibility, risk taking, data gathering, stimulus questions, self-help and help from others, the obstacles of time, and the inner self. Part 3 provides information to overcome career transition pitfalls, including ideas on managing emotions and self-development, research interviews, reality testing, career transition loneliness, and underestimating job-seeking complexity. A list of nine publications containing stimulus questionnaires is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Change Strategies, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Post High School Guidance, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Maturity
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia ($18.50 Australian).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).