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ERIC Number: ED369987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875134-20-4
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A Passion for Work: Our Lifelong Affair.
Stevens, Paul
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)
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
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).