ERIC Number: ED394038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Career Change: Everything You Need To Know To Meet New Challenges and Take Control of Your Career.
Helfand, David P.
This book discusses the major challenges of and strategies for a career change. An introduction introduces 10 career changers whose real-life experiences are used throughout the book to illustrate key concepts. They show the wide range of career change situations and strategies for tackling them. Chapter 1 provides a theoretical background to self-assessment, including ways of viewing life transition. Chapter 2 discusses major possible ways of losing a job. Chapter 3 presents a method for assessing one's current level of job satisfaction to determine whether or not to change. Chapter 4 presents strategies for overcoming fear of change, failure, and success, as well as perfectionism and procrastination. Chapter 5 offers strategies for identifying career options. Chapter 6 deals with some practical challenges of career change, such as the need for education, training, or experience. Chapter 7 focuses on the challenge of finding the time and money needed for a career change. Chapter 8 discusses how trends affect the job market and suggests strategies for dealing effectively with a tight job market. Chapters 9-15 make suggestions for groups with special challenges in the workplace: women, minorities, people over 50, people with disabilities, dual-career couples and single parents, ex-military personnel, and midlevel managers. Appendixes contain 66 references, a list of 154 recommended readings, information on mental health organizations, and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Career Planning, Disabilities, Dislocated Workers, Dual Career Family, Employment Opportunities, Females, Job Search Methods, Midlife Transitions, Minority Groups, Occupational Mobility, Older Adults, One Parent Family, Vocational Adjustment
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Publication Type: Books
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