ERIC Number: ED456396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Dancing through the Emotional Aspects of the Career Search.
Chope, Robert C.
This paper discusses how emotional reactions to the job search, especially in the new economy, can adversely influence an individual's effectiveness. It suggests that career counselors and coaches can assist clients with some of the emotional aspects of the job search without referring these people to other mental health professionals. There are new paradigmatic shifts in the career world that can have the impact of eliciting inappropriate emotional responses. Some of these major shifts are noted. Regardless, only by addressing the emotional barriers of the career search will people be able to be employed in the jobs they want. A discussion of some of the emotional reactions that individuals have in the career search resulted in offering two remedies for assisting people to break through their emotional barriers: development of the career identity and establishment of the portfolio career. (MKA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Emotional Response, Job Search Methods, Mental Health Workers, Models, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Note: In: "Focus on the Future: Achieving Balance in Career & Life Integration. International Career Development Conference 2000"; see CG 031 198.