ERIC Number: ED458487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Exploration of the Emotional Avenues of Career Change.
Chope, Robert C.
The emotional fallout from rapid, dramatic job market changes can severely and adversely affect the job search and job change process. It can cause inappropriate, precipitous emotional reactions that can block a job seeker's effectiveness at different times and stages of each job search. This paper demonstrates how individuals can find their way during emotionally difficult, uncertain times. It begins with an update on the new paradigmatic shifts that are taking place in the career world that make emotional balance more essential than ever. Then, there are some examples of counterproductive beliefs that develop during a difficult job search. Finally, the paper advocates the understanding of the importance of one's career identity in eliminating negative emotional reactions like self doubt, fear, rage, anxiety and depression. The material should assist business and career consultants to become sensitive to the emotional issues of the job search process. Career counselors are offered strategies to assist clients with defining and utilizing their career identity while helping job changers discover their own adverse emotional reactions and counterproductive career beliefs. (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "Staying Innovative and Change-Focused in the New Economy"; A Collection of Special Papers Generated for the 2001 International Career Development Conference (Seattle, WA, November 7-11, 2001); see CG 031 356.