Career Development for Today: A Holistic and Inclusive Approach is a book for college students or those who wish to further develop their careers. Whether the reader is exploring career options for the first time or considering a career change, this book will lead the reader from the stages of career exploration to finding a job and succeeding in the workplace.
Topics include: Concepts of career development, decision making, self-exploration through use of assessments, occupational research, employer research, job shadowing and informational interviewing, experiential education, use of social media in the job search, networking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, the art of negotiating, and transitioning into the workplace. The chapters are written magazine-style which will allow the reader to learn what they need to know quickly. What makes this book different from other career textbooks is that it takes a holistic approach to career development and addresses considerations for populations such as: Veterans, International Students, Persons with Disabilities, and Ex-Offenders.