Firmly focused on today's career realities and economy - with sufficient breadth to help students choose, change, or confirm career choices and encourage growth for all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. The Career Fitness Program is a top to bottom renovation, reaffirming, recasting, refocusing, and reframing this best-seller to revitalize content, graphics, photos, and layout to address the changing needs of students. It is user-friendly, easy to read, and suitable for both two- and four-year college students. It goes beyond facts and figures by offering critical questions that help students focus on, 'What's in it for them', to discover their best career fit. The organization follows the standard sequence of career search and the decision-making process - Personal Assessment, The World of Work, and The Job Search - which enables use in short term courses or workshops while still giving students a comprehensive text for reference, and is easily customizable.
Dr. Diane Sukiennik is a career counselor; a licensed marriage and family therapist; and an internationally recognized lecturer and workshop facilitator. She holds an advanced degree from Columbia University and has extensive postgraduate training in industrial psychology, management, and organizational development. Dr. Sukiennik was on the faculty of Moorpark College in California. Her areas of expertise are career development, personal and professional presentational skills, and managerial effectiveness. She is a consultant, has a private practice, has contributed to the development of a nationally distributed telecourse on career and life development called "Career Advantage" distributed by PBS, and she is an executive career coach. She walks her talk by turning a lifelong passion into a popular website, www.foodandwineaccess.com.
Dr. Lisa Raufman has been Dean of Counseling and Career Center Coordinator at El Camino College in Torrance, California. She is a career counselor and consultant, as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her master's degree is in counseling with a specialization in the community college and vocational rehabilitation. Her doctoral degree from the University of California at Los Angeles focused on higher education, work, and adult development. Previously, Dr. Raufman coordinated the Career Transfer Center at Moorpark College. She is past president of the Los Padres chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the California Community College Counselors Association. For the past decade, Dr. Raufman has been a member of the California Community College Chancellors Office State Advisory on Career Development. She is a lifelong member of state and national counseling associations such as ACA, NCDA, CCDA, CCCCA, and CAC and she blogs regularly on www.CareerThoughtLeaders.com. A direct link to the blog is: http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/blog/author/lisa-raufman
Dr. William Bendat was a recognized leader and innovator in career development theory. While serving as Dean of Student Services at Moorpark College, he managed the award-winning counseling and career programs that gained recognition in both California and nationally. The counseling and career program at Moorpark College was awarded the Stanford University H.B. McDaniel Award for comprehensive career services. Dr. Bendat used his advanced degrees in counseling psychology, with emphasis in decision making and self-concept, to greatly enrich The Career Fitness Program. He was the director of Careerscope, offering specialized career workshops to public and private agencies. He was also a licensed therapist, past president of the California Managers of Counseling, and a contributor to numerous workshops and professional journals.
PART I: YOUR CAREER FITNESS PROFILE: SURVEY YOUR STRENGTHS
Chapter 1 Testing Your Career Savvy: Get Into Shape
Chapter 2 Building Your Career Success Profile: Discover Your Personal Power
Chapter 3 Confirming Core Values: Strengthen Your Balance
Chapter 4 Assessing Your Personality and Interests: Express Your Real Self
Chapter 5 Evaluating Your Skills: Accentuate Your Assets
PART II: HARNESS YOUR WORKPLACE SAVVY: SCOPE OUT THE WORLD OF WORK
Chapter 6 Analyzing the World of Work: Broaden Your Outlook
Chapter 7 Exploring Career Information: Expand Your Horizons
Chapter 8 Refining Your Decision Making: Activate Your Game Plan
PART III: EXECUTE YOUR GAME PLAN: JOB SEARCH STRATEGY AND TEAM HUDDLE
Chapter 9 Targeting Your Job Search: Mobilize Your Network
Chapter 10 Crafting a Winning Resume and Portfolio: Market Your Unique Brand
Chapter 11 Interviewing Strategically: Become Your Own Coach
Chapter 12 Focusing on the Future: Keep the Momentum Going