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This book is designed to help learners choose, change, or confirm career choices.
The Career Fitness Program is firmly focused on today's career realities and economy–with sufficient breadth to encourage change and growth for learners of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. User-friendly, easy to read, and appropriate for all learners, it provides three teaching and learning career handles-choice, change, and confirmation-that help students find their career ‘fit’. For career choice, the book follows the standard sequence of career search and decision-making issues–Personal Assessment, World of Work, and Job Search. For career change, it offers critical questions thatgo beyond facts and figures to help learners focus on “What’s in it for me?” especially when changing careers. For career confirmation, it provides direction, understanding, and reassurance, showing learners how skills acquired in college are transferable to the world of work.
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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, who is President-Elect of the California Career Development Association, 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 APCDA (Asia Pacific Career Development Association. She blogs regularly on www.CareerThoughtLeaders.com. A direct link to the blog is: http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/blog/author/lisa-raufman
1. Testing Your Career Savvy
2. Building Your Career Success Profile
3. Confirming Your Values
4. Assessing Your Personality and Interests
5. Evaluating Your Skills
6. Examining the World of Work
7. Exploring Career Information
8. Developing Your Decision Making
9. Targeting Your Job Search
10. Crafting a Winning Resume and Portfolio
11. Interviewing Strategically
12. Focusing on the Future