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Coming Alive from Nine to Five in a 24/7 Worldis both a unique handbook and a handy reference book that develops and demystifies the career/lifestyle search. This text draws together the essentials of career/life decision making into one comprehensive, practical and user-friendly source to help people determine their ideal career or job and provide them with the tools, strategies, and techniques to be successful in obtaining work-life satisfaction.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Needs, Wants, And Values: Spotlighting YOU
Success is Everybody's Dream
Clarifying Needs, Wants, and Values Leads to Successful Goals
The Work Ethic: A Personal Philosophic View
Just a Job, or a Career?
Chapter 2. Personality and Performance: Pieces of the Puzzle
Areas of Interest: The Personality Mosaic
Dealing with Data, People, and Things
Getting an Edge on the Job Hunt Process
Chapter 3. The Career Connection: Finding Your Job Satisfiers
Making the Career Connection
Occupational Information 101
Exploring Further: Researching Your Options
Chapter 4. Work: Challenges, Options, and Opportunities
Charting the Future: A Global Philosophic View of Work
Societal Perspectives: Challenges and Options
Buy Now, Pay Later: The Consumer Society Goes Global
Economy Meets the Environment
Options Banish Gloom and Doom
Sustainable Systems Defined
Hope on the Economic Horizon: Business As Unusual
The Ethical Perspective: Time for a Change
Global Consciousness: Thinking the Unthinkable, Doing the Undoable
Job Market Outlook and Opportunities: Realities and Balance
Personality Types in the Job Market
Back to the Future: Job Market Outlook and Opportunities
Chapter 5. Workplaces/Workstyles: Companies That Work
Seven Categories of Workplaces
Career Ladders Large and Small
Wanted: Rewards on All Levels
Workplace Values: Ethics 101
Autonomy Dimensions: Who's Boss?
Stressed for Success
Chapter 6. Timestyles/Workstyles: Alternatives That Work
The Computer Commute
Work in the In-Between
Work of One's Own-the Entrepreneur
The Ins and Outs of Workplaces: Doing the Research
Chapter 7. The Job Hunt: Tools for Breaking and Entering
Develop Job Search Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics
Job Recruiters and Agencies
Letters of Reference
The Application Form
Job Offers: Too Many or Too Few?
Navigate Electronic Communications and the Internet
Chapter 8. Decisions, Decisions: What's Your Next Move?
Decision Making: A Four-Phase Process
Job Hunting...Again? Again!
The Great Gap
Change is Here to Stay
Success: New Directions
Chapter 9. Work Affects the Soul: The Final Analysis
Chapter 1: Needs, Wants, and Values: Spotlighting YOU
Chapter 2 and 3: Peronality and Job Satisfiers
Chapter 4: Work: Challenges, Options, and Opportunities
Chapter 5 and 6: Workplaces/Workstyles/Timelines
Chapter 7: The Job Hunt: Tools for Breaking and Entering
Chapter 8: Decisions, Decisions: What's Your Next Move?