Career Management

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-11
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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The Fourth Edition of Career Management is designed to help students understand themselves and their careers, to develop the skills necessary to manage their careers effectively, and to act as a mentor or human resource manager helping other workers develop their own careers.A thorough revision of the third edition the Fourth Edition captures new and emerging theories and issues related to career management and features:- Updated and streamlined learning exercises integrated into the text to help readers practice career management skills- Fine-tuning of existing section-ending cases and preparation of additional cases- End-of-chapter summaries, assignments, and discussion questions

Table of Contents

The Career Management Process: Theory and Application
Introduction to the Study of Careers
The Changing Landscape of Work
Definition of Career Concepts
What is a Career?
Career Management
Career Development
The Need to Understand Career Management
The Individual Perspective
The Organizational Perspective
Summary of the Contemporary Workplace
Case: Richard the Information Systems Executive
Career Contexts and Stages
The Traditional Perspectives on Careers
Contemporary Perspectives on Careers: The Boundaryless and Protean Themes
Social Influences on Careers
The Differing Meanings of Career Success
The Developmental or Stage-Based Perspective on Careers
Erikson's Approach to Life Development
Levinson's Approach to Adult Life Development
Stages of Career Development
Case: Kevin at the Crossroads
A Model of Career Management
An Overview of the Career Management Model
Theory and Research on the Career Management Process
Career Management as on Ongoing Process
Indicators of Effective Career Management
Case: Michele Terry, the Aspiring Banking Executive
Applications of a Career Management Model: A Guide to Career Exploration
Types of Career Exploration
Consideration of Needs Outside of Work
Techniques for Self-Exploration
Theme Identification
Environmental Exploration
Techniques for Effective Work Exploration
Understanding One's Preferred Work Environment
Overcoming Obstacles to Career Exploration: A Set of Guidelines
Self and Environmental Exploration: A Reciprocal Relationship
Case: Joe Francis the Sales Executive
Appendix for Chapter 4: Learning Exercises #1 through #4
Applications of the Career Management Model: Goals, Strategies, and Appraisal
Career Goal Setting
Components of Career Goals
Development of Long-Term and Short-Term Conceptual Goals
Development of Long-Term and Short-Term Operational Goals
Are Long-Term Career Goals Necessary?
Overcoming Obstacles to Goal Setting: A Set of Guidelines
Inability to Set Career Goals: Career Indecision
Implications of Goal Setting for Organizations and their Employees
Developing Career Strategies
Types of Career Strategies
Guidelines for the Development of Career Strategies
Career Appraisal
Types and Sources of Information Derived from Career Appraisal
Guidelines for Effective Career Appraisal
Career Management: A Blend of Formal and Informal Activities
Case: Kimberly the Graduating College Student
Appendix for Chapter 5: Learning Exercises #5 and #6
The Stages of Career Development
Occupational and Organizational Choice
Occupational Choice
Theories of Occupational Choice
Guidelines for Effective Occupational Decision Making
Organizational Choice-The Process of Entering an Organization
Theories of Organizational Choice
Organizational Choice and Entry in Later Adulthood
Organizational Actions During the Entry Process
Assessment and Selection
Individual Actions During the Entry Process
Case: Natalie the Retail Manager (Part A)
Appendix for Chapter 6: Learning Exercises #7 and #8
The Early Career Stage: Establishment and Achievement
The Establishment Phase
Organizational Actions During Establishment
Individual Actions During Establishment
The Achievement Period
Organizational Actions During Achievement
Individual Actions During Achievement
The Early Career: A Question of Timing
Case #1: Natalie the Retail Manager (Part B)
Case #2: Claudia the Star Performer
The Middle and Late Career Stages: Career Challenges for Seasoned Employees
The Middle Career Years
Organizational Actions During Midcareer
The Late Career
Remaining Productive
Preparation for Retirement
Organizational Actions During Late Career
Individual Actions During Later Career
Case: George the Banker
Contemporary Issues in Career Management
Job Stress and Careers
Job Stress: An Overview
Sources and Consequences of Stress
Coping, Social Support, and Stress
Organizational Actions
Case: Sally the Stressed Saleswoman
The Intersection of Work and Family Roles: Implications for Career Management
Work-Family Conflict: When Work and Family are "Enemies"
Work-Family Enrichment: When Work and Family are "Allies"
The Two-Career Family
Sources of Stress in the Two-Career Relationship
Quality of Life In Two-Career Families
Organizational Responses to Work-Family Issues
Career Management and Quality of Life
Case: The Prized Promotion
Managing Diversity
Fairness in Organizations
A Model of Organizational Fairness
Is Diversity Inherently Valuable?
Organizational Actions
Characteristics of the Multicultural Organization
Organizational Approaches to the Challenges of Diversity
Organizational Programs and Policies
Managing Diversity: Opportunities and Competence
Individual Actions
Case: Dave the Aspiring Executive (Part A)
Entrepreneurial Careers
Entrepreneurship: An Overview
Choosing an Entrepreneurial Career
Other Factors that Encourage Entrepreneurial Careers
Entrepreneurial Bridge Careers
Support for the Entrepreneurial Career
Characteristics and Experiences of Female and Minority Entrepreneurs
Selecting and Managing the Entrepreneurial Career
Case: Dave the Aspiring Executive (Part B)
Career Management in Work Organizations
The Role of Strategic Human Resource Management Systems in Career Management
Integration of Career Management within Strategic HRM Systems
Strategic Human Resource Processes
Case: The Corporate Policy Change
Closing Thoughts on Career Management
Looking to the Future
Effective Career Management
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