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Author Harrington, Brad

Title Career management & work-life integration : using self-assessment to navigate contemporary careers / Brad Harrington, Douglas T. Hall
Published Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Understanding the new career -- Three career cases: The Barnes family, Helen Casey, The Smith family -- The changing landscape of careers -- The changing nature of families -- The new careers -- Our career and work-life model -- 2. The self-Assessment Process -- The basic areas of self-assessment -- Reflecting on the past -- Identity as a core competence -- Clarifying your values -- Understanding your interests and passions -- Lifestyle -- Understanding your life goals and personal vision -- Skill assessment -- 3. Integrating your self-assessment and developing implications -- Integrating your self-assessment -- Developing themes from your data -- Coding your data -- Grouping your data -- Assigning tentative themes -- Constructing the final themes with supporting data -- Sample themes -- Developing career and work-life implications -- 4. Finding ideal work -- Job loss -- Assessing the labor market -- Identifying the right opportunities for you -- Job search tools: references, resumes, starting a professional portfolio, cover letters -- Conducting the job search -- Networking and the job search -- Informational interviews -- Guidelines for conducting an informational interview -- Questions to ask -- Identifying the ideal employer -- Special challenges and tips for international students who want to work in the United States -- Career decision making -- 5. Career development strategies -- Organizational career paths -- From career ladders to career lattices -- Vertical careers and organizational advancement -- Managing up -- Alternative career paths -- Salzman's typology -- Backtrackers -- Plateauers -- career shifters -- Self-employers -- Urban escapees -- The portfolio career -- Ongoing development -- Organizational career systems -- International assignments -- Financial considerations
6. Work and family -- Men and women, families and work -- Dual-career couples -- Dual-career families -- Sources of stress -- Role conflict -- 7. Workplace flexibility -- Flexible work arrangements -- Flextime -- Compressed work week -- Part-time and reduced load work -- Job sharing -- Telecommuting -- Leaves -- Sabbaticals -- Other elements of the family-friendly workplace -- Family-friendly workplace culture -- The dark side of flexible work arrangements -- 8. Career development over the lifespan -- Lifespan development: are career and life stages still relevant today? -- Adult life stages -- Gender and life stages -- A new model for middle and later years: learning cycles -- The second (or third or fourth) career -- Protean careers and older workers -- How do we tap the potential of older workers? -- Use development relationships -- Opt for new and varied job experience -- Improve person-job brokering -- Use information technology -- Retirement -- How do I want to design my life for the third phase? -- Financial planning and careers in later life -- Summarizing careers over the lifespan -- Book summary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Career development
Vocational interests
Work and family
Quality of work life
Vocational guidance
Form Electronic book
Author Hall, Douglas T., 1940-
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ISBN 9781483329345 (electronic bk.)
1483329348 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Career management and work-life integration