ORDER Your Career Planner, 10th Edition, Kendall Hunt, 2009
Your Career Planner can serve as a career-planning guide to help you deal with the complexities in today's career choice challenge. The book features a decision-making model that takes you through the process of self-assessment, "knowing yourself," and then of directing you to occupations likely to satisfy the demands of that inner "self" to which we have been referring. While progressing through the book you will have plenty of opportunity to know yourself better through the activities that include:
- clarifying your personality style
- understanding your brain-dominance orientation
- defining your natural talent preferences and
- clarifying your values
The book's content, process, and references have all been carefully selected to help you make better career decisions in those life and career matters that will shape and create your future. Supplemental references, articles, and more can be found at this web site. We must confess that the workplace is just too big and complex for us to tell you exactly where you might get a job capable of satisfying your career needs. Chapter 11 offers a process designed to help you become a more effective job seeker and find a good place to start or restructure your career.
The outcomes of this book are:
- Gaining familiarity and practice with the skills essential in career and life decision making.
- Discovering your preferred natural talents (those you want to feature in your future) and understanding how they might be transferable within the workplace.
- Identifying what it might take for you to experience personal satisfaction and fulfillment in your career.
- Assessing, in general terms, where you would most like to contribute your unique natural talents and develop your skills.
- Becoming familiar with the primary sources of occupational information and knowing how to use them effectively in your career and life decision-making.
- Developing personal goals as a reference for guiding your career and learning plans.
- Learning how to develop action plans for achieving your career objectives.
- Becoming a more perceptive and skillful problem solver in matters affecting your career over your life span.