Higher Education

Taking Charge of Your Career Direction: Career Planning Guide, Book 1, 5th Edition

  • Robert D. Lock Jackson Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0534574262  |  ISBN-13: 9780534574260
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000, 1996, 1988
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.50
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About

Overview

Long described by users as the most complete, motivating, and logical career-planning book on the market, the Fifth Edition of TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER DIRECTION continues to provide a straightforward introduction to the concepts of career choices and the importance of planning. It emphasizes the importance of self-exploration by empowering readers to look at themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, and their background and values, and then realistically evaluate the various opportunities in the world of work.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Career Planning.
2. The Changing World of Work.
3. Your Preferences in the World of Work.
4. Gathering Information About Your Occupational Prospects.
5. Motivation and Achievement.
6. Abilities: Skills and Aptitudes.
7. Cultural, Personal, and Work Values.
8. Focusing on Your Career Decision.
9. Making Career Decisions: Putting it All Together.
10. Reality Testing Your Career Choice.
References.
Appendix A: Implementing Your Career Decision: The Job Search.
Appendix B: Occupational Cluster Survey (Detailed) for the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Appendix C: The National Occupational Classification (NOC) of Canada.
Appendix D: Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
Appendix E: O*Net Search for Occupations (Exercise 4-3 in Chapter 4).
Appendix F: GOE Group Checklist.
Appendix G: Origami: An Achievement Motivation Game.
Appendix H: O*Net Skills, Abilities, and Knowledges.
Appendix I: Worksheets for Occupational Information.
Exercise A-1: The Two-Minute Spiel (Role-Play).
Credits.
Index.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text, Book 1 + Job Search: Career Planning Guide, Book 2, 5th

ISBN-10: 0534279171 | ISBN-13: 9780534279172

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  • Job Search: Career Planning Guide, Book 2
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This manuscript presents a strong stepwise progression through an explicit career planning process -- through current and changing trends in the world of work, occupational exploration and information gathering strategies, career-related self study methods, goal setting and decision-making processes, and reality testing and evaluation approaches. It contains a wealth of useful tools, exercises, resources, and information summaries presented in a clear, engaging, and coherent fashion."

— Margo A. Jackson, Ph.D., Fordham University

"I think the manuscript is unique in the specific topics it covers, and it covers them very well. There are various texts and workbooks on career development, but none that do as good a job. Two major strengths of the manuscript are that it is totally up to date, and the exercises make it a participative book rather than just another textbook. It is well-written, thorough, and engaging."

— Timothy Thomason, Northern Arizona University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0534574289 | ISBN-13: 9780534574284)

The Instructor's Manual with Test Bank, which is available electronically via e-mail, includes learning objectives, class exercises and activities, and multiple-choice questions.

Student Supplements

Bundle: Text, Book 1 + InfoTrac College Edition  (ISBN-10: 0534280013 | ISBN-13: 9780534280017)

Take charge of your own career! Long described as the most complete, motivating, and logical career-planning book on the market, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER DIRECTION provides you with the information you need to evaluate various opportunities in the world of work. With numerous personal inventories, core exercises, and real-life examples, this activity-oriented text helps you take stock of which career is right for you!

List Price = $159.95  | CengageBrain Price = $159.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.51

Bundle: Text, Book 1 + Job Search: Career Planning Guide, Book 2, 5th  (ISBN-10: 0534279171 | ISBN-13: 9780534279172)

List Price = $296.95  | CengageBrain Price = $296.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $223.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert D. Lock

M.S., Michigan State