Career Patterns: A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

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Preparing students for the reality of today's workplace by providing effective methods to help students plan for an uncertain future, as well as developing skills for lifetime career planning. Actively involving students in the career planning process, it starts with the need for a flexible career plan that can adapt to changes in technology, organizational structure, and global economics. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as corporate trainers, workshop facilitators, and college instructors, it offers a unique combination of perspectives and real—world experience to help students prepare for their future and ensure that the education they invest in today will increase their future work options.

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About the Author:

Liz Harris-Tuck. After 15 years as a successful entrepreneur, Liz Harris-Tuck changed careers. She now expresses her personal interests as a career counselor, seminar presenter, and workshop facilitator. Assisting students, young adults, and mid-careerists from all walks of life, Liz understands their concerns. Since 1986, Liz has been affiliated with the Maricopa Community College District. She directed Scottsdale Community College's Office of Career Planning and Placement and currently teaches career planning courses.

Annette Price combines organizational expertise and teaching experience to prepare people for future success. As an internal consultant for a large organization, she conducts career development workshops, presents seminars on career planning, and counsels employees regarding career decisions. She led a team that created a career website to help employees prepare for the future needs of the organization. Annette has taught career exploration courses for the Maricopa Community College District for the past 13 years. Her students include young adults, reentry students, and mid-career changers.

Marilee Robertson brings real-world experience—corporate, business, and entrepreneurial expertise—to career planning. For the last 20 years, she has assisted college students, downsized employees, women reentering the job market, corporate managers, and executives to explore career options and successfully gain new employment. Marilee has provided outplacement services to a variety of industries, from coal mining to health care. As president of Interactive Training Designs, she consults with organizations to develop training solutions and designs interactive training for employees and managers.

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The only book you will need to prepare for choosing a career and securing employment, Career Patterns is a fun-filled path from self-discovery to employability. If you are looking for satisfying employment, you will appreciate the practical strategies and techniques—such as creating a career kaleidoscope, communicating your value to employers, converting experience into dynamic resumes, expanding your network, and leveraging technology to uncover the hidden job market.

Career Patterns spearheads a unique approach to career planning that recognizes the need for people to learn, evolve, and keep pace with a changing economy. This groundbreaking work:

  • Engages students with hands-on/minds-on activities that unlock career passions
  • Offers a process that allows students to "try on" a career option and "wear it" into the future
  • Addresses workplace realities and is relevant for students facing the challenges of today's work world
Valuable instructor resources include:
  • Instructor's manual, which serves as a course wizard for developing a high-energy classroom
  • On-line PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
  • Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/harris-tuck) with links to career resources, additional readings, and student activities

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