Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future (4th Edition)

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This text is for undergraduate courses in Career Development or Career Planning.

 

The fourth edition of Building Your Career actively engages students in a new career decision-making model that involves reflecting, exploring, deciding and preparing for their immediate and long-term futures.Students progress through a process that uses the Internet and other hands-on activities to discover how their interests and strengths are compatible with the possible occupational and educational alternatives that they identify. Students also learn how to mount a job search and determine their readiness for the changing work world and the skills needed to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. Instructors will find the process outlined in this book easily facilitates how they organize and develop their course. Supplemental materials and local information can be added to enhance the learning experience.

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The fourth edition of Building Your Career a ctively engages students in a new career decision-making model that involves reflecting, exploring, deciding and preparing for their immediate and long-term futures. Students progress through a process that uses the Internet and other hands-on activities to discover how their interests and strengths are compatible with the possible occupational and educational alternatives that they identify. Students also learn how to mount a job search and determine their readiness for the changing work world and the skills needed to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.

 

New features include:

  • Students use the time-tested U.S. Department of Labor's system, O'Net, in addition to workbook activities to assess their personal interests, personality, values, and skills. (Ex. CH. 2).
  • Occupations are identified and detailed information is gathered about each through the O'Net system. (Ex. CH. 3).
  • Encourages students to think about how the academic and other decisions they make in college have a direct impact on how prepared they are for the day after graduation. (Ex. CH. 6). 

For more information visit www.pearsonhighered.com/studentsuccess

 

Support – in and out of the classroom...

 

In addition to an Instructor's manual with Test Bank, this text may also be accompanied upon request by a rich resource for students: 

 

Start strong. Finish stronger.

 

www.MyStudentSuccessLab.com

 

About the Author:

Dr. Susan Jones Sears, an education and career consultant, was a faculty member in counselor education at The Ohio State University for 25 years. Her consulting and research focus is in career and college student counseling.

 

Dr. Virginia N. Gordon has extensive experience in teaching, administration, advising and counseling in higher education settings. She has written extensively on topics associated with higher education including academic and career counseling.

 

Drs. Sears and Gordon also wrote "Selecting A College Major," published in 2010 by Prentice-Hall.

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