By Ronald L. Krannich
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If read in sequence, this section will help you better understand the how-to strategies and tactics outlined in Parts II and III. But if such contextual descriptions, explanations, analyses, and predictions are of peripheral interest to you, skip this section and proceed to the remaining chapters that offer practical how-to careering and re-careering advice. Page 8 If you are mainly interested in prescriptions for finding a job, then go directly to Chapter 5. This chapter provides an important introduction and transition to the seven how-to chapters in Part II.
The perspective presented in this book synthesizes important skills training and job search approaches in relation to a society undergoing major Page 7 social, economic, and political restructuring. This is a "no excuses" book that stresses the importance of individual choices relating to goals, organization, discipline, and sheer tenacity. It places full responsibility for employment on the shoulders of the individual, many of whom have a history of making bad choices. No one owes anyone a job or career, and few people have valid excuses for not acquiring the education and training necessary to function effectively in today's job market.
Com. Sales/Distribution: All bookstore sales are handled through Impact's trade distributor: National Book Network, 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214, Tel. 1-800-462-6420. com. Page v CONTENTS Preface xi Chapter 1: Take Charge of Your Career and Your Life 1 Welcome to the New World of Work 1 The Power of Choice, the Promise of Persistence 3 Welcome to the Rest of Your Life 4 Shape Your Future 4 Beyond "Getting" 5 Examine the Evidence 6 Empower Yourself 6 Organize and Discipline Your Thinking 7 Select the Right Resources 8 Redirect and Re-Energize Your Life 9 Part I Prepare for Turbulence and New Opportunities Chapter 2: Get Ready for the Future 11 Work and Meaningful Lifestyles 13 Working in a Boom and Bust Economy 12 Understand Employment Dynamics in a Dual Society 15 Take Initiative in a Fundamentally Flawed System 16 Predict and Prepare for an Uncertain Future 17 Beware of Incomplete Approaches 20 Career and Re-Career for Today and Tomorrow 22 Page vi Approach the Subject Differently 23 Achieve Results 24 Chapter 3: Prepare for New Career Challenges 26 Images of the Future 26 Turn Turbulence into New Opportunities 26 Face New Demographics 27 Experience the Impact of New Technologies 31 Prepare for 33 Coming Changes 34 Be Realistic 46 Chapter 4: Identify the Best Jobs of Tomorrow 48 Beware of Changing Occupational Profiles 48 Expect Job Growth for most Occupations and Groups 49 Examine Growing and Declining Occupations 54 Determine "The Best" Job for You 61 Look for Exciting New Occupations in the Future 62 Consider the Implications of Future Trends for You 63 Chapter 5: Myths, Realities, and Planning Your Success 65 Identify the Prerequisites to Success 65 Understand Key Myths and Realities 66 Find Jobs and Change Careers 77 Understand the Career Development Process 78 Organize and Sequence Your Job Search 82 Test Your Careering Competencies 82 Seek Professional Assistance When Necessary 83 Options 83 Alternative Services 86 Choose the Best 91 When in Doubt, Take Purposeful Action 91 Use Time Wisely 92 Plan to Take Action 93 Strategies for Success 96 Take Risks and Handle Rejections 100 Form a Support Group 101 Page vii Part II Develop Powerful Careering and Re-Careering Skills Chapter 6: Identify Your Skills and Abilities 105 Identify Your Skills 105 Types of Skills 106 Your Strengths 107 Ask the Right Questions 107 Functional/Transferable Skills 108 Identify Your Skills 111 Checklist Method 112 Skills Map 112 Autobiography of Accomplishments 113 Computerized Assessment Systems 113 Chapter 7: Specify Your Interests and Values 114 Vocational Interests 114 Work Values 119 Computerized Systems 124 Your Future as Objectives 124 Chapter 8: Know Your Motivated Skills and Abilities (MAS) 125 What's Your MAS?