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Career development Books

Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps


for Effective Implementation (Paperback)
by Richard L. Knowdell (Author)

1.Book Reviews

Book Description

A practical step-by-step guidebook, BUILDING A CAREER DEVELOPMENT


PROGRAM provides executives and human resource development professionals with a
clear, effective model of organization career management and the tools for starting a
career development program within an organization seeking to help employees make the
most of their careers.
The author’s highly successful nine-step plan explains how to define career development
within an organizational context, assess the organization’s needs, design the optimal
program, and promote the program internally.
Addressing the process of working with individual employees, the book describes
concrete roles for upper management and human resources in conducting career
development and identifies the steps employees can take to be proactive within the
organization. Also included are steps for how to respond to employee emotions, facilitate
personal exploration, help with goal setting, and coach employees on career strategy. This
book, with a wealth of hands-on tools, worksheets, exercises, guidelines, and values and
skills cards for career assessment, will help human resource professionals initiate new
services and expand their present skills to strenghten the organization and foster job
satisfaction in employees.

About the Author

A career development leader with an international reputation, Richard L. Knowdell is


president and senior consultant at Career Research and Testing, Inc., and founder of the
Career Planning and Adult Development Network. Working with numerous Fortune 500
companies, his clients include Apple Computer, IBM, Texas Instruments, and Intel. He is
a frequent speaker at professional conferences and coauthor of FROM DOWNSIZING
TO RECOVERY.
Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century
(3rd Edition) (Hardcover)
by Spencer G. Niles (Author), JoAnn G. Harris-Bowlsbey (Author)

1.Book Reviews

Book Description

User-friendly and engaging, this text covers both traditional and newer theories of career
counseling. The third edition uses the National Career Development Association’s Career
Counseling Competencies, the National Career Development Guidelines for professional
school counselors, and CACREP Standards as a framework for covering the crucial
knowledge areas and skills required for effective career development interventions in a
diverse society. Coverage focuses squarely on the application of interventions with real
people, using straightforward presentations, student activities, and multicultural case
studies to expose students to all of the essential competencies required for the
professional practice of career counseling. The authors, both among the leading career
development scholars nationally and internationally, share their in-depth knowledge and
experience to help readers appreciate the importance of career development theory and
practice. This practical text provides essential tips for translating theory into practice in
ways that readers can readily apply to their prospective work settings.

From the Back Cover


Organized around the National Career Development Association’s competencies, this
practical, engaging text examines the full spectrum of state-of-the-art career development
topics. Coverage focuses squarely on the application of interventions with real people,
using straightforward presentations and cases studies to expose students to all of the
essential competencies required for the professional practice of career counseling. The
authors’ respect for their field and their long-standing commitment to educating students
about career development theory and practice creates a readable, useful, interesting text.
It also addresses the wide diversity of career counseling clients and counselors in today’s
society, while emphasizing that careers develop over time, rather than in a single
“enlightened” moment.

Career Development and Transition Services: A


Functional Life Skills Approach (4th Edition)
(Paperback)
by Donn E. Brolin (Author), Robert J. Loyd (Author)

1.Book Reviews

Book Description

The long-awaited revision of this classic book again offers a thorough, sensitive overview
of the concepts and applications of transition education. Coverage takes a whole-life
approach to meeting the functional/ transitional needs of students and adults for whom a
career-oriented educational environment is optimal, including those who could benefit
from community college programs. Based on the widely-used Life-Centered Career
Education (LCCE) program, this book provides teaching strategies that focus on twenty-
two major competency areas embracing daily living, personal/social, and occupational
skills. Complete with a step-by-step program for implementing a school curriculum that
teaches career and life skills, this is the book that defined the transition course in Special
Education. For special education teachers.

About the Author

Dorn E. Brolin was a professor emeritus of educational and counseling psychology at the
University of Missouri in Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in special education and
rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969. Dorm was
the first president of the Division on Career Development and Transition (1976-1978) of
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and, in 1990, received CEC’s prestigious J.
E. Wallace Wallin Education of Handicapped Children Award which honors one
professional each year who has made outstanding contributions to the education of
children with disabilities. His professional activities and projects focused on educational
consulting and writing with a major focus on validating, improving, and expanding the
educational materials contained in his Life Centered Career Education (LCCE)
Curriculum published by The Council for Exceptional Children.

New Directions in Career Planning and the Workplace,


Second Edition: Practical Strategies for Career
Management Professionals (Paperback)
by Jean Kummerow (Author)

1.Book Reviews

Review

Selected an Outstanding Academic Title, 2001. — Choice Magazine, January 2002


Book Description

Completely revised and updated version of a classic resource. This new edition of Jean
Kummerow’s ground-breaking book is an invaluable career planning guide for human
resource professionals, employers, and counselors. It offers a compendium of the most
current thinking and practice from experts on the impact of technology and the new
demographics on the changing workplace, new approaches to career and life planning,
work-life balance, values clarification, multicultural career counseling, and new
applications of the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
instruments.
Each chapter provides examples and exercises to use with clients in developing success
strategies for the new millennium. New to this edition are an exploration of six cutting-
edge business trends that drive change in the workplace, information about the
characteristics that will define the workforce in 2010, practical strategies for overcoming
common career dilemmas, an innovative framework that weaves work and life into a
meaningful whole, a creative model that helps determine life and workplace values,
tactics for integrating personal and work life that will improve overall life quality, and
more.

Career Development and Transition Services: A


Functional Life Skills Approach (4th Edition)
(Paperback)
by Donn E. Brolin (Author), Robert J. Loyd (Author)

1.Book Reviews

Book Description

The long-awaited revision of this classic book again offers a thorough, sensitive overview
of the concepts and applications of transition education. Coverage takes a whole-life
approach to meeting the functional/ transitional needs of students and adults for whom a
career-oriented educational environment is optimal, including those who could benefit
from community college programs. Based on the widely-used Life-Centered Career
Education (LCCE) program, this book provides teaching strategies that focus on twenty-
two major competency areas embracing daily living, personal/social, and occupational
skills. Complete with a step-by-step program for implementing a school curriculum that
teaches career and life skills, this is the book that defined the transition course in Special
Education. For special education teachers.
About the Author

Dorn E. Brolin was a professor emeritus of educational and counseling psychology at the
University of Missouri in Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in special education and
rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969. Dorm was
the first president of the Division on Career Development and Transition (1976-1978) of
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and, in 1990, received CEC’s prestigious J.
E. Wallace Wallin Education of Handicapped Children Award which honors one
professional each year who has made outstanding contributions to the education of
children with disabilities. His professional activities and projects focused on educational
consulting and writing with a major focus on validating, improving, and expanding the
educational materials contained in his Life Centered Career Education (LCCE)
Curriculum published by The Council for Exceptional Children.

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