What does an intelligent career involve? -- Where do intelligent careers happen? -- Why do you work? -- How do you work? -- With whom do you work? -- When do you change? -- Making sense -- Embracing technology -- Investing in communities -- Working with employers -- Sharing your story -- Building your world
The topic of careers has become both increasingly important and increasingly complex. Contemporary economies have bought about changes in the nature of careers, and uncertainty in the structure and longevity of firms and their ability to offer long-term employment. Corporate policy-makers struggle with alternatives to traditional employment structures, while individuals struggle to decide whether and how they ought to become more independent of such structures, pursuing what some have called 'post-corporate' or 'boundaryless' careers. This volume is an integrated survey of some of the best current thinking and research on careers. Presented as a series of chapters by an international group of experts and knit together through themes and dialogues, it advances our understanding of the deeper meaning of changes in careers, and of the interrelationships and longer-term consequences of those changes.
Career Assessment: Qualitative Approaches will assume a seminal place in the field of career development as the first book to focus solely on qualitative approaches to career assessment. This book represents a timely and important contribution to career development as it seeks to meet the needs of increasingly diverse client groups. Part 1, Foundations strongly positions qualitative career assessment in its historical, philosophical, theoretical and research contexts. The book is innovative by considering qualitative career assessment through the lens of learning. Part 2, Instruments, presents the first collation of chapters on a comprehensive range of qualitative career assessment instruments and processes written to a standard format to enable readers to compare, contrast and evaluate approaches. Part 3, Using quantitative career assessment qualitatively, mitigates against depicting an unnecessary divide in the field between quantitative and qualitative career assessment by considering their complementarities. Part 4, Diverse Contexts, considers qualitative approaches to career assessment in contexts other than able western, middle class settings. Part 5, Future Directions, reflects on the chapters and poses suggestions for the future. With high profile authors from nine different countries, the book represents a truly international contribution to the field of career development. In its focus on qualitative career assessment, this book holds a unique position as the only such text and will therefore assume an important place in the libraries of researchers, academics, and career practitioners.
Combining a strong theoretical underpinning with a wide range of case studies and practical examples, this authoritative textbook provides a deep understanding of career systems, on both an individual and an organizational level. Taking a global approach, Managing Careers and Employability looks at recent labour market developments and explores contemporary topics such as entrepreneurial careers, career ecosystems and the dark side of careers. A wide range of learning features including reflective questions, key terms and exercises, empower you to reflect on and manage your own career. Online resources include a Tutor’s Guide, containing teaching notes for each chapter, as well as PowerPoint slides that can be adapted and edited to suit specific teaching needs. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying career management and related courses. Yehuda Baruch is Professor of Management at Southampton Business School, the University of Southampton.
In a changing employment climate and with the growth of demand for careers guidance at all stages of life, careers guidance practice has moved from its positivist world view, with the counsellor as expert and client as passive responder, to more holistic ‘constructivist’ approaches. In essence, these approaches view the career as a holistic concept in which work and personal life are inextricably intertwined, and individuals are experts in their own lives, actively constructing their careers. The first to fully explore the constructivist approach, this book: provides a theoretical background to constructivism outlines a range of constructivist approaches to career counselling gives examples of the practical application of constructivism. Essential for anyone involved in career guidance wishing to learn more about this vital new approach, this book combines theory with practicable guidance, and represents a new direction for career counselling.
This Handbook of Research Methods in Careers serves as a comprehensive guide to the methodologies that researchers use in career scholarship. Presenting detailed overviews of methodologies, contributors offer numerous actionable best practices, realistic previews, and cautionary tales based on their vast collective experience of research in the discipline.
This work shows that careers and creativity are connected, both at the level of the individual and of the larger institutions. It explores models of creativity and careers and links them with examples from a range of professions, countries and industries.
This handbook offers a comprehensive review on career guidance, with an emphasis on the applied aspects of guidance together with research methods and perspectives. It features contributions from more than 30 leading authorities in the field from Asia, Africa, America, Australasia and Europe and draws upon a wide range of career guidance paradigms and theoretical perspectives. This handbook covers such subjects as educational and vocational guidance in a social context, theoretical foundations, educational and vocational guidance in practice, specific target groups, testing and assessment, and evaluation.
Yehuda Baruch focuses upon career systems and the way they are managed by organizations, reflecting the diversity that exists in management studies in practice and in theory. His ideas are based upon the notion that HRM's role is to obtain and retain staff. This book focuses upon the retention role.
Uniquely combining the latest research into careers with the most up-to-date coaching approaches, Julia Yates shows how to effectively apply coaching techniques to the world of career support. Demonstrating how coaching research explains practice and how practice benefits from research, The Career Coaching Handbook is accessibly written with a solid evidence-based foundation. Presented in three parts, this new edition covers developments in theory and research and applies this knowledge to the real world, as well as introducing a few new practical approaches. Part 1, Theories of Career, looks at twenty-first century career paths, job satisfaction and career changes – both planned and unplanned. Part 2, Career Coaching Approaches, looks at coaching strategies that are applicable to career coaching in particular. Part 3, Coaching into the World of Work, covers specific real-world situations in which coaching is beneficial, from job search strategies to CV and interview coaching. Evidence and research is used throughout to demonstrate the most effective strategies for coaching. The Career Coaching Handbook provides an essential introduction for students or practitioners who are interested in developing their own practice, finding new and improved ways to do things and understanding the theories that underpin effective career coaching practice.
Careers and Talent Management challenges and deconstructs the notion of the "perfect career" in order to provide new perspectives on talent management and career creation. It argues that the skills that organizations typically look for as indicative of superstar performance are not necessarily those that lead to competitive advantage. Attracting and retaining talent is both challenging and complex for organizations, since it is not known, especially at the top level, which employee skills will be most valuable in helping the organization be competitive globally. In this thoughtful book, Reis bucks the trend on emerging super talents, critically analyzing topics related to the field of general management, careers and talent management – such as leadership, entrepreneurship, gender, and diversity – to demonstrate the range of employee skills that can benefit an organization globally. Chapter focuses include global entrepreneurship, remote business practices, and social responsibility. These new perspectives on talent management will help students of human resource management think critically about the implications of pursuing or encouraging a "perfect" career trajectory.
In the hotly anticipated second edition of Understanding Careers, Kerr Inkson has teamed up with Nicky Dries and John Arnold to take readers on a fascinating journey through the field of Career Studies. Interdisciplinary – the text brings together and critiques a range of perspectives, allowing for a broader and more holistic understanding of the field. Theory and practice – comprehensive coverage of all the key theories and cutting edge research is related to the real world through over 50 cases studies. A new ‘Careers in Practice’ section contains chapters devoted to self-development, career counselling, and organizational practices. International perspective – contains examples, cases, research, references and statistics from a range of countries. Use of metaphor – the text is structured around commonly used metaphors for careers, helping students relate to the ideas presented and providing a framework for analysis and comparison. Ideal reading for students considering their own career and personal development, as well as those studying career development, career guidance or human resource management within a psychology, education, counselling or business degree.