Table of contents for Coming alive from nine to five in a 24/7 world : a career search handbook for the 21st century / Betty Neville Michelozzi, Linda J. Surrell, Robert I. Cobez.


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Preface xii
Acknowledgments xiv Introduction: A Letter to You 1
The Process 2 Stages and Steps 3 The Internet: A Convenient, Powerful, and Useful Tool 6 Summary 7
The Career Search Guide 7 Self-Assessment 9


Chapter 1
NEEDS, WANTS, AND VALUES: Spotlighting YOU 10
   Success Is Everybody's Dream 11
     Success Defined 11
   Clarifying Needs, Wants, and Values Leads to Successful Goals  15
     Basic Needs Relate to Our Survival 15
     Needs Relate to Wants 17
     Needs and Wants Relate to Feelings and Shoulds 18
     Needs and Wants Relate to Values 19
     Values Act As Motivators for Decisions 20
   Personal Growth 21
     Self-Actualization 22
     Beyond Needs and Wants 25
   The Work Ethic: A Personal Philosophic View 26
   Just a Job, or a Career? 27
   Summary 29



   Self-Assessment Exercises 29
   Group Discussion Questions 36



Chapter 2
PERSONALITY AND PERFORMANCE: Pieces of the Puzzle 38
   Areas of Interest: The Personality Mosaic 39
   Personality Mosaic 40
      Scoring Your Answers 42
      Interpreting the Personality Mosaic 44
      The Personality Hexagon 47
   Dealing with Data, People, and Things 52
     Data 53
     People 53 Things 53
     Activity Analysis 54
     Skills 54
     The Skills Trio 56
   Getting an Edge on the Job Hunt Process 57
   A Quick Look at Your Personal Style and Careers 59
   Summary 61
   Self-Assessment Exercises 62
   Group Discussion Questions 70



Chapter 3
THE CAREER CONNECTION: Finding Your Job Satisfiers 71
   Making the Career Connection 72 Occupational Information 101 72
   Career Focus: Job Chart Inventory 76
     Realistic 77
     Investigative & Artistic 79
     Social & Enterprising 81
     Conventional 82
     Some Combinations and Other Considerations 83



     Exploring Further-Researching Your Options Using the O*NET Database,
          GOE, and OOH 84
   Summary 87
   Self-Assessment Exercises 88
   Group Discussion Questions 92



Chapter 4
WORK: Challenges, Options, and Opportunities 93
   Charting the Future: A Global Philosophic View of Work  94
     The Time of No Time 94 Work Past and Present 95 The Global Panorama 95
   Social Perspectives: Challenges and Options 99
   Economics Oversimplified  99
     State of the Ark People: Worldwide 100
     State of the Ark People: United States 100
   Buy Now, Pay Later: The Consumer Society Goes Global 102
     Energy Fires Up the Industrial/Technical World 103
     Military Security 103
   Economy Meets the Environment 104
     Our Basic Needs 105
   Options Banish Gloom and Doom 107
   Sustainable Systems Defined 109
     How Do They Work? 109
   Hope on the Economic Horizon: Business As Unusual 117
     Microlending: An Idea Whose Time Has Come 117
     The Real Economy  118
   The Ethical Perspective: Time for a Change 119
     Being Good: Ethics for a New Age 120
   Global Consciousness: Thinking the Unthinkable,
        Doing the Undoable 120
     People Power 121
     Jobs Lost and Gained 123
   Job Market Outlook and Opportunities: Realities and Balance 124
   Personality Types in the Job Market 126



      Realistic Type 126
      Investigative Type  126
      Artistic Type 126
      Social Type 127
      Enterprising Type 127 Conventional Type 128
      Social-Investigative-Artistic (SIAs) and Other Combinations:
          The Hard Cases 128
   Back to the Future: Job Market Outlook and Opportunities 129
   New Paradigms 132
   Summary 133
   Self-Assessment Exercises 133
   Group Discussion Questions 135



Chapter 5
WORKPLACES/WORKSTYLES: Companies That Work 137
   Seven Categories of Workplaces 138
     Business 138 Industry 139
     Education 139
     Communication/Entertainment 139
     Health 140
     Government 140
     Military 141
   Career Ladders Large and Small 141 Wanted: Rewards on All Levels  145
      Don't Overlook Benefits 146
      Rewards of a Different Sort: The Emotional Contract 148
   Workplace Values: Ethics 101 150
   Autonomy Dimensions: Who's Boss? 152
   Workplace Diversity 154
      Gender in the Workplace 155 Gender Bender: Women 155
      Gender Bender: Men 157
      Family, Career, or Both? Minding the Family 158
      Child/Elder Care 160
      Teenagers and Young Adults 160



      The Aging Worker in the Workplace 161
      Minorities/Immigrants/Refugees: The "Other" 162
      The Disabled and Their Abilities 163
   Stressed for Success 164
   Summary 167
   Self-Assessment Exercises 167
   Group Discussion Questions 170



Chapter 6
TIMESTYLES/WORKSTYLES: Alternatives That Work 172
   Full-Time Alternatives 173
   The Computer Commute 175
   Work in the In-Between  176
   Work of One's Own-the Entrepreneur  178
   Third-Wave Prosumers 187
   New Views 188
   Leisure Styles 188
   Community 189
   The Ins and Outs of Workplaces: Doing the Research 191
   Information Interviewing 193
   Work Experience 197
   Summary 198
   Self-Assessment Exercises 199
   Group Discussion Questions 206

Chapter 7
THE JOB HUNT: Tools for Breaking and Entering 207
   Develop Job Search Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics 208
     Hiring Managers 212
   Networking 213
     Job Recruiters and Agencies 217
     Job Ads 219
   The Resume  220
     The Chronological Resume 224
     Functional and Hybrid Resumes 227



   Cover Letters  234
   Letters of Reference 240
   The Application Form 243
   The Interview 244
      Getting Prepared 246
      Interview Behavior 249 Practice Questions 250
      Follow-Up 255
   Job Offers: Too Many or Too Few? 256
   Electronic Communications, Scanners, and the Internet 262
   Summary 268
   Self-Assessment Exercises  271
   Group Discussion Questions 278


Chapter 8
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: What's Your Next Move? 279
   Attitudes 281
      Stay Calm 281
      Be Persistent 281
      Keep Your Perspective 281
      Be Confident 282
   Four Options 282
      Back to School 282
      Various Routes to Educational Credit/Training 289
      High School Credit 289
      College Search 289
      College Credit: Alternatives 289
      Back to the Job Market 291
      Same Job/New Approach 291
      Deciding Not to Decide 292
   Decision Making: A Four-Phase Process 292
      Gather Information 292
      Weigh and Brainstorm Alternatives and Outcomes 293
      Check Values 297
      Design Strategies 298
   Job Hunting... Again? Again! 299
   The Great Gap 301



   Change Is Here to Stay 302
   Success: New Directions 303
   Summary 304
   Self-Assessment Exercises 305
   Group Discussion Questions 312



Chapter 9
WORK AFFECTS THE SOUL: The Final Analysis 313
   Chapter 1 Needs, Wants, and Values: Spotlighting YOU 314
   Chapters 2 and 3 Personality and Job Satisfiers 316
   Chapter 4 Work: Challenges, Options, and Opportunities 318
   Chapters 5 and 6 Workplaces/Workstyles/Timestyles 319
   Chapter 7 The Job Hunt: Tools for Breaking and Entering 322 
   Chapter 8 Decisions, Decisions: What's Your Next Move? 323

Notes 325
Index 335





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Vocational guidance, Job hunting