To Find a Job-- Start a New Career: The Career and Job Change Toolbox

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003 - 274 sivua
Certain large industries have contributed more than their share of layoffs and downsizing, and our slow economy has more than a few employees scared and uncertain of their futures. As many as 20 million people are dissatisfied in their current occupations. Some of those are unhappy workers afraid to start a new career or reevaluate their current occupation or field.People today change jobs more than ever. Its rare for an employee to stay at one company for a lifetime and retire there. The best strategy for those laid-off or dissatisfied with their work is to consider new careers in industries and fields where people are needed and wanted, now and in the future.In To Find a Job . . . Start a New Career, Dr. Marvin Rafal explains to the job seeker or worker rethinking his or her career what an organization looks for and how management evaluates employees for raises, bonuses, and promotions.After all, why do we work? We work for more than financial reasons. Our occupation has psychological benefits. Socialization, creativity, and power can each play into our job choices.An unhappy job situation can create physical problemsheadaches, lack of sleep, constant worry, high blood pressure, and even a weakened immune system. The stress can also have mental ramifications: depression, low self-esteem, and irritability.Rafal helps readers evaluate their personality and career choices no matter their age or socioeconomic situation. To Find a Job . . . Start a New Career offers years of experience on becoming more fulfilled and finding a challenging profession.

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Introduction
1
Rethinking Your
9
Evaluating Job Satisfaction Using the Inventory
21
Assessing Your Performance the Way the Boss Does
33
Rethinking Your Career
45
What About the Future?
51
Realizing Your Potential
63
The Stages in a Persons Life
71
Measure Your Job Preferences
123
Identifying Appropriate Jobs
127
Being Your Own Boss
171
PART V
181
Validating Your Goals
191
PART VI
199
Where to Look for Openings
209
First Steps
217

The Causes of Job Success and Failure
77
The Importance of SelfAssessment
83
Measure Your Values
89
Measure Your Interests
103
Measure Your Personality
111
Dos and Donts
231
Content and Evaluation
243
Final Steps
259
Epilogue 73
273
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