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Career Development & Planning: A Comprehensive Approach

by Robert C. Reardon, Janet G. Lenz, James P. Sampson, Gary W. Peterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback
ISBN: 9781426631351






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Synopsis of Career Development & Planning: A Comprehensive Approach

This comprehensive career text combines an innovative theory-based approach with practical knowledge developed during the authors' combined 100 years of providing career services to college students. • Part One (chapters 1-5) focuses on cognitive information processing theory with detailed, practical examples of the application of the theory in typical career situations, including self-knowledge, occupational knowledge, and decision making. • Part Two (chapters 6-10) provides a multidisciplinary overlay of issues that affect career decisions, such as economic trends, the global economy, organizational culture, and family-work issues. • Part Three (chapters 11-15) focuses on concrete steps for executing a strategic career plan and seeking employment, including an examination of familiar topics such as interviewing, resume writing, negotiating, and work adjustment, from a cognitive and multidisciplinary perspective. Revisions to 3rd edition: *New information about occupational classifications *Labor market projections extended to 2016 *More active learning strategies incorporated into instructor's manual and also embedded in the text *Clearer directions for completing assignments provided in appendices, e.g., career field analysis research paper. *Redesigned 350+ PowerPoint slides based text and instructor's manual contents.

About the Author, Robert C. Reardon

Dr. Reardon has held full-time counseling and teaching positions at FSU since 1966, when he was first employed as a counselor in the Counseling Center. Now retired as a faculty member, he remains a Senior Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. He has co-authored 11 books, including Career Development and Services: A Cognitive Approach (2004, with Janet Lenz, Jim Sampson, & Gary Peterson). Dr. Reardon has published more than 90 articles in professional journals, focusing on the research and development of innovative career interventions for college students and adults, and featuring the use of educational and occupational information. He has also received multiple awards for his contributions.

Dr. Janet Lenz is the Program Director for Instruction, Research, & Evaluation in the Florida State University Career Center, and an Assistant-In faculty member in the Florida State University College of Education's Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (EPLS). Dr. Lenz coordinates the Ed.S./Master's career counseling specialty within the EPLS Psychological Services in Education program. She also serves as the Co-Director of FSU's Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. Dr. Lenz is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), and a Career Development Facilitator Instructor. She is past-president of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and an NCDA Fellow.

Jim Sampson is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, where he has taught courses in career development andcomputer applications in counseling since 1982. Since 1986 he has served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. As part of his efforts to translate theory into practice, he is an author of the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) along with Gary Peterson, Janet Lenz, Robert Reardon, and Denise Saunders. In 1990 he received the National Career Development Association Merit Award. He was elected as an Overseas Fellow at the National Institute for Careers Education and Counseling in Cambridge, United Kingdom (1997 to the present). He was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Joensuu in Finland (1999), at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom (2001 to the present), and at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland (2002 to the present).

Gary Peterson became a member of the Florida State University faculty in 1972. He is now a Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and a senior research associate in the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. Dr. Peterson is a licensed Psychologist in Florida. During his career at Florida State University he has published over 40 journal articles and has co-authored multiple books including Career Development and Services: A Cognitive Approach (1991; with Jim Sampson and Robert Reardon).

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