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Publisher: Mosaic Press
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Chapter 1 WHY do I need a career plan?
What is my career?: What am I looking for? • What will the rewards be for me? • 12 Challenges to your career in the 21st Century • 10 questions you should ask yourself about your career • What are you looking for? A career or a job? • What is success? • Values, goals and legacy • What anchors your career choices? • Elements of the Career Process • Your own personal success statement
Chapter 2 Are my Work and Life in Balance?
Getting Work and Life in Balance: Balancing sustainability and vision • The four components of Career and Life Balance: Working, Learning, Playing and Giving • Getting life into proportion • Stress and burnout • Knowing yourself • personality tests and profiles • Examining your role models
Chapter 3 WHAT Can I do? (Identifying your SKILLS and ROLE)
Identifying your transferable skills:What are skills? • Why are skills so important? • What do I use my skills on? • What are traits? • Three ways to find your skills set • The six families of skills • Skills levels • Producing your top skills list • Identifying your ROLE from your skills
Chapter 4 WHAT do I know? (Identifying your FIELD)
Finding your expertise and where it can be used: What do you know? What interests you? • How you learn • the value of experience • Benchmarking your level of expertise • The choices: to specialise or to be a generalist? • Brainstorming your level of expertise • Combining expertise and skills
Chapter 5 WHERE can I go?
What are the working conditions that best suit you?:Hell at work- what stops you performing • Heaven at work • what gets you going • Resources for finding organisations • Approaching organisations • Promoting yourself: Creative alternatives to the CV
Chapter 6 HOW committed are you?
Success in career management = Attitude + Behaviour + Commitment • Getting your attitude on track • What is your behaviour? • How committed are you? • Managing your weaknesses • Using your two brains in tandem: The Logical (left) brain and the Creative (right) brain
Chapter 7 WHO can help?
Working with others: Networking and ?Buddying? • Identifying your supports • The five types of contacts • The three types of interviews • Making an impression
Chapter 8 The tool kit
Resources to help you decide: Listing and sifting • Journalling • Using the Internet • Managing your information • Prioritising • How do you make the future happen? • Meditation and Relaxation • Brainstorming • Incubating ideas
Chapter 9 When things don?t go to plan
Some frequent challenges and problems:Family Issues • Peer groups • Career change as a form of bereavement - dealing with rejection • Special needs and so-called ?handicaps? • The need for tough thinking and straight talking • Ten common problems • The need for celebration and reward
Chapter 10 WHEN and HOW will it come together?
Putting it together and making it happen:Your Career = Your Chosen Role in Your Chosen Field • Phases of Career Development • Creating your future • Balancing Vision and Sustainability • Goal setting and you • Action plans
Your Career Blueprint including: Your success statement • What you can do (skills) • What you know about (subjects) • Where you can contribute (fields of activity) • How you operate (attitude) • Your support group/allies • Your plans
About the Authors:
Brian Mclvor has been involved in training and development work in personal and career development over the last 30 years in Ireland, Europe and the United States. Previous experience includes working as a Training Specialist in Scientific Management in the Institute of Public Administration and as Staff Development Officer in Irish Life and Permanent. He has broadcast frequently on radio and television in Ireland on career matters.
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