The Career Counselor's Handbook

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Ten Speed Press, 2007 - Education - 308 pages
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With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring counselors how to break into the business, and give experienced counselors ideas for improving effectiveness and recharging their practice. Outlining tools, problem-solving tips, and ethical values for today'?s career counselor, THE CAREER COUNSELOR'?S HANDBOOK features new information about performing the Annual Career Checkup, choosing Essence over Ego, and using the Internet-while celebrating the fact that even career counselors need counsel once in a while.
 

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Contents

So Youre a Career Counselor Just Exactly What Do You Do?
1
What Does Career Mean?
9
The Six objectives of Career Counseling
16
The 12 Most Important Skills a Career Counselor Uses
22
The Mystery of Career Choice
29
Facing the Challenge of Ego Is It Your Career or Theirs?
36
A History of Ideas and Events in the JobHunting Field during the Twentieth Century
45
Prospecting as a Career Counselor
81
Helping Clients Unblocked The Brain and the Safekeeping Self
185
Confronting Clients Whose Actions Dont Match Their Words
199
Helping the Impossible Client
205
Dont Let the Bureaucracy Grind Down Your Clients
212
The 603010 Rule The Necessity Of Maximizing FacetoFace Contact
217
A Return to the Real America
225
How to Help Our Clients Think about SelfEmployment
229
Schooling and Entrepreneuring
242

Learning SelfPromotion
90
The Annual Career Checkup
97
How to Do 123 Career Counseling
105
How to Use Career Assessment Tools
111
How to Use Occupational Forecasting
121
How to Use Information in Career Counseling
128
Career Counselors and the Internet The Good the Bad and the Ugly
134
How to Use Just One Hour
151
How to Use Group Work
154
Principles of Effective Group Workshops
165
Teach Your Clients to Show What They Can Do
172
The Problem Called Motivation
179
Five Business Cards Instead of One
245
Freedom
249
Helping Clients Define Success
252
Doing Well and Doing Good
255
Adding Value
259
Helping Clients Avoid Cheating in Their Careers
262
The Place of God in Career Counseling
271
Where Is Career Counseling Heading
283
Five Rules for Dealing with Change in the New Millennium
292
How to Stay Fresh
297
Index
301
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RICHARD NELSON BOLLES is the best-selling author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? and has been a leader in the career development field for more than 35 years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Howard Figler, PhD, has been a nationally known speaker, writer, and career counselor for thirty years. The author of seven books, including The Complete Job-Search Handbook, Figler was formerly the career center director at the University of Texas at Austin and director of counseling at Dickinson College. He lives in Sacramento, California.

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