Updated Second Edition of Finding a Career That Works for You
with special forward by Richard Nelson Bolles, (author of best-selling, What Color is Your Parachute?) will become a treasured guide for people who are in the process of choosing a career and finding a job. Wilma Fellman helps readers better understand their interests, aptitudes, personality, and goals as the first steps in choosing a career. Then, she provides practical tips on how to find a job in a chosen field. She instructs readers in where to search for available jobs, the best ways to prepare a resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to make the best impression during a job interview. Filled with personal stories of people who have found work they love, despite potentially overwhelming challenges.... this book will become your road map to finding a career that works for you.
"Wilma Fellman is very skillful at helping those facing huge challenges in their job-hunt or career-change. In Finding a Career That Works for You readers will encounter one helpful strategy after another to overcome challenges they might face in their job search. They will be inspired by Wilma's warm, heartfelt guidance. How lucky readers are to have such a loving soul to guide them in their search!"
Richard Nelson Bolles, Author of What Color is Your Parachute?
"Finding a Career That Works For You is a very organized, comprehensive, systematic approach to finding career satisfaction starting for selecting a career path to landing a job along that path. Most helpful are the many self-selection checklists complemented by related standardized tests that give depth to the process. High school students or young adults may find this helpful in the career selection. Teachers with limited background or experience in career guidance may see this text as a 'gold mine' for their classroom curriculum."
Rosemary Doyle, M.Ed., Career Transition Specialist
"The examples of people struggling with career choices and people who love their work bring real life voices to this book. This book is both comprehensive and encouraging. It could be used in career classes or seminars for people of all ages and career stages. Included are some concepts that are rarely addressed in other books of this type-opportunities and strategies for people with disabilities, the importance of choosing a compatible work environment and identifying one's energy levels and patterns."
Judith M. Hoppin, MA, LPC, NCC, Director, Career Development Training Institute at Oakland University
"Wilma Fellman captures and transmits the special moments of crisis, indecision, and insecurity in a kind and gentle manner. She then catapults the individual through the career development process and into a successful life plan."
Roberta A. Floyd, MA, LPC, NCC, Trainer/Consultant, Former President of the National Employment Counseling Association
Table of Contents
Foreword by Richard Nelson Bolles
Part I: Learning About Yourself and Your Future Career
- Understanding the Process of Career Development
- Understanding Your Career Interests
- Identifying Your Skills and Accomplishments
- Identifying Your Personality Type
- Prioritizing Your Work and Leisure Values
- Understanding Your Aptitude
- Recalling Your Early Career Dreams
- Considering Your Focus/Energy Patterns
- Understanding Your Work Habits
- Completing a Job History
- Special Challenges
- Adding to Your Job Skills
Part II: Finding a Job Within Your Chosen Career
Appendix A: Sample Resumes
- The Changing Labor Market and Your Career
- The Information Interview and Other Job Information Resources
- How Do People Find Jobs?
- Preparing a Job Resume and Cover Letters
- Interviewing Better than Your Competitors
- Laws Affecting the Job Application and Interview Process
- Getting Off On the Right Foot at Your New Job
- Adjusting to Your New Job
References and Resources