(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Case Studies and Summary Checklist.)
1. Getting Ready.
How Do People Choose Careers? Why Do People Work? What Is a Career? Why Do I Need to Plan? What Are Barriers to Career Choice? The Career Choice Process.
2. What Do I Need to Know about Myself?
Exploring Self. How Does My Environment Influence My Career Choices?
3. What Do I Need to Know about Occupational Alternatives?
Sources of Occupational Information. Evaluating Occupational Information. Future Work Trends. Work Skills Needed in the Next Decade. Workforce Trends in the Next Decade. Worksites in the Next Decade. Occupational Projections.
4. What Do I Need to Know about Educational Alternatives?
Choosing an Educational Direction. Why Attend College? Making Initial Decisions. The Undergraduate Curriculum. Choosing a Major. Graduate or Professional Education. Distance Learning. Experiential Learning.
5. How Will I Decide?
Factors in Decision Making. Dimensions of Decision Making. Myself as Decision Maker. The Decision Situation. The Decision-Making Process.
6. How Will I Gain a Psychological Edge?
Becoming Personally Effective. Finding Your Mission in Life. Communicating Effectively. Identifying and Managing Stress. Accepting and Adapting to Change. Ethical Behavior.
7. How Will I Advance My Career? The Job Search and Résumé Writing.
Selling Yourself. Taking Action Steps. Starting Early. What Can First-Year Students Do? What Can Sophomores Do? What Can Juniors Do? What Can Seniors Do? Writing a Résumé. Sample Résumés. Cover Letters. Sample Cover Letters.
8. Am I the Best Candidate? Job Leads and the Job Interview.
Generating Job Leads. Career Mentors. Job Interviewing. Dealing with Rejection.
9. Where Do I Go from Here?
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