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Career Management

Career Management

Fourth Edition

November 2009 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Fourth Edition of Career Management is designed to help students understand themselves and their careers, to develop the skills necessary to manage their careers effectively, and to act as a mentor or human resource manager helping other workers develop their own careers.

A thorough revision of the third edition the Fourth Edition captures new and emerging theories and issues related to career management and features:

- Updated and streamlined learning exercises integrated into the text to help readers practice career management skills

- Fine-tuning of existing section-ending cases and preparation of additional cases

- End-of-chapter summaries, assignments, and discussion questions

PART I: The Career Management Process: Theory and Application
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Study of Careers
The Changing Landscape of Work  
Definition of Career Concepts  
What is a Career?  
Career Management  
Career Development  
The Need to Understand Career Management  
The Individual Perspective  
The Organizational Perspective  
Summary of the Contemporary Workplace  
Chapter 1 Case: Richard the Information Systems Executive  
Chapter 2: Career Contexts and Stages
The Traditional Perspectives on Careers  
Contemporary Perspectives on Careers: The Boundaryless and Protean Themes  
Social Influences on Careers  
The Differing Meanings of Career Success  
The Developmental or Stage-Based Perspective on Careers  
Erikson’s Approach to Life Development  
Levinson’s Approach to Adult Life Development  
Stages of Career Development  
Chapter 2 Case: Kevin at the Crossroads  
Chapter 3: A Model of Career Management
An Overview of the Career Management Model  
Theory and Research on the Career Management Process  
Career Management as on Ongoing Process  
Indicators of Effective Career Management  
Chapter 3 Case: Michele Terry, the Aspiring Banking Executive  
Chapter 4: Applications of a Career Management Model: A Guide to Career Exploration
Types of Career Exploration  
Consideration of Needs Outside of Work  
Techniques for Self-Exploration  
Theme Identification  
Environmental Exploration  
Techniques for Effective Work Exploration  
Understanding One’s Preferred Work Environment  
Overcoming Obstacles to Career Exploration: A Set of Guidelines  
Self and Environmental Exploration: A Reciprocal Relationship  
Chapter 4 Case: Joe Francis the Sales Executive  
Appendix for Chapter 4: Learning Exercises #1 through #4  
Chapter 5: Applications of the Career Management Model: Goals, Strategies, and Appraisal
Career Goal Setting  
Components of Career Goals  
Development of Long-Term and Short-Term Conceptual Goals  
Development of Long-Term and Short-Term Operational Goals  
Are Long-Term Career Goals Necessary?  
Overcoming Obstacles to Goal Setting: A Set of Guidelines  
Inability to Set Career Goals: Career Indecision  
Implications of Goal Setting for Organizations and their Employees  
Developing Career Strategies  
Types of Career Strategies  
Guidelines for the Development of Career Strategies  
Career Appraisal  
Types and Sources of Information Derived from Career Appraisal  
Guidelines for Effective Career Appraisal  
Career Management: A Blend of Formal and Informal Activities  
Chapter 5 Case: Kimberly the Graduating College Student  
Appendix for Chapter 5: Learning Exercises #5 and #6  
PART II: The Stages of Career Development
Chapter 6: Occupational and Organizational Choice
Occupational Choice  
Theories of Occupational Choice  
Guidelines for Effective Occupational Decision Making  
Organizational Choice—The Process of Entering an Organization  
Theories of Organizational Choice  
Organizational Choice and Entry in Later Adulthood  
Organizational Actions During the Entry Process  
Assessment and Selection  
Individual Actions During the Entry Process  
Chapter 6 Case: Natalie the Retail Manager (Part A)  
Appendix for Chapter 6: Learning Exercises #7 and #8  
Chapter 7: The Early Career Stage: Establishment and Achievement
The Establishment Phase  
Organizational Actions During Establishment  
Individual Actions During Establishment  
The Achievement Period  
Organizational Actions During Achievement  
Individual Actions During Achievement  
The Early Career: A Question of Timing  
Chapter 7 Case #1: Natalie the Retail Manager (Part B)  
Chapter 7 Case #2: Claudia the Star Performer  
Chapter 8: The Middle and Late Career Stages: Career Challenges for Seasoned Employees
The Middle Career Years  
Organizational Actions During Midcareer  
The Late Career  
Remaining Productive  
Preparation for Retirement  
Organizational Actions During Late Career  
Individual Actions During Later Career  
Chapter 8 Case: George the Banker  
PART III: Contemporary Issues in Career Management
Chapter 9: Job Stress and Careers
Job Stress: An Overview  
Sources and Consequences of Stress  
Coping, Social Support, and Stress  
Organizational Actions  
Chapter 9 Case: Sally the Stressed Saleswoman  
Chapter 10: The Intersection of Work and Family Roles: Implications for Career Management
Work-Family Conflict: When Work and Family are “Enemies”  
Work-Family Enrichment: When Work and Family are “Allies”  
The Two-Career Family  
Sources of Stress in the Two-Career Relationship  
Quality of Life In Two-Career Families  
Organizational Responses to Work-Family Issues  
Career Management and Quality of Life  
Chapter 10 Case: The Prized Promotion  
Chapter 11: Managing Diversity
Fairness in Organizations  
A Model of Organizational Fairness  
Is Diversity Inherently Valuable?  
Organizational Actions  
Characteristics of the Multicultural Organization  
Organizational Approaches to the Challenges of Diversity  
Organizational Programs and Policies  
Managing Diversity: Opportunities and Competence  
Individual Actions  
Chapter 11 Case: Dave the Aspiring Executive (Part A)  
Chapter 12: Entrepreneurial Careers
Entrepreneurship: An Overview  
Choosing an Entrepreneurial Career  
Other Factors that Encourage Entrepreneurial Careers  
Entrepreneurial Bridge Careers  
Support for the Entrepreneurial Career  
Characteristics and Experiences of Female and Minority Entrepreneurs  
Selecting and Managing the Entrepreneurial Career  
Chapter 12 Case: Dave the Aspiring Executive (Part B)  
PART IV: Career Management in Work Organizations
Chapter 13: The Role of Strategic Human Resource Management Systems in Career Management
Integration of Career Management within Strategic HRM Systems  
Strategic Human Resource Processes  
Chapter 13 Case: The Corporate Policy Change  
Chapter 14: Closing Thoughts on Career Management
Looking to the Future  
Effective Career Management  

"Excellent text, superior information, and spot on with regard to student needs."

L. Edmonds
Arizona State University

This is an excellent review of the issues and ways of managing careers in contemporary life. A must read for anyone involved in managing careers, especially at an institutional level.

Mr Rob Wood
Student Services, Southampton University
June 10, 2015

Good overview of Career Theories and pathways and ways of managing careers. Especially good for use with Postgraduate Researchers

Mr Rob Edward Wood
Student Services, Southampton University
October 7, 2014

Informative and easy to read. Definately recommend to aid personal and professional development

Miss Elizabeth Busby
School of Nursing Studies, Birmingham City University
February 14, 2013

Best text for the level of students I teach.

Dr Sharon Garcia
Human Resources Development, Webster University
October 9, 2012

Upto date and highly accessible book. Excellent use of case studies enables application to practice.

Mr John Sedgewick
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
May 14, 2012

This is a really well structured book with plenty of good advice and actions to take. Very impressed.

Dr Julie Udell
Psychology , Portsmouth University
May 2, 2012

Best text in field for serving sophisticated adult learners who are principally well-educated and highly functioning professionals who are already established professionally or have just graduated from college

Professor James Gold
Social & Psychological Fndtn, Buffalo State College
November 16, 2011

Subjects covered fit my course well. Written a bit below my advanced undergrads level but makes for a nice foundation for our discussion and exploration.

Jeffrey Lewis
Management Dept, Pitzer College
November 7, 2011

The text is optional but very "reader" friendly.

Ms Jeanne Doonan
Business Management Division, Siena Heights University
July 28, 2011

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus is Professor and William A. Mackie Chair in the Department of Management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. A Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), he received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University. Jeff’s research, which focuses on career dynamics and work-family linkages, has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of... More About Author

Gerard A. Callanan

Gerard A. Callanan is an Associate Professor in the Management Department at West Chester University.  He received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Drexel University.  Prior to his appointment at West Chester University in 2001, he was a Vice President with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  During his twenty-two years at the Federal Reserve, Gerry held a number of senior posts, including responsibility for such areas as strategic planning, credit and risk management, and national currency management.  A member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for the... More About Author

Veronica Maria Godshalk

Veronica M. (Ronnie) Godshalk is an Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. She is also the Business Administration Department Chair, and has been at USCB since August 2007. Dr. Godshalk teaches courses in organizational behavior, management and leadership, business research methods, and career management. She previously taught at the Pennsylvania State University for fourteen years, where she received the 2000 Arthur L. Glenn Award for Faculty Teaching Innovation and received tenure and Associate rank. Dr. Godshalk has also taught at Drexel University.Dr... More About Author

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