Career Counselling and Guidance in the Workplace: A Manual for Career Practitioners

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Juta and Company Ltd, 2007 - Occupations - 216 pages
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The average 21st-century career is one of constant change: an individual can no longer expect to remain with one organisation his or her entire life, achieving managerial status through natural progression. Today's job market requires constant re-training and adjustment because of skills obsolescence, age discrimination and technological illiteracy. On the other hand, younger or less qualified workers find it difficult to enter the labour market because of a lack of skills or experience. Career counsellors should be able to help clients to navigate this difficult and changing role. The book offers a practical framework within which the career counsellor can work. The text explains the role of the career counsellor within the organisation; discusses the key concepts that influence career behaviour; explains the use of counselling and guidance tools and techniques; offers insight into the profession and practice of career counselling; and provides guidance within an international and a South African context. Integrating theoretical and practical perspectives, this book offers a comprehensive overview of career counselling and guidance services, practices, tools and techniques in an organisational context. It consists of five chapters, each of which has a summary, key terms and review an discussion questions.
 

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Contents

Career development needs of employees
5
Career development culture
23
The role of the career counsellor in the workplace
34
Key terms
40
Enhancing employability
47
Personenvironment congruence
55
Organisational commitment
63
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71
Identifying the clients career maturity
97
Planning an assessment strategy
105
Bringing assessment data together
111
Key terms
128
Career counselling
138
Specific counselling techniques
151
Transpersonal approaches to career therapy
158
Key terms
165

Characteristics of the career counselling and guidance climate
73
Variables that influence the career counselling and guidance process
79
Career counsellor preparation
91
A competency profile of effective career counsellors
171
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About the author (2007)

Melinde Coetzee (Dlitt et Phil) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of South Africa. She is involved in career research in the South African organisational context.

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