By Vernon G. Zunker

This hugely profitable publication has been known as the main finished textual content out there, offering scholars with wanted occupation conception in addition to functional ideas and examples. in the course of the author's transparent writing kind, case examples, tables, and routines, scholars boost a superior figuring out of the theoretical versions of profession counseling and are completely uncovered to the sensible details on the best way to successfully guidance consumers approximately profession matters. As validated by means of the text's new subtitle, 'A Holistic Approach,' this considerably revised 7th version displays the becoming emphasis on taking a look at the ''whole person''--values, temperament, abilities, and passions--to make sure his or her most sensible occupation healthy

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An ever changing workforce and the uncertainties associated with a global economy exacerbate the confusion inherent in future work role projections. Changes in how work is organized may eliminate some jobs and in how and where we will work in the future suggests that individuals may have multiple careers over the life span. It is no surprise that career choice is considered tentative from the standpoint that practically every choice involves some doubt about the credibility of the chosen career and the possibility that workplace changes may make it obsolete.

In individualistic cultures of Europe and North America, great value is placed on individual accomplishment. In collectivistic cultures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the individual focuses on the welfare of the group and their collective survival (Axelson, 1999). We do not, however, assume that all individuals of a particular culture have maintained the value structure of their parents. Some cultural values do break down as younger generations assimilate the values of the dominant culture.

Their career development is characterized by finely tuned skills that are built around a solid knowledge base that continually needs updating. Medical doctors, dentists, and psychologists are examples of traditional established knowledge workers. The new breed of knowledge worker, however, has emerged from advances in technology, such as a hi-tech information technologist. Future knowledge workers will replace the current ones as technology continues to change with the introduction of advanced products.

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