New PDF release: Adventure careers

By Alexander Hiam, Susan Angle

This day, many collage graduates and "re-careering" adults are seeking for anything different from the normal "secure" and comfy occupation area of interest. as a substitute, they are hard own pride, growth--and experience. the excellent resource for such details first-hand reports from adventurers who dared to tread off the overwhelmed profession course.

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In this new life cycle, people learn and change throughout their lives, not just in their early years. Every year is formative. The Career Jungle Gym As a result of the new life cycle and the new career environment, the old vision of a career ladder is no longer appropriate. Now people move around on a three-dimensional structure offering many paths, both lateral and vertical. The career ladder has been replaced by the career jungle gym. Or ought to be. The problem is that traditional values continue to constrain the new entrant into the job market, and society has not yet learned to support and encourage the young adult's efforts to develop a multidimensional career path.

It's your career, your adventure and your life. This is just a field guide to stick in your pocket before you set out. The organizations, programs and resources we list are worthy of your attention, but you must design your own adventure. Don't take our word for it. Instead, employ this as a resource to develop your own experience and discoveries. The process of personal discovery and development ought to be made part of your education and career, and vice versa. This book is called Adventure Careers because it is important, more important than ever, for people to think about their careers as theirs, and as adventures.

Or ought to be. The problem is that traditional values continue to constrain the new entrant into the job market, and society has not yet learned to support and encourage the young adult's efforts to develop a multidimensional career path. Few older adults have taken such a path, and so few mentors and role models exist for young adults. Many people still see efforts to explore the career jungle gym as play, not work. " And this is not helpful advice. Page 25 It's Fun, but It's Not Play One reason exploration of the new career jungle gym looks like play is that it is, or ought to be, directed by personal interests and convictions.

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