Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Introduction to This Issue

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Introduction to This Issue

Article excerpt

Welcome to the 2006-2007 Special Book Review issue of the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal! It is my pleasure to bring you this edition, packed with more than 75 reviews of outstanding books in the areas of career development, career transition, job search, career coaching, career counseling, interviewing, salary negotiations, work place management, resume writing, entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, technology and much more. It's one of the most diverse issues that the Journal has ever published and I hope that you enjoy it.

For me, the greatest benefit in volunteering time to this project is that I get to read all of the reviews! It would be nice to think that I'd be able to plow my way through this many books each year, but the reality is, that's probably not going to happen. Although an avid reader, I'm not that avid! However, you can do just what I did ... read all of the reviews and then select a handful of books that are most appealing to you to read in their entirety.

If we strive to see positive change in the employment landscape, then the onus is upon all of us to make our own individual contributions. And, the first step in that process is to commit ourselves to constant learning. We must always be on the lookout to learn new things, develop new skills, uncover new information and strengthen our portfolio of professional qualifications. In turn, as we develop and expand our knowledge base, we become of ever-increasing value to the job seekers, students and employees that we support. …

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