Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall

101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again
101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again, by James Reed. 2016. New York, NY: Plume, an Imprint of Random House, 269 pages.101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again is intended for both job-seekers and career professionals. Written...
48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal
48 Days To The Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal, by Dan Miller. 10th Anniversary Edition. 2014. B&H Publishing Group, Nashville, TN, USA. 226 pages.48 Days To The Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal is intended to show readers...
Amplify Your Career and Life
Amplify Your Career and Life, by Peter Diamond, MBA. 2014. River Grove Books, Austin, TX, USA. 210 pages.This book is intended for those who have reached mid-career and are questioning their direction. The author provides understandable guidance and...
Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future
Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future, by Erika Andersen. 2016. Bibliomotion, Inc., Brookline, MA, USA. 186 pages.This book consists of a strategic plan to help readers explore current knowledge, build neutral self-awareness...
Breaking through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work
Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work By Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris. 2016. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion, Inc. 211 pagesThis book is focused on what women can do to make their careers more successful, satisfying,...
Creating Your First Resume
Creating Your First Resume, by Kathryn Troutman with Paulina Chen. 2016. Federal Career Training Institute, Catonsville, Maryland, USA. 69 pages.Designed for introducing the topic of resumes, Creating Your First Resume is outlined in a candid format...
Creative Mentorship and Career-Building Strategies: How to Build Your Virtual Personal Board of Directors
Creative Mentorship and Career-Building Strategies: How to build your Virtual Personal Board of Directors, by Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, CGP. 2015. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. 216 pages.This book provides instruction for how to become...
Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream
Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream, by Whitney Johnson. 2012. Boston, Massachusetts: Bibliomotion. 272 pages.Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream is intended to show readers how to recognize and...
Find Your Federal Job Fit
Find Your Federal Job Fit By Janet M. Ruck and Karol Taylor. 2011. JIST, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. 256 pages.Find Your Federal Job Fit is intended to teach readers how to obtain a career in the federal workforce. The expected audience is novice federal...
Get Back to Work: Smart & Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make Your Next Career Move
Get Back to Work: Smart & Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make Your Next Career Move, by Melissa Washington. 2014. Friesen Press, Victoria, BC, Canada. 100 pages.The purpose of this book is to provide adults with information to help them get back...
Getting a Big Data Job for Dummies
Getting a Big Data Job for Dummies, by Jason Williamson, M.S. 2015. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. 240 pages.The author of Getting a Big Data Job for Dummies addresses students in computer science deciding what area to pursue and also...
Getting an Information Security Job for Dummies
Getting an Information Security Job for Dummies, by Peter H. Gregory, CISSIP, CISA,CRISC. 2015. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ. 324 pages.This is another of the more than 30 books written by Peter H. Gregory, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, a noted Information...
Getting a Social Media Job for Dummies
Getting a Social Media Job for Dummies, by Brooks Briz and David Rose John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA. 358 pages.Getting a Social Media Job for Dummies is intended to help readers discover and prepare themselves for social media careers,...
Getting a Web Development Job for Dummies
Getting a Web Development Job for Dummies, by Kathleen Taylor and Bud E. Smith. 2015. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. 298 pages.Everyone knows the For Dummies series of books - they provide in-depth information in an easy-to-read...
Handbook for Using the Self-Directed Search: Integrating RIASEC and CIP Theories in Practice (5Th Edition)
Handbook for Using the Self-Directed Search: Integrating RIASEC and CIP Theories in Practice (5th Edition) By Robert C. Reardon, PhD and Janet G. Lens, PhD PAR, Lutz, FL, USA. 236 pages.This handbook will help show you how to better understand your client's...
How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile ... and 18 Mistakes to Avoid (Updated for 2016)
How to Write a KILLER Linkedln Profile ... and 18 Mistakes to Avoid (updated for 2016) By Brenda Bernstein, JD, CERM, CMRW, CARW. 2015. Wise Media Group. 197 pages.This book describes the importance of LinkedIn in today's business world. It is a step-by-step...
Introduction
INTRODUCTION TO THIS ISSUE"So many books, so little time." Do you share my annual lament? If so, please join me in thanking our colleagues who agreed to read and review a tall stack of books for this Book Reviews issue of the Journal. As you will see,...
Learning Outcomes Assessment Step-by-Step: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice in Career Services
Learning Outcomes Assessment Step-by-Step: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice in Career Services, By Julia Panke Makela, Gail S. Rooney. 2012. The National Career Development Association. Broken Arrow, OK, USA. 80 pages.Learning Outcomes Assessment Step-by-Step:...
Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life
Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life By Patti Johnson. 2014. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion. 256 pages.In Make Waves, author Patti Johnson advises how each person can start, build, and contribute to a wave, her name for the change...
Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work
Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide To Making It Work at Work By Lee Caraher. 2015. Bibliomotion, Inc. www.bibliomotionlcom, Brookline, MW, USA. 176 Pages.Lee Caraher addresses the dissonance between Boomer managers and Millennial employees...
Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed.Get Hired
Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed...Get Hired, by Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW and Louise Kursmark, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW. 2017. Emerald Career Publishing, Coleman Falls, VA, USA.188 pages.Modernize Your Job Search Letters intends...
Modernizing Your Resume: Get Noticed.Get Hired
Modernizing Your Resume: GetNoticed...GetHired, by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, Master Resume Writers. 2016. Emerald Career Publishing, Coleman Falls, Virginia, USA. 220 pages.Modernize Your Resume is a resource intended for anyone seeking to showcase...
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World By Adam Grant, Ph. 2016. Viking, New York, NY, USA. 322 pages.Citing research and many compelling stories, Grant challenges our assumptions about who is truly creative and how original ideas get traction,...
Pipe Dreams: Seven Pipelines of Career Success
Pipe Dreams: Seven Pipelines of Career Success, by Mike Gellman. 2014. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 226 pages.Mike Gellman's Pipe Dreams: Seven Pipelines of Career Success was designed to help workers at any stage of career development...
Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, by Dori Clark. 2013. Harvard Business Review, Boston, MA, USA. 226 pages.This book provides a step-by-step guide to help you assess your unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and...
Retire to the Life You Love: Practical Tools for Designing Your Meaningful Future
Retire to the Life You Love: Practical Tools for Designing Your Meaningful Future, by Nell Smith. 2014. Summertime Publishing, United Kingdom. 232 pages.This book is directed to an adult audience about to enter the retirement years or those who may have...
Smile and Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World
Smile and Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World, by Kirt Manecke, 2017. Solid Press, Milford, MI. USA. 131 pages, paperback.As the author notes, this is a handbook. Teens may be surprised that they are not expected to whip...
So You Think You're Ready for College? Critical College Skills That Don't Show Up on A College Application
So You Think You're Ready For College? Critical College Skills That Don't Show Up On A College Application, by Kent T. Cubbage, PhD. 2016. Ingram Press. 188 pages.The purpose of this book is to share information, insight, and tips about some of the lesser...
Storytelling for Dummies
Storytelling for Dummies By Karen Dietz, PhD and Lori L. Silverman. 2014. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken N.J. USA. 354 pages.This is a wonderful book and resource. Although it won't magically transform you into an awesome storyteller, it does provide...
Strategic Connections: The New Face of Networking in A Collaborative World
Strategic Connections: The New Face of Networking In A Collaborative World By Anne Baber, Lynne Waymon, Andre Alphonso, and Jim Wylde. 2015. AMACON, New York, New York, USA. 256 pages.Strategic Connections is about networking in the 21st Century, networking...
Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work
Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work By Mark Bowden. 2013. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. 290 pages.This book, Tame the Primitive Brain, is full of information that, as you...
Teaching Career Development: A Primer for Instructors and Presenters (2Nd Edition)
Teaching Career Development: A Primer for Instructors and Presenters (2nd edition) By Debra S. Osborn, Ph.D. 2016. National Career Development Association, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 208 pages.According to the author, the purpose of this book is to "instruct,...
Tell Stories, Get Hired: Innovative Strategies to Land Your Next Job and Advance Your Career
Tell Stories, Get Hired: Innovative Strategies to Land Your Next Job and Advance Your Career By Daisy Wright. 2014: WCS Publishers. 202 pages.The purpose of this book is to help the reader gain an understanding of how natural storytelling and strategic...
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need, by Daniel H. Pink. 2008. Penguin Group; USA Inc. New York; USA. 180 pages.Manga meets career development: who knew? So what is manga?"Manga" is a Japanese word composed of two kanji,...
The Best Keywords for Resumes, Letters and Interviews: Powerful Words and Phrases for Landing Great Jobs! (2Nd Edition)
The Best Keywords for Resumes, Letters and Interviews: Powerful Words and Phrases for Landing Great Jobs! (2nd Edition), by Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW and Louise Kursmark, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW. 2016. Impact Publications, Manassas Park, VA,...
The Career Playbook
The Career Playbook By James Citrin. 2015. Crown Business, New York, USA. 241 pages.The main purpose of this book is to help new graduates navigate the career world. It introduces the idea of career phases, talks about basic steps such as landing interviews,...
The Complete Executive: The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance
The Complete Executive: The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance By Karen Wright, MCC, CHC. 2012. Bibliomotion, Brookline, MA, USA. 174 pages.The Complete Executive is a great read for both emerging and seasoned leaders who have a desire for...
The Elements of Résumé Style (2Nd Edition)
The Elements of Résumé Style (2nd Edition), By Scott Bennett. 2014. AMACOM Books, New York, NY. 128 pages.This concise book aims to provide the no-nonsense, get-it-done job seeker with the no-nonsense, get-it-done elements of résumé writing.The author,...
The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption
The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption, by Farai Chideya, BA. 2016. Atria Books, New York, New York, US. 290 pages.The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption aims to educate readers about navigating...
The Five Elements of Effective Thinking
The Five Elements of Effective Thinking By Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird. 2012. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. 157 pages.The purpose of this book is to encourage and share practices that enable readers to think more creatively...
The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders and Create a Competitive Organization
The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders and Create a Competitive Organization, By Jacob Morgan. 2014. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA. 234 pages.The Future of Work fills in the gaps of our understanding of what's next in...
The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business
The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future Of Business By Thomas Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen. 2014. Bibliomotion, Inc., Brookline, MA, USA. 211 pages.The Gen Z Effect: The six forces shaping the future of business discusses hyperconnectivity...
The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time off, and Financing the Life That You Want
The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life that You Want, By Diane Mulcahy, A.B., M.P.P. 2016. AMACOM, New York, N.Y., USA. 199 pages.The Gig Economy is a perfect guide for career service...
The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life
The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life, by Allison Rimm. 2013. Bibliomotion, Inc., Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. 236 pages.In The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life, author Allison Rimm translates a proven method of achieving success in...
The Mentor Myth
The Mentor Myth, by Debby Carreau. 2016. Bibliomotion, Inc., Brookline, MA, USA. 180 pages.The Mentor Myth is based on the premise that you alone are responsible for the outcome of your career success. While there are plenty of folks who advocate loudly...
The No B.S. Guide to Maximum Referrals and Customer Retention
The No B.S. Guide to Maximum Referrals and Customer Retention By Dan S. Kennedy and Shaun Buck. 2016 Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Irvine, CA 177 pages.The No B.S. Guide to Maximum Referrals and Customer Retention is something of a rare book these days: it...
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
The Power of Broke: How empty pockets, a tight budget, and a hunger for success can become your greatest competitive advantage, By Daymond John with Daniel Paisner. 2016. Crown Business, New York, New York, USA. 290 pages.The Power of Broke is written...
The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth, and Success
The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth, and Success By Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary. 2016. Routledge, Florence, KY, USA. 240 pages.The authors set out to educate CEOs and other leaders how meeting with peer groups regularly...
The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy
The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy, by David L. Blustein. 2006. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, USA. 340 pages.Bluestein integrates multiple disciplines impacting work life...
The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy
The Slow Professor: Challenging The Culture Of Speed In The Academy By Maggie Berg, PhD, Barbara K. Seeber, PhD. 2016. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 128 pages.Berg and Seeber invite us to apply...
The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt: How to Use Criticism to Strengthen Relationships, Improve Performance, and Promote Change
The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt: How to Use Criticism to Strengthen Relationships, Improve Performance, And Promote Change By Deborah Bright, 2015. American Management Association, New York, NY, USA. 244 pages.The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt is intended...
The Ultimate Customer Experience! the Path to Victory for Any Business ... Any Size ... Any Time
The Ultimate Customer Experience! The Path to Victory for Any Business ... Any Size ... Any Time, by Art Suriano. 2014. Author House LLC. 2014. Bloomington, IN, USA. 148 pages.This easy-to-read, common sense book is an easy-to-follow blueprint for anyone...
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming The Person You Want To Be By Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter. 2015. Crown Business, New York, New York, USA. 234 pages.Widely recognized as American's #1 executive coach, Goldsmith's book helps people...
Uncover. Position. Thrive: Your Guide to Job Search & Career Growth
Uncover. Position. Thrive: Your Guide to Job Search & Career Growth, by Lene Øveland Berge, MSc, ACRW, CCM. 2016. Kai Hansen Trykkeri, Stavanger, Norway. 163 pages.Uncover. Position. Thrive is a sparkling, comprehensive career guide empowering job...
What Color Is Your Parachute? (2017 Edition)
What Color is Your Parachute? (2017 Edition), by Richard N. Bolles 2017. Ten Speed Press, Berkely, CA, USA. 354 pages.How many millions of copies has this book sold over the years? More than I can count. The actual number is something north of 10 million...
Will College Pay off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make
Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make By Peter Cappelli, 2015. PublicAffairs, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, New York, NY, USA. 215 pages.The book helps separate myth from reality about the value...
Working Scared (or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream
Working Scared (Or Not At All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream, By Carl E. Van Horn. 2014 Rowman & Littlefield, London, United Kingdom. 209 pages.Working Scared (Or Not At All) presents the findings of...
Your Guide to High-Paying Careers
Your Guide to High-Paying Careers, by Laurence Shatkin, PhD. 2014. Meyer & Meyer Media (UK) Ltd., Maidenhead, UK. 473 pages.Laurence Shatkin's Your Guide to High-Paying Careers is a resource targeted toward job seekers who are looking for a new career...
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