Employability demonstrates how to effectively deal with obstacles you may encounter on the road to professional success. Covering a wide range of issues, it features case studies, practical tips and activity exercises.
As employment patterns and management structures have changed, people who may have once spent their entire career climbing one corporate ladder are suddenly discovering that the ladder has disappeared. This turbulent environment means that individuals are now having to take more responsibility for the development of their own professional growth.
Employability tackles this crucial need for active career management by helping individuals acquire the skills necessary to achieve lifelong career success. Packed with detailed case studies, practical tips, and activity exercises, this book demonstrates how you can effectively deal with any obstacles you may encounter on the road to professional success. A vast range of relevant issues are covered, including: mapping a career path; improving your learning skills; the art of self-promotion; tackling interviews; managing stress; reviewing goals.
By participating in the activities presented in Employability, you will learn how to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, develop strategic goals and, ultimately, package yourself in such a way that lifelong employability becomes the reality.
In Employability, Susan Bloch and Terry Bates share their wealth of experience of coaching people at all levels to be successful and effective in their jobs and careers. Between them they have published over 40 articles on career development and related topics.
Susan Bloch is a chartered psychologist and consultant with GHN Ltd, specialists in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. Susan is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and also holds a Masters Degree from Colombia University NY. She has practised as a psychologist and personnel professional for 25 years, including 10 years with the Sheraton Hotels Group in Israel. Prior to joining GHN, Susan was Executive Director of the Vocational Guidance Association.
Terry Bates is a chartered psychologist and consultant with GHN Ltd, specialists in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. Terry is a graduate of Queens University, Belfast. He has practised as an Educational Psychologist and lectured in occupational psychology at Edinburgh University. He spent 11 years with British Airways, including several years as Principal of the BA Staff College. Later he was a senior consultant at Sundridge Park Management Centre. Before joining GHN in 1991 he operated as an independent consultant for 8 years.