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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding career-choice guide, August 26, 2001
This review is from: Finding a Career That Works for You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing a Career (Paperback)
Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 18 years. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD), learning disabilities (LD), and other challenges, with respect to career issues. She is the founder and coordinator of Michigan Adolescent and Adult ADD Network for Professionals and is on the Board of Directors of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the Michigan Career Development Association. Ms. Fellman is the author of the book, The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents, and co-presenter in an instructional video called Succeeding in College and Career with ADD. She has presented workshops at local, state and national levels on the subject of career development decisions for people with ADD, LD and other special challenges. This 200-page trade paperback has an index, a table of contents, a list of job-search resources and an appendix with sample resumes. It covers the following topics as they pertain to job search: (1) career development; (2) career interests; (3) individual skills, accomplishments and aptitude; (4) personality type; (5) prioritizing work and leisure; (6) early career dreams; (7) individual energy patterns and work habits; (8) completing a job history; (9) special challenges (such as ADD and LD); (10) adding new job skills; (11) the changing labor market; (12) job information resources; (13) how people find jobs; (14) preparing a resume and cover letter; (15) interviewing; (16) laws affecting the job application and interview process; (17) getting off on the right foot and adjusting to a new job. I heard of this book through a mail order house specializing in books of interest to adults, teens and children with ADD. However, this book is not only for people with ADD or LD. It is an outstanding guide for anyone, at any age, in the process of searching for a job or choosing a career. Ms. Fellman helps readers better understand their interests, aptitudes, personality and goals as the first steps in choosing a career. Then she provides practical tips on how to find a job in a chosen field. The many personal stories provided by the author of people who have found work they love are very inspiring. I also found particularly helpful a listing of occupations from the Dictionary of Occupational titles (DOT) published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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