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Change/plan your career

Self-assessment exercises

The Business leadership for women learning guide has a useful assessment called managing your career to help you look at the type of individual you are, your values, aspirations, strengths and goals.

The development activities from the Self managed development learning guide are designed to help you to take responsibility and control for your own development and learning and to plan your future direction. You may choose to work through the 10 steps in sequence, alternatively you may select only some of the steps to work on.

How well do I cope with change? As career paths are no longer written in indelible ink, the ability of individuals to manage their career through continuous change is a key factor in achieving long-term success.

Journal articles

Mascord, David (2002), Coping with ; redundancy, Computer Weekly, Dec 12, 2002, p41.

Broscio, Mike; Scherer, Jay (2003), Creating and implementing a reality-based career plan, Journal of Healthcare Management, March-April 2003, Vol.48 (2), p76(6).

Koonce, Richard (1998), Finding out what's next for you, Training and Development, Sept 1998, Volume 52(9), p18(1).

McCune, Jenny C (1998), The future of retirement, Management Review, April, 1998, Volume 87(4), p10(7).

Komisar, Randy (2000), Goodbye Career, Hello Success, Harvard Business Review, March 2000, Volume 78 (2), p161.

Rouse, Julia (1999), Helping Unemployed People Into Self-employment, International Small Business Journal, Jan, Volume 17(2), p98(1).

Williams, Audrey (1997), Know your retirement from your redundancy, People Management, Jan 9, 1997, Volume 3(1), p42(2).

Kahnweiler, William M; Otte, Fred L (1995), Long-range career planning during turbulent times, Business Horizons, Jan-Feb 1995, Volume 38(1), p2(6).

Dubois, David D (2000), The 7 Stages of One's Career, Training & Development, 54.12, December, p45.

Book summaries

Reading lists

Useful websites

ASE - Career Management Advice:

Redundancy Help:

Business Link:


Online Small Business Workshop: Business Plans:

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