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Book Details
  • Genre: SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre: Personal Growth / Success
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 175

Champion Your Career

Winning in the World of Work

by Halimah Bellows

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Overview

Want to confidently choose your new career? Create a clear vision of a career that suits you “to a tee” and avoid the painful path of trial and error on the job. Champion Your Career, Winning in the World of Work, provides the most up-to-date information about the world of work today along with time tested tools for developing an effective job search strategy. Champion Your Career, Winning in the World of Work, takes you through a number of thoughtful career exploration exercises and provides insights into how to best find a career that is ‘right‘ for you. In each chapter and with each exercise you will discover the elements of a career that you will find fulfilling and rewarding. Discovering your passions and values will ensure you find the most rewarding career for YOU. Some people are happy no matter which career they choose. Others are forever unhappy even when they change careers. The secret to finding a fulfilling career is knowing what you want, and choosing the career where “You can be You” all day long. How do you discover what you want? The exercises and self-assessment tools in this book are what you need. You can explore your passions and values and recognize your strengths and skills. Once you have those, you can apply strategies for decision making, goal setting and networking to move toward your chosen career path. Once you have your career path in mind, Champion Your Career provides great tips on examining the current job market, researching potential employers, resume writing, and interviewing skills - utilizing today’s internet-based tools. Take charge and Champion Your Career! The author, Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC, draws on more than twenty years of experience as a career counselor and coach to bring you these exercises, tools and tips. Halimah wants everyone to find a fulfilling career. Since she can’t assist everyone, she wrote this guide to be your companion on your Champion Journey.

Description

Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work – A Synopsis Anyone who has faced the challenge embarking on a new career knows how important is to have someone cheering you on and guiding you in developing effective strategies. In her new book Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work, Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC draws on more than twenty years of experience as a career counselor/coach to bring readers the tools for championing their own careers. With empathy and enthusiasm, Bellows encourages readers to delve deeply and honestly into their experiences to determine an appropriate career path. She provides a wide range of self-assessment tools to enable individuals to explore their personal passions and values and recognize the strengths and skills they can bring to the workplace. Then she offers sound strategies for decision-making, goal setting and networking to move forward on the chosen career path. Special advice is provided for college students, retirees and those changing careers in mid-life. After developing a clear idea of their career goals, readers are ready to examine the existing job market. Ms. Bellows provides both time-tested and up-to-the-minute suggestions for identifying and researching potential employers. The book includes solid advice on resume writing, interviewing skills and utilizing internet-based tools. The book’s Appendix offers a wealth of additional resources. The path to a fulfilling new career is a journey of many steps. Champion Your Career has been written to serve as a helpful guide and companion on every step of that journey.

About the author

At an early age, Halimah Bellows became aware of her natural ability to listen to people non-judgmentally as well as her desire to be of service to others. In her life as an educator, a career counselor and a coach, she has been able to marry her fascination with people’s stories with her deep interest in the world of work. After completing her undergraduate studies in Social Science and Education at New York University, Halimah went on to earn an MA in English Language Teaching at the University of Exeter in England and then taught English as a Second Language in England and Indonesia. Returning to the United States, she earned her MS in Counseling Psychology at San Francisco State University and received intensive Certified Coach Training at The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California and Retirement Options in St. Louis, Missouri to become a Certified Retirement and Professional Coach. Additionally she has obtained graduate certificates in Training Systems Development and Educational Drama. She holds Washington and California Community College Teaching and Counseling Credentials and is a Certified Dependable Strengths Articulation Process Facilitator. For more than 20 years, Halimah has been helping her clients champion their careers and find their ideal jobs. She has a special gift for gently but relentlessly sifting through the mist and fog of clients’ experiences and impressions and bringing the clarity of their insights to light. Halimah is a seasoned workshop presenter and group facilitator and has led many seminars and retreats for a variety of educational institutions, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and corporations. She is the creator of CAREER QUEST CARDS ©TM, a practical, portable career-building tool providing a distillation of 30 key career-coaching exercises (now available as an app for android, iPhone, iPad or Kindle Fire). Halimah is the author of the career-coaching guide Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work.  She has appeared as a guest on a number of local radio talk shows in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to assisting people through career transitions and supporting retirees to “retire with fire,” she also focuses on helping couples and business partnerships build powerful intentional relationships as well as empowering artists, entrepreneurs and professionals to develop their businesses and achieve their dreams.

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