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Running Head: BOOK REVIEW AND PROGRAM PLANNING Amber Tran Book Review and Program Planning Dr. Darius Cooper CO 542 University of West Alabama 1
Running Head: BOOK REVIEW AND PROGRAM PLANNING Abstract This paper will offer a synopsis of The Career Counselor's Handbook by Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles. A long time back, there was no manual for counselors. While recommending that some guide was frantically required and examining who might compose it, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles concluded that they would write it. They acquired work from various other professional advisors, just as their encounters were included in the history and techniques for counseling. Following the outline, thoughts are talked about from the book, and there is an assessment of which approaches, procedures, and methodologies are influential in career counseling. The synopsis and program plan will be utilized to profit career counselors. 2
Running Head: BOOK REVIEW AND PROGRAM PLANNING Book Review and Program Planning The handbook is a guide for advocates who are new in their profession as career counselors or the individuals who have been career counselors and are looking for direction in the profession. The numerous objectives and obligations of a career counselor are talked about in chapter one. There are seven subjects that career counselors deal with: job development, job assessment, job-hunt counseling, career development, career assessment, career planning/advice, and life/work planning. All through the book, every one of these subjects is talked about inside and out. The essential objectives of the profession are to share wisdom, impart knowledge, and dispense information. When using those goals in the counseling profession is allows individuals to reach the essence of spirituality. Figler and Bolles (2007) proceed to talk about what the word career means, what number of occupations are out there, and which individuals will look for the help of career counselors. Occupation decisions are ordinarily made when individuals finish secondary school or college. The book discusses the deeper meaning of the word career. There are three different attitudes individuals have towards their career: the horse, the cart, and the road. "The Road- For these individuals, their job is seen above all else as action. It is the exhilaration and excitement involved in the action that is the point of it all. They love the risk. The Horse- Their job is seen above all else as something that pleases the self. They aim for the horse's elevation as it races for the pure pleasure of running, with nostrils fairing. The Cart- Their job is measured above all else by what their work carries to others. Character is their main concern. Every working man or woman holds on of these views" (Bolles & Figler 2007).

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