With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring counselors how to break into the business, and give experienced counselors ideas for improving effectiveness and recharging their practice. Outlining tools, problem-solving tips, and ethical values for today''s career counselor, THE CAREER COUNSELOR'?S HANDBOOK features new information about performing the Annual Career Checkup, choosing Essence over Ego, and using the Internet-while celebrating the fact that even career counselors need counsel once in a while.
About the Author
HOWARD FIGLER, PHD, has been a nationally known speaker, author, and seminar leader for the past 30 years. He is the author of seven books, including The Complete Job-Search Handbook, and was formerly the career center director at the University of Texas at Austin and director of counseling at Dickinson College. He lives in Sacramento, California.
Bolles holds a master's degree in New Testament studies. Mr. Bolles's background includes service as canon pastor of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; national staff member of United Ministries in Higher Education; director, National Career Development Project; and author, consultant, and speaker.
"Dick Bolles and Howard Figler once again become our trusted guides as we strive to serve responsibly in the sacred sphere of other people's careers. What a joy to be reintroduced to classics like 1-2-3 Counseling, and at the same time share in the latest thinking of two masters of the profession. Each chapter's lesson inspires us to be the best that we can be with our clients."-Deb Koen, president of Career Development Services and contributor to The Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com"Full of practical how-to tips as well as insight into broad, philosophical topics such as mystery, ego, values, and spirituality, this handbook is your opportunity to benefit from the stimulating ideas and diverse styles of Howard Figler and Dick Bolles. Try it, you'll like it-and you'll learn."-H. B. Gelatt, EdD, cofounder of Gelatt Partners and author of Creative Decision Making With Positive Uncertainty