What if everything you know about careers is false? Bombarded by toxic misinformation about unemployment and failing career prospects, job hunters are often halted by fear. 101 Career Myths Debunked is essential reading for college students, job hunters, and career changers to discover the myths holding them back and reveal the surprising truths and practical steps that will set them on the path to career success.
Written by a counseling psychologist and career psychology expert, 101 Career Myths Debunked is your personal career coach and ultimate planning guide. This easy-to-use workbook will show you how to boost your confidence and build a life you love. It walks you through the entire career development process and helps you deal successfully with everything you need to consider. You’ll learn practical new ways to move forward from your present uncertainty into a promising future.
Table of Contents
List of Myths, List of Actions, Acknowledgements, 1. Introduction, 2. Decision Making, 3. Education, 4. Job Hunting, 5. Working
Elizabeth L. Campbell, PhD, a counseling psychologist specializing in career development and counseling, has over a decade of experience counseling, researching, and teaching about careers and the helping professions.
"It’s hard enough to forge a path in today’s world of work without the constant stream of misleading cultural messages about career decision-making. That’s why 101 Career Myths Debunked is such an important book. In it, Elizabeth Campbell helps readers test their assumptions with practical, evidence-based guidance that really works. This is a go-to resource for anyone navigating a career transition, because in career development, wise choices are informed choices. I strongly recommend it!"
Bryan J. Dik, PhD, professor of psychology at Colorado State University, author of Redeeming Work, and co-inventor of the PathwayU career assessment platform
"As I read this book, I felt as if I was talking with a career coach who was teaching me how to think clearly about my career and life. Engaging with Dr. Campbell and her workbook will help you to make better choices and take more effective actions as you build your career. This workbook provides excellent career education and coaching strategies to help readers avoid common misconceptions that can stall career decision making and reduce job satisfaction."
Mark L. Savickas, PhD, professor of career counseling and author of Career Adaptability
"Dr. Campbell empowers the reader challenge their own limiting beliefs and gives them a template to bust through the career barriers that hold many of us back. If you feel trapped by your own flawed thinking and outdated programming, this well-researched and well-referenced book is the solution you need to guide you to your own authentic work-life journey."
Brock Armstrong, movement coach and CBT practitioner at BrockArmstrong.com
"An extremely helpful and insightful book! Campbell's sage advice and well-designed workbook will boost your motivation, brighten your mindset, and guide you through doable action steps to achieve your dreams. I've ordered several as graduation gifts, and the book would be just as useful for mid-life career changes. I would recommend it to anyone working on creating a rewarding career—and life."
Monica Reinagel, author, coach, and co-host of the Change Academy podcast
"I found myself nodding in agreement as I read 101 Career Myths Debunked. It resonated closely with my own career journey and my identity as a lifelong learner. Dr. Campbell seamlessly articulates the thought processes and beliefs that so many who have achieved success acquired along the way. If you are looking for a roadmap to discovering what you are uniquely created to do and how to get there, this book is the perfect guide!"
Lisa Woodruff, founder and CEO of Organize 365®
"This workbook is a must read and must DO for anyone who wants to approach their career building with confidence! Whether you are brand new to the workforce, are switching careers, or simply want to get promoted in your current field, this book is full of simple but powerful ideas that will get you where you want to be."
Jill Angie, life coach and CEO of Not Your Average Runner
"101 Career Myths Debunked is a thought-provoking career planning workbook that dispels myths, provides facts, and inspires productivity. This workbook will help you manage your mindset, find your direction, and take action so you can achieve career success."
Marie Smith, master trainer and instructor for the National Career Development Association