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` John Arnold has written a book which will serve well any student or new practitioner in the area of career management, both in terms of explaining how thinking has developed, and in looking forward to the complexities of the future' - Career Path, Institute Personnel and Development `This book has two purposes for education leaders. It provides understanding of the world of pupils will be moving into. More urgently, because it is not yet sufficiently recognised, it provides a framework for us to consider what is happening to teachers’ careers now’ - School Leadership The book will appeal to several different audiences, particularly those taking human resource modules in MBA and other postgraduate management courses, undergraduates taking special modules in university business schools or psychology departments, and all practising human resource managers, particularly those concerned with career management and (in the UK) those taking the IPD option on career management. The book is not primarily a do-it-yourself career manual, but nevertheless contains much that will assist people to manage their own careers better.


The purpose of this initial chapter is to present an overview of the rest of the book. I have described in the Preface the aims and style of the book as a whole, so I will not repeat those now. If you are unfamiliar with careers and career management, you should find this chapter helpful in orientating you to the remainder of the book. If you are more familiar with the topic area, you may also find it useful as a refresher, and as a guide to which parts of the book are likely to be most useful to you. But this chapter is not intended as a kind of executive summary, or as a substitute for the rest of the book. The research ...

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