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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.

Managing Careers in Organizations – An Overview
Managing careers in organizations – An overview

Myth has it that medium and large organizations used to offer careers of the narrow ‘onward and upward’ type, and what's more they played a large part in helping individual employees manage their progress. The myth has some truth of course, though as I have already pointed out, it applied only to a minority of staff. Still, the game has changed. The previous chapter set the general scene for careers and career management, and contained clues as to why the game may have changed. This chapter picks up where the last one left off, and examines in more detail the current organizational setting of careers. We start by having a closer look ...

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