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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.

Diverse People, Diverse Careers
Diverse people, diverse careers

Some of the material presented in earlier chapters has been based, explicitly or implicitly, on the assumption that people differ. So, for example, people may have different career decision-making styles. They may have different career management needs, and respond differently to any particular career management intervention. On the other hand, much theory and practice in career management also suggests that much is constant across different groups and individuals. So, for example, a development centre might be seen as something that ‘works’, so long as its technical design is up to scratch. Lifespan theories, although more flexible than they once were, have tended to view a person's life as passing through more or less inevitable phases.

Throughout this book I ...

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