Step-by-step guide for career planning

Step-by-step guide for career planning
Personal Balance sheet: A practical career planning guide
By Randall M. Craig
Knowledge to Action Press; $24.99 (CAN)

Randall Craig is a well-recognized management consultant and author of several career books, including Leaving the Mother Ship. In his new book, Personal Balance Sheet, he offers practical step-by-step guidance on the process of career planning.

Throughout the book, you will find a number of diagnostic exercises to help you understand your strengths and frame your career development and work-life balance plans.

“Career planning does not happen in a vacuum,” says Craig. “How you spend your time beyond the working day can have a direct impact on your success within it."

“We live in a ‘free agent’ era where we have more options, more flexibility, and more say,” says Joseph Palumbo, executive director of the Schulich School of Business at York University, in his foreword to Craig’s book. “Yet, with this new-found flexibility comes responsibility. How can we strategically make better choices along the way?”

Personal Balance Sheet aims to help as we plan a more efficient route to our goals. As readers work through the book, they are asked to take stock and examine their achievements to date, to develop checklists and goals for themselves, and to develop a plan to meet those goals.

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