Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond’s new book, Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career, aims to help high-school and college-age students land in the right career. Published by New York- and Hampton Roads-based Morgan James Publishing, it is for sale as an ebook now on popular bookselling sites and releases in print for purchase online and in brick-and-mortar stores on November 14. Careering comes at the right time—it’s a great gift for the holidays and a great way to start off the new year. It retails for $9.95.
Careering springs from Raymond’s own work journey. Raymond, who is a millennial and the founder and president of Innovative Management Consulting, began her professional career in the human resources field but felt that there were other areas that called to her. After she began her master’s studies in organizational sciences, she understood why: She loved helping others, but she loved doing it one-on-one in her own unique way.
Today, Raymond has found career happiness and shares her secret in Careering. She wrote the guide, which is small enough to fit into a pant pocket like its name suggests, to help other millennials discover their passions and aptitudes—the key to landing in a career that’s right for them—more quickly than she did, she says. It urges them to try out many jobs, activities, and programs that will give them insight into their interests and strengths, and advises them on how to go about doing that; for instance, it suggests they learn more about The Birkman Method, a test that helped Raymond in her career journey.
Careering is interactive, with exercises students can respond to on blank lines, making each copy a unique tool for each individual. The guide also advises readers on the nuts and bolts of careering: how to create a resume, network, and interview; how not to use social media; who to approach for references and how to use those references; and so much more.
“During my graduate studies at George Washington University, I was exposed to The Birkman Method, a personality-assessment test. Birkman helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses in the workplace and put me on the path to doing what I do today: help people across the career spectrum deliver peak work performances and young adults find a career that best suits them,” Raymond says. “My work really fulfills me now, and with Careering, I hope to play a role in helping young people find fulfilling work too.”
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