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SURVIVAL IN THE WORLD OF WORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Starting from Camus' warning that ""when work is soulless, life stifles and dies,"" Halacy carries vocational guidance beyond aptitude testing and salary projections and into the realm of psychic satisfactions. His Pollyanaish assumption that somewhere there's a ""right"" job for everyone makes this useless as sociology. But he gives sane and sound -- if perhaps redundant -- advice on approaching tests and guidance counseling (while admitting that much of the latter is worthless) and it's good to see someone at this level questioning whether a college degree must necessarily lead to a more financially and emotionally rewarding career. Given the amount of nonsense that's peddled under the label of career education, this mild lecture has some merit, even if it's more of a care package than a survival kit.

Pub Date: March 4th, 1975
Page count: 132pp
Publisher: Scribners