WINNING MOVES: Career Strategies for the Eighties by Thomas and Alex York Chorba

WINNING MOVES: Career Strategies for the Eighties

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another self-help guide written for baby-boomers, this one manages to make good sense without insulting anyone's intelligence. A career counseling/placement executive, Chorba has a good feel for the problems facing young toilers in today's job marketplace. His premise, that through perceptive self-analysis, a system of strategic career ""relocations"" can lead to a more financially--and psychologically--satisfying career, is well presented and supported by actual case stories and insights from his numerous corporate relationships. While many similar guides are more elitist in focus, Winning Moves addresses advisories to virtually all working baby-boomers, from secretaries to senior executives. A pivotal consideration--exactly what types of people are today's corporations searching for--is thoroughly discussed and, predictably, followed up by a series of penetrating self. tests designed to assess personal performance, goals, and motivational levels. The job change process is rendered in three steps, which stress the importance of goal setting and preparation for a decision and its resultant actions. Chorba succeeds in presenting the practicalities of the overall process, suggesting helpful hints as to proper dress, choosing personnel agencies, and following up on interviews, among other things. In sum, a step-by-step manual that works. Eminently readable advice for the trainee as well as the seasoned professional, it should be cited for, among other qualities, its completeness and its objectivity.

Pub Date: May 16th, 1986
Publisher: Anchor/Doubleday