Synopses & Reviews
While we are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in decades, our need to mesh career with purpose is at an all-time high. And, as business and society continue to place greater emphasis on social and environmental responsibility, opportunities for career-seekers with a conscience have never been better.
This completely revised second edition of Making a Living While Making a Differenceupdates the rapidly expanding career opportunities in socially responsible and green business, industry, commerce, and non-profits. Professional career counselor Melissa Everett guides the reader through a 10-step program for career development that stresses personal fulfillment, integrity, and contribution. Unlike traditional career guides that focus on defining skill areas, Making a Living While Making a Differencefocuses on personal, social, and environmental values as the driving force for career decisions. Expanded and updated self-assessments, exercises, and visualizations point the reader toward defining their personal area of commitment.
Compelling stories such as the origins of the Endangered Species Chocolate Company or the success of Stonyfield Farm, the feisty little yogurt company, illustrate how ordinary people are doing good and doing well. Everett provides a compassionate self-help framework for dealing with the unique challenges of establishing and maintaining a value-driven life/work career path. Whether a new job-seeker, job-changer, or someone who would like to make a difference right where they are, Making a Living While Making a Differenceis the definitive "how-to-make-it-happen" guide for anyone who wants to customize their work lives to reflect their values more fully.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART ONE: THE WORK TO BE DONE
The Work to be Done
Headlines We'd Like to See, I: Environmental Protection and Renewal
Headlines We'd Like to See, II: Social Healing
Catalysts for a Positive Future: Occupations that Make a Difference
PART TWO: A TEN STEP PROGRAM FOR PRINCIPLED CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Step 1: Wake Up
Step 2: Stabilize Your Life
Step 3: Create a Vibrant Support System
Step 4: Turn On the Light of Connection W
This comprehensive guide for socially-responsible career seekers opens the door to employment and business opportunities in "green" industry and commerce, government, and non-profits.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-224) and index.