Web Links

Chapter 1

Find out about the use of metaphor and learn how to generate your own – see: www.mindtools. com/pages/article/newCT_93.htm and www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Metaphor

Chapter 2

Bourdieu’s field theory made easy – see the YouTube video entitled ‘Field theory – Pierre Bourdieu’ posted by Herwin Simon: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FXPnkwSCyE  

Hofstede’s work on cultural differences – see the website of the Hofstede Centre: http://geert-hofstede.com/the-hofstede-centre.html  

Data on the world economy with indicators per country: website of the International Monetary Fund (www.imf.org/external/index.htm )


Chapter 3

Why looking back at your childhood can help you find a career you love – see: www.careershifters.org/blog/why-looking-back-at-your-childhood-can-help-you-find-a-career-you-love   

Thirteen Economic Facts about Social Mobility and the Role of Education – see: www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2013/06/13-facts-higher-education   

Chapter 4

Early career stage advice – see: www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2013/10/17/my-10-best-pieces-of-career-advice-for-millennials/

Advice for your first-ever job – see: www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2012/12/10/some-quick-sage-advice-for-young-employees-early-in-their-careers/

Chapter 5

Need help making career decisions? See the ‘career advice’ section at: www.prospects.ac.uk  

Career advice from Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn – ‘The start-up of you’ book and free companion website is available at: www.thestartupofyou.com/start/

Chapter 6

Learn about the importance of realistic job previews in assessing fit with a potential employer – see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realistic_job_preview and rtc.umn.edu/docs/rjp.pdf  

Would being a cabin crew member at easyJet be a good fit for you? Assess your fit with easyJet at: http://careers.easyjet.com/try-before-you-fly/


Chapter 7

On the sense and nonsense of following your passion – see the YouTube video entitled ‘Follow your passion is wrong: Cal Newport speaks at World Domination Summit 2012’, posted by Dennis Decoene: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUQjAAwsKR8   

Do you view your career as a journey or a destination? See: http://blog.learningbyshipping.com/2013/03/28/defining-your-career-path-journey-or-destination/  (includes a link to a sur­vey at the end)

Your career journey (a series of self-assessments) – see: https://careers.asbgroup.co.nz/career-journey/intro;jsessionid=87C7F869EF9EA88E9DC5B14F3A2DD6DB


Chapter 8

A reflection on social identity – see the TEDTalk entitled ‘Embracing otherness, embracing myself’ by Thandie Newton at: www.ted.com/talks/thandie_newton_embracing_otherness_ embracing_myself.html

Role models for women’s careers – a website containing inspirational role model videos for women for a large number of occupations can be found at: www.careergirls.org  

OECD data on work–life balance – see the OECD ‘better life index’ website at: www.oecdbet­terlifeindex.org/topics/work-life-balance/    

Chapter 9

How to find a career mentor – see: www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Mentor  

Map your network using the LinkedIn InMaps application – see: http://careerhorizons.word­press.com/2011/01/29/linkedin-tip-visually-map-your-network/

Chapter 10

John Boudreau on human capital – see the YouTube video entitled ‘The new science of human capital’ posted by Harvard Business Review at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3rZSIqZ0pM   

Find out which are the shortage occupations in your region – this knowledge might help you develop a ‘unique’ profile: for the UK – www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/  attachment_data/file/261493/shortageoccupationlistnov11.pdf; for New Zealand – www.immi­gration.govt.nz/migrant/general/generalinformation/review.htm ; for Australia – www.immi.gov.au/Work/Pages/skilled-occupations-lists/skilled-occupations-lists.aspx  ; for Canada – www.visacenter.org/index.php/page/canadas-shortage--and-priority-occupations-25-and-counting-tick-tock . For other countries, simply look up ‘shortage occupations’, adding the name of your country in the search string.

More about employability and how to develop it – see the website of the Careers and Employability Service of the University of Kent at: www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsdevelop.htm

Chapter 11

Hear Steve Jobs’ (the founder of Apple who passed away in 2011) career story – see: www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die   

Read 10 empowering career stories – see: www.10careerstories.com/10_career_stories.html

Chapter 12

The UK’s official graduate careers website – see: www.prospects.ac.uk  

The career management guide – see: www.cma-canada.org/index.cfm/ci_id/3978/la_id/1/docu ment/1/re_id/0

Chapter 13

How to find a career counselor – see: www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Good-Career-Counselor  

Interested in becoming a career counselor yourself? See: http://psychology.about.com/od/psychologycareerprofiles/p/career-counselor.htm