The Book.


Passport: The Authentic Quest for Your Dream Career

Writing the career development text Passport: The Authentic Quest for Your Dream Career, was a process started by creating an interactive workshop. The workshop almost follows the book chapters listed below. Although it is customized for each educational setting.

During the learning process instructors assign the reading of each chapter to the students outside the class.  The progress of the workshop is actually a flipped learning approach.  There is little or no lecturing in this workshop- it is all hands on experience, focused upon the student’s creation of an identity and portfolios.

At the end of each chapter is a preparation sheet to be filled out before coming to the next session, so with younger students you are assured that they’ve read the material.

Passport: The Authentic Quest for Your Dream Career.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Who is this book for?

Self-Actualization and the Quest

Beyond Growing Up: New Mind Sets

Your Script, Your Drama, Your Value

Creating Your Employment Avatar

Authenticity: Discovering Your Full Persona

Research The Employment / Internship Landscape

Finding the Ideal Mentor

Inculcating the Working Mentor Within

Evaluating Profession Development Scenarios

Applying Your Avatar to Your Persona with Deep Neural Learning

Retooling and Timing to Meet Opportunities

Leveraging Technology Fast to Advance Your Quest

Beyond Human Resources: Avoid the Networking Infinity Spiral

Presence of Mind: The Interview

Rejection!  Repeat After Me: It’s Not My Fault, It’s Not My Fault

Negotiating for More Plausible Outcomes

Reality Clock Check for Occupational Growth

Continuing the Quest for Other Lifetime Benefits

For the Time Capsule