This book closely interrogates the construct of identity and the role it plays in career development. It provides guidance for HRD practitioners and researchers who create career development programs through a typology of different categories of identity, such as demographics, life events, and career histories.
The book presents a framework for considering and addressing career development from a critically reflective perspective of identity as a result of choice, chance, and adaptation. It offers a comprehensive understanding and awareness of tacit, nuanced, and stigmatized issues that were once shameful but have now become more socially acceptable. As a result, HRD practitioners can design programs and resources that have a richness and relevance that might heretofore be lacking. The book also offers guidance for individuals as they take charge of their own identities and career trajectories in an increasingly complex and unpredictable working environment.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION: CONTEXT, PURPOSE, PROBLEM
CHAPTER TWO: EXAMINING THE CONSTRUCT OF IDENTITY AND ITS RELEVANCE FOR HRD THEORY AND PRACTICE OR TURNING THE LENS OF EXAMINING IDENTITY INWARD UPON HR PROFESSIONALS
CHAPTER THREE: IDENTITY IS CONSTRUCTED AND CAREER SUCCESS IS SUBJECTIVE
CHAPTER FOUR: DEMOGRAPHICS, IDENTITY AND THE MATRIXED NATURE OF IDENTITY
CHAPTER FIVE: LIFE EVENTS THAT IMPACT IDENTITY
CHAPTER SIX: OTHER FACTORS THAT IMPACT IDENTITY
CHAPTER SEVEN: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, IDENTITY, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER EIGHT: CONCLUSIONS. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? <