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Navigating the complex career transitions just got simpler with the fourth edition of the Transitioning to Work Inventory. Created by renowned author and career development expert John J. Liptak, EdD, this best-selling inventory empowers individuals with little or no work experience to chart their career trajectories effectively and find fulfilling opportunities in today’s dynamic job market.

What’s New?

In this latest edition, the Transitioning to Work Inventory has been revised and updated to stay aligned with the evolving workforce. New features include:

  • Expanded Resources: Additional tools for exploring various occupations and career pathways.
  • Embracing Change: Recognition of the gig economy and emerging career pathways.
  • SMART Goals: Facilitate focused transition strategies with SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Simple and User-Friendly: Individuals rate their preferences among 96 non-work activities, effortlessly connecting them to 16 career clusters and unlocking a wealth of related job options.
  • Tailored Career Plans: Craft personalized career plans outlining educational and occupational goals, along with strategies to overcome potential barriers.
  • Versatile Application: Suitable for diverse populations, including jobseekers, career changers, returning citizens, and individuals transitioning from military to civilian careers.
  • Self-Employment Opportunities: Explores avenues for self-employment, catering to entrepreneurial aspirations.
  • Flexible Usage: Administered to groups or individuals, offering scalability in implementation.
  • Comprehensive Support: Comes with a complimentary Administrator’s Guide, ensuring seamless utilization by Career Development professionals and counsellors.

Who Can Benefit?

The Transitioning to Work Inventory is a valuable tool for:

  • Career Development Professionals: Equip yourself with a powerful tool to guide clients towards fulfilling career paths.
  • Career Counsellors: Enhance your counselling sessions with actionable insights tailored to individual aspirations.
  • Vocational Rehab Practitioners: Empower individuals in rehabilitation-to-work programs with the resources they need to thrive.
  • Educators: Support students in school-to-work programs with targeted career exploration tools.
  • Government Programs: Integrate Transitioning to Work Inventory into provincial programs like Ontario Works, Alberta Supports, BCEA, and ESIA to facilitate successful workforce re-entry.

Companion Resource: Transitioning to Work Workbook

Looking for a deeper dive into career exploration and goal setting? Explore the Transitioning to Work Workbook, a comprehensive companion resource to the Transitioning to Work Inventory. This workbook expands on the assessments, providing a framework for learners to understand their current transition point and how to move forward to work. Using the Hope-Based Resilience model, hands-on activities, and detailed assessments, learners will explore career possibilities and build a plan for success.

Enhanced Features:

  • Additional Resources: Explore more tools for investigating occupations and identifying new career pathways.
  • Recognition of Emerging Trends: Stay ahead with insights into the gig economy and emerging career opportunities.
  • Focused Strategies: Utilize SMART goals to craft targeted transition strategies for success.

Empower your clients to make informed career decisions and embark on transformative professional journeys with Transitioning to Work Inventory and the companion Transitioning to Work Workbook.