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Core and Further Reading

Core reading

The core reading for this module has been provided as part of the reading pack and through online links. Where electronic versions of readings are available they are linked to the relevant section of the module space. Other readings are provided in hard copy. They are listed here in the order in which they are referred to in the module materials.

Understanding the Labour Market

Offer, M. (2001). ‘The discourse of the labour market’, in: Gothard, B., Mignot, P., Offer, M., and Ruff, M. Careers Guidance in Context. London: Sage, 76-92

This chapter provides an overview of the role of labour market information in career development work and some insights into ways of conceptualising labour markets.

Organisational Careers

Inkson, K. (2007). 'Chapter 9: Careers as Resources' in Understanding Careers: the Metaphors of Working Lives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 198-223

To begin to orient you to a particular strand of career development theories that can be summarised as the 'organisational' literature, I have included a chapter on Inkson's book on one of his selected metaphors: 'Career as Resource'. (You might also wish to revisit the opening chapter of Inkson where he outlines the origins of the organisational literature).

Morgan, G (2006) Images of organisation, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Career Service Policy

Hughes, D. (2013) 'The changing UK careers landscape: tidal waves, turbulence and transformation', British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 41 (3) 226-239

OECD, (2004) 'Career Guidance and Public Policy: Bridging the Gap', Paris, France: OECD

Watts, A.G. & Sultana, R.G. (2004) ‘Career Guidance Policies in 37 Countries: Contrasts and Common Themes’ International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance 4: 105-122 offers a now slightly dated but usefully comparative perspective on policy.

Using LMI in Practice

Bloch, D.P (1989) From Career Information to Career Knowledge: Self, Search and Synthesis, Journal of Career Development; 16 (2) 119-128

Further reading

Arthur, M.B., Hall, D.T. and Lawrence, B.S. (eds.) (1989). Handbook of Career Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Arthur, M.B. and Rousseau, D.M. (1996). The Boundaryless Career: a New Employment Principle for a New Organisational Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bimrose, J. and Barnes, S-A. (2010). 'Labour Market Information (LMI), Information Communications and Technologies (ICT) and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG). The Way Forward? '. London: UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Brown, P, Lauder, H & Ashton, D (2011) The Global Auction: the Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Incomes. New York : Oxford University Press.

Brown, P and Hesketh, A (2004) The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gunz, H. and Peiperl, P. (eds.) (2007). Handbook of Career Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hirsh, W. (2008). Career development in employing organisations: practices and challenges from a UK perspective. Career Research and Development, 20: 18-22.

Jackson, C. (2008). Career development at work: issues affecting the provision of career support for people in employment. Career Research and Development, 20: 9-17.