By Melissa S. Fireman and Susanne M. Maurer ’99
Passions, talents, and values are not usually words associated with a career in today’s job market, but Melissa S. Fireman and Susanne M. Maurer ’99 intend to change that with their book Career Magellan: How to Begin Your Career Journey. This career/life assessment guide is full of ideas to help match interests and passions with possible careers. Designed for just about every level of worker, ranging from someone just entering the workforce to one near retirement, the book features actual case examples and includes two pages of resources. It explores how to take stock of what matters most; how to define passions, talents, and values; and how to turn those into the first steps of career exploration. Fireman and Maurer are the founders of Washington Career Services, a career management firm specializing in organizational and career consulting for individuals, academia, and industry.
− Published by Washington Career Services, July 2011