Working on the Dream:

A Guide to Career Planning and Job Success
by Don Lavin and Andrea Everett
Edited and Produced by Beth DePoint

This is a hands-on career planning manual which was written to educate people with serious mental illness and the employment professionals who work with them. The book encourages people to take charge in choosing a career path, developing job goals and taking responsibility for planning their job-search strategies. Well-written and down-to-earth, offering many worksheets, career planning profiles, tips, and sample letters and resumes to help the job searcher. It is probably for the beginner job applicant more so than for people with less serious mental illnesses. It also includes an entire chapter devoted to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), etc. It is 137 pages long, in a workbook format, and was published in 1995.

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Submitted on: 4-May-2000