Career Choices

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Case Incident 1
What Should Wilma and Frank do?
1. According to Edgar Schein, what career anchors are driving Wilma’s and Frank’s careers at this point?
Career Anchors include talents, motives, values and attitudes which give stability and direction to a person’s career – it is the ‘motivator’ or ‘driver’ of that person. A career anchor is the one element in your self-concept that you will not give up, even in the face of difficult choices
The Career anchor that identifies with Wilma is Pure Challenge, Wilma has decided to relocate and pursue a job as an associate professor of business at a university in Nunavut. She has been given an opportunity to embrace a career position she has been working towards for the last five years through her doctorate, and accepts the challenge to move away from her husband and embark on a new chapter. She strives to be successful.
The Career anchor identified with Frank is Service/ Dedication to the job. Frank did not feel compelled to move to Nunavut with Wilma. The job search fell short of his expected values.

2. If Wilma wishes to stay in her new job, how could her employer assist her with this dilemma?
The employer could recommend a job search service. Frank could possibly meet with a representative who can assist him with building his qualifications, revise his resume and prepare him for interviews. Wilma’s employer could help network Frank. Contact friends, relatives, and acquaintances one by one and ask them if they know of any openings for which they could recommend him.

3. Is there anything Frank and Wilma should have done differently in your opinion? If so, what?
In my opinion Frank could have asked for a leave of absence from his current job until the possibility of a job in Nunavut and Wilma could have declined the offer and seek work in Toronto.

Case Incident 2
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