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In The Margins

Jan 26, 2023

In this episode, Diverse host Ralph Newell sits down with veteran counselor and counselor educator Dr. Frank Burtnett to discuss his latest book Career Challenges: Straight Talk about Achieving Success in the Technology-Driven, Post-COVID World of Work (Third Edition).


Tune in as Burtnett examines the career development encounters people experience across their work lifespan, the eight phases for career success, and the challenges one must confront and resolve as they navigate this process.


Learn how Career Challenges is the next best thing to having a professional career counselor in the room and about its value to not only the career-minded individual but to counselors, staffing professionals, educators, and more.



- The inspiration behind Dr. Burtnett’s Career Challenges book

- How do we prepare young people for the career development process?

- What are the eight phases for career success and satisfaction?

- Why decision-making is an essential skill for all life experiences

- The workplace is changing, and we must change with it

- Maximizing life-work-balance in today’s more flexible workplace



“I didn't know this at the beginning of my education career, but I think I learned it along the way, and it's more pronounced today than ever, it is that we don't do enough life skills education.”


“Along came this thing called lifelong learning. No one who prepared 20, 40, or 60 years ago is prepared for today's world of work. Technology has screwed all that up.”


“If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up someplace else. And I think somewhere in this world up here we have to have a goal. We have to have a plan to reach that goal.”



Career Challenges: Straight Talk about Achieving Success in the Technology-Driven World (Third Edition):

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