This book would never have become a reality without the help, support and advice of a great number of people. I am especially grateful to the thousands of career and life planners and job hunters who have bought the previous editions. Knowing how useful the information and exercises have been to them was the inspiration to write my first book and has sustained me through many long hours at my desk as I have written each new edition.
I have made every effort to make the text of this book non-discriminatory. If I have failed in any part, please accept my apologies and let me know, so that I can correct it for future editions.