Best Way for College Graduates to Have a Great Career? Follow Their Brains.

DALLAS, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The newly released e-book "CAREERS – A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work" identifies how seven core behaviors lead to career satisfaction as well as emotional and psychological health.  Each behavior (Change, Appreciate, Risk, Explore, Endure, Reflect, and Sacrifice) mirrors aspects of essential brain function.  The book inventively expands the definition of career success beyond paths and positions by emphasizing healthy development of the self as a guiding principle in career development. "CAREERS – A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work" is available as an e-book at and on


New graduates entering the job market will benefit the most if they see their job as just the beginning of a broader plan for self-growth. "CAREERS – A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work," a recent e-book from the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, shows that the best way to build a career for both success and long term emotional and psychological health involves essential behaviors your brain is already wired to do.

The 2012 survey by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) showed that students considering a job offer primarily want the opportunity for personal growth. "CAREERS" offers practical advice toward that end by presenting case examples that highlight the seven core behaviors common to personal fulfillment: Change, Appreciate, Risk, Explore, Endure, Reflect and Sacrifice. 

The key to personal growth is finding the right balance of these behaviors for each person.  For example, identifying the appropriate level of risk to reach fulfillment in life requires an intrinsically individualized process. Each person's capacity to handle uncertainty varies, but a refined understanding of one's own risk tolerance enhances career decision making. The authors' framework helps new graduates (or anyone feeling stagnated in career development) see and navigate the many possible paths to their ideal work-life integration.             

"CAREERS – A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work" is currently available for 99 cents at all major outlets for e-books.

The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry's Committee on Work and Organizations examines the interface of the workplace and mental health, identifying issues directly impacting people's well-being.  Committee Members authoring the book include Josh Gibson, M.D., Barrie Sanford Greiff, M.D., Stephen Heidel, M.D., Barbara Long, M.D., Ph.D., and David E. Morrison III, M.D. The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry is a think tank of top psychiatric minds whose thoughtful analysis and recommendations serve to influence and advance modern psychiatric theory and practice. For more information about "CAREERS – A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work," please visit: or contact Josh Gibson, M.D. at 415-328-5848.

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