ERIC Number: ED159351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The Homemaker's Job Hunting Guide; A Woman's Resource Guide.
Clayton, Kathi; Fincke, Andrea
Written to aid a woman entering the job market for the first time or re-entering after a period of nonemployment, this guide supplies basic information about preparing for a job or a career. First, the preliminary step of self-assessment and assessing abilities and training is described, and a personal inventory form is suggested. Next, the considerations that affect job choice are reviewed and sources that may suggest career options are identified. In case the career selected requires retraining, refresher courses, or additional education, programs designed to meet those needs are reiterated. Following a discussion of job application procedures (preparing a resume and cover letter, application forms, and interviews), the topic of sex discrimination by employers is covered. Because of the need of displaced homemakers to coordinate their job and home life, provisions for child care and household chores are included. A checklist of questions is provided to help in the final step of deciding if the job offered is the right one before accepting. Also, a brief annotated bibliography is given which evaluates other publications on the subject. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Interviews, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Role, Females, Homemaking Skills, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials, Role Conflict, Self Evaluation, Sex Discrimination
Commission for Women, 512 Finance Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Harrisburg.