ERIC Number: ED198388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Self-Directed Job Search: An Introduction.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
This document provides an introduction to a job search training activity--self-directed job search--which can be implemented by Private Industry Councils (PICs) or Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Prime Sponsors. The first section introduces self-directed job search for the economically disadvantaged. The next section describes this planned activity whose purpose is to inform, instruct, and provide practical experience to job seekers in identifying, initiating contact, and interviewing with prospective employers in order to find a job for themselves. In the third section are described three programs which illustrate the activity in operation. Section 4 overviews the basic structure of self-directed job search: information, skill building, and support. Section 5 addresses variables which PICs and CETA Prime Sponsors must consider in electing to implement a self-directed job search program in relation to resources and needs of locality as well as overall employment and training priorities. Limitations of self-directed job search are discussed in section 6. An annotated bibliography of selected job search materials is also provided. The thirteen publications listed deal mainly with the content of job search training, not with the matter of training techniques and procedures. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Interviews, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Experiential Learning, Information Services, Job Application, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Skill Development
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Prime Sponsors