ERIC Number: ED120420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Self-Development and Career Exploration. For Individuals Who Are in the Process of Making Decisions Concerning Themselves and Their Futures.
Griswold, Kenneth W.
The book was written to help individual adults accomplish four objectives: (1) to increase self-awareness by developing a personal philosophy, (2) to understand the psychology of career choice, (3) to gain occupational self-understanding, and (4) to formulate a personal plan for self-development. Exercises in introspection and projection into the future are followed by information on standardized testing instruments and on the various social and psychological factors of career choice. An analysis of career decision making is provided, some basic personal considerations in career selection are offered, and the principles of career choice are discussed. A personal assessment is required at the midway point of the book, followed by chapters which provide a job trend analysis, a listing of occupational information sources, and a systematic outline enabling individuals to analyze an occupation objectively. One of the final chapters is devoted to a self-analysis designed to discover the individual's present suitability for his career choice; the following chapter discusses places and methods for obtaining the education or training needed to implement the individual's development plan. The final chapter encourages the individual to proceed toward his defined goals. A general bibliography and sources of career information conclude the book. (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Employment Patterns, Goal Orientation, Guides, Individual Development, Information Sources, Occupational Information, Self Evaluation, Study Guides, Writing Exercises
Kenneth Griswold, P. O. Box 4243, Rockford, Illinois 61110 ($4.50; 10-49 copies, $3.50 each; 50 or more copies, $3.00 each)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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