ERIC Number: ED131264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Career Search: A Personal Pursuit.
Chapman, Elwood N.
A sequential 20-step system of career exploration is described in this book. Designed as a basic and complete text for career guidance courses, it may also be used on a do-it-yourself or independent basis. Objectives of the book are to (1) simplify the career search process by providing an effective step-by-step system, (2) individualize the approach, and (3) make maximum use of publications and aids found in career centers and guidance offices. Phase 1 of the system focuses on building a career prospect list. Steps include these: Start prospect list, expand prospect list, take an interest survey, start basic research, listen to cassettes, use other available aids, evaluate survey results, do research in "Occupational Outlook Handbook", cluster prospects, and review Phase 1. Phase 2 focuses on the process of elimination, and contains the following steps: Learn about values, discover personal values, match values to prospects, challenge prospects on ability and aptitude, challenge list on educational price, reduce prospects to five, arrange interviews, reduce to three, make first choice, and see advisor. Each step contains a career case designed to involve students in discussions and encourage individual thinking. Suggested answers to these cases are included. Appendix 1 lists inventories, surveys, and tests. Appendix 2 suggests career search aids, and Appendix 3 contains a student bibliography. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Cluster Grouping, Employment, Goal Orientation, Individualized Programs, Information Seeking, Instructional Materials, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Textbooks, Values
Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, Ill. 60611 (0-574-20005-3 $4.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.