ERIC Number: ED198333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Careers. Sales Occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means of occupational narratives, evaluative questions, activities, and career games grouped in fourteen occupational clusters. This sixth of the series, "Sales Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in the sales fields, such as sales managers, retail salespersons, and street vendors. Narrative accounts focus on a securities sales worker, an automobile parts counter worker, and a gasoline service station attendant, explaining what they do and how they prepared for their jobs. Exploring sections relate skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as asking firms for sales literature and visiting an auto parts store are suggested. A Job Facts section explains nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for thirteen sales occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Auto Parts Clerks, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Finance Occupations, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Sales Occupations, Sales Workers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.