ERIC Number: ED211170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Your Unique Self. The Career Life Assessment Skills Series, Booklet One. A Program to Meet Adult Developmental Needs.
Curtin, Bernadette M.; Hecklinger, Fred J.
Information and accompanying exercises in this six-part booklet are designed to provide adults with opportunities to explore interests, skills, and values as part of a program in career and life planning. Part I focuses on identifying interests, categorizing them under headings developed by John Holland (i.e., realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional), evaluating their relative importance, and relating them to career and leisure time activities. Work values are then considered in Part II, which presents exercises that help to determine, for each reader, the ideal work day, work situations to be avoided, and to rate the relative value of 20 work characteristics, such as prestige, pace, and level of responsibility. Exercises in Part III help the reader to identify his/her skills in the areas of self-management (i.e., those skills, such as punctuality, which are specific to the person and not to the job); functional skills that are required in dealing with data, persons, or things; and work-content skills that require knowledge of specific procedures or subjects. Parts IV and V next present exercises which help the reader to inventory his/her own personal values and life style preferences. Finally, questions in Part VI require the reader to relate his/her interests, work values, personal values, and life style preferences to his/her career choice. A 63-item bibliography is appended. (KL/JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Alexandria.
Note: Conducted as part of the Vocational Guidance and Counseling Project under the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976. For related documents, see JC 820 047-820 052.