ERIC Number: ED212337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Job Market Investigation. The Career Life Assessment Skills Series, Booklet Two. A Program to Meet Adult Developmental Needs.
Curtin, Bernadette M.; Hecklinger, Fred J.
As part of a series on career and life planning for adults, this booklet provides a guide to the job market and strategies for choosing a career. Part I suggests the reader list prospective careers and preferred job conditions. Part II helps the reader to categorize careers on the basis of requisite skills, occupational classifications, personality types, and job setting. Part III investigates methods of career exploration: gaining experience, obtaining and conducting informational interviews, obtaining and evaluating occupational literature, and consulting other sources, such as counselors and instructors. Included in Part III are worksheets and questions to be used in preparing and evaluating an informational interview. A list of occupational handbooks, dictionaries, guides to training opportunities, and other sources of information is provided in Part IV. Part V outlines factors to be considered when investigating a career; these factors include general questions on the nature of the work and of the work environment; employment projections; training requirements; remuneration; and non-monetary rewards. Part VI examines obstacles to decision making, outlines the steps in the decision-making process, and provides a decision-making worksheet. A 42-item bibliography, information on employment projections in selected fields, and an article on employment prospects in the 1980's are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Compensation (Remuneration), Decision Making, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Employment Services, Job Analysis, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Occupations, Personality, Rewards, Vocational Interests, Work Environment
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 820 046-820 052.