ERIC Number: ED257299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Effective Performance Based Placement for Hard to Place Groups. A Conference on Improving Job Development Techniques. (Phoenix, Arizona, April 2-3, 1984). Opening Doors Monograph.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Career and Vocational Education.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.
The conference excerpts highlight job development techniques for hard-to-place clients. Myths about employment are cited, including that the most qualified person gets the job and employers know what they are doing in hiring. The job developer's role in understanding and accessing the job market is considered, along with time management suggestions for scheduling, organizing caseloads, and self-assessment. Additional functions of the job developer are noted: writing job development contracts and preparing clients for interviews. A panel of employers touches upon questions of rural problems and job developers' roles. Concerns of limited English speakers, ex-offenders, and the disabled are briefly addressed. The job developer's role in post-interview debriefing, and "selling" the employer on features of organizations and of clients is noted. A final section addresses issues of networking. Conference participants and their affiliations are listed. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Career and Vocational Education.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper based on this monograph was presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).