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ERIC Number: ED276536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 195
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Rural Students: Finding Employment and Adjusting to Urban Areas. Revised Edition.
Vaughn, D. Lanette; Vaughn, Paul R.
Designed to help rural students find employment and adjust to life in urban areas, the handbook provides basic information in six subject areas. Part I focuses on getting to know yourself by assessing past activities, preferences, abilities, personality, limitations, and values. Part II explores aspects of jobs and careers: being career oriented, exploring career clusters, and locating available jobs and training. Part III discusses finding the right job, obtaining a social security number, completing job application forms, writing resumes, compiling sample portfolios, and preparing for an employment interview. Part IV considers self-employment and includes examples of successful companies which started small, characteristics needed for beginning a business, business in rural areas, where to get money to start a business, and publications to read about beginning a small business. Part V covers keeping and succeeding at a job, dealing with the boss, obtaining promotions, changing jobs, and losing jobs. Part VI presents material about adjusting to working and living in an urban area: combining job, personal, and family life; utilizing leisure time; using transportation; budgeting finances; and using service agencies. Each section includes appropriate sample forms and letters, worksheets, practice activities, and self-correcting review tests. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education; Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.