ERIC Number: ED276536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
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)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Planning, Community Services, Entrepreneurship, Guidelines, Job Performance, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Personality Assessment, Relocation, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Urban Environment, Urbanization, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education; Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.