ERIC Number: ED330861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Enterprise Development, Pathfinder. A Guidebook: Making Mid-Career Decisions for the Career Planning Course.
Piekarski, Thomas J., Comp.
This guidebook provides materials for a Rural Enterprise Development course for farmers, agricultural workers, spouses, and farm families in Rock and Green Counties, Wisconsin. Course goals are to help the user discover career and life options and develop job seeking skills. The guidebook is intended for use as a notebook or journal to record information learned about oneself during the course. An introduction contains a course outline; course objectives and agenda; information on midcareer changes, career development, planning attitude, stress, and loss of a farm; and career decision-making steps. Part 1 focuses on assessing one's interests, experiences, abilities, and values. Part 2 discusses using that information in planning and decision making. Part 3 assists the user in job search and job seeking skills. It covers job applications, resume preparation, cover letter construction, preparing for and taking an interview, post-interview thank-you letters, and job leads. Informative materials, samples and examples, and exercises are provided in each part. Appendixes include a list of resource organizations; list of 11 course references; "pocket resume" format; course evaluation form; and precareer planning course employment referral form. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Agricultural Laborers, Aptitude Tests, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Course Content, Decision Making, Dislocated Workers, Farmers, Interest Inventories, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Midlife Transitions, Postsecondary Education, Rural Family, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Blackhawk Technical Inst., Janesville, WI.
Note: Document contains colored paper.