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ERIC Number: ED332111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
The Evolution of a Career Development Program.
Keller, John W.; And Others
This paper discusses the development and evolution of a Career Development program in effect for the past 20 years at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. The Career Life and Planning (CLP) course is offered as a two semester hour class, with emphasis on career preparation via development of a resume and practicing the job interview through simulated interviews. The course format follows a sequential process approach. Graduate student facilitators implement structured exercises in small groups. The program director continually keeps the course current by attending career conferences, reviewing pertinent literature, and evaluating the program's effectiveness. Over the years, the CLP format has been adopted across a variety of settings and age groups. Most recently the model has been applied to minority populations. While the course format has been modified based on the target population, the basic essentials of successful career planning and preparedness remain the hallmark of the course, namely: (1) self-knowledge; (2) exploring career options; (3) career decision-making; (4) resume preparation; (5) job interviewing skills; and (6) lifelong career options. Career counselors gain a high level of expertise in the career planning process through continuing education in vocational testing, personality assessment, and familiarity with career guidance. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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