ERIC Number: ED336656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Mid-Career Counseling--A Model Framework.
College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.
This model framework consists of client-centered strategies that can help the mid-career changer explore options. The framework presented in this document integrates theoretical and practical applications and can be adapted for use by a variety of campuses to meet the needs of the campus' adult population through individual or group counseling. Separate sections of the document provide instruction and exercises devoted to each of the four basic elements of the model: (1) an exploration of personal characteristics affecting mid-career changes; (2) a self-assessment to determine personal strengths and weaknesses which impact career decisions and follow-through activities; (3) an understanding of the workplace; and (4) the development of job search skills needed by the mid-career changer. The section on exploration of personal characteristics looks at personal management skills, role identity and locus of control, self-confidence and age bias, and stress management. The section on self-assessment examines coping skills, significant life experiences, past and present lifestyles, and decision-making skills. The section on understanding the workplace discusses attitudes toward hiring a mature adult and attitudes toward supervisors and peers. The final section on job search provides exercises on writing letter of inquiry and resumes, identifying employers, handling a job interview, and organizing the job search. (78 references) (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.