ERIC Number: ED369910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Skills-Focused Career Development. Facilitator's Manual and Personal Skill Profile.
This facilitator's manual, together with the SkillScan deck of cards for career counseling, uses proven concepts, techniques, and exercises to help counselors and trainers help clients do the following: (1) develop career options based on skills; (2) evaluate career change opportunities to optimize their skills and interests; and (3) prepare clients to highlight their skills in resumes and interviews. The manual is organized in six chapters that cover the following: introduction to the SkillScan professional pack; understanding the SkillScan results; fundamentals of skills in career development; career planning and career change strategies, techniques, and resources; self-marketing for the job search; and integrating SkillScan results with standardized career assessments. Chapters include learning objectives, suggestions for learning activities, information on using the SkillScan cards; teaching methods; background information on career planning, case studies, models, and examples. A resource supplement section contains facilitator tools, career planning and career change materials, self-marketing materials such as resume formats and an interview preparation guide, and lists of 11 references for career assessment (interests, personality, and values), 7 references for career exploration, 5 general references, and 8 references to the theoretical literature. A personal skill profile and copies of the SkillScan cards complete the package. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Values Clarification, Workshops
SkillScan Professional Pack, P.O. Box 587, Orinda, CA 94563-0557.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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