ERIC Number: ED401389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Career Exploration Workbook.
Alaska State Dept. of Labor, Juneau. Alaska Career Information System.
This workbook is designed to help high school students and adults identify their skills and interests, explore occupations, prepare resumes and other materials, and conduct a job search. (Although developed with references to Alaskan services and the Alaskan labor market, the materials are suitable to job seekers in any state.) The workbook is organized in seven sections, all of which contain checklists, exercises, guidelines, and other self-exploration materials. The introductory section provides a flowchart of the career exploration process and a rating sheet to help student or adult job seekers to prepare for the career planning process. The second section provides information and exercises to help readers identify their skills and interests. Included in this section are the following: a skills pyramid, a skills assessment questionnaire, an interest inventory, keys to communication, an attitude inventory, and ways to maintain a healthy self-concept. Lists of career clusters and a step-by-step guide to occupational research are contained in the third section. The fourth section suggests ways to identify potential employers, including networking, using want ads, and researching companies; a job leads checklist is included. Developing a resume and writing a cover letter are explored in the fifth section. This is followed by a section on job interviews that includes ideas for writing a letter of introduction, preparing for a job interview, sample interview questions, following up after an interview, and a postinterview checklist. The last section of the guide contains the following: a job search daily worksheet, a job hunter's preparation checklist, a guide to preemployment inquiries, a list of 17 job search publications, and a list of Alaska Career Information System files. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Information Systems, Career Planning, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, High Schools, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Occupational Information, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Labor, Juneau. Alaska Career Information System.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska