ERIC Number: ED439271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Yourself with the World of Work, 1998.
Savisaar, Erik A.
This booklet, which is designed to help individuals match themselves with jobs, discusses the common skills, abilities, and habits all employees need to bring to a job, as well as occupation-specific characteristics and skills. The first half of the booklet is a discussion of considerations in choosing a career that covers the following topics: (1) importance of making a good career choice; (2) mathematics and English skills required for most jobs; (3) sources of additional information on career choice; (4) personal and job characteristics (mathematics, English, science, computer, artistic, creative, persuasive, and interpersonal skills; mechanical ability; leadership and managerial ability); (5) personal skills and abilities; (6) work characteristics (travel between worksites, overnight travel, hazardous duties or conditions, operation of machinery or equipment, outdoor work, irregular work schedule, job stress, physical demands, economic sensitivity, geographic concentration); (7) occupational characteristics; and (8) education and training. The second half of the booklet is a table that classifies approximately 250 jobs according to 22 characteristics in the following four categories: personal skills and abilities; work characteristics; occupational characteristics; and education and training requirements. The jobs are divided into the following nine categories: executive, administrative, and managerial; professional and technical; marketing and sales; administrative support and clerical; service; mechanics, installers, and repairers; construction trades; production; and miscellaneous. (MN)
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Building Trades, Career Choice, Career Education, Clerical Occupations, Decision Making, Definitions, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Electrical Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Energy Occupations, Finance Occupations, Health Occupations, Insurance Occupations, Job Skills, Labor Market, Managerial Occupations, Occupational Clusters, Office Occupations, Personality Traits, Postsecondary Education, Professional Occupations, Sales Occupations, Secondary Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Service Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Tables (Data), Technical Occupations, White Collar Occupations, Work Environment
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.
Note: Reprinted from the Fall 1998 issue of the "Occupational Outlook Quarterly".