ERIC Number: ED449876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Narrowing Down the World of Work: A Career Decision Making Workbook.
O'Brien, Colleen M., Comp.
This step by step booklet aims to help individuals with the decision-making processes in choosing careers. First, in the "Dreaming" phase, readers are asked to list all possible careers they would ideally like to pursue. Next, a "Self-Assessment" should be done, in which the realities of life circumstances are also considered in weighing what is realistic and within actual range of possibilities. The first area to be assessed is values. Activities on ideal lifestyle values and an inventory of work values are provided. Finally, suggested processes for researching careers are included. A listing of possible resources, including the Office of Disability Services, the Counseling Center, and the Office of Cooperative Education, is provided. The manual also offers suggested informational interview questions for individuals who wish to pursue that method of researching career options. Other suggestions are offered, such as visiting the career library and reference library. Appendix A includes an extensive career library reference list of suggested literature, workbooks, software, and videos. (JJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Springfield Technical Community Coll., MA.