ERIC Number: ED456243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Pounding the Payment. [A Job-Search Gaming-Simulation].
Aiken, Rebecca; Lutrick, Angie; Kirk, James J.; Nickerson, Lisa; Wilder, Ginny
This manual is a gaming simulation that career development professionals can use to promote awareness of and sensitivity to the job search experience encountered by their clientele. Goals of the simulation are to approximate a real life job search experience from different perspectives, while at the same time making it fun and interactive. Players participate in a complete job search consisting of the following areas: research, search, preparation, interview, and negotiation. The manual contains all the directions and materials needed to facilitate the simulation. Contents include the purpose of the game; learning objectives; audience; context for which the game is suited; facilitators' qualifications and duties; number of players; playing time; resources needed to play the game; directions; description of materials provided (role cards, name tags, tests for Station #1, online simulation of job search, classified section of newspaper, word of mouth cards, examples of application materials, interview personalities, interview questions, job proposals, and W-2 form); and debriefing ideas and questions. Descriptions of each of the six stations, including an objective, follow. Titles are Know Thyself; Seek and Ye Shall Find (a Job); Organization Station; Dress for Success; Interview U; and Negotiating Station. An appendix contains game materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Counselor Training, Educational Games, Employment Interviews, Instructional Materials, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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Note: Cover title is "Pounding The Pavement."