ERIC Number: EJ948512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Constructing Careers: Actor, Agent, and Author
Savickas, Mark L.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v48 n4 p179-181 Dec 2011
When individuals seek career counseling, they have stories to tell about their working lives. The aim of career construction theory is to be comprehensive in encouraging employment counselors to listen for a client's career story from the perspectives of actor, agent, and author. Taking multiple perspectives on career stories enables counselors to offer clients a fitting intervention, whether it is vocational guidance for action, career education and coaching for agency, or career counseling to construct meaning.
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Intervention, Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A