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Taking Charge of Your Career Direction Career Planning Guide, Book 1,9780534574260

Taking Charge of Your Career Direction Career Planning Guide, Book 1

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Edition: 5th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/27/2004
Publisher(s): Brooks Cole
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Take charge of your own career! Long described as the most complete, motivating, and logical career-planning book on the market, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER DIRECTION provides you with the information you need to evaluate various opportunities in the world of work. With numerous personal inventories, core exercises, and real-life examples, this activity-oriented text helps you take stock of which career is right for you!

Table of Contents

Introduction to Career Planning
1(37)
Getting Started
3(2)
Choice and Freedom
5(1)
The Career Decision-Making Process
6(3)
Theories of Occupational Choice and Career Development
9(13)
Roe's Theory of Occupational Choice
10(2)
Holland's Theory of Careers
12(1)
Theories of Career Development: Ginzberg and Super
13(4)
Krumboltz's Social Learning Theory
17(2)
Cognitive Theories of Career Development
19(1)
Personal Construct Theory (PCT)
20(1)
Integrative Life Planning
21(1)
Chapter 1 Exercises
22(13)
Ideal Job Description
22(9)
Autobiography
31(3)
Life Line
34(1)
Summary
35(1)
References
36(2)
The Changing World of Work
38(47)
Occupational Trends
40(3)
General Economic Forces and Labor Trends
43(21)
Demographic Trends
43(3)
Labor Trends
46(4)
New (or Re-Emphasized) Work Values
50(1)
Alternative Work Styles: Free-Agent Independent Workers and Nonstandard Workers
51(3)
Education and Job Training Trends
54(2)
Economic Forces
56(3)
Location and Time Trends
59(2)
Unemployment, Underemployment, and Turnover Rates
61(1)
Miscellaneous Trends
62(2)
New and Emerging Occupations: Difficulties and Benefits
64(2)
Growing and Declining Occupations and Industries
66(5)
Trends in Specific Occupations within Occupational Groups
71(9)
Factory Shutdown Exercise
78(2)
Summary
80(1)
References
81(4)
Your Preferences in the World of Work
85(35)
Occupational Interests
86(2)
Using Inventories
88(1)
The Six Holland Personality/Environment Types
88(5)
Personality Types
89(1)
Work Environments
90(2)
Relationships among the Six Holland Types
92(1)
Generating Occupational Prospects with the Holland Codes
93(3)
Holland Personality Pattern Word List
96(1)
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Career Assessment Inventory (CAI)
96(3)
Basic Interest Scales
97(1)
Specific Occupational Scales
97(2)
Personal Style Scales
99(1)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
99(6)
Other Inventories
105(3)
The Harrington/O'Shea Career Decision-Making (CDM) System---Level 2
105(1)
The Career Occupational Preference System (COPS)
106(1)
Brief Descriptions of Six More Inventories
107(1)
Exercises for Generating Occupational Prospects
108(9)
Remembering
108(1)
Asking
108(2)
Occupational Daydreaming
110(1)
Wishing
110(1)
Browsing
110(1)
What Needs to Be Done?
111(1)
Career Kits and Games
112(1)
Card Sorts
113(1)
Computer-Based Career Guidance Systems
113(1)
Local or State Career Systems
114(1)
Special Family
114(1)
Fantasizing
114(1)
Family Tree
115(1)
Interest Inventories and Coding Systems
116(1)
Occupational Classification Systems
117(1)
Summary
117(1)
References
118(2)
Gathering Information about Your Occupational Prospects
120(56)
Occupational Information
122(15)
The Range of Occupational Information
122(1)
Government Sources of Occupational Information
123(1)
Other Printed Sources of Occupational Information
124(1)
Talking to People about Their Jobs
125(1)
Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems
126(4)
Occupational Information Using the Internet and the World Wide Web
130(3)
Using Literature and the Media as Sources of Occupational Information
133(1)
Information on Local Employment Opportunities
134(1)
Visiting a Career Resource Center
135(1)
Evaluating Occupational Information
136(1)
Making Sense of the World of Work: Classifying Occupations into Groups
137(37)
Classification of Occupations in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
137(3)
OOH Occupational Cluster Checklist
140(2)
Occupational Group Arrangement in the DOT, the O*Net, and the Canadian NOC
142(1)
The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
142(4)
Survey of Two-Digit DOT Divisions
146(3)
The Occupational Information Network---The O*Net
149(2)
O*Net Search for Occupations
151(6)
Arrangement of Occupations in the Guide for Occupational Exploration
157(2)
GOE Work Group Checklist
159(3)
Roe Classification of Occupations
162(2)
Selecting Occupational Prospects to Research
164(7)
An Occupational Search Requires Occupational Research
171(3)
Summary
174(1)
References
174(2)
Motivation and Achievement
176(34)
Goals, Motives, and Needs
177(4)
Goals
178(1)
Motives
178(1)
Needs
178(3)
Setting Goals
181(3)
Short-Term Goal-Setting Exercise
183(1)
An Example of an Experience with the Short-Term Goal-Setting Exercise
184(1)
Achievement Motivation
184(13)
Exercises in Imagination
186(3)
Mental Imagery in Athletics and in Life
189(1)
Write More Achievement Stories to Strengthen Your Achievement Motivation
190(2)
One Person's Real-Life Achievement Story
192(3)
High-Achiever Strategies
195(1)
Concluding Thoughts about Achievement Motivation
196(1)
Identifying Your Achievements
197(8)
Remembering Past Achievements
198(4)
Achievement Checklist
202(3)
Keep a Record of Your Achievements in a Portfolio
205(3)
List the Contents of Your Portfolio
207(1)
Summary
208(1)
References
208(2)
Abilities: Skills and Aptitudes
210(41)
Introduction to the Study of Abilities
211(2)
Functional, Content, and Adaptive Skills
213(22)
Functional/Transferable Skills
214(1)
Functional/Transferable Skills
214(1)
Work Content or Special-Knowledge Skills
214(3)
List Your Content or Knowledge Skills
217(3)
Adaptive or Self-Management Skills
220(1)
Adaptive or Self-Management Skills
221(1)
Skill Language Has Many Uses
222(1)
Connecting Types of Skills
223(1)
Connecting Functional, Content, and Adaptive Skills
224(1)
Achievement Experiences
225(7)
Skills Inventory
232(3)
Aptitudes
235(11)
Aptitudes Measured by the Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)
237(2)
Aptitudes Measured by the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
239(1)
Aptitudes Measured by the Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS)
239(1)
Aptitudes Measured by the O*Net Ability Profiler (AP)
240(3)
Estimating Aptitude Levels
243(3)
Prioritize Your Work Abilities
246(3)
Prioritizing Matrix for Ranking Work Abilities
247(2)
My Prioritized, Documented List of Work Abilities
249(1)
Summary
249(1)
References
250(1)
Cultural, Personal, and Work Values
251(43)
Values
253(1)
Cultural Diversity and Cultural Values
254(11)
Identifying the Values of Your Culture and Subculture
261(2)
Conflicting Values in the Culture
263(1)
Occupational Prestige Exercise
264(1)
Personal Values
265(4)
Incomplete Value Sentences
266(1)
Rank Ordering of 21 Personal Values
267(2)
Work Values
269(19)
Work Values Auction
270(1)
Evaluating a List of Work Values
271(5)
The Work Values Inventory
276(1)
The Values Scale
277(1)
Review of Work Values Inventory
278(8)
Experiences with Work Values
286(2)
Prioritize Your Work Values
288(3)
Prioritizing Matrix for Ranking Work Values
288(2)
My Prioritized List of Work Values
290(1)
Summary
291(1)
References
292(2)
Focusing on Your Career Decision
294(13)
The Nature of Decision Making
295(3)
The Career Decision-Making Process Revisited
296(1)
Types of Career Decision Makers According to Degrees of Decidedness
297(1)
Expansion and Contraction of Occupational Prospects
298(2)
Methods of Challenging Current Occupational Prospects
300(5)
Challenge Your Occupational Prospects with Your Ideal Job Description
300(1)
Challenge Occupational Prospects Generated Only Once or Twice
301(1)
Challenge Occupational Prospects on the Basis of Your Work Abilities
302(1)
Challenge Occupational Prospects on the Basis of Your Work Values
303(1)
Challenge Occupational Prospects by Length, Cost, and Location of Education
304(1)
Summary
305(1)
References
306(1)
Making Career Decisions: Putting It All Together
307(26)
Coping with the Risks and Stress of Decision Making
309(5)
Coping Patterns in Decision Making
309(3)
The Quality of Your Decisions
312(1)
Strategies and Risks in Decision Making
312(2)
A Practice Decision-Making Exercise: Choosing a College
314(6)
Intuitive Decision Making
314(1)
A Rational, Systematic Approach to Decision Making
314(3)
Procedures in Using the Decision-Making Matrix
317(3)
Choosing a College
320(1)
Discussion
320(1)
The Career Decision
320(11)
Summary List of Occupational Prospects, Work Values, and Work Abilities
322(3)
Career Decision-Making Exercise
325(5)
Final, Prioritized List of Occupational Prospects
330(1)
Summary
331(1)
References
331(2)
Reality-Testing Your Career Choice
333(46)
Educational Decisions
334(31)
Colleges and Occupations
336(5)
Community Colleges and Occupations
341(4)
Apprenticeship and Occupations
345(3)
Other Educational Alternatives
348(10)
Educational Programs Arranged by the Holland Categories
358(1)
Educational Costs and Financial Aid
358(3)
Work and Time Management While Attending College
361(1)
Educational Planning Exercise
362(3)
Reality-Testing Your Career Decision
365(10)
Basic Career Plans
365(2)
Occupational Reality-Testing Exercise
367(2)
Force Field Analysis
369(3)
The ``Hot Seat''---A Group Exercise
372(1)
Write Your Own Achievement Story
373(2)
A Final Word about Negative Feedback and Changing Occupations
375(1)
Summary
376(1)
References
376(3)
Appendix A Implementing Your Career Decision---The Job Search 379(10)
Appendix B Occupational Cluster Survey (Detailed) for the Occupational Outlook Handbook 389(6)
Appendix C The National Occupational Classification (NOC) of Canada 395(12)
Appendix D Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) 407(11)
Appendix E O*Net Search for Occupations (Exercise 4-3 in Chapter 4) 418(21)
Appendix F GOE Group Checklist 439(5)
Appendix G Origami: An Achievement Motivation Game 444(3)
Appendix H O*Net Skills, Abilities, and Knowledges 447(8)
Appendix I Worksheets for Occupational Information 455(10)
Index 465

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