Investigating Your Career
- AUTHORS: Ann Jordan; Tena B. Crews
- ISBN-13: 9781111575502
- 384 Pages Hardcover
- 3rd Edition | Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
- ©2013 Published
- Prices are valid only in the respective region
INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER, 3E offers students an opportunity to direct their attention toward an area of interest that might develop into a career path while also identifying high school and college course offerings related to their career choices. This career exploration text uniquely focuses on the student’s individual PATH to success: their Passions, Attitude, Talents, and Heart, as career possibilities are explored. By choosing a career based on what they want to do, students develop the ability to make informed decisions about their future, are more excited about learning, and are more motivated to stay in school. INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER, 3E has been revised to include social networking, personal finance, blog activities, math and financial information, and additional coverage on the 16 Career Clusters. This text takes career exploration to a new level and is the perfect solution for states that now require/recommend a semester length middle school/junior high career course before graduating students. Focusing education on the future, the U.S. Office of Education has grouped careers into 16 clusters based on similar job characteristics. Every chapter in INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER, 3E includes detailed information on a career cluster allowing students to learn about the various career options available to them. The career cluster approach makes it easier for students to understand the relevance of their required courses and helps them select their elective courses more wisely.
Part 1: PREPARATION.
1. Preparing Your Path for Success.
Career Expectations. Your P*A*T*H to Success. Planning for Career Success.
2. Discovering Career Choice Influences.
People. Values. Web Influences.
3. Understanding Yourself.
Career Development. Learning About Yourself. Informal Assessments.
4. Looking into the Future.
Futurecasting. Workplace Trends. Working Differently.
Part 2: FOCUS.
5. Planning Your Internal Career Design.
Start the Plan Now. Career Decisions. Creating Your Internal Career Design.
6. Setting Goals.
Self-Motivation. Action Plans. Time Management.
7. Understanding Finances.
Finances 101. Financial Planning. Preparing for the Future.
Part 3: DECISIONS.
8. Considering Career Preparation Choices.
Finding the Right Path. Education and Training: High School Options. Education and Training Options Beyond High School. Planning Your Career Preparation Path.
9. Going From Here to Your Career.
Career Preparation Path. Education/Training Path. Career Plan Implementation.
Part 4: CAREER READINESS.
10. Searching for a Job.
Personal Career Goals and the Job Market. The Job Search and Possible Pitfalls. Narrowing the Focus.
11. Applying for a Job.
Personal Fact Sheet and Resumes. Job Applications and Pre-employment Tests. References and Cover Letters.
12. Interviewing for a Job.
The Interview Process and Preparation. The Interview. After the Interview.
Part 5: TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE.
13. Succeeding in a Career.
What Employers Want. Adjusting to the Workplace. Growth in the Workplace.
14. Understanding the Workplace.
Employment Laws. Employment Forms. Employment Types and Employer Expectations.