Job and Career

In a time of rapid change, you can't even be sure what choices will be in existence in the future, let alone which has the best match far your particular attributes.

"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows."
Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

Some months ago I've founded on the Net the following Career Education definition: (from www.career-symposium.org)

"A systematic program of activities and experiences designed to increase knowledge of self, occupations, training paths, job-search skills and decision-making strategies (includes the integration of work, family, leisure and community roles)."

That's exactly what I ever intended for career education!

Career Planning and Change

One of the major problems confronting the neophyte career/life planning professional is the pace at which the occupational world is now changing.

Many of the specific career-related programs that college freshmen and technical-school students enter into today may no longer offer good employment prospects or long-range career potent by the time they obtain their degrees.

Vocational choice stable conditions is a simple mat of selecting the occupation that best fits your interests and skills.

But how do you know what occupation your interests suggest when the future is so uncertain?

In a time of rapid change, you can't even be sure what choices will be in existence in the future, let alone which has the best match far your particular attributes.

However, two features of the Holland model make it an excellent tool for futures prediction in the occupational arena.

The first has to do with the assumption that an individual's dominant personality based interest patterns bave pretty much crystallized by the end of adolescence.

These patterned interests then remain fairly stable throughout life.

What this means is that when your personality style has ben accurately classified in

Holland's terms, your primary interest patterns have been revealed far life.

Thus, if an assessment test found you to be an Artistic or an Investigative type at age 20, a similar test retaken at ages 40 and 60 would again detect the same availing interests.

The second feature of the Holland model gives us a tool for futures predictions in the relationship between interest patterns and the occupational world activities.

Holland found that occupational activities are reflections of human patterns.



Career Terms and Definitions

Attitude - a feeling or emotion toward something.

Aptitude - a capacity for learning, a natural ability.

Career - the sequence of roles and work experiences throughout life, including schooling, continuing education, employment, volunteer work, homemaking and retirement .

Career Awareness - acknowledgement of the many options available and knowledge of career planning techniques.

Career Education - a systematic program of activities and experiences designed to increase knowledge of self, occupations, training paths, job-search skills and decision-making strategies (includes the integration of work, family, leisure and community roles).

Career Planning - the ongoing process of making choices which are reviewed from time to time.

Decision-Making - the process of identifying and choosing among alternative courses of action.

Interest - a readiness to pay special attention to something.

Job - a position with specific duties and responsibilities within a company, factory, institution or organization.

Occupation - a group of similar jobs in a society.

Self-Awareness - having knowledge of self, including knowledge of interest, aptitudes and limitations.



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