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Transcript of psychology
What do you do? (the nature of work)
What are the working conditions?
Where are the jobs?
How much education and training is required?
What is the employment outlook?
How much do you earn?
What are some related occupations?
Research several related occupations
Conduct informational interviews
Engage in several job-shadowing experiences Explore Occupations Skills are developed over time through training, experience, or enhancement of innate ability. Specific skills are often required to perform certain job functions.
Self-management skills – time management, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, dress
Work-content skills – accounting, programming, selling, repairing, painting, reporting, nursing
Transferable skills - communicating, organizing, analyzing, coordinating Occupational Skills Holland’s Theory
People can be described as a combination of six different personality types.
Environments can be described by the same six types.
Individuals of a given personality type are drawn to environments of the same type. Career Interests The Career Development Process
Choose a Career and Major
Conduct a Job Search Overview Student Services Building (SVC) 2088
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
www.career.usf.edu The Career Center Individual values play a role in career development and decision-making.
Example: Extensive travel may conflict with one’s value of family/leisure time.
What you enjoy doing (interests) is often connected with your values.
Example: If you enjoy helping others, you may value making a contribution to society. Employment Values Interests – What do you like? A preference for one activity over another.
Skills – What are you good at (abilities)?
Values – What strongly held beliefs do you have that influence your decisions and behavior? (truthfulness, honesty, security, commitment) Dream. Plan. Achieve. SVC 2088 813-974-2171 Mon-Fri: 8-5 www.career.usf.edu Finding a Career that Fits Career Resource Room
Books on career assessment and exploration
Computers to do assessments and research careers Services Relevant part-time experience
Cooperative Education (Co-op)
Volunteer Implement Your Choice More than one major may prepare you for your career choice
Some occupations require a specific degree
Does the curriculum interest you?
Consult with an Academic Advisor Make an Educational Choice Narrow your list of options based on the information gathered
Identify 3 to 5 best choices
Rank your choices
Consider costs and benefits for you, your family, others
Choose a tentative occupation Choose a Career (Tentative Choices) Social (S) – likes to work with people face-to-face to help or teach them; has good verbal and social skills
Enterprising (E) – likes to work with people face-to-face to manage them, persuade them or sell a product or service
Conventional (C) – likes to work with data, facts, numbers; good organizational skills Holland’s Six Types, cont’d Realistic (R) – likes to work with tools, machines, animals, athletics; good mechanical skills
Investigative (I) – likes to work with abstract ideas; good math and science skills
Artistic (A) – likes to engage in creative activities; good skills in art, music, dance or other artistic forms Holland’s Six Types SKILLS VALUES INTERESTS www.career.usf.edu
Online seminar (24/7)
Outline of Career Development Process – handout
Resources for researching careers
Career Resource Room
Books on career assessment and exploration
Computers to do assessments and research careers Career Center Resources ASSESS YOURSELF
DECISION-MAKING MODEL Become aware of need to
make career decisions Learn about and /or
reevaluate self Identify occupational alternatives Obtain information
alternatives Make tentative
choices from among
occupations Make educational
choices Implement a
print materials, software) PERSONALITY Terry Dowling,M.A.
www.career.usf.edu The Career Center OVERLAP PERSONALITY SKILLS INTERESTS VALUES