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MyFuture.com - Figure Out What's Next. Career Assessment with College Majors for Career Well-Being. HighSchoolCoursePlan. Module G: Job Search. This module is designed to give awareness on how to prepare for a job search by completing a job application and practicing a job interview.

Module G: Job Search

Preparing a résumé may be introduced to give students an awareness of the purpose of a résumé and how to organize and format information for the résumé. Lesson Plans 20. Steps to Completing a Job Application (PDF) 21. 22. 23. Glossary Body Language - gestures, posture, and eye contact used to express yourself. Module E: Workplace Skills. Many employers have been asked over the years to list the most important skills and characteristics they look for when hiring new employees.

Module E: Workplace Skills

Among the more common answers are good communication skills, positive attitude, and the ability to be dependable, punctual, and responsible. Personal characteristics which are important include dressing properly, being polite, and displaying self-confidence. Employers have identified the personal qualities and skills that are needed to be successful in the workplace. The estimated number of class periods needed to cover the activities in these lesson plans would be three class periods. These qualities and skills include: Lesson Plans. Module C: Exploring Careers. This module acquaints students with a variety of occupations and how to access and use various sources of occupation information.

Module C: Exploring Careers

It provides students with an opportunity to explore occupations that interest them, to examine various aspects of work that relate to personal satisfaction, and to become aware of the meaning and importance of lifestyle and leisure in relationship to an occupation. This module also helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate career information and work values and to anticipate and adjust to life career transitions.

In addition to MyCareerShines, there are a variety of resources that are in print, video, and on the Internet that students should learn about. The U.S. Bureau of Labor states that a person will change jobs 9-10 times by the age of 34. Students will also benefit from businesses giving presentations on job opportunities and what they expect from their employees. Lesson Plans 8. 9. 10. 11. Related Resources Glossary. Module B: Self Awareness. Middle school is a critical time in the life long process of establishing one's identity.

Module B: Self Awareness

The importance of self-awareness and a positive self-concept in the career development process cannot be understated. This module helps middle school students develop a greater awareness and appreciation of themselves in relationship to others, school, and the world of work. In the module, students will also have an opportunity to become aware of, explore, and develop personal interests, attitudes, and aptitudes and to understand the life career concept.

Students will understand the importance of matching career options to their personal preferences and how those preferences may change over time due to maturity and experiences. Students should complete an interest assessment, explore careers that match their interests, and decide what careers they are most interested in during their MyCareerShines session. Lesson Plans. Understandingtheworkplace508. Sparking the Future Lesson Plans. School Counseling Curriculum and GLEs. Holland's Six Personality Types. According to John Holland's theory, most people are one of six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.

Holland's Six Personality Types

Take the Career Key Test » Take the valid Career Key test to find out which ones you are most like and the careers and college majors that fit you best. The characteristics of each of these are described below: Realistic Likes to work with animals, tools, or machines; generally avoids social activities like teaching, healing, and informing others; Has good skills in working with tools, mechanical or electrical drawings, machines, or plants and animals; Values practical things you can see, touch, and use like plants and animals, tools, equipment, or machines; and Sees self as practical, mechanical, and realistic. Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional Go to Holland's Theory of Career Choice. Chapter%2014%20 %20Dugger%20 %20Foundations%20of%20Career%20Counseling 2. Welcome to CareerShip. MDE EDP 10 2 09 296459 7. MDE EDP 10 2 09 296459 7.