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Career Development Resources - Chapter Summary
This chapter is filled with short lessons you can use to ensure you have a good grasp of the resources available for career development. Examine the steps individuals can take to choose an ideal career, find the right companies to work for and effectively snag a job. Review the lessons in any sequence you desire from your computer, smartphone or tablet. In no time, you will have the knowledge to do the following:
- Identify types and benefits of career assessments
- List psychological, cultural, economic and social factors that impact occupational choice
- Discuss ways to evaluate a career's cost and benefits
- Share online research tools designed to find the right career
- Explain the process and importance of researching the company you want to work for
- Provide effective ways to prepare for a job interview
- Define and describe skills required for efficient communication
- Detail some problems and solutions for issues that occur in the workplace
Each lesson in this chapter is available in a video and full transcript format. If you enjoy watching engaging lessons with fun visual and audio effects, the video lessons are a good choice. And if you like to print your lessons to take notes and highlight key information, simply scroll down from the videos to access the full transcripts. With the lessons are short quizzes you can take to assess your understanding of the career development resource concepts covered in this chapter. If you have questions about lesson topics, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts.
1. Career Assessments: Types & Benefits
There are many career choices out there. How do you decide which one is right for you? In this lesson, we'll examine the different types of career assessments and how they can help you choose the best career.
2. Factors Affecting Occupational Choice: Psychological, Social, Economic, and Cultural
Occupational choice is affected by four factors: psychological, social, economic and cultural. An individual's job choice is molded by their family, morals, values, intelligence, abilities, finances and many other things.
3. Evaluating a Career's Cost and Benefits
Choosing a career takes a lot of thought. One way to consider different careers to to compare the cost and benefits of them. Watch this lesson to figure out how to determine the return on investment for different careers.
4. Online Career Research Tools
How do you figure out what career is right for you? And, once you know, how do you find out more about that career? In this lesson, we'll look at some types of online career research tools that allow people to find out more about different careers.
5. Researching the Company You Want to Work For: Importance & Process
When applying for a job, it's important to research the company you are applying to. In this lesson, we'll look at how to conduct research on a company, including looking at where to do research and what information to learn.
6. How to Prepare For Your Job Interview
The job interview is an important part of the job application process. How can you make sure that you do your best? In this lesson, we'll examine ways to prepare for a job interview, including what to do before, during, and after the interview.
7. What is Efficient Communication? - Definition & Skills
In this lesson, you will learn what is efficient communication and how it can be mastered in business. While efficient usually means brief, this lesson will also address an alternative way that a message can be delivered if brevity is not suitable.
8. Workplace Satisfaction Issues: Problems & Solutions
Because adults spend so much of their waking life at work, it is a major part of most adults' lives. Watch this lesson to find out more about issues that can occur in the workplace, including the glass ceiling and job burnout.
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