Ch 8: Career Development Theory & Stages

About This Chapter

The Career Development Theory & Stages chapter of this Guide to Becoming a Career Counselor course is the simplest way to master career development theory and stages. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of career development theory and stages.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering career development theory and stages material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn career development theory and stages. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding career management, career development and the theories behind it, steps in career planning and the phases of a career
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning career counseling (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about career development theory and stages
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra career counseling learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Career Development Theory & Stages chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Career Development Theory & Stages chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any career development theory and stages question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a career development theory and stages unit of a standard guide to becoming a career counselor course. Topics covered include:

  • Purpose of career management and development
  • Theories about career development
  • Stages of a career, including establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal
  • Steps of career planning, including initiation, exploration, decision making, preparation and implementation

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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