Ch 6: Career Management & Development

About This Chapter

Get the information that you need to make decisions about the development and management of your career. Through short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you can gain a better understanding of this topic.

Career Management and Development: Chapter Summary

The wealth of information included in this chapter can assist you in dealing with job dissatisfaction, workplace diversity, discrimination and work expectations, among other topics. After watching the brief videos attached to each of these lessons, you'll have a better handle on workplace challenges. This chapter includes:

Meaning and purpose of career management and development

Discover how the term career development is viewed from the perspective of an employee and an employer. Find out how to cultivate and manage your career goals.

Normative and nonmormative occupational cycles

Are you in the field that you dreamed of when you were younger? Whether the answer is yes or no, it's normal to go through life cycle patterns and transitions. The discussion of normative and nonmormative occupational cycles deals with the stability of job networks. Learn about occupational cycle influences, such as age, mentors and unemployment.

Occupational choices factors

A number of causes affect our occupational choices. Let our counselors breakdown why culture, society, economics and psychology influence why we chose an occupation.

Occupational changes due to age

As we get older, it's very likely that our level of fulfillment in our occupation will be challenged. This lesson explores the differences between a job, calling and career, as well as the common areas of focus in the different decades of adulthood.

Factors influencing job satisfaction and dissatisfaction

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? This answer varies greatly per person. Explore the relationships between job satisfaction and such areas such as performance, job security and money. You'll also learn about the most common reasons for discontentment in a job. Examine topics including lack of leadership, underpayments and limited career advancement.

Old workers' view of job satisfaction

Satisfaction in an occupation as an older person is likely very different than the perspective of a younger worker. In this lesson, experienced professionals explain what factors attribute to job displeasure in older employees.

Stages of careers and occupational development

As you move through your career, you'll float through different phases. Our instructors will explain the meaning behind establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal as your progress through your career. You can also explore the three stages of occupational development created by Donald Super.

Workplace gender diversity

These lessons explain gender diversity and provides examples of trends and case studies. Find out how to work with different genders within a workplace. You'll also discover the common stereotypes that people make toward men and women's occupational choices.

Understanding age diversity

In a standard place of employment, the age of its workers can range from generation Xers to millennials to baby boomers. Our guidance counselors breakdown the role of age diversity in the workplace.

Development of women workers

Just because you're a woman, it doesn't mean that you have to work in an occupation that requires nurturing. Why not become an NBA referee, engineer or math teacher? This lesson explores the traditional and non-traditional occupations of women and the stereotypes that follow certain career paths.

Minority workers and occupational experiences

Let's take a look at how a socially-deemed minority may approach job hunting, career goals and economic challenges. Instructors explain the terms race and minority, and teach you about the development of minority-owned employment firms.

Solutions and problems associated with job satisfaction

Have you ever felt like you've hit a glass ceiling or that your job is no longer fulfilling? This lesson explains the meaning behind these terms and breaks down why job satisfaction diminishes.

Bias and discrimination based on age

Ageism is highlighted in this short video lesson, along with the rules for equal opportunities for older workers. The counselors identify harassment and workplace situations where discrimination may occur.

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Career Management & Development
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What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

1. What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

Companies can invest in both their managers and employees through career management and development systems. These programs offer counseling, planning and workshops to help employees manage their careers.

Occupational Cycle: Normative and Nonnormative

2. Occupational Cycle: Normative and Nonnormative

In this lesson, we will explore what occupational cycles are and how they differ. In addition to this, we also look into what affects an individual's choice of career and occupation.

How Occupational Choice Changes with Age

3. How Occupational Choice Changes with Age

In this lesson, we will examine some of the changes that occur to occupational choices as we age. In our youth, we just want a job for cash, but as we age, we begin to want more.

What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors

4. What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors

Job satisfaction is more of a journey, not a destination, as it applies to both employees and the employer. As we will see in this lesson, there is no definitive way to measure job satisfaction or to ensure it.

Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

5. Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

There is a level of job satisfaction for each person and each job performed. Problems occur when people are not happy with their jobs. In this lesson, we will look at causes for job dissatisfaction as well as employee responses.

Job Satisfaction in Older Workers: Associated Factors

6. Job Satisfaction in Older Workers: Associated Factors

What do older people want from their job? How does working for your entire life change when you start getting older? What do average workers expect? This lesson explores all of these factors.

Super's Stages of Occupational Development: Definition & Examples

7. Super's Stages of Occupational Development: Definition & Examples

Donald Super devised a developmental stage theory involving one's personal growth, acquisition of skills, and general development towards working. We will explore those stages in this lesson.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

8. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.

How Occupational Expectations Differ by Gender

9. How Occupational Expectations Differ by Gender

In this lesson, we will explore the different types of stereotypes and expectations that come with gender. Included in this are typical assumptions based solely on gender and what happens when people confront these stereotypes.

Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

10. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Age diversity is the ability to accept all different types of ages within a business environment. Companies have to adjust to an aging population in various ways.

Occupational Experiences & Work Development of Women

11. Occupational Experiences & Work Development of Women

In this video lesson, we look at traditional and non-traditional gender role occupations for females. We'll also look at why a woman may go in either direction with her occupational choice.

Occupational Experiences & Development of Minority Workers

12. Occupational Experiences & Development of Minority Workers

In this lesson, we look at the reality of minority occupational experiences, including how poverty can beget poverty and limited options can keep lower socioeconomic status from growing.

Workplace Satisfaction Issues: Problems & Solutions

13. 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.

Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination

14. Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination

Everyone has been looked down on because of their age - whether you are young or old, you've likely felt this sting. In this lesson, we explore the three main rules for equal opportunity for older people, including how stereotyping and ageism can lead to issues in the workplace.

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