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Ch 53: ORELA Business Education: Career Development

About This Chapter

Do you remember all you need to know about career development for the ORELA Business Education exam? If not, this chapter is perfect for assisting you with your studies.

ORELA Business Education: Career Development - Chapter Summary

View five minute videos about career advancement, resume tips, and handling comments. Take end of the chapter quizzes to evaluate your recollection of the types of careers assessments. Your completion of this chapter will enable you to answer exam questions about the following:

  • Steps for choosing a career-focused degree
  • Assessment of the costs of a career
  • Psychological and economic factors that impact career choice
  • Types of career assessments
  • Internet research tools for careers
  • Networking and resume tips
  • Job application mistakes and job interview failures
  • Ways to prepare for a job interview
  • Process of career advancement
  • Establishment, maintenance, and other career stages
  • Ways of handling conflicts
  • Preparation for retirement

You can move through the lessons at your own pace. You can also reach specific goals and achievements. Review parts of the video lessons by using the timeline below each one. After you've taken the quizzes, you can review the parts of the videos that include the answers. Our instructors and experts are happy to answer any of your questions about the chapter.

ORELA Business Education: Career Development Chapter Objectives

The topics in this chapter can be found on the Business Communications, Technology, Career Development, and Professional section of the ORELA Business Education exam. It is worth 25% of the complete test. The whole exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions that must be answered on a computer. Questions on the exam may test your knowledge of the link between education and career, career promotions, and the job search.

15 Lessons in Chapter 53: ORELA Business Education: Career Development
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How to Select a Career-Focused Degree

1. How to Select a Career-Focused Degree

Choosing a major in college can feel overwhelming. Ideally, you'll be able to choose a major that matches up with your future career. In this lesson, we'll examine the relationship between career and major and how to choose wisely.

Evaluating a Career's Cost and Benefits

2. 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.

Factors Affecting Occupational Choice: Psychological, Social, Economic, and Cultural

3. 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.

Career Assessments: Types & Benefits

4. 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.

Online Career Research Tools

5. 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.

Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts

6. Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts

Having a strong network of business contacts can really help out your career. But how do you build a network? In this lesson, we'll look at ways to make contacts, including tips for networking.

How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter

7. How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter

The first impression that a company has of you is your resume and cover letter. But how can you make them stand out from the crowd? Watch this lesson for tips on how to create a winning resume and cover letter.

How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes

8. How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes

Applying for jobs can be a stressful time but knowing the common mistakes that people make during the application process can help lessen the stress. In this lesson, we'll look at common mistakes people make before and during a job interview.

How to Prepare For Your Job Interview

9. 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.

How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls

10. How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls

The job interview is an important moment for many people. But many people make mistakes that could cost them the job. In this lesson, we'll examine some common interview pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.

How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations

11. How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations

How do you get a promotion or move to a better job? Watch this lesson for tips and tricks to advance in your career, including how to set goals and be proactive when it comes to career success.

Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

12. Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

A career stage model explains the four stages that individuals pass through in their careers. The four stages consist of establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal.

Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

13. Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

Conflict can be solved in many ways. This lesson provides an overview of the different types of conflict resolution strategies, including avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration.

Changing Careers: Using Your Talents in a New Way

14. Changing Careers: Using Your Talents in a New Way

Changing careers can be an exciting, but overwhelming, prospect. In this lesson, we'll examine how to make a smooth career change, including researching career prospects, identifying transferable skills, and networking.

Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment

15. Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment

Retirement is a time of change. Sometimes it is forced on someone, and other times there is a gradual entrance. In this lesson, we explore these two main ways as well as effective ways to plan for retirement and how minority and gender status influence this.

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