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Ch 71: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Career Management

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Re-examine career assessment and advancement strategies as you go through the lessons in this chapter about career management. Prepare for related questions on the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam by memorizing key topics.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Career Management - Chapter Summary

Analyze the different aspects of the career management process by watching these brief video lessons. During your cram sessions for the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam, use our study materials to get a better handle on the following:

  • Career development and management
  • Four factors affecting occupational choice
  • Pros and cons of a graduate degree
  • Methods for assessing careers, including personality, value-based, interest and skills-based
  • Myers-Briggs test
  • Types of career growth and advancement opportunities
  • Networking
  • Changing career paths

Our experienced instructors have carefully examined the format of the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam and have designed the chapter materials to address the key topics you will need to know to do well on this test. We use entertaining video lessons as one of the main teaching tools. As you follow along with the videos, you can pause at any point, fast-forward as needed, or jump to other video lessons. The menu lets you see all the lessons in the chapter, and you can also access other chapters within the course.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Career Management Chapter Objectives

The WEST Business and Marketing Education exam includes 110 questions, each with multiple-choice answers. On this scaled test, you will need to score 240 points or higher to demonstrate your mastery over five of the major subcategories within the field of business and marketing. About 27% of the questions on this assessment address topics within the field of information technology, communication, and career and technical education, which may include questions on career management. Make good use of the materials presented in this chapter as you pursue your Washington State business and marketing education teaching endorsement.

14 Lessons in Chapter 71: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Career Management
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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.

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

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.

Do You Need A Graduate Degree? - Questions to Consider

3. Do You Need A Graduate Degree? - Questions to Consider

Graduate school can be a great opportunity for some people, but it's not for everyone. In this lesson, we'll examine the costs and benefits of graduate school, how to figure out if grad school is right for you, and decisions to be made about attending it.

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.

How Can a Personality Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?

5. How Can a Personality Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?

What does your personality have to do with your career? And how can a 19th-century psychiatrist help you pick out your dream occupation? Watch this lesson to find out more about Carl Jung's career types and personality career assessments.

How Can a Value-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?

6. How Can a Value-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to their work life. In this lesson, we'll explore work values, including what they are, some common work values, work values assessments, and how they can influence your career choices.

How Can an Interest Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career?

7. How Can an Interest Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career?

How can you find the right career for you? One thing that many people do is to consider their interests and how that can lead to a career. Watch this lesson to find out more about interest inventories and how they can help you find a suitable career.

How Can a Skill-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career?

8. How Can a Skill-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career?

Skills assessments, also called aptitude tests, are sometimes used to help people find a career based on what they are good at. In this lesson, we'll examine skills assessments in more detail, including what they do and don't tell you.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses

9. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality framework is a theory of personality types that helps managers with job placement, conflict management, team building and career development.

Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career

10. Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career

Everyone wants to move forward in their careers, but how can you do that? In this lesson, we'll look at the two major types of career advancement, internal and external, and how to make the best of both.

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.

Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts

12. 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.

What If You Change Your Mind? - Smart Ways to Choose a New Career

13. What If You Change Your Mind? - Smart Ways to Choose a New Career

What if you are almost done with college, and you change your mind about what career you want to pursue? In this lesson, we'll look at how to make a transition to a new career choice, using your current major and skills.

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.

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