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  1. Career Planning Process Counseling & Career Services Clayton College & State University

  2. Why plan your career? • Tell me a little about yourself? • What kind of work interests you? • What do you know about _______? • How did you decide to get into ___? • How have you prepared yourself for . . .? • When are you anticipating that you’ll be ready for a job in _________ field?

  3. Career Planning Process • Self Information • Options Information • Decision Making • Planning • Action

  4. Learning About Yourself • Values Clarification • Personality Traits • Identifying Interests • Skills Assessment • Transferable skills • Technical skills

  5. Achievement Advancement Adventure Altruism Aesthetics Competition Creativity Early Entry Exhibition Fairness Friendships at work Health High Income Home and leisure life Independence Interesting work Leadership Lifestyle Location of work Mechanical and physical activity Moral and religious concerns Outdoor work People contact Physical appearance Predictable work Recognition Status/prestige Variety Work environment Learning About Yourself - Values

  6. Learning About Yourself - The Party • Realistic- People with mechanical and athletic abilities; like working outdoors with tools and objects; prefer dealing with things rather than people. • Investigative- People with math and science abilities; like working alone and solving complex problems; like dealing with ideas rather than people or things. • Artistic- People with artistic ability and imagination; enjoy creating original work’ like dealing with ideas rather than things. • Social- People with social skills; interested in social relationships and helping others solve problems; like dealing with people rather than things. • Enterprising- People with leadership and speaking abilities; like to be influential; interested in politics and economics; like to deal with people and ideas rather than things. • Conventional- People with clerical and math ability; prefer working indoors and organizing things; like to deal with words and numbers rather than people and ideas.

  7. Learning About Yourself - Values • Realistic- Material rewards for tangible accomplishments • Investigative - Development or acquisition of knowledge • Artistic - Creative expression of ideas, emotions, or sentiments • Social - Fostering the welfare of others, social service • Enterprising - Material accomplishment and social status • Conventional - Material or financial accomplishment and power in social, business, or political arenas

  8. Learning About Yourself - PersonalityHow you see yourself . . . • Realistic • Practical, conservative, and having manual and mechanical skills -- lacking social skills. • Investigative • Analytical, intelligent, skeptical and having academic talent -- lacking interpersonal skills. • Artistic • Open to experience, innovative, intellectual -- lacking clerical or office skills.

  9. Learning About Yourself - PersonalityHow you see yourself . . . • Social • Empathic, patient, and having interpersonal skills -- lacking mechanical ability. • Enterprising • Having sales and persuasive ability -- lacking scientific ability. • Conventional • Having technical skills in business or production -- lacking artistic competencies.

  10. Learning About Yourself - PersonalityHow others see you . . . • Realistic - Normal, frank • Investigative - Asocial, intellectual • Artistic - Unconventional, disorderly, creative • Social - Nurturing, agreeable, extroverted • Enterprising - Energetic, gregarious • Conventional - Careful, conforming

  11. Learning About Yourself - Skills • Physical and Mechanical Skills • Thinking and Reasoning Skills • Creative and Judgement Skills • Interpersonal Skills • Self-Management Skills • Detail Skills • Quantitative Skills • Other

  12. Learning About Yourself - Transferable Skills • Communication Skills • Thinking Skills • Human Relations Skills • Valuing Skills • Research Skills • Interviewing Skills • Planning Skills

  13. Researching Your Options • Research possible majors and careers • Counseling & Career Services • Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) • Georgia Career Information System (GCIS) • OOH -- stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm • GCIS -- www.usg.edu/ga-easy/

  14. Deciding and Planning; Acting • Making and implementing your decision • Gaining the necessary skills • Gaining the education • Gaining experience through: • Volunteer work • School projects • Internships • Jobs

  15. Marketing Yourself to Employers • Write professional resumes and cover letters • Plan your interviewing wardrobe • Brush up on interviewing skills • Network • Set up interviews • STAY MOTIVATED

  16. Connecting Students to Employers • Employment Opportunities • PT and FT job announcements in Job Library and Career Connections web account • Email: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! • Employment-related announcements • On-campus recruitment • On-campus interviews

  17. Connecting Students to Employers • Employment Opportunities, cont. • Career Days • The Career Expo at CCSU • Career Opportunities • Part-Time & Seasonal Job Fair

  18. Connecting Students to Employers • Student & Graduate Job Search Assistance • Resume referral to employers through Career Connections • Web posting of resumes • Career Connections • GeorgiaHire.com

  19. Connecting Students to Employers • Student & Graduate Job Search Assistance • The Career Achievement Series • Resumes & Cover Letters • Interviewing Techniques • Professional Dress • Resource Library • Counseling & Career Services Web Site • Internet Job Search • Atlanta Employers

  20. Job Connections & Professional Organizations • Accounting • www.accountingnet.com • www.accounting.com • www.accountantschoice.com • www.aicpa.org FOR MORE INFO... American Institute of CPAs Harborside Financial Center 201 Plaza III Jersey City, NJ 07311-3881

  21. Job Connections & Professional Organizations • Management (including technical and administrative) • www.managementjobs.com • www.nationaljob.com/management • www.usajobs.opm.gov/index.htm • www.infogoal.com/pmc/pmcjob.htm • www.jobs-career-com/human FOR MORE INFO... Institute of Certified Professional Managers James Madison University College of Business Harrisonburg, PA 22807

  22. Job Connections & Professional Organizations • Marketing • www.marketingjobs.com • www.atlant.marketingjobs.com • www.ama.org • www.swan.ac.uk/ebms/market/mkjobs.htm FOR MORE INFO... American Marketing Association 250 S. Walker Drive 1101 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500 Washington. DC 20005

  23. FOR MORE INFO … VISIT Counseling & Career Services 223 Student Center 770-961-3518 adminservices.clayton.edu/ccs/