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Career Development

Career Development Theory and Practice

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Richard Sharf
Learn how career development theory can be applied to the practice of career counseling. Learn how trait and factor theories provide a way to help individuals make career decisions based on assessment of interests, abilities, achievements, personalities, and values. Learn about the structure of the job market and information about specific occupations including job duties (description), education, salary, and employment outlook. Learn about career development across the life span. Learn major concepts that describe the career development of children, adolescents, and adults. Relate these concepts to issues of career choice and adjustment across the life span. Learn the effects of racial and sex discrimination on individuals. Issues will include racial and sexual harassment, labor market discrimination, and affirmative action. Learn psychotherapeutic influences on conceptualizing career development theory. Concepts are drawn from constructivist, behavioral, and cognitive theories. Learn about career decision making strategy from two different view points. Learn job seeking methods including job search strategies and résumé writing.

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