How to develop an effective career decision

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HOW TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE CAREER DECISION

HOW TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE CAREER DECISIONINTRODUCTION

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WORK VALUESThe present version is a revision of the 1970 edition (Super, 1970.) That edition presented 15 scales of three items each, with responses on a five-point scale from Unimportant to Very Important. The scales were: Altruism, Esthetics, Creativity, Intellectual Stimulation, Achievement, Independence, Prestige, Management, Economic Returns, Security, Surroundings, Supervisory Relations, Associates, Way of Life, and Variety.

(Supers Work Values ) Present Version

Scale Sample Scale ItemAchievementA job in which I know by my results when Ive done a good job.Co-WorkersA job in which I work with people that I like.CreativityA job in which I need to come up with new ways to do things.Income A job in which I am paid enough to live really well.IndependenceA job in which I can decide how to get my tasks done.Lifestyle A job in which I can lead the type of life I enjoy.ChallengeA job in which I can test the limits of my abilities.Prestige A job in which I feel like my work is very important to society.Security A job in which I will never get laid off.SupervisionA job in which I have a boss who recognizes my value.Variety A job in which I dont do the same thing all the time.WorkplaceA job in which I work in comfortable conditions.

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WORK INTERESTS

(Hollands Work Codes)

Realistic - practical, physical, hands-on, tool-orientedInvestigative - analytical, intellectual, scientific, explorativeArtistic - creative, original, independent, chaoticSocial - cooperative, supporting, helping, healing/nurturingEnterprising - competitive environments, leadership, persuadingConventional - detail-oriented, organizing, clerical

Holland, John. L. (1997). Making Vocational Choices: A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments. Psychological Assessment Resources Inc.

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WORK APTITUDESThe GATB measures nine distinct aptitudes using 12 separate tests (eight pencil and paper tests, and four performance tests):

G - General Learning Ability V - Verbal Aptitude N - Numerical Aptitude S - Spatial Aptitude P - Form Perception Q - Clerical Perception K - Motor Co-ordination F - Finger Dexterity M - Manual Dexterity

NELSON EDUCATION PUBLICATION

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CONCLUSION WORK VALUES + WORK INTERESTS + WORK ABILITIES _______________ EFFECTIVE CAREER DECISION