Explain briefly how they have influenced your thoughts about your career

Explain briefly how they have influenced your thoughts about your career.

Purpose: To help you develop personal awareness such that you can determine a career path that will ‘fit’ you best. Early in the course you will be provided with assessment tools that will help to assess your values, interests, personality, and skills. You will then have an opportunity to reflect on the results from these tools and synthesise them with what you have learned about your two chosen careers/jobs in the Career Exploration Report into a meaningful report that will provide new insights and recommendations for your future. Required Format: The following five sections are required. Use the sub-headings in your report. A. Demographic and background information (approx. 200 words) This section establishes the focus of your case (you) and provides orientation to the marker. It should be comprehensive but relevant and concise, written in narrative form, and include your:  Name, gender, age, and marital status.  Current work status and previous work history and feelings related to this.  Parents and siblings, their occupation/profession, nature of the relationship with them. Explain briefly how they have influenced your thoughts about your career.  School history (academic achievement; view of schooling, etc.). Explain briefly how this has influenced your thoughts about your career.

 Hobbies and leisure activities. B. Assessment procedures List the ten mandatory assessment tools, the date each one was completed, and where to find it in the Appendix (the template is on Moodle). The assessment tools include: 1. Structured Autobiography (SA) 2. Interviews with Significant Others (ISO) 3. Self-Evaluation Scales (SES) 4. Motivated Skills (MS) 5. Holland’s Vocational Choice (HVC) 6. Work Values Inventory (WVI) 7. Career Anchors (CA) 8. HEXACO 9. Goal Orientation (GO) 10. Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) C. Theme elicitation and integration (approx. 200 words/theme & 100 for integration) First, you are required to collate all of the results from the self-assessments and organise them into 5 key themes. Themes should be developed from and be supported by evidence (i.e., the results of your self-assessments). Themes, and their sources of evidence, must be clearly labelled. For each theme, there must be at least 3 sources of evidence from your different self- assessments. For each self-assessment used as evidence, include your actual scores out of Term 1, 2019 ASSESSMENT 2d: SELF-ASSESSMENT AND CAREER FIT REPORT (25%) Due: May 3rd 2019 (Friday) 1pm 10 total scores and percentiles, where relevant. The debriefs in the lectures and tutorials will show you how to score and interpret your results. To show insight and understanding of your themes, provide personal examples or commentary to describe and explain the themes. Note: ALL 10 assessment tools must be referred to in your report. We do not want you to rely solely on a small portion of the tools; the aim is to apply and compare multiple types of evidence. Second, you need to interpret the 5 themes as a coherent whole by linking relevant themes together. While not all themes will have a clear link, you should examine whether a pattern(s) is emerging from your themes and discuss this in the context of your results. It is important to examine how themes relate and interact with each other rather than just looking at individual themes. D. Career Fit Analysis (approx. 350 words) You are required to complete a “career fit” excel worksheet. Details for this will be discussed in class. In brief, you will be asked to enter your self-assessment data, themes, and the corresponding “fit percentage” for each of your chosen career/job based on what you have learned when producing your Career Exploration Report. This worksheet will help you identify which of your chosen careers/jobs better fit you. Identify and analyse 1 key finding from this exercise. Draw on at least 1 course concept (with proper citation of course reading(s) and lecture/workshop material(s)) when analysing your key finding. The application of course concept(s) to the key finding should help you answer the questions of “why” and “how” and thus deepen your reflection on this key finding. Incorporating cognitive awareness (i.e., “what I have learned”), emotional awareness (i.e., “how do I feel about what I learned”), and giving personal examples or commentary, are some good ways to show insight and understanding. Remember, describing information is different to reflecting and analysing. E. Recommendations (approx. 350 words) Just as important as understanding what your results from the Career Fit Analysis mean is the demonstration that you understand their implications – the “so what?”. Based on your theme elicitation and integration and career fit analysis, describe a range of solutions, goals, or recommendations that are appropriate and specific. These solutions should be related to your career choices and possibilities, in addition to any self-development you may require to progress in your career. You should use theories and research to guide and justify your recommendations. Make sure they are directly related to your background, the assessments completed, your integration of the 5 themes you elicited, and your career fit analysis.

Explain briefly how they have influenced your thoughts about your career

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