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1 Career Stuff For the occupational therapist

2 The Whole Deal Career Exploration Career Exploration Career Decision Making Career Decision Making Job Search Job Search Career Development Career Development Career Change Career Change Retirement Retirement This presentation Not in this presentation

3 Career Exploration

4 Values- card sort Values- card sort Interests- Self-Directed Search Interests- Self-Directed Search Personality- MBTI Personality- MBTI Skills- number of different aptitude tests: SAT, ACT, CAPS Skills- number of different aptitude tests: SAT, ACT, CAPS

5 Interests John Holland “World of Work” John Holland “World of Work” Self-Directed Search Self-Directed Search Leisure Activity Finder Leisure Activity Finder Asked if liked their job, got their interests, if you have same interest, you might like that job Asked if liked their job, got their interests, if you have same interest, you might like that job ore/thecareerinterestsgame.php

6 Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional Investigative

7 Realistic have athletic or mechanical ability, prefer to work with objects, machines, tools, plants or animals, or to be outdoors. Investigative like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate or solve problems. Artistic have artistic, innovating or intuitional abilities and like to work in unstructured situations using their imagination and creativity. Social like to work with people to enlighten, inform, help, train, or cure them, or are skilled with words. Enterprising like to work with people, influencing, persuading, performing, leading or managing for organizational goals or economic gain. Conventional like to work with data, have clerical or numerical ability, carry out tasks in detail or follow through on others' instructions.

8 Holland Code Result of SDS or just have client pick them out, ex. SRE Result of SDS or just have client pick them out, ex. SRE “Pick three that describe you the best and put them in order if you can.” “Pick three that describe you the best and put them in order if you can.” Look up all 3 areas in the Occupation Finder Look up all 3 areas in the Occupation Finder

9 Personality Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Mother-daughter team applied Jung’s work Mother-daughter team applied Jung’s work 16 personality types, based on 4 continuums 16 personality types, based on 4 continuums Preferences, non-judgmental Preferences, non-judgmental

10 How we direct/get energy Focus attention out Focus attention out Drained by being alone Drained by being alone  energy being with others  energy being with others Answer the phone first Answer the phone first Focus attention in Focus attention in Drained by being with others Drained by being with others  energy being alone with ideas  energy being alone with ideas Let someone else answer the phone Let someone else answer the phone MBTI

11 Info we notice & remember “what is” “what is” Like working with real things Like working with real things Use experience to solve problems Use experience to solve problems Remember how things actually were Remember how things actually were “what could be” “what could be” Enjoy theory and speculation Enjoy theory and speculation Possibilities and implications Possibilities and implications Remember feelings and thoughts Remember feelings and thoughts MBTI

12 How we make decisions Analyze logically Analyze logically Fair and objective Fair and objective Weigh pros and cons Weigh pros and cons Value fairness over compassion Value fairness over compassion Rely on values Rely on values Take into account extenuating circumstances Take into account extenuating circumstances Value compassion over fairness Value compassion over fairness MBTI

13 How we organize life Like predictable pattern Like predictable pattern Work first, play later Work first, play later Enjoy making decisions Enjoy making decisions Structured Structured Flexible pattern Flexible pattern Play first, work later if there’s time Play first, work later if there’s time OK with few rules OK with few rules Adapt to change easily Adapt to change easily Spontaneous Spontaneous MBTI

14 Implications What type of work environment do you prefer? What type of work environment do you prefer? What is your natural way of doing things? What is your natural way of doing things? How do you perceive others and how do they perceive you? How do you perceive others and how do they perceive you? What is annoying and what is not? What is annoying and what is not? MBTI

15 Career Decision Making

16 Research Career Info TeacherDoctorPriest Pay Education Job Duties Job Outlook

17 Information on Careers O*NET O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles Dictionary of Occupational Titles Occupational Outlook Handbook Occupational Outlook Handbook Informational Interviews Informational Interviews What Can I Do with a Major In... ? What Can I Do with a Major In... ?www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/

18 Decision Matrix TeacherDoctorPriestVet Money Time off +3-3 Control Fun Total

19 Job Search

20 Application Completion Application Completion Resume & Cover Letter Writing Resume & Cover Letter Writing Search for Openings Search for Openings Interview Skills Interview Skills –Get an interview –Appropriate behavior and dress –Answer questions –Negotiate salary

21 The Challenged Job Search Special programs, information re accommodations, job search Special programs, information re accommodations, job search home.cfm Information on regulations, accommodations for specific disabilities home.cfm Information on regulations, accommodations for specific disabilities home.cfm home.cfm

22 Job Search Resources

23 University of Missouri Career Center (Career Interest Game) ACT web site (World of Work Map) O*NET (Career Guidance) University of North Carolina References


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