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Parents as Partners

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Children look up to their parents - we can all help guide our children through the process of career development.

Children look up to their parents - we can all help guide our children through the process of career development.

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  • 1. Career Activities Parents as Partners By: William P. Breitsprecher Helping Your Son or Daughter with Career Discovery
  • 2. Career Planning
    • 1. Self-Assessment
        • Interests, values, skills
    • 2. Identifying and Exploring Options
        • Research, experience,
        • Informational interviewing
        • Job shadows
  • 3. Career Planning (cont)
    • 3. Goal Setting and Planning
        • Identify goals
        • Pinpoint actions
        • Create a plan
    • 4. Taking Action
        • Graduating from school
        • Job hunting
        • Resume writing
        • Continue education & training
  • 4. Supporting Roles
    • Self Assessment – Clarifier
    • Identifying & Exploring – Connecter
    • Goal Setting & Planning – Challenger
    • Taking Action - Motivator
  • 5. Parent as Clarifier
    • Support interests and abilities
    • Ask questions, expand thinking
    • Provide variety of experiences
    • Work with teachers, counselors on career project
  • 6. Parent as Connecter
    • Connect self-assessments with options
    • Suggest books and reading
    • Introduce to your working friends
    • Encourage activities for experience and perspectives
  • 7. Parent as Challenger
    • Help create goals from self-assessments
    • Review workforce trends & viability of goals
    • Help form realistic, flexible goals
  • 8. Parent as Motivator
    • Explore education and job options
    • Visit colleges or tech schools
    • Review resumes
    • Practice interviewing
    • Identify mentors
  • 9. Remember…
    • Students achieve more when they see connections between learning and careers
    • More parent involvement means higher the student achievement
    • Talk to teachers, monitor progress and get ideas to help your child

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