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  1. 1. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor HELPING CLAIMANTS MAKE EDUCATED CAREER AND JOB TARGET DECISIONS PRESENTED BY: MARSHALL J. KARP, MA NCC LPC CAREER COUNSELOR Career & Job Target Workshop  Why do career assessment?  What is a good assessment?  How to do basic assessment?  How to make educated career decisions Why do assessment?  Improvement  Accountability  Goals and Planswww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55571
  2. 2. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Improvement  Determine where they are at  Set timeframes  Achievement Sun Tzu  If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.  If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.  If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle” Accountability  Meeting Expectations  Clear and Understandable Guidelineswww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55572
  3. 3. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor What is assessment? Assessment is a systematic process of looking at client achievement by gathering, interpreting and using information for improvement. Basic Vocational Assessment  Verbal  Written Verbal Assessment  What do you want to do?  Describe your background/experience/training?  Why aren’t you doing this?  Set objectives  If a realistic and feasible job target, no need for written assessment  Set this as a goalwww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55573
  4. 4. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Written Assessments  Identify potential client goals  Collect, analyze and interpret data  Develop a direction in writing  People are enamored with assessments The 3 Laws of Unemployotics A term coined in late 2010 to describe the study of the reasons for the long term unemployed. I coined it The 3 Laws of Unemployotics  Improper Job Search Technique  Element of Choice  Long, Nasty Job Huntwww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55574
  5. 5. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Job Search Technique  Traditional Versus Non-Traditional  Waiting for Rescue  Why Bother? Element of Choice  Voluntary  Non-Voluntary Long, Nasty Job Hunt  Doing Everything Correctly  Really Trying  Encourage Alongwww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55575
  6. 6. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Basic Vocational Assessments  Interest Inventory  Transferable Skills Interest Inventory  Holland Self-Directed Search  Matches Interest Areas to Job Titles  Generates Ideas  Generates Discussion  Taking a Step  People are enamored with assessments Transferable Skills  Skills that Move from Environment to Environment  Often Referred to as “The Basics”www.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55576
  7. 7. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Transferable Skills Scale  Breaks Skills Areas Into Categories  Matches Categories with Job Titles  Useful with Interview Skills  Useful with Resume O*Net Career Interest Inventory  U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Information Network  Matches interests to job titles Assessment Goals  Consistency  Ideas  Discussion  Self-Direction  Self-Motivation  Realistic and Feasible Goalswww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55577
  8. 8. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Ultimate Goal  Develop a Written Ideal Job Description  Interests  Transferable Skills  Physician’s Restrictions  What is it?  Car  Great  Test  Single  Green  Jelly  Zero  Season  Paper  Tree  Up  Window  Gross  Lion  Search  Share  Down  Purplewww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55578
  9. 9. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor  Car  Great  Test  Single  Green  Jelly  Zero  Season  Paper  Tree  Up  Window  Gross  Lion  Search  Share  Down  Purplewww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-55579
  10. 10. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor  Car  Great  Test  Single  Green  Jelly  Zero  Season  Paper  Tree  Up  Window  Gross  Lion  Search  Share  Down  Purple What If No Realistic Goal?  Indicator of Possible Field  Look for Patterns  Need to Find Entry Level Position  Ask for Ideas  Post Job Description on Internet Forums  Beyond the Basic Level of this Workshop  Referral to Career/Vocational Specialist Career Exploration  Books  Internet  Information Interviewswww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555710
  11. 11. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Books  Occupational Outlook Handbook  Dictionary of Occupational Titles  O*NET  Career Books Internet  Google Searches  www.bls.gov/oco  Occupational Outlook Handbook  LinkedIn  U.S. Department of Labor  http://lmi.state.oh.us  ODJFS Labor Market Information Caution  Never base a career or training decision on book or internet labor market informationwww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555711
  12. 12. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Employment Projection Limitations  The projections model also assumes an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent in 2018. http://http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco2006.htm Employment Projection Limitations  As with all forecasts and projections, Labor Market Projections are subject to error, especially if events negate underlying assumptions. http://lmi.state.oh.us/proj/projections.htm Never Base Career Decision on Trends  1960s – Math, Science, Engineering  1970’s – Solar, Wind, Gasohol  1980s – Teaching  1990s – Computers, Y2K  2000s – Internet, Telecommute, Security  20--s – Healthcare, Green Energywww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555712
  13. 13. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Information Interviews  Talking to people to research the job or career  Always have questions prepared in advance  Stress this will help make a career/training decision  Get names of two other people  Always send a thank you note Questions  What skills are important?  What personality traits are important?  What training/school would you suggest?  How many employees do you have?  How often do you hire here?  Is this industry expected to grow?  Starting salary and after one year?  What are the physical requirements?  Names of two other people? Look for Consensus  People in the field are considered subject matter experts  Do five information interviews and look for consistency  Continue to do information interviews until a trend develops  Verify!www.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555713
  14. 14. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Making Educated Decisions  Labor market information is crucial  Need to know what to expect when done  Get subject matter experts to lay out the training/school Effective Performance Documentation  Relate to goals  Focus on the vital few elements to measure  Foster improvement  Are well communicated and measurable  Are reviewed as often as appropriate  Provide information on level, trend and comparative/competitive data  Focus on the long-term well-being of the client Achievement Blockers  Fuzzy goals or action strategies  Incorrect focus  No agreement on prioritieswww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555714
  15. 15. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Assessment Reveals the Gap Client Start Point Bridgeing the Gap Client Goal Effective Career Planning Closes the Gap Client Start Point Client Goal Identify Strategies for Change  What will you do to reach goal?  Which program elements could assist?www.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555715
  16. 16. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor Remember  Be flexible, adaptive and prepared to adjust to change  There will always be problems  Things always change (mandates, circumstance, personal priorities)  View assessment and goals as an evolutionary process Bibliography  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2009-10 Edition  The O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Jist Works, Inc. Indianapolis, IN. 1998  U.S. Department of Labor, Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Jist Works, Inc, Indianapolis, IN. 1991  What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers, Richard N. Bolles, 2010  JIST Inc. – (800) 648-JIST  Handouts are at www.marshalljkarp.com  Handouts are at www.slideshare.net/marshallkarpwww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555716
  17. 17. Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC 11/3/2011Career Counselor NEED MORE INFORMATION? Marshall J. Karp MA NCC LPC Career Counselor marshallkarp@hotmail.comwww.marshalljkarp.com (330) 364-555717

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