GOALS OF SESSION Find high quality career resources On the web In books In databases
Using the web for careerinformation First we will do an exercise which requires you to determine whether a website is trustworthy or not. You will go to 3 websites (printed out and displayed on the walls!) Determine whether each is trustworthy or not. Be prepared to tell us why or why not.
The Sites http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupation s/p/phys_therapist.htm http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt= AhyYhN50j29TpdeuWnXlHIEjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid =20090809095020AAa0gvn
EVALUATING WEBSITESCRITERIA DESCRIPTION Is the author stated? Does he/she have education or experience related to theAUTHORITY subject? If the site is sponsored by an organization, is it reputable? Is contact information available? Is the site free of obvious errors? Does the author give proper attribution toACCURACY borrowed information or knowledge? Does the author have a bias, taking a position on an issue, or giving only oneOBJECTIVIT side of the story? Is the site designed to promote or sell a service or product?Y Does this website contain the kind of information that I need? Does the siteCONTENT offer something unique that is not found elsewhere? Is the subject well- researched and covered comprehensively? Does the web page show when it was last updated? How current are theCURRENCY links? Have some expired or moved?
Who’s website is this & why should I trust it? Look at the domain to get an overall sense of what type of website it is:DOMAIN DESCRIPTION.EDU College/university or K-12 school; sites can be official pages of the institution or personal pages (of faculty, students, etc).COM OR .NET Commercial organizations (i.e. companies, corporations). Might be the official pages of the company. May also be personal pages hosted by a company..ORG Non profit organization (charities, foundations, service organizations)..GOV Official US government websites.
CAREER RESEARCH ON THEWEB With your partner, choose two careers related to exercise science that interest you. Use your web evaluation skills to locate one high quality site on each career. Go to the Google doc and add a description of each sitehttp://tinyurl.com/7vuddy3
Using a career database-CareerCruising The library subscribes to a career database that: Helps you find a career based on interests, abilities, etc Helps you learn about the career including Core tasks and workplace descriptions Required education/training Earnings Interviews with people in that career
FINDING CAREER BOOKS Use the library catalog ( a special search engine) on the library’s website to locate paper or electronic books.
Career Research Assignment Locate a paper or electronic book that includes information on your chosen career. Look up your career on the Career Cruising database. Using these two information sources, write a summary in paragraph form about your career that includes the following: What education or training is required in order to enter this career? What are some of the main job duties? What is the typical salary (either starting or average salary)? What do you think you would like about the career? Dislike?
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