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Career Activities Parents as Partners By:  William P.  Breitsprecher Helping Your Son or Daughter with Career Discovery
Career Planning <ul><li>1.  Self-Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interests, values, skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><l...
Career Planning (cont) <ul><li>3.  Goal Setting and Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify goals </li></ul></ul></ul>...
Supporting Roles <ul><li>Self Assessment – Clarifier </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying & Exploring – Connecter </li></ul><ul><...
Parent as Clarifier <ul><li>Support interests and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions, expand thinking </li></ul><ul...
Parent as Connecter <ul><li>Connect self-assessments with options </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest books and reading </li></ul><u...
Parent as Challenger <ul><li>Help create goals from self-assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Review workforce trends & viability...
Parent as Motivator <ul><li>Explore education and job options </li></ul><ul><li>Visit colleges or tech schools </li></ul><...
Remember… <ul><li>Students achieve more when they see connections between learning and careers </li></ul><ul><li>More pare...
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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.

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Parents as Partners

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

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