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Using the New Web-based Career Decision Making (CDM)


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Larry Hanken, Ph.D.
National Consultant and Director
Pearson University Alliance Program
Gilbert, AZ

The CDM-R is a system first published in 1976 that combines an assessment of interest, work values, subject matter preferences, and self-estimates of abilities with biennial updates of career information. Over the years, it has had multiple revisions. This session will look at the latest revision which is more efficient in its new Web-based format.

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Using the New Web-based Career Decision Making (CDM)

  1. 1. <ul><li>Career Decision Making Revised </li></ul><ul><li>CDM Internet </li></ul><ul><li>presented by </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Hanken, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>National Consultant </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who Uses CDM-R Career Inventory? <ul><li>School Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Career Education Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Career Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Private Practice Behavior Specialist </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is CDM-R and CDM-R Internet <ul><li>An Career Interest Inventory for: </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>Adult </li></ul><ul><li>This is not a test-repeat, not a test </li></ul>
  4. 4. Theory Based <ul><li>Individuals seek out occupational environments corresponding to behavioral/personality type, values interests, abilities, and mastery </li></ul>
  5. 5. Built to Help People <ul><li>Identify occupational interests </li></ul><ul><li>Match interests to career options </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on opportunities that match abilities and work values </li></ul>
  6. 6. CDM-R Career Inventory Uses: <ul><li>Career planning </li></ul><ul><li>Training or re-training </li></ul><ul><li>Job market entry or re-entry </li></ul><ul><li>College major selection </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term career management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why use CDM-R Internet? <ul><li>New internet version, fast and accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Quick to take, easy to score </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible: Use one-on-one or in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Matches interests, values, & abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Represents 95% of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>New computer related & engineering opportunities are included </li></ul>
  8. 8. CDM-R Pencil-Paper Version <ul><li>Level 1: For younger students </li></ul><ul><li>Interest Inventory & Interpretation in one booklet </li></ul><ul><li>96 interest items </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read (4th grade level) </li></ul><ul><li>Score in less than 30 minutes </li></ul>
  9. 9. CDM-R Pencil-Paper Version <ul><li>Level 2: For older students/adults </li></ul><ul><li>120 items </li></ul><ul><li>Results in less than 45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Full color Survey Booklet & </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretive Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of interpretation </li></ul>
  10. 10. CDM-R Interpretations <ul><li>Occupational outlooks </li></ul><ul><li>Training and education requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Connection between school subjects, job values, abilities, & career clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Next Step follow-up exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant college majors & training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Tied into RIASEC classification (Holland) </li></ul>
  11. 11. CDM-R Career Interest Areas <ul><li>Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Office </li></ul>
  12. 12. CDM-R Optional Versions: <ul><li>Paper-Pencil Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self scored or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scannable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total internet based </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. RIASEC ? (Utilizes Holland’s Types) <ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprising </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional </li></ul>
  14. 14. Personal Factors in Decision Making <ul><li>Competing Motives (School or Marriage) </li></ul><ul><li>Value, interest or ability conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Multipotentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Limited interest or abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts with significant others </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of making bad decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Limited self confidence (I won’t accomplish) </li></ul><ul><li>Indecision because of inability to implement </li></ul>
  15. 15. Decision Making <ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeling that change is immanent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying important criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathering relevant & accurate information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The fit of occupational & personal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The point of action from informed choice </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Decision Making cont... <ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The plan of when, where, who, how </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change is constant and decisions need re-examination or readjustment </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Decision Making Styles <ul><li>Impulsive....Takes the first alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Fatalistic.....Decision left to fate </li></ul><ul><li>Compliant...Goes along with others plan </li></ul><ul><li>Delayed.......Consistently delays decision (think about later) </li></ul><ul><li>Agonizing...Analysis paralysis (data collection & analysis) </li></ul><ul><li>Planning.....Rational balanced approach (cognitive/emotional) </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive......Decision based on feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Paralytic.....Accepts responsibility, can’t move </li></ul><ul><li>Escapist......Consistently avoids decision (Teaching/Pre Med) </li></ul><ul><li>Play-it-safe..Lowest level of risk alternative (teacher/Dr.) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ideal Decision Making <ul><li>A rationale process that includes the gathering and analysis of relevant meaningful information while paying attention to your emotional and spiritual side for the purpose of making a choice or decision </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sample Vocational Decision Activity <ul><li>Pilot Teacher Engineer Clerical </li></ul><ul><li>+2 +2 +2 +3 </li></ul><ul><li>-3 +3 -1 +3 </li></ul><ul><li>-3 -3 -2 -3 </li></ul><ul><li>+1 +2 -2 -3 </li></ul><ul><li>+3 -2 +2 -1 </li></ul><ul><li>0 0 -1 -1 </li></ul><ul><li>+3 +3 +2 +3 </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Negative </li></ul><ul><li>+3 +2 +1 0 -1 -2 -3 </li></ul><ul><li>Indoors Work Outside </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Hrs . Irregular </li></ul><ul><li>Self Work Others </li></ul><ul><li>Variety Work Routine </li></ul><ul><li>More Money Less </li></ul><ul><li>Less Educ More </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Job Risky </li></ul>
  20. 20. Introducing the NEW Career Decision Making (CDM-R) Internet Administration and Interpretation
  21. 21. Once users (i.e. students) have either purchased a User Name and Password or been assigned one by a counselor / teacher / administrator, they can log into the CDM Internet system!
  22. 22. User enters the user name and password that was assigned to them by their counselor or administrator
  23. 23. Once logged in, students will be immediately prompted to change their password!
  24. 24. Once they have changed their password, they click “Next” to start the assessment.
  25. 25. A summary profile will appear on the next five screens as you make your choices, view a choice, change a choice, or move to another selection
  26. 26. This profile is showing Technical & Math-Science Then on to the next activity Click on two career clusters you like best
  27. 27. Click on four school subjects you like best Next
  28. 28. The CDM Internet system will catch whether the user tries to add more than the allotted response. Next
  29. 29. Asks if you want to make changes Next
  30. 30. Future Plans: College Military, Diploma, etc. Next
  31. 31. There are 120 items, of which 100 must be answered for the assessment to be scored and valid. Interests Like………………….. L Dislike………………. . D Can’t make up mind.. ?
  32. 32. Click: View my interpretive report “ Point of no return” Last chance to change
  33. 33. In the event there are any areas that result in a “tie”, the user is asked to choose their preference between the two.
  34. 34. Summary Profile. Career Choices School Subjects Work Values Abilities Future Plans Interest Areas
  35. 35. Sample Summary Profile, cont. User can then view their full Interpretive Report, plus save and print.
  36. 36. Interpretive Report includes a guide to help explain your results. Interactive Career Clusters allow user to .. Hotlink to Occupational Profiles!
  37. 37. User can Print or Bookmark this Occupational Profile in their CDM Internet profile.
  38. 38. User can jump right to Wages, Outlook, Tasks, etc. Or jump right back to their Interpretive Report!
  39. 39. Interpretive Report also includes the user’s preferred School Subjects, Work Values, & Abilities
  40. 40. Helpful Career Planning Links to “ Job Search Skills ” “ CDM Jobs ” “ Occupational Outlook Handbook ” “ Find a College ”
  41. 41. FAQs ( located at the bottom of the Interpretive Report) FAQs addresses topics such as: “ How can I increase my chances of making good career decision?” –or— “Why am I having trouble deciding on a career?”
  42. 42. SPECIAL FEATURE! After the user completes the CDM-R assessment, they can return as many times as they’d like to view and print their Interpretive Report, plus access links to the College Board and Occupational Outlook Handbook online. *At this point, there is no expiration date set to each user’s login information
  43. 43. CDM Internet Site Administrators Can: <ul><li>Assign administrations to one student, or many at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Track when students last logged in or completed the assessment </li></ul><ul><li>View students’ results and Interpretive Report </li></ul><ul><li>See which careers students bookmarked as ones of which they show interest </li></ul><ul><li>Always have visibility of how many administrations are remaining in their account </li></ul>
  44. 44. CDM-R Operations
  45. 45. Once administrator or counselor has set up a Pearson account and purchased vouchers, they can login to the CDM Internet system and assign their student(s) administration(s).
  46. 46. Site Administrators’ user names are always their Pearson Account Number Administrator enters the password that was Emailed to them when voucher(s) were assigned by Client Relations NOTE: Pearson Account numbers are used to prevent any duplication of user names!
  47. 47. Administrators have the option of choosing one student a user name and password, or assigning many administrations at once.
  48. 48. When assigning one administration at a time, the administrator / counselor must make up a user name for their student and fill in their First and Last name.
  49. 49. NOTE: When the counselor enters a user’s E-mail address, an automatic E-mail is sent to the user with their User Name and Password.
  50. 50. If the E-mail address field is left blank, the password is automatically defaulted to become the user name. i.e. Jane Doe’s User Name and Password would both be jdoe.
  51. 51. Once a user name has been assigned and saved, it will show up every time the counselor or administrator logs in.
  52. 52. If the counselor needs to change the user name or password, they can go back in by clicking on the student’s name and do so.
  53. 53. Once the administrator has made their changes in the student’s name or email, they click “Update”. Once they have changed the student’s password, they click “Change Password”.
  54. 54. ADDED CONVENIENCE: Counselors/administrators also have the option of assigning a whole class their user names and passwords with one step.
  55. 55. Here they will decide the prefix of all user names (i.e. Career Class X) The default password can be left blank and the system to will assign password. Fill in the number of students and click “Generate”. Option of making user name and password the same
  56. 56. For example, here the counselor has assigned the user name prefix as CareerClass1, the sequence will start at 1, the system will automatically generate default passwords, and they have five students to create logins for.
  57. 57. Now generated, the names show up in their CDM Internet account.
  58. 58. Automatic user names
  59. 59. And here are the default passwords that their teachers can give out to their students.
  60. 60. The counselor/administrator can still go in and alter the name of the student/user name and password information or add an email address.
  61. 61. For example, they can reset the user’s password here .
  62. 62. The counselor/administrator can keep track of when their students take the assessment.
  63. 63. The counselor/administrator can keep track of how many careers the students have bookmarked and the number of times viewed.
  64. 64. The counselor/administrator can also view and print the students’ results.
  65. 65. If the student has not yet taken their assessment, the counselor still has the option to delete the user and gain back that administration.
  66. 66. The counselor can always keep track of how many administrations they have left.
  67. 67. CDM Internet Version Voucher Pricing <ul><li>1-4…………………13.95 </li></ul><ul><li>5-19……………...... 9.99 </li></ul><ul><li>20-99………………. 8.25 </li></ul><ul><li>100-248……………. 6.95 </li></ul><ul><li>250-999……………. 5.95 </li></ul><ul><li>1,000-2,499……….. 4.95 </li></ul><ul><li>2,500+………………3.95 </li></ul>
  68. 68. Other Related CDM Materials <ul><li>CDM-R Manual………..33.95 </li></ul><ul><li>CDM Career Video…. 225.00 </li></ul><ul><li>CDM Booklets (25)……59.25 </li></ul><ul><li>CDM Classroom Set…450.00 </li></ul><ul><li>(Includes 25 Workbooks, Teacher’s Guide, Video) </li></ul>
  69. 69. A Special Limited Offer <ul><li>A Complimentary one time use of CDM Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Call Pearson Client Relations at 800-627-7271 and give them Effort Code XTZ </li></ul><ul><li>They will assist you in setting up your Mirage account (user name and password) </li></ul><ul><li>You can then experiment with CDM Internet by going to </li></ul>