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Web-Based Career Counseling

A Guide to Internet Resources for Researching a Career and Choosing a Major

Choosing a career is one of the biggest milestones in life, yet many young people are clueless about how to research the vast array of possibilities. Mary Ghiliani addresses this pressing need with a comprehensive guide to finding job information through the Internet. Web-Based Career Counseling opens with an extensive career selection questionnaire based on interests and abilities and then explains how to research career options using the Internet, with listings of over 400 career exploration web sites and information on 156 occupations. Recognizing the rich lode of information the Internet provides, this volume is an essential text for students, career counselors, and job seekers everywhere.

194 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2005

Education: Education--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  How Can Web-Based Career Counseling Help Me?
Traditional Counseling
Web-Based Career Resources
How to Use the Internet
Where Do I Begin
Chapter 2:  "Best Fit" Approach to Career Counseling
Career Development is a Process
Who We Are Now
"Best Fit" Approach
How to Make Good Choices
Chapter 3:  Introduction to Self-Assessment
Knowing Who You Are
Know Your Options
The Value of Knowing Your Abilities, Values, and Personality Style
Assessment Tests Are Only a Guide
Chapter 4:  Self-Assessment Web Sites
General Self-Assessment Web Sites
Chapter 5:  Career Exploration Web Sites
General Career Exploration Sites
Web Sites for High School Students
College Web Sites
After the Surfing is Over
What to Do If You Can’t Decide on a Major
General Career Exploration Web Sites
Web Sites Specifically for High School Students
College Web Sites
Web Sites Especially for Women
Web Sites Especially for Minority Students
Chapter 6 : Putting It All Together
Strategies For Deciding on a Major or Career:
6-1  How to Choose a Major
6-2  A Journey Back to the Past (Questions for Undecided Students)
6-3  How to Develop a Career Portfolio
Chapter 7:  Questions Students Should Ask Themselves While They Surf
Why Some of Us Do Not Choose Wisely
How to Begin Researching Careers
College Majors and Careers
Where Do I Start?
Table 7-1 If You enjoy . . .
Questions to Ask Yourself While You Surf
7-1  Questions To Ask Yourself While Researching an Occupation
7-2  Some Final Questions to Ask Yourself
Chapter 8:  Career Sites by Occupational Fields
General Career Sites
Career-Specific Sites
Professional Organizations
Chapter 9:  Agriculture and Natural Resources Web Sites
The Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Cluster
Natural Resources
Chapter 10:  Arts and Communications Web Sites
The Arts and Communications Career Cluster
Arts and Theater
Chapter 11:  Business, Management, and Information Technology Web Sites
The Business, Management, and Information Technology Career Cluster
Business and Administration
Information Technology
Library Science
Chapter 12:  Engineering and Industrial Web Sites
The Engineering and Industrial Career Cluster
Women, Minorities, and Students
Building and Trade
Transportation and Logistics
Chapter 13:  Health and Health Care Web Sites
The Health and Health Care Career Cluster
Counseling and Psychology
Health and Health Care
Chapter 14:  Human Services Web Sites
The Human Services Career Cluster
Education and Training
Human Services
Government and Public Administration
Hospitality and Tourism
Law and Public Safety
Social Sciences
Chapter 15:  Math and Science Web Sites
The Math and Science Career Cluster

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