Identifying your interests and skills
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin
Interests: they are the kinds of work activities you are attracted to, what you like to do
Finding career options that suit your interests plays a c
1. Define motivation and articulate different views of how individuals are motivated
Motivation is the process of arousing and sustaining goal-directed behavior. They may be
broadly classified into internal, process, and external theories
1. Describe the factors that affect organizations competing in the global economy.
Social and political changes have led organization to change the way they conduct
business as a result of thinking globally. Business ventures in China have become
1. Define organizational behavior.
Organizational behavior is the study of individual behavior and group
2. Identify four action steps for responding positively in times of change.
Four action steps for responding posi
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1. Describe the interpersonal communication process and the role of listening in the process.
Interpersonal communication occurs between two or more people in an organization.
There are three key elements of interpersonal communication: the communicator
1. Explain occupational and organizational choice decisions.
In choosing an occupation, individuals assess their needs, values, abilities, and preferences and
attempt to match them with an occupation that provides a fit. Personality plays a role in the
How to Set and Reach Your Goals
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
Goal setting is a powerful technique for increasing your chances for success.
Three good ways to begin the process of setting your goals:
# 1. C
How can you gather the information you need from these
databases easily and efficiently?
The most powerful way we know for discovering how to solve a hard problem is to find a
method that splits it into several smaller ones, each of which can be solved se
Gathering Information About Careers
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
There are five reasons that career information can sa
Exploring Your Career Options, Step by Step
A problem adequately stated is a problem well on its way to being solved. R.
Two key factors that will influence whether you achieve career success:
- the potentially positive and negative imp
Develop a learning mind-set
Reaching a goal often means doing something you dont know how to do or havent done
before. For example:
Being on time
Writing up a psychology research report
Dealing with stress
Learning mind-set: it is a mental attitude tha
Positive psychology researchers examined character strengths seen throughout history
and across cultures
24 character strengths presented in six categories:
Wisdom and knowledge
RIASEC: Six Personality Types and Work environments that match them well
Personalities and occupations are described in terms of six types
The six types are arranged in a hexagon
The goal is to match your personality type with occupations that are classif
Presenting Yourself: Resumes, Cover Letters, and References
I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
The most important principle for presenting yourself to employers: Emphasize the
Identifying your values and personality type
There is one success to be able to spend your life in your own way Christopher
Three routes to happiness and how work can help make you happy
Results of positive psychology research:
The pleasant life
1. Describe behavioral theories of learning.
Learning is a change in behavior acquired through experience. It helps guide and direct
motivated behavior. Behaviorists argue that learning stems from classical and operant
conditioning. Classical conditioni