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Integrating Assessments into the Career Decision-Making Conversation

Title: Integrating Assessments into the Career Decision-Making Conversation.
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Name(s): Osborn, Debra S., author
Finklea, J. Tyler, author
Belle, Jacqueline G., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2015-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Career assessments play a key role in helping individuals inform their career decisions, whether through clarifying interests, values, and skills, identifying barriers to decision making, or in expanding one's options. We have found that many career counseling clients, often within minutes of initially engaging with a career practitioner, make a statement to the effect of, "I want to take that test that will tell me what I should be." In the sections that follow, we present an argument that career assessments should be part of the overall process of career counseling, not a standalone activity. We present a model of incorporating career assessments into the overall career counseling process, and demonstrate that model through use of a case study. In addition, we discuss implications for career service practitioners - but first, we will begin with a review of the purpose/utility of career assessments.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1519425455_53f0ba7a (IID)
Publication Note: This is the accepted manuscript of an article that was published in the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal.
Preferred Citation: Osborn, D., Finklea, J. T., & Belle, J. G. (2015). Integrating Assessments into the Career Decision-Making Conversation. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 30 (4), 144-155.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1519425455_53f0ba7a
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Career Planning and Adult Development Journal.
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 30

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Osborn, D. S., Finklea, J. T., & Belle, J. G. (2015). Integrating Assessments into the Career Decision-Making Conversation. Career Planning And Adult Development Journal. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1519425455_53f0ba7a