Career Plans with Purpose: Love What You Do

Career Plans with Purpose: Love What You Do

Career Plans with Purpose: Love What You Do Julie Ouellette, M.Ed., CCC Disabilities Counsellor Paul Menton Centre, Carleton University NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette SelfExploration

NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Knowing About Oneself Its all about you: Values Interests Personality Skills NEADS

Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Prompt Questions What am I good at? What am I curious about? What can I see myself doing? What have people always told me I should do when I grow up? What do you struggle with? What kind of jobs have you had? What is the family context? How does that

inform your career choices? NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Using Tools NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette

Psychometric Tests NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette The Nightmare-Fantasy Continuum FANTASY NEADS Nov 11, 2006

NI GHTMARE J.Ouellette VALUES I NVENTORY Help Society. Do something to contribute to the betterment of the world I live in. Values Inventory

Help Others. Be involved in helping other people in a direct way, either individually or in a small group. Competition. Engage in activities that pit my abilities against others where there are clear win-lose outcomes. Advancement. Have a job that provides opportunities to move up the ladder. Public Contact. Have a lot of day-to-day contact with people. Work with Others. Have close working relationships with a group, work as a team towards common goals. Friendships. Develop close personal relationships with people as a result of my work activities. Affiliation. Be recognized as a member of a particular

organization. Adapted from: The RMOC book on Career Planning. Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Human Resources, 1992. NEADS Nov 11, 2006 Work Alone. Do projects by myself, without any significant amount of contact with others. Entrepreneurship. Be self-employed, start a new business, produce a new product, provide a new service.

Artistic Creativity. Engage in creative work in any of several art forms. Aesthetics. Be involved in studying or appreciating the J.Ouellette beauty of things, ideas, etc. Somewhat I mportant Not I mportant at all Work Values

1. The following are some values related to careers. Feel free to add to the list. 2. For each value listed check how important it is to you in your choice of career 3. Highlight your top 3-5 values. Very I mportant Explore the values that shape your life and influence your choices.

www.google.com NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette www.personalitypathways.com NEADS Nov 11, 2006

J.Ouellette www.youthpath.ca NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Google: NOC and 2001 NEADS Nov 11, 2006

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NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Some Considerations for Students with Disabilities Can you articulate in 3-4 sentences your disability? Do you understand the assessment of your disability? Learning style: Hands on? Visual? Auditory? Accommodations: What are they now? What will

transfer to post secondary? To the workplace? Disclosure beyond school: When to disclose? To whom? NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Challenges Being motivated, seeing the connection and understanding the importance of the links in their process. See career decisions as events that

occur at particular points in ones life rather than an ongoing process Connection between academic subjects and career goals may not be clear Changes in labour market: having the information or knowing where to find it. Indifference which may be linked to lack of preparation OR feeling overwhelmed NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~William Blake NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Top Qualities Employers Seek 1. Communication skills

2. Motivation/initiative 3. Teamwork skills 4. Leadership skills 5. GPA / academic achievement 6. Interpersonal skills 7. Flexibility / adaptability 8. Technical skills 9. Honesty / integrity 10. Work Ethic 11. Analytical / problemsolving skills

Source: Job Outlook 2000, National Association of Colleges and Employers (http://www.cas.okstate.edu/career/Student/topqualities.htm) NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette

Resources WORKink www.workink.com MonsterTRAK www.monstertrak.ca Paths to Equal Opportunity www.equalopportunity.on.ca Canadian Careers www.canadiancareers.com/disability.html Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) http://www.cfcs.gov.on.ca/CFCS/en/programs/IES/OntarioDisabili tySupportProgram/default.htm Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) http://www.sdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/individuals/audiences/pd.shtml Job Seeking Skills for People with Disabilities: A Guide to Success http://www.csun.edu/%7Esp20558/dis/ Persons With Disabilities Online (PWD-Online)

www.pwd-online.ca/pwdhome.jsp?lang=en Office of Disability Issues (ODI) http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/ nav/top_nav/program/odi.shtml NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette Questions? Julie Ouellette [email protected] Paul Menton Centre: www.carleton.ca/pmc

www.pmcportal.ca A pile of stones can become a garden with the right amount of care. NEADS Nov 11, 2006 J.Ouellette

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