# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Programming Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development

NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development

NBEA (National Business Education Association) standards have been correlated to ensure that students and adults are afforded equal access to fundamental business knowledge and skills and, therefore, an equal opportunity for success in life" (National Standards for Business Education, NBEA, 2007).

Analyze a specific career cluster, using a variety of research tools (e.g., college career centers/counselors, professional and trade associations, career fairs, informational interviews, print media, and the Internet).


Conduct the job search.


Create a personal website for the presentation of the career portfolio.


Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills for working with and for others.


Demonstrate appropriate interviewing techniques through participation in mock or actual interviews.


Demonstrate personal qualities related to employability (e.g., promptness, ability to get along with others, dependability, willingness to ask questions, respect for diversity, and communication skills).


Demonstrate the ability to complete an online job application accurately.


Demonstrate the ability to describe personal skills to interviewers.


Demonstrate the ability to prepare and transmit electronic resumes and cover letters that meet business standards.


Demonstrate the ability to research prospective employers and jobs using all available resources (e.g., print media, on-site and telephone interviews, job shadowing, internships, job fairs, and Internet research).


Describe different cultural behaviors and expectations.


Describe electronic and telecommunication job search tools (e.g., Internet job banks; electronic resumes; and electronic, telephone, and videoconferencing interviews).


Describe how physical, intellectual, and cultural diversity can strengthen workplace effectiveness.


Describe strategies for negotiating conditions of employment.


Describe the criteria for evaluating job offers.


Describe the impact of the global economy on jobs and careers.


Describe ways tasks and the workplace environment can be structured to accommodate the diverse needs of workers.


Develop a career portfolio of items including resumes, sample cover letters, letters of recommendation, examples of work and technical skills, awards, and documentation of extracurricular activities and community service activities.


Discuss advantages and disadvantages of entering nontraditional occupations.


Discuss and demonstrate the skills necessary to function as a member of a diverse workforce (e.g., diplomacy, patience, willingness to compromise, and ability to listen).


Discuss effective strategies for handling rejection.


Discuss social and economic factors that have resulted in changing career patterns for a diverse workforce.


Evaluate several occupational interests, based on various criteria (e.g., educational requirements, starting salaries, and career ladder opportunities).


Experience paid/unpaid work opportunities in one or more career clusters through various opportunities (e.g., job shadowing, mentoring, e-mentoring, internships, cooperative work experiences, and community service).


Explain how the needs and functions of society influence the nature and structure of work.


Explain the concept of transferable skills within and between career clusters.


Explain the importance of appropriate interview follow-up techniques.


Explain the importance of personal appearance and grooming in the workplace.


Identify appropriate factors for evaluating job offers and deciding whether to accept or reject them.


Identify community businesspeople and describe career opportunities in their professional fields.


Identify employment opportunities in international trade.


Identify steps to prepare for an interview.


Identify techniques for negotiating monetary and benefit compensation.


List and describe the contributions of various types of occupations in the community (e.g., banker, realtor, police officer, teacher, and firefighter).


Maintain an organizational and tracking database for the job search.


Model behavior that contributes to a successful interview.


Prepare paper and electronic resumes and cover letters.


Present the career portfolio.


Relate career interests to opportunities in the global economy.


Use a variety of research tools (e.g., computer-assisted programs, newspapers, books, professional and trade associations, informational interviews, job shadowing, career fairs, and the Internet) in the career exploration process.


Use evolving technologies to enhance the career portfolio.