# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 2031563994

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research career options.

Definition

Research should include using valid sources to find career opportunities, job descriptions, working conditions, the benefits or disadvantages of chosen occupations, including salary expectations and requirements for career entry and advancement.

Many websites offer career exploration resources, including the Virginia Department of Education's Career Planning Guide.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What information is available to you concerning careers?
  • How is necessary information attained? How do you know if your sources are trustworthy?
  • How does a job seeker decide he or she has enough information about a job opportunity?
  • Why is it important to research your career? How can researching be an advantage for job seekers?
  • Who can help you find information on careers?
  • What underlying individual, family, or societal values are reflected in career choices?
Communication
  • Which communication skills are necessary to gather and evaluate information?
  • How are benefits and disadvantages of a career evaluated?
  • What information is necessary to know about personality traits before thoughtful career choices are made?
  • What resources are available for researching career options? Which are most reliable?
  • What role does listening, speaking, reading, or writing play in career choice?
  • How does attitude affect performance and advancement in career?
  • How does nonverbal communication affect interview and job performance?
Leadership
  • What leadership techniques can be used to gather and evaluate career information?
  • What is an effective decision-making process to use when gathering and evaluating career information? How is cooperation vital in career choice options?
  • What strategies can be effective for career-advancement opportunities?
  • Why is it crucial to consider the perspectives of others when choosing a career?
  • What is networking, and how can it be used effectively in career selection?
  • When does one exhibit leadership skills vs. team-player skills on the job?
Management
  • How can researching a company or career before an interview benefit your chances of getting hired?
  • What management skills are involved in a search for career information?
  • What resources are necessary to gather and evaluate career information?
  • What are the effects of a poor career option/choice?
  • What consequences may ensue if a person does not follow directions on a job application?
  • How do personal skills help in advancement opportunities?
  • How does career selection affect future goals?

Related Standards of Learning

English

8.9

The student will find, evaluate, select, and synthesize appropriate resources to produce a research product.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  3. Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of resources.
  4. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  5. Cite primary and secondary sources using Modern Language Association (MLA) or American Psychological Association (APA) style.
  6. Quote, summarize and paraphrase research findings.
  7. Publish findings and respond to feedback.
  8. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  9. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

9.8

The student will find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.
  1. Verify the validity and accuracy of all information.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Evaluate and select evidence from a variety of sources to support claims and introduce counterclaims.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased information using a standard method of documentation such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

10.8

The student will find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.
  1. Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
  3. Evaluate and select evidence from a variety of sources to introduce counter claims and to support claims.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

11.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

12.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

History and Social Science

CE.14

The student will apply social science skills to understand personal finance and career opportunities by

  1. identifying talents, interests, and aspirations that influence career choice;
  2. identifying human capital such as attitudes and behaviors that strengthen the individual work ethic and promote career success;
  3. identifying human capital such as abilities, skills, and education and the changing supply of and demand for them in the economy;
  4. examining the impact of technological change and globalization on career opportunities;
  5. describing the importance of education to lifelong personal finances; and
  6. analyzing the financial responsibilities of citizenship, including evaluating common forms of credit, savings, investments, purchases, contractual agreements, warranties, and guarantees.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Financial Fitness: Earning

 

Power of One: A Better You

 

Power of One: Working on Working

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Job Interview

 

National Programs in Action

 

Professional Presentation

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

1.1.1

Summarize local and global policies, issues, and trends in the workplace, community, and family dynamics that affect individuals and families.

1.2.2

Demonstrate job seeking and job keeping skills.

1.2.3

Apply communication skills in school, community and workplace settings and with diverse populations.

7.1.3

Summarize education and training requirements and opportunities for career paths in family and human services.

7.1.5

Create an employment portfolio to communicate family and human services knowledge and skills.