Evaluate personal assets for potential careers.
Evaluation should include
- interests (areas in which the person wants to spend time and energy)
- talents (natural, inborn aptitudes)
- abilities (skills in performing mental and/or physical tasks)
- principles (priorities that are important to the individual)
- personality traits (strengths and weaknesses, people skills).
Online assessment resources include the Virginia Education Wizard.
- Why should one evaluate personal assets as the first step in career exploration?
- What is the relationship between academic interests and career choices?
- What is the relationship between personality traits and career choices?
- How might values affect career choices?
- What personal assets can help human services workers relate to clients?
- Why is it important to recognize personal weaknesses?
- What leadership skills and techniques are necessary in dealing with clients, their families, colleagues, and other community professionals?
- What actions and behaviors of human services workers demonstrate a strong work ethic?
- What can be learned through self-reflection and evaluation?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Working on Working
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze career paths within family and human services.
Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in family and human services careers.