Individual Career Plan
As a counselor advising clients or students in career decisions, you will use assessments and inventories to help them create career plans. For this assignment, you will consider yourself as the client, interpret the assessments you completed in Units 3, 4, and 6 in the Career Exploration Workbook, and create a career plan with actionable steps Although you are using yourself as the client, be sure to write from the third-person point of view. Address the following aspects in your assignment:
Describe the client’s identifying information such as age (39), race (African American), gender (female), family (Married 20 years three children), work status, educational background, current educational status, et cetera. View resume in added files. •Describe the presenting issues (as you would gather from an intake interview with yourself).
Personality: ◦16-Type Jungian Personality Test: Identify your client’s preferences (E/I, S/N, T/F, J/P). ◦Big 5 Personality Theory: Identify your client’s scores regarding extroversion, openness, agreeableness, neuroticism, conscientiousness.
Values: ◦Identify your client’s top five values from the card sort. •Interest Assessment: ◦Identify your client’s highest categories in realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional. •Interpretation of Assessments: ◦Connect the assessment results to the presenting issues. What themes emerged?
Analyze the appropriateness of the inventories and assessments completed in relation to the client’s developmental stage and profile. •Professional Assets: ◦Assess your client’s training, education, and professional and volunteer experiences in relation to his or her career goals. •Career Options: ◦Identify 2â€“3 job titles that match your client’s skills and interests. ◦Describe the education and or training needed, the employment trends, and expected salary for each job. Individual Career Plan •Create a career plan for this person moving forward. Include in your plan your client profile, goals, and an action plan. Use an example career plan from your text or find one that you like on your own. Personal Reflection •Describe what you learned about yourself in this exercise and how you will use this knowledge in your specialization. •As part of your reflection, assess your professional limitations as a career counselor.