Gavilan College Library

 ESL 552

ASSIGNMENT 1: Occupations

In the first half of this assignment, we will access the Career Key Web site. In this site you will answer questions to determine your personality type. Then the site will tell you which type of occupations or jobs fit your personality type. It may be helpful for you to read through this assignment before going directly to the Career Key site. This way you will know in advance which questions you will be answering.

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  1. When you are at the site, you answer questions about yourself.

  2. Then click on the continue button.

  3. On the next screen click on the yellow link, take the Career Key measure and answer the questions while clicking on the continue button of each screen until you see your Career Test Scores. (approximately 6 screens of questions)

  4. When you reach the screen that has your Career Test Scores in yellow, follow the screen's instructions.

  5. Take notes on your results:

    a) the two personality types that received the highest score and

    b) from the jobs listed with your top personality types, two jobs that most interest you.

  6. Then return to this assignment and answer the questions below.

    Note: When you click on the career key link, your browser should open up a new window for the link. To return to this assignment page, just close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the window.

    Warning! You do not want to X out of this assignment page until you have submitted your answers at the end of the assignment.

  7. Now, with those steps in mind, click on the link The Career Key
List the two personality types (realistic, social, artistic, etc.) that received the highest scores
From the jobs listed with your top two personality types, name two jobs that interest you.
Do you agree with the results of this test? Why?


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Now we are going to look for information on one of the occupations you identified in the career test you just took. The online Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource which provides descriptions of what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education required, earnings and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

  1. When we are at the Occupational Outlook Handbook site, we will find information on an occupation by typing in that word in the Search box and click on the GO button as shown in the example below:

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  2. Next you will see a list of job titles.

  3. Click on the link that looks as if it would provide information on your selected occupation.

  4. To navigate through the different sections of the Occupational Outlook site, click on the underlined topic links at the top of the page or just scroll down through the article. We are specifically looking through the Nature of the Work section to find routine tasks performed by people in your selected occupation. We will also read the section, Job Outlook.

    Note: When you click on the link to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, your browser should open up a new window for this link. To return to this assignment page, just close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the window.

    Warning! You do not want to X out of this assignment page until you have submitted your answers at the end of the assignment.

  5. Now, let's actually go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook site by clicking on its link and follow the steps we've just outlined. Then return to this assignment page and answer the questions below:
Which occupation did you select?
List some of the tasks performed by people who work in this occupation.
What qualifications or requirements are needed for this career?
Are job opportunities expected to be good for this career?

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LET'S REVIEW
In this first ESL 552 assignment we covered:

  • Taking a pesonality test to determine what jobs best fit your personality type

  • Deciding whether or not you agree with the personality test's results

  • Finding information about a job of interest to you in the Occupational Outlook Web site.

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You've almost finished. Now comes the most important part:

 Your Name:

Your Class Section #:

 Your e-mail address:

Time spent on this assignment:

 And now you can click on the submit button

 


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Last updated on Nov. 6, 2001