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Introduction to Career and Educational Exploration [electronic resource]

Changes in the world of work are examined in this video. It introduces three major areas of change-technology, globalization, and workforce demographics-as well as strategies for adapting, which are expanded in following episodes.
Online
2005; 2004
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The Changing Workplace [electronic resource]: Technology and Globalization

This video focuses on how technology has changed work, and outlines basic concepts of how and where work can happen. Students are introduced to the principles of global business and the skills essential to stay employable in a global economy.
Online
2005; 2004
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What Employers Want [electronic resource]: Skills and Attitudes

Attitudes and characteristics essential for success are explored in this video. It shows students how to recognize their transferable skills and evaluate work readiness.
Online
2005; 2004
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What's Out There [electronic resource]: How the World of Work Is Organized

This video points out distinctions and similarities between industries and functions. Several primary industries and job functions are described, giving students insight into types of work that they might enjoy.
Online
2005; 2004
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Generating Career Options [electronic resource]

Techniques for generating a list of career possibilities are featured in this video. Students are encouraged to brainstorm ideas and emphasize quantity over quality of ideas at this stage of the process.
Online
2005; 2004
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Researching Career Options [electronic resource]: New Technologies and Current Techniques

This video focuses on finding career options using both print and electronic sources of occupational information. Using key information categories, students develop approaches that will lead to strong and thorough research efforts.
Online
2005; 2004
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Informational Interviewing and Networking [electronic resource]

The significance of networking and informational interviewing is made clear in this video. It shows students how to find networking opportunities and contacts, as well as develop techniques for conducting informational interviews.
Online
2005; 2004
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Evaluating Career Options [electronic resource]

This video illustrates how to evaluate career options based on the Three C's: content, conditions, and compensation. It expands on the Personal Career Profile and explains how to use information gathered from occupational research.
Online
2005; 2004
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Overcoming Barriers to Employment [electronic resource]

Legal issues related to hiring and workplace discrimination are outlined in this video, as well as techniques for confronting and challenging discrimination. Questions designed to gauge a company's corporate culture are presented.
Online
2005; 2004
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Lifelong Learning [electronic resource]

This video offers a range of educational options for reaching career goals, including vocational training, community college, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. The benefits of experiential education, such as internships, are also presented.
Online
2005; 2004