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Introduction to Career Advantage [electronic resource]

This video provides an extensive overview of the career development process, as well as introducing several people currently in the work force who will tell about their career choices, experiences, and successes throughout the series.
Online
2005; 2004
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Where Are You Now? [electronic resource]

The concept of life roles is introduced in this video, as well as the importance of support. Students evaluate their roles-work, family, leisure, self-improvement, and community-and begin to identify key people in their personal support system.
Online
2005; 2004
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Self-Knowledge and Beliefs [electronic resource]

This video presents simple methods for expanding self-awareness, and explores links between beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Students practice identifying personal beliefs about success, and begin to develop their Personal Career Profile.
Online
2005; 2004
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Career and Life Values [electronic resource]

The relationship between students' values and daily choices is discussed in this video, which also connects values to career decisions. Students identify some of their key values and consider how personal background may have shaped them.
Online
2005; 2004
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Personality and Interests [electronic resource]

This video demonstrates the connections between personality, interests, and work preferences. Students get in touch with their primary interest patterns and aspects of their personality through various exercises.
Online
2005; 2004
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities [electronic resource]

The differences between knowledge, skills, and abilities are made clear in this video, which presents basic skills required by employers and identified by the U.S. Department of Labor SCANS Report. Real-life uses for this information are shown.
Online
2005; 2004
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Keeping Track of Self-Knowledge and Exploration [electronic resource]

This video expands the Personal Career Profile by helping students recognize their preferred values and interests, as well as their current and potential skills.
Online
2005; 2004
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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
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Introduction to Career Planning and Implementation [electronic resource]

Putting ideas into action is the focus of this overview video, which outlines steps expanded upon in subsequent episodes: making a career decision, creating an action plan, and launching the search for work opportunities.
Online
2005; 2004
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Decision-Making Strategies [electronic resource]

This video looks at rational-linear and intuitive decision-making techniques. Personal decision-making style is featured, showing how a person's values, willingness to take risks, and ability to be objective all influence the decision-making process.
Online
2005; 2004
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Goal-Setting and Action [electronic resource]

This video helps students establish criteria for attainable goals and objectives, and shows them how to evaluate goals on the basis of these criteria. Students begin to draft their own goal lists and action plans for implementing their search.
Online
2005; 2004