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100 FASTEST-GROWING CAREERS, 10TH EDITION

Farr, Michael

~ (2009) provides 141 job descriptions including important industry and job trends. Sample resumes and summary information on over 500 jobs are also included.
RANGE: Grade 8+ LEVEL: A

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Text: 416 pages, Softcover 14343 $ 35.95

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CAREER COUNSELING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Wolffe, Karen

~ (1997) details career counseling approaches and explains job placement strategies for individuals with disabilities. The emphasis is on helping people with disabilities who must rely on counselor assistance to secure and/or maintain work.

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Text: 184 pages, Paperback 14645 $ 89.95

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CAREER EDUCATION RESPONSIVE TO EVERY STUDENT (CERES)

~ is a full line of career education material designed to work with existing curricula. CERES infuses career education into basic skills instruction. Areas covered include: career preparation, self-awareness, attitude development, career awareness & exploration, consumer competencies, educational awareness, economic awareness, career planning and decision making and basic skills integration guidance.
RANGE: K-12
ADMINISTRATION: Group LEVEL: B

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Elementary teacher set 19154 $ 419.95
Secondary Infusion Grades 7-8 kit 20388 $ 144.95
Secondary Infusion Grades 9-12 kit 20389 $ 144.95
Secondary Guidance Grades 7-8 kit 20390 $ 89.95
Secondary Guidance Grades 9-12 kit 20391 $ 89.95

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CAREER EXPLORER CD-ROM VERSION 3.0

~ (2004) is a computerized interest inventory combining information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) and the Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE). Students indicate their interests then a list of the best 20 occupational matches is generated. Students can explore these careers by reading about the nature of work, working conditions, training, employment, earnings, job outlook and related occupations. Results may be printed out for future reference.
RANGE: students
ADMINISTRATION: Individual
TIME: 20 minutes LEVEL: A

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CD-ROM 21786 $ 579.95
Lab pkg/10 21787 $ 1170.00
CD-ROM Site Licence 21788 $ 1940.25

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COLLEGE SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS SCALE (CSSS)

Liptak, John J Ed.D

~ (2006) helps to identify skills and attitudes necessary to excel in college. This self-scoring self-interpreting folder is useful in classroom or seminar formats. Assessment targets one's ability to stay in college and get the most from a postsecondary education. 60 items cover 5 scales: commitment to education, self and resource management, Interpersonal and social ,academeic success and career planning skills
RANGE: Grade 11- to adults
ADMINISTRATION: Individual, 20 minutes

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Self Scoring booklets pkg/25 22639 $ 79.95

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DICTIONARY OF HOLLAND OCCUPATIONAL CODES - 3RD EDITION (DHOC)

Gottfredson, Gary & John L. Holland

~ (1996) is divided into two indexes. The first is a classified index organized according to the three-letter Holland codes that provides a corresponding DOT occupational title and number for each code, plus information on the general education level necessary in each occupation as well as specific vocational preparation required. The second section is an alphabetical index that provides the Holland code for each D.O.T. occupational title.
Please note: This does not reference the NOC (the Canadian Government version of DOT).

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Dictionary: 768 pages, Paperback 3156 $ 114.95

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DREAM CATCHERS - DEVELOPING CAREER/EDUCATIONAL AWARENSS

Lindsay, Norene

~ (2008) is a high-interest, flexible career awareness program that reinforces the importance of education. This program teaches students to indentify their skills, introduces basic career concepts, develops awareness, relates school to work, and help plan academic achievement.
RANGE: high school
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: A

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Dream Catcher Workbook: 80 pages 12015 $ 15.95
Teacher's guide CD-ROM 12016 $ 42.95
Activity CD-ROM 12017 $ 54.95

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EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION - 3RD EDITION

Ludden, Marsha

~ (2007) includes work and life examples and activities to help improve basic communication. The program teaches communication skills needed to succeed in typical life and work situations. The workbook is designed for use with clients who are not successful in finding employment because they lack the pro-social communication abilities that are essential for acceptance in the workplace.
RANGE: high school - adults
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: A

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Text: 128 pages, softcover 9878 $ 23.95
Instructor's Resources CD-ROM 21169 $ 64.95

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EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - CREATING MY FUTURE

Calgary Educational Partnership

~ is base in part on the Employability Skills Profile developed by the conference board of Canada. Continually updated by the student, the portfolio allows students and teachers to measure and judge their own growth.Ideally the portfolio will be shared with a variety of audiences, including parents, teachers, counsellors, and/or employers.
Instructor's guide comes with a student booklet, a set of blackline masters, a computer disk with forms for the portfolio, and a binder.
The student portfolio comes with a student booklet, a Conference Board of Canada-Employability Skills Profile brochure, storage folders and a binder.
RANGE: High School. LEVEL: A

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Instructor's guide 18707 $ 69.95
Student portfolio 18708 $ 28.95
Student booklet only 18709 $ 11.95

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ENHANCED OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK (OOH)

Jist Works Staff

~ (2009) includes the Complete Text from the OOH and is cross referenced to the GOE and the DOT (listed seperately). The Enhanced OOH includes job descriptions for the OOH, O*NET, and DOT and provides 273 major job titles, each organized within clusters of related jobs.
RANGE: 16+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual
LEVEL: A

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Text: 784 pages, Softcover 14342 $ 79.95

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EXPLORING CAREERS

~ (2003) provides information on 1000 job descriptions, profiles 49 on-the-job workers, and includes 19 skill samplers that describe the skills required in certain jobs. The World of Work and You assesses skills and interests. The Activity Workbook provide activities to match interests with careers.
RANGE: 16+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: A

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Text: 528 pages, Softcover 7204 $ 59.95
Instructor's guide 7205 $ 29.95
The world of work and you pkg/10 7206 $ 54.95
Exploring careers activities pkg/10 7207 $ 48.95

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FEDERAL RESUME GUIDEBOOK

Troutman, Kathryn

~ (2007) leads readers through the complexities of finding and analyzing job announcements, writing federal resumes, and packaging resumes to meet both federal and vacancy announcement criteria. Suitable for most U.S. federal positions.

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Text: 448 pages, Softcover 14564 $ 42.95

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GETTING THE JOB YOU REALLY WANT - 5

Farr, J. Michael

~ (2007) provides a self-directed, job search program including charts, checklists, worksheets, activities, and sample resumes. The Instructor's guide includes worksheets, handouts, outside activities, and homework suggestions. The Pocket Data Guide organizes dates, phone numbers, and addresses for job applications and/or preparing for interviews.
See also Job Savvy listed separately in this catalog.
RANGE: high school - adults
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: A

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Text: 240 pages, softcover 5983 $ 33.95
Instructor's guide 5984 $ 54.95
Transparencies 20431 $ 139.95
Pocket data guide pkg/25 20432 $ 74.95

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GUIDE FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPLORATION (GOE)

Farr, Michael, LaVerne Ludden, and Laurence Shatkin

~ (2006) explores career and learning options by identifying interests in 14 areas, and then matching them to work groups within the interest areas. This edition is based on the newest version of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET). New to this edition are: subgroups were eliminated, job descriptions were added (including technology), and job titles and codes are now cross-referenced to other occupational information sources. The GOE now includes eight crosswalks to careers based on values, leisure, favorite subjects, preferred work settings, skills, abilities, and knowledge. LEVEL: A

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Text: 576 pages, Softcover 12012 $ 79.95

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HANDBOOK OF CAREER PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Harrington, Thomas (3rd ED)

~ (2004) shows how to help special needs adolescents and young adults overcome barriers to employment by: Identifying goals and problems, Assessing interests and aptitudes, Involving client families, Developing communication skills, Sequencing goal-directed activities, Collaborating with prospective employers, Creating an employability plan, and Teaching job-finding skills.

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Text: 541 pages, hardcover 8104 $ 109.95

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INDIVIDUAL CAREER PORTFOLIO

Lindsay, Norene

~ (2004) organizes students' personal information and individual career/educational plans. Topics include: career interests, career interest test results, employability skills, extracurricular activities and honors/awards.
RANGE: grades 6+
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: A

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Workbooks pkg/25 20429 $ 64.95

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INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT PLAN

Ludden, LaVerne, Ed.D., and Bonnie Maitlen, Ed.D.

~ (2002) assesses employability by collecting & storing information on personal issues, health considerations, work orientation, and career and life planning skills. Assessment outomes are organized into six areas: career interests, work style or temparament, basic skills set, aptitudes/abilities, occupational/job skills, and behavior patterns.
RANGE: High school - adults
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: A

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Booklets pkg/25 20430 $ 74.95

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INSIDE SECRETS OF FINDING A TEACHING JOB

Warner, Jack & Bryan, Clyde

~ (2006) provides on-the-job teaching advice from hundreds of teachers, administrators, and personnel professionals. Commonly asked interview questions and tips for getting a great interview are included. LEVEL: A

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Text: 208 pages, Softcover 14345 $ 25.95

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INTEREST DETERMINATION EXPLORATION & ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (IDEAS)

Johansson, Charles, Ph.D.

~ provides students with an introduction to career exploration. IDEAS helps students develop an awareness of personal likes and dislikes that may influence career development and direction, or for assisting adults, who are exploring other career options, or entering the job market for the first time.
RANGE: 14+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group
LEVEL: A

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Manual 15815 $ 64.95
Self-Scoring Booklets pkg/50 15816 $ 219.95

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JOB SAVVY - HOW TO BE A SUCCESS AT WORK - 4

Ludden, Laverne

~ (2008) teaches practical skills that will allow a new employee to survive the first days on a new job and to position himself/herself for advancement. Topics include: What employers want, How to Make a Good First Impression, Dressing for success, Interpersonal skills, Understanding benefits, Performance evaluations, Using existing skills, Managing time, Being Reliable and trustworthy, Problem solving skills, Improve personal performance, and Earning pay increases and promotion through specific techniques. A major focus of this workbook is on surviving the probationary period. It is well suited to young persons entering the workforce, or those who do not have a great deal of workplace experience.
Transparencies book consists of over 60 full color overheads , three hole ounched .
RANGE: 16+ years LEVEL: A

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Workbook: 224 pages, Paperback 13210 $ 29.95
Instructor's Resources CD-ROM 13211 $ 59.95
Transparencies 22286 $ 139.95

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JOB SEARCH BASICS

Farr, Michael and Susan Christopherson

~ (2006) is a multi-media program which focuses on 4 distinct job-search skills. Each workbook may be used separately or the full series can be offered as a comprehensive program of instruction in job-hunting. The Instructors guide includes: chapter objectives, presentation suggestions, group and individual activities, homework options, questions & answer keys for each workbook. The videos range from 13-20 minutes each. A video is available to go with each workbook.
RANGE: 16+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Indivdual or Group LEVEL: A

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Job Search Basics 9876 $ 36.95
Instructor's Resources CD-ROM 21740 $ 64.95

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JOB SMARTS - 12 STEPS TO JOB SUCCESS

Wright, Dixie L.

~ (2004) provides a complete program for learning-disabled and special needs students. Focus is on assisting special educators include exceptional students in school-to-work programs. Optional supplementary worksheets are provided for use with basic or more advanced students. The Leader's guide has 12 chapters, one for each step in the program.
RANGE: Grade 8+
ADMINISTRATION: Individual LEVEL: A

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Instructors guide 14236 $ 54.95
Workbook: 80 pages, Softcover 14237 $ 23.95

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JOB SURVIVAL - HOW TO ADJUST AND KEEP YOUR JOB

Wright, Dixie Lee

~ (2005) is written for those who have been out of the workplace and/or those who have trouble keeping a job. This program focuses on essential basic job retention topics.
LEVEL: A

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Workbook: 192 pages, Softcover 20762 $ 23.95
Instructor's guide 20763 $ 42.95

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JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY WORKBOOK

Palladino, Connie

~ contains a number of self-understanding and personal exploration exercises. The explorations focus on past experiences, present beliefs and circumstances, and future expectations and plans. The workbook is ideal for career counseling.
RANGE: 13+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual LEVEL: A

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Sampler Set Workbook 13542 $ 45.95
Permission to reproduce 1 copy 20440 $ 4.55

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NATIONAL OCCUPATIONS CLASSIFICATION (NOC)

COMMUNICATIONS CANADA

~ (2006) comprehensively lists and classifies Canadian jobs and careers. Each ocupational group is rated on several descriptor scales, including aptitudes, interests, worker functions, physical activities, environmental conditions, and education/training indicators.
Kit includes: Binder, CD ROM, Revised Index of Titles, poster-sized NOC Matirx

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NOC Kit (2006) 21890 $ 119.95
Career Handbook 2nd Edition (2003) 23216 $ 119.95

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O*NET DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES, 4TH EDITION (O*NET)

Farr, Michael, and Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.

~ (2007) provides a "hard copy" of the O*NET. O*NET replaces the D.O.T. in providing detailed descriptions of 1,100 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labour. Each job listed in this text includes: earnings, education, job growth, skills required, related jobs, work values and interests, and a crosswalk to the GOE. LEVEL: A

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Text: 672 pages, Softcover 21742 $ 79.95

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PATHFINDER

Lindsay, Noreen

~ (2004) is a program designed to teach career preparation and school to work information to students. Participants are encouraged to think about and begin planning their own education/career paths as they progress through the workbook.

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Pathfinder student activity book 16683 $ 21.95
Teacher's Guide, 80 pages 16684 $ 42.95

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POCKET BOOK OF JOB SEARCH DATA AND TIPS

Farr, Michael J.

~ (2002) records work history and provides information on applications, resumes and interviews. Includes: worksheets for personal information, job preferences, health information, school experience, other training, work experience, special skills, other life experience, key skills lists, and references.
RANGE: High school - adult LEVEL: A

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Booklets pkg/25 14278 $ 59.95

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QUICK JOB SEARCH

Farr, Michael

~ (2006) explores basic job search steps to conduct an effective job search. Topics include: identify your skills, define your ideal job, learn job search methods, resume writing, organize interviews, improve interview skills, and follow up on all leads.
RANGE: high school - adults
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Groups LEVEL: A

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Booklets pkg/10 20433 $ 79.95

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STEPS TO SELF-DETERMINATION

Field, Sharon and Alan Hoffman

~ helps students learn to define and achieve personal-life goals. The curriculum is especially appropriate for students who are expected to be leaving school and not pursuing advanced education. It may also be a key element in transition from a behavioral problem management program, into the regular stream. Areas covered include: Know Yourself, Value Yourself, Plan, Act & Experience Outcomes, Learn.
Kit includes: instructor's guide, activity book, 20 pre & 20 post tests
RANGE: High School
ADMINISTRATION: Group LEVEL: A

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Kit 14290 $ 189.95
Instructor's guide 14291 $ 104.95
Student activity book 14292 $ 18.95
Reorder kit (20 Pre and 20 Post tests) 14293 $ 74.95

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VERY QUICK JOB SEARCH - REVISED

Farr, Michael J.

~ (2004) uses 20 one-hour sessions providing techniques for finding jobs quickly. Job search methods include: reducing job-search time, finding unadvertised openings, improving interview skills, exploring career and education options and how to write a basic resume in an hour. New to this edition include: new technology, updated job search statistics, updated resumes and cover letters, new activities and worksheets and additional job search tips throughout.
RANGE: grades 8+
ADMINISTRATION: Indivdiual or Group
TIME: 20 one-hour sessions LEVEL: A

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Student Text: 544 pages 14279 $ 38.95
Instructor's Curriculum Guide: 192 pages 16686 $ 64.95
Activity Book: 128 pages 16687 $ 23.95
Job Search Powerpoint Presentation (CD-ROM) 16688 $ 64.95

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VOCATIONAL ENTRY SKILLS

Washburn, Winifred

~ provides information on how to get a job and hold it. Teaching units and worksheets address modern changes in the workplace.

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Student Workbook 13245 $ 21.95
Teacher's Guide 18229 $ 31.95

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WORK AND DISABILITY 2ND ED

Szmanski, Edna and Randall Parker

~ (2003) presents latest theories, concepts, issues, and practices related to the career development of people with disabilities.

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Paperback, 480 pages 13330 $ 94.95

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WORLD OF WORK & YOU -EXPLORING CAREERS/LEARNING OPTIONS

~ (2002) is a self-directed guide to exploring career and learning options. This program helps identify key values, skills, and abilities and explores career opportunities in 14 interest areas. Worksheeets, checklists, and activities are provided.
RANGE: grades 6-10
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group
TIME: untimed LEVEL: A

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Booklets pkg/10 16708 $ 54.95

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YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO GETTING & KEEPING A GOOD JOB

Farr Mike & Marie Pavlicko

~ (2006) is a comprehensive and results oriented job search course for school ages. The workbook is organized into short easy to read narrative sections and meaningful exercises.
RANGE: High School

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Workbook, 224 pages 16702 $ 29.95
Instructor's guide 16703 $ 54.95
Instructor's Resources on CD-ROM 16704 $ 64.95
Data Minder pkg/10 22262 $ 42.95

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