Indicators for adults
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Develop understanding of self and maintain a positive self-concept.
- Demonstrate behavior and decisions that reflect interests, likes, and dislikes.
- Assess how your interests and preferences are reflected in your career goals.
- Demonstrate use of your abilities, strengths, skills, and talents and assess their impact on one's career development.
- Assess the impact of positive personal characteristics, such as honesty, dependability, responsibility, integrity, and loyalty on one's career development.
- Identify your work values and needs; demonstrate behavior and decisions that reflect these; and assess how they are reflected in one's career goals.
- Demonstrate a positive self-concept through behaviors and attitudes and analyze the positive and negative aspects of one's self-concept.
- Evaluate the affect of behaviors and experiences on building and maintaining a positive self-concept.
- Evaluate the affect of situations, attitudes, and the behaviors of others on one's self-concept.
- Analyze how behaviors and attitudes might affect the self-concept of others.
- Assess how one's self-concept affects your educational achievement and/or success at work.
- Assess how one's educational achievement and/or success at work affect your self-concept.
Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity.
- Evaluate use of effective communication skills.
- Assess interaction with others for honesty, fairness, helpfulness, and respect.
- Evaluate use of positive social skills, such as good manners and showing gratitude, in contributing to effective interactions with others.
- Evaluate ability to work effectively with others in groups.
- Analyze the success of conflict resolution skills.
- Assess the consequences of appropriate or inappropriate behavior in specific school, social, and work situations.
- Analyze the impact of outside pressure on behavior, and demonstrate the ability to handle outside pressure.
- Assess the degree of accepting personal responsibility for behavior.
- Assess how one shows respect for all kinds of human diversity.
- Analyze how one's ability to interact positively with diverse groups of people impacts one's learning and academic achievement and employment.
Integrate personal growth and change into one's career development.
- Analyze the results of growth and changes throughout life to determine areas of growth for the future.
- Demonstrate good health habits and assess their impact on one's career development.
- Give examples of how personal motivations and aspirations have changed with time and circumstances, and assess how these changes have affected one's career development.
- Give examples of external events that have caused life changes, and assess strategies for managing these life changes.
- Demonstrate the ability to seek assistance from appropriate resources including other people and assess the effectiveness of one's strategies.
- Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility when initiating or responding to change and analyze the effectiveness of one's responses.
Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles.
- Give examples that demonstrate one's life roles including personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles.
- Assess the impact of life roles on career goals.
- Show balance in one's life roles.
- Analyze how specific life role changes would affect the attainment of career goals.
- Give examples of decisions, factors, and circumstances that affect one's current lifestyle.
- Analyze how specific lifestyle changes would affect the attainment of career goals.
- Show how life roles and lifestyle are connected, and assess how changes in one's life roles would affect one's lifestyle.
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING
Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach personal and career goals.
- Demonstrate educational achievement and performance levels needed to attain your personal and career goals.
- Evaluate how well one has attained educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach personal and career goals.
- Analyze educational achievement and performance strategies to create a plan for growth and improvement.
- Evaluate one's study skills and learning habits to develop a plan for improving them.
- Analyze your learning style to develop behaviors to maximize educational achievement and performance.
- Assess how well one's attitudes and behaviors promote educational achievement and performance.
- Show how one's educational achievement and performance can expand your workplace options.
- Assess how well one's educational achievement and performance will transfer to the workplace.
- Assess ability to acquire and use information in order to improve educational achievement and performance.
Participate in ongoing, lifelong learning experiences to enhance ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.
- Show how lifelong learning is helping one function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.
- Judge if one's knowledge and skills are sufficient to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.
- Analyze how specific learning experiences have affected one's identity.
- Assess how well one functions as an independent learner.
- Assess how participation in ongoing learning experiences affects personal and career goals.
- Evaluate how participation in specific education or training programs affects your ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.
- Assess, throughout your life, one's integration of both formal and informal learning experiences.
Create and manage a career plan that meets one's career goals.
- Assess how well one's career planning strategies facilitate reaching one's career goals, and re-examine one's career goals and adjust as needed.
- Analyze one's career plan and make adjustments to reflect ongoing career management needs.
- Evaluate one's career management skills and personal traits, such as resiliency, self-efficacy, ability to identify trends and changes, and flexibility.
- Give examples of how changes in one self and the world of work have caused adjustments to career plans and evaluate how well these changes were integrated into one's career plans.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of one's decision-making style.
- Assess what decision-making model(s) work best.
- Demonstrate and assess effectiveness of use of information about one self, the economy, and education programs in making decisions.
- Assess how well one explores options when making decisions.
- Evaluate the affect of personal priorities, culture, beliefs, and work values in decision-making.
- Give specific examples of how education, work, and family experiences have influenced decisions, and assess their impact on decisions.
- Analyze the ways to manage biases and stereotypes when making decisions.
- Give examples of times when chance played a role in one's decision-making, and evaluate its impact on past decisions.
- Give examples of compromises one might have to make in career decision-making, and analyze the effectiveness of one's approach to making compromises.
Use accurate, current, and unbiased career information during career planning and management.
- Assess the impact of career information on plans and refine plans so that they reflect accurate, current, and unbiased career information.
- Demonstrate the ability to use different types of career information resources to support career planning, and evaluate how well one integrates this information into the management of one's career.
- Judge the quality of the career information resources in terms of accuracy, bias, and how up-to-date and complete it is.
- Assess which occupational classification system is most helpful to career planning.
- Assess one's openness to considering non-traditional occupations in your career management.
- Assess the impact of one's decisions about being employed in a non-traditional occupation.
Master academic, occupational, and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain, and advance one's employment.
- Assess one's academic, occupational, and general employability skills and enhance them as needed for one's employment.
- Demonstrate and evaluate your job seeking skills, such as the ability to write a resume and cover letter, complete a job application, interview for a job, and find and pursue employment leads.
- Evaluate your general employability skills and personal qualities, such as critical thinking, problem solving, resource, information, and technology management, interpersonal skills, honesty, and dependability.
- Show how skills are transferable from one occupation to another, and analyze the impact of transferable skills on career options.
- Analyze the impact of decisions about geographic mobility on career goals.
- Assess the impact of decision regarding self-employment on career goals.
- Demonstrate and evaluate skills to market oneself in the workplace.
Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions into career plans.
- Evaluate the results of one's career management relative to changing societal needs.
- Evaluate the results of one's career management relative to changing economic conditions.
- Evaluate the results of one's career management relative to changes in employment trends.
These are adapted from the National Career Development Guidelines. To learn
more about the new guidelines, go to http://www.acrnetwork.org/ncdg/ncdg_framework.aspx.