There are many websites detailing career assessment strategies for rehabilitation counselors. Career and Job Assessment Resources, available at< http://assessments.careers.org/>, provides career assessment tools, resume writing services, and occupational profiles that are very relevant to counselors. The website traces job dissatisfaction to careers that are incompatible to the holder’s strong points. It also has links to tips on writing winning resumes. This is very useful to rehabilitation counselors who spend their time with students, most of whom are unsure about their career choices. The key words on the website are career assessment tools and occupational profiles.
Theories of Career Development
The website, Theories on Career Development, accessible from <http://work.chron.com/theories-career-development-11795.html> explains why people chose one career over another. The website traces the origin of the theories to Europe’s industrialization. It lists and explains four theories in details. It lists and discusses for career theories-Trait, Developmental, Social Cognitive Career theory and Holland’s Career Typology. This is very important for rehabilitation counselors so that they understand underlying factors behind their clients’ decisions to pursue a certain career. This way, they will serve them more effectively. The key words for listing the site are career and theories.
The Economy and Work Environment in the United States
The website, ‘The Current Economic Environment in the United States’, accessible from <http://www.cfr.org/united-states/current-economic-environment-united-states/p17705> details the transcript by the CEO of IBM, a leading corporation in America. The website portrays that America economy has evolved into new levels of complexities that are technology-driven. Processes including decision making and interactions are now by technology. The website is important for rehabilitation counselors as it enables them prepare clients for the current and future job market, not the past. They should thus be cognizant that decision-making is easier than it was many years back and inform their clients so in order to reduce anxiety. Key words for listing the site are economy and job environment.
Career Preparation Activities
The website, ‘Vocational and Career Preparation Activities in Lesson Plans: Job Club’, accessible from <http://voices.yahoo.com/vocational-career-preparation-activities-lesson-462292.html?cat=4> argues that for courses that are skills oriented; the focus should be more on activities than theories. The website suggests use of job clubs to help students prepare well for the job market. Teachers and career counselors should start by preparing aptitude tests and surveys to establish areas of interest. The website is important for rehabilitation counselors because it encourages practical application of knowledge. Key words are job club and activities.
Disability in the Workplace
The website, ‘The Benefits of Disability in the Workplace’, accessed from <http://www.forbes.com/sites/judyowen/2012/05/12/a-cost-benefit-analysis-of-disability-in-the-workplace/> dispels the common belief that hiring people with disabilities is disadvantageous to the employer. The website cites case studies that show that having people with disabilities at the workplace is good for companies. Though it does not offer a cost-benefit analysis of hiring from people with disabilities, the site argues that accommodation practices do not affect negatively on a company’s financial status. This is important for a rehabilitation counselor to know so that he or she can extrapolate it to the clients and thus motivate them. The key words are disabilities and accommodation.
Career Policy for Persons with Disabilities
The website, ‘Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic’, accessible from <http://www.dol.gov/odep/> provides useful insights on the United States policy on employing people with disabilities. The website has links to resources that outline the levels of assistance and accommodation that people with disability should get from employers. It also documents various protections under the law and offer information on activities concerning people with disabilities. The website is very valuable to rehabilitation counselors so that they are educated on what to inform their clients about certain rights and privileges. Key words are employment and disability.
Career and Job Assessment Resources, viewed 22 October 2013. <http://assessments.careers.org/>
Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic, viewed 22 October 2013, <http://www.dol.gov/odep/>
Heibutzki, R, Theories on Career Development, viewed 22 October 2013 <http://work.chron.com/theories-career-development-11795.html>
Sachteleben, M 2007, Vocational and Career Preparation Activities in Lesson Plans: Job Club, viewed 22 October 2013,< http://voices.yahoo.com/vocational-career-preparation-activities-lesson-462292.html?cat=4>
The Current Economic Environment in the United States, viewed 22 October 2013, <http://www.cfr.org/united-states/current-economic-environment-united-states/p17705>
Owen, J 2012, The Benefits of Disability in the Workplace, viewed 22 October 2013, <http://www.forbes.com/sites/judyowen/2012/05/12/a-cost-benefit-analysis-of-disability-in-the-workplace/>