The 's Theory Of Career Development

767 Words Mar 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Q1. As employed professionals, we are likely to have the financial means to provide for our family, pay off college loans, and the ability to make additional discretionary expenses. In addition to these financial benefits, the type of job we have can also provide us with happiness; something that money cannot buy. There are several theories that assist us in understanding what motivates us, in relation to work. As young adults entering the workforce, our personal characteristics, values, and lifestyle influences our career; this is known as Holland’s Trait congruence approach as cited in Hayslip and Panek (2011). Social learning theory is another theory that orients us in career decision making. As we observe others, take notice of social norms and begin to form our own career path. Sometimes this path is not one we preferred, but formed as the result of the expectation from those around us.
Super’s theory of career development, as cited in Hayslip and Panek (2011), empathizes that the jobs we decide to undertake throughout our life is a manifestation of how we perceive ourselves; allowing us to follow a career path that reflects our strengths. This model can be used when supporting clients in their own personal career exploration process. There are 5 career stages. The initial stage is the implementation stage. As young adults begin to explore various employment opportunities, they are relatively undecided on their career aspirations. It is crucial to provide young adult…
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