Career Theory Response Journal 1-Samantha GrinnellPDF

1. Students use the feelings wheel included in eCampus to name the emotion felt while starting this journal and write a paragraph about their present moment. (2 points, no partial credit) When I first started this journal I was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of reading that was required to complete it successfully. I skimmed through each of the readings and was a little frustrated at how much reading there was. I felt like it was too much reading and I would not have enough time to complete it while working on work for the 5 other classes I am taking this semester as well as working full time. After completing the reading I was relieved that I was done with it. I am happy to be done working on this assignment. 2. After reading the title or titles assigned for the readings, students will write a paragraph regarding their assumptions about the topic/topics before completing the reading of this week's Career Theory. (2 points, no partial credit) The first title I read was Holland's RIASEC model as an integrative framework for individual differences and I was not exactly sure what this would be about. I thought it would just be a breakdown of Holland's model and how it related to individual differences. The second title I read was Using Holland's theory in employment counseling: focus on service occupations. I thought this article would be able how Holland's model is incorporated into employment and especially in the field of human services. The last article title I read was The development, evolution, and status of Rolland's theory of vocational personalities: Reflections and future directions for counseling psychology. I thought this article would be about Holland's model theory of the different personalities and how it relates to counseling. 3. Students will write a paragraph regarding what skills they already possess that the Career Theory readings include. Responses must contain at least one quote with the article name and page number. (2 points, no partial credit) I feel that I already possess a few skills. One skill I already possess is that I am artistic. I like to be creative and make things. I find joy in things like art, crafting, painting, and scrapbooking. Another skill I feel like I already possess is social skills. I enjoy working with people and helping people. I am a person that "values helping people and solving social problems; and sees self as helpful, friendly, and trustworthy" (Ohler & Levinson, 2021, pg.149) 4. Students will write a paragraph regarding what skills from this week's Career Theory readings will be, or already are, challenging for them. Responses must include at least one quote with the article name and page number. (2 points, no partial credit) Some skills that are challenging for me are are skills involving enterprising. I am not that great at trying to sell things, especially if it is something that I do not care for. I am also not a person who is that big into politics. I could not really find joy in a job that this is the main skill needed. The article stated that "to achieve successful work adjustment individuals must find a work environment that matches their personality traits, abilities,
values, and other characteristics" (Armstrong et al., 2008, pg.2). Based off that statement I know that I would not be great at a job that involves enterprising. 5. Students will review their original discussion post for this week or last week and describe how it relates to the Career Theory reading for the week in the form of a paragraph. (2 points, no partial credit) My first discussion post this week relates to career theory because it is about knowing who you are and building yourself up. It also talks about how you should set goals for yourself, academically or in your career. It was also about being able to take criticism and praises. This all relates to the type of personality that you have. Holland's theory is about personalities and how it relates to careers and the environment you work in. "Educational and work environments may be essential to under- standing how personality traits and abilities are linked to interests, because it is environmental conditions that place demands on individuals, and these demands are clearly articulated in school and work settings" (Armstrong et al., 2008, pg.2). When you are able to balance the two it leads to a more successful and happy career. Sources: Ohler, D. L., & Levinson, E. M. (2021). using holland's theory in employment counseling: focus on service occupations. Journal of Employment Counseling , 49 , 148-159. Armstrong, P. I., Day, S. X., McVay, J. P., & Rounds, J. (2008). Holland's RIASEC Model as an Integrative Framework for Individual Differences. Journal of Counseling Psychology , 55 .
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