21st Century And Self Reflection

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Career Theory of 21st Century and Self Reflection Career guidance and counseling has a history of more than 100 years and career as a discipline has affected every individual in terms of life purposes, issues of unemployment and career related issues. (Leung, 2008) The Theory of Work Adjustment (TWA) conceptualized by Dawis and Lofquist in 1984 addresses person-environment interaction and adjustment contributing to job satisfaction and retention with an organization. (Hesketh, 1995) Physical and psychological needs provide career satisfaction from the work environment and work environment generates satisfactoriness when the abilities of the employees are met. Flexibility to adapt, Activeness to change or act on employer, Reactivness (Change…show more content…
I was given an opportunity for trainings and good compensation which had kept me satisfied at one point of time. Similarly, my employer demanded analytical skills, effective communication and professionalism which provided satisfactoriness to them. However, the tenure ended after two and half years because I did not possess the flexibility to work in night shifts after considerable period of time. John Holland’s theory of vocational interest choice is an extraordinary among career development theories for research and practice. (Rayman and Atanasoff, 1999). Holland articulated that most people, in our culture can be classified as one of six dominant types-Realistic(R), Investigative(I), Artistic(A), Social(S), Enterprising(E) and Conventional(C). An individual’s personality can be assessed by considering his/her most dominant type and find career related behavior. (Miller and Miller, 2005) A three letter code can be generated (E.g-SIA,CES) to signify one’s career interest. The first letter of the code is a person’s main interest themes, which would play a significant role in career preference and contentment. The second and final letters are secondary…show more content…
Self-concept should emerge in late adolescence to serve as a guide to career choice and adjustment where self-concept keeps changing as per the new experiences in life. Implementation of one’s interests and skills in a work role leads to vocational development and satisfaction. (Leung, 2008) Self concept is a product of interaction of inherited aptitudes, neural and endocrine makeup, various roles, etc. (Betz, 1994) This theory holds true to me as well because I have changed my career from CA studies to pursing a management degree. I am gaining interest in Psychology and Counseling and I would like to pursue further studies in the near future. As declared in my PDP I have already completed an international certification on Counseling and Mind training. I would love to explore on the same. Thus, it signifies that career development is life-long and experience has a vital role in shaping our
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