Career Development Process Analysis

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Career Development Process: Super’s Approach According to textbook, “Super described a series of typical life stages in the development of vocational self-concept and experience, beginning in childhood. Classic career development theories empathize the importance of fitting personal characteristics to the demands of the job. Self-knowledge is seen as critical to making the right career choices” (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015, p. 455). Super stages are called the growth stage, exploratory stage, establishment stage, maintenance stage, and the decline stage (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015, p. 455). I have found myself as I have grown up learning what I enjoy doing while taking career tests over and over. I have tried different things to find out what…show more content…
39-52). According to our textbook, it says, “In Erikson’s view of the developing self-concept, children begin to formulate a sense of themselves as workers when they first confront serious work” (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015, p. 466). I started my first job in my senior year of high school and found myself trying to please everyone and how to be respected or appreciated in the workplace. Instead, I felt taken advantage of and not respected as I was only eighteen and nineteen years old. People in the workplace would look at me as though I don’t have anything to offer or I don’t know anything. After working for many years, it wasn’t until I move to Virginia and found myself with two job losses within a year and a half and never thought I would be able to make it. I found myself with no to little confidence of making it in my next…show more content…
I chose relationships and well-being because people and relationships are important to me and that's how I thrive is from their encouragement and love. In our textbook, it says, “Evidence strongly supports this view. Regardless of personality characteristics, social relationships appear to be essential ingredients of well-being. Both extroverts and introverts report more pleasant emotions in social situations” (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015, p. 530). As for the work, achievement, generativity, and well-being I thrive off my achievements and that helps me stay motivated and keep building my confidence. Our textbook says, “Feeling that one is making progress toward challenging goals, both in work and in non work settings, is thus correlated with well-being. Generativity is a sense that one’s skills and efforts are creatively or productively contributing to the world--to family, coworkers, community, or future generations” (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015, p.
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