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Topic: Career Goals and Options  

Self-Regulation

 Standard 2.  Performs self-appraisal
  Level IV (Grade K-12)
   Benchmark 8.Understands how hobbies, personal interests, and aptitudes can lead to a career
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how hobbies can lead to a career
     2.Understands how personal interests can lead to a career
     3.Understands how aptitudes can lead to a career
   Benchmark 9.Performs analysis of employability based on work history, knowledge, skills, interests, and market trends
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs an analysis of employability based on work history
     2.Performs an analysis of employability based on knowledge
     3.Performs an analysis of employability based on skills
     4.Performs an analysis of employability based on interests
     5.Performs an analysis of employability based on market trends
   Benchmark 10.Understands preferred working environments (e.g., self-employment versus working for others)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the option of self-employment
     2.Understands the option of working for someone else
   Benchmark 11.Determines personal career goals and establishes a plan to meet them
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Determines personal career goals

Life Work

 Standard 5.  Makes general preparation for entering the work force
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 10.Establishes an explicit career action plan, including short- and long-term goals
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Establishes an explicit career action plan that includes short-term goals
     2.Establishes an explicit career action plan that includes long-term goals
   Benchmark 11.Makes an accurate appraisal of available work options, prior work experience, career goals, personal character, job references, and personal aptitudes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes an accurate appraisal of available work options
     3.Makes an accurate appraisal of available career goals
   Benchmark 13.Evaluates the chances of getting a job now and in the future in fields of work that are of interest
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Evaluates the chances of getting a job now in the fields of work that are of interest
     2.Evaluates the chances of getting a job in the future in the fields of work that are of interest
   Benchmark 18.Evaluate potential career choices in relation to personal interests, strengths, and values
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Evaluates potential career choices in relation to personal interests
     2.Evaluates potential career choices in relation to personal strengths
     3.Evaluates potential career choices in relation to personal values
   Benchmark 19.Analyze information (e.g., compare benefits, annual incomes, job opportunities) associated with careers of interest
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Compare benefits associated with different careers of interest
     2.Analyzes annual incomes associated with careers of interest
     3.Analyzes job opportunities associated with careers of interest