(Paper or Electronic version)|
| NEW! Electronic Vocational Biographies
See a Sample.
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
The career stories can be viewed directly on the computer. Students can cut and paste
from their favorite stories to create their own career portfolios. Just as with the paper versions,
Electronic Vocational Biographies are one of the many data sources in Valpar's Magellan
Career Exploration software. While exploring jobs in Magellan's database, students can click on the
associated Vocational Biography link to access that biography, and upon closing it, are right back in Magellan
where they left off. (See below for system requirements.)
| 875 Career Stories
in 35 Books or on 1 CD |
What are Vocational Biographies?
Vocational Biographies tells the career stories of real people - like your friends or
your neighbors. Each career biography follows a person from high school to the present.
You see, step by step, how a real career grows.
Sections in each Biography include:
1. Career Summary and Opening Paragraphs:
tells you the basic facts about the career and the subject's personality.
(If you like what you see, read on. You'll probably like the rest.)
tells you what training is needed. You'll see:
- What courses are recommended
- What advanced schooling is needed
- What on-the-job training is available
3. Work Experience:
tells you about previous jobs. You'll find out how to plan your career.
You'll see how to:
- Get that first job
- Make a decision to change jobs
- Set future goals
- Take the right steps to reach those goals
4. For the Record sidebar:
gives you a quick reference chart about the person's career experiences.
You'll quickly find specific, personal insights on:
- Benefits of this career
- Education and Training required
- Work history that leads to this career
5. Current Job:
tells you what living with this career is really like.
You'll see details including:
- How this person got the job
- Working Conditions
- Possibilities for promotion
- Fringe Benefits that raise take-home pay
tells you about the person's life off the job.
- How the job affects the amount of time for family and fun
- What work-related activities spill over into free time
- How people view the use of leisure
7. Future Outlook and Goals:
tells you about career advancement.
You'll see how to:
- Plan for your career future
- Spot growing career areas
- Make vertical and lateral career moves
8. Data File:
gives you a quick reference chart about the career.
You'll quickly see:
- Pertinent facts - salary, education requirements, working locations,
- Personal characteristics needed
- Basic duties
- Addresses to write for more information
- Hints on how to start preparing today
- Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP
- 300 MHx Pentium or better
- 64 MB of RAM (128 for XP or 2000)
- 50 MB of disk space for software
- 250 MB of disk space for stories (optional)
- 12X CD-ROM or DVD
- Floppy Drive (non-USB)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later
- Networks on Windows NT or 200x, and Novell 3 or higher
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