FYE 103 Career Exploration - 2nd Edition
Denise Dufek, Escanaba, MI
Copyright Year: 2017
Publisher: Bay College
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Text covers a wide range of steps and processes for assisting the reader within their career exploration and navigation. Breaking the information down into 3 modules allows the reader to take it in steps and walk through the process with support... read more
Text covers a wide range of steps and processes for assisting the reader within their career exploration and navigation. Breaking the information down into 3 modules allows the reader to take it in steps and walk through the process with support and guidance. Text does not have an index or glossary.
Content is accurate to topics, error-free except for broken links, and unbiased.
Book used links rather than including statistics in the book, however, a lot of these links are now not working making it difficult to fully understand the concept being discussed. Updates to links throughout would make book relevant.
Text is clear and easy to understand for the reader. One comment is the book does not have a glossary for terms section, this could add ease for readers if there are certain terms which they didn't understand
Book remains consistent and in line with the topic and the goals for the reader throughput
Book is split into three main sections which allow for the book to be used for progression through a college course.
The organization of this book is very clean. Content is broken down into 3 main modules that allow for information to be broken into smaller bite-size sections for ease of navigation. It also flows in an order that makes sense regarding navigating the career journey the book is looking to guide students.
Multiple links do not work within the book. Other than this, the breakdown and layout of images and charts within text are proportional and fit within text.
Book appears to be free of any grammatical errors
Book does not look into the career search from different cultural aspects. Fails to mention and incorporate these into writing
Book lays out a good path and progression through the process, allowing individuals to discover all elements and aspects of themselves to better make an informed career decision moving forward.
I like how it talks about the stress involved with exploration and how to cope with it. read more
I like how it talks about the stress involved with exploration and how to cope with it.
It has one broken link but is otherwise error-free.
It is up-to-date and relatable for people learning about their personality and how that ties into a career path.
It is easy to understand.
Every chapter has the same layout. I really like the assignment page layout with the verbs to start each sentence. I like that it includes the video transcript. There was a note about one video not mentioning something so an additional resource was included. I like that.
It is easy to read.
It is very logical. The stress part is last which makes sense.
Everything looked fine. There was one broken link.
It was inclusive.
This book covers many of the areas for student career exploration but does not provide an index or glossary for terms used. read more
This book covers many of the areas for student career exploration but does not provide an index or glossary for terms used.
Book contains minor errors in formatting and all web links are not current.
Information all appeared to be relevant. I appreciate that as opposed to citing current US labor statistics, etc. the author linked to the US Labor Statistics website for the reading to find current statistics.
This book is written in a way that is clear and very easy to follow. It does not have the flow of an academic book that can sometimes be overwhelming for first year students.
The terminology used in the text was consistent.
This text very easy to follow due to great use of subheading, unit outlines, use of links, charts, illustrations, etc.
Organization is good. The book is divided into 3 separate unites. Within each unit are several sub-units. I appreciated that at the beginning of each unit the author provided short, easy to understand objectives and reviewed at the end of the unit. Everything included in the book was directly related to an objective, never leaving the reading wondering "what does this have to do with the topic?"
One of the web links failed to be accurate.
The book appears to be free of grammatical errors.
The text did not include any insensitive or offensive material. It did not, however, specifically point out the varied experiences people from different background experience when job seeking.
The book covers some of the relevant material pertaining to career exploration. The book contains 3 units that discuss self-discovery, career outlook and planning, and stress management. The first unit has some excellent assessments and... read more
The book covers some of the relevant material pertaining to career exploration. The book contains 3 units that discuss self-discovery, career outlook and planning, and stress management. The first unit has some excellent assessments and reflection exercises, although an explanation of the assessments is not contained within the text itself. The career planning section contained some valuable information but did not include networking, resumes, cover letters, internships, job shadowing, and other relevant career planning components.
The information in the book is accurate and unbiased.
The content is relevant and up-to-date. However, the reader is redirected to many external websites for completing assessments or reading relevant information. The sites may change or be discontinued in the future, rendering the text obsolete.
This book is easy to read and will be easily understood by the reader.
The book is consistent in terms of terminology. However, the last unit was not well connected to the topic of career exploration.
The book contains three units and each lesson/topic is about one page in length.
The book is organized in a way that walks students through different aspects of self-discovery then guides them to prepare for their career search.
There were no interface issues. However, the navigation was only at the top, so the reader has to scroll back to the top to navigate the book. This book is only available in PDF format.
The text contains no grammatical errors.
errors. No evidence of insensitive or offensive material was noted. A broad representation of ethnic or racial groups was not observed.
I have a new course HL109 Health Career Exploration and this book has all the foundational information I will need for the course. read more
I have a new course HL109 Health Career Exploration and this book has all the foundational information I will need for the course.
The information in the book is up-to-date and accurate.
This book has everything needed for a good foundation for my Health Career Exploration course.
The book is very clear and will be easy for learners to read and comprehend.
The book uses terminology that will be easily understood by the learner.
The book is broken down into three units and will be great for planning the semester.
This book is organized perfectly.
This book outlines basic concepts that are easy to follow.
In another part of my life I review textbooks and did not find any errors or omissions in this book.
Question not applicable
I like the book and will adopt it for my new HL109 Health Career Exploration course.
The book gives a great foundation for what I will teach. I will add some other
OER elements to the course.
Table of Contents
- Unit 1
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 Getting Started
- 1.3 Lecture Notes
- 1.4 Assignments
- 1.5 Learning About Ourselves
- 1.6 VIA Character Strengths
- 1.7 Linking Our Personality to Career Paths
- 1.8 Personal Reflection Paper
- 1.9 Summary
- Unit 2
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 Lecture Notes
- 2.3 Assignments
- 2.4 Creating a Game Plan
- 2.5 Worker Re-Employment
- 2.6 Occupational Outlooks
- 2.7 Create a Job Search Plan
- 2.8 Dr. Kit's "Success At Work" Videos
- 2.9 Summary
- Unit 3
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Assignments
- 3.3 Lecture Notes
- 3.4 Stress Management
- 3.5 Recognizing & Coping with Long-Term Stress
- 3.6 Short-Term Stress, Causes, & Coping Tips
- 3.7 The Power of Positive Thinking
- 3.8 Summary
About the Book
Overview: Online OER text created for First Year Experience (FYE) Career Exploration by Denise Dufek for Bay College. © 2017 Bay College and Content Creators. Except where otherwise noted this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
About the Contributors
Denise Dufek, Bay College