Mock Job Search
Based off of a career in educational Pyschology
conduct a job search for actual openings in Florida. If you are willing to eventually relocate, you may choose openings elsewhere as well. You may choose to use at least one source or all of the following sources to find available positions in your chosen career of interest: Local newspaper ads (online or printed editions)Networking with colleagues, peers, or other contactsYour state employment officeListings on professional organizations’ websites
. Begin by summarizing your career interests. For example, if you are most interested in a career as a psychologist, would you prefer to pursue a position in a clinic, a private practice, or a nonprofit organization? Would you prefer to specialize in working with children? Do you hope to have a research or teaching position instead?List at least four positions you found during your job search. Describe each position fully, providing as much of the available information as possible from the ads. Copy the ads and paste them into the table.For each identified job opening, indicate the likelihood of your being eligible for the position upon graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree.If you would be ineligible, specify what additional training or education you would require to qualify for the position.Indicate whether you are willing to pursue that additional training or education.Describe the amount of time, the cost, and other resources you think you would need to invest to become qualified.Put the information in your own words. Place quotation marks around the portions you have quoted from the ads. Cite your sources using APA style in-text citations and a reference list in APA style
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