Career Decision-Making System Revised - Canadian Edition 2000

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Career Decision-Making System Revised - Canadian Edition 2008

Ages: 12 through Adult
Administration Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Scores/Interpretation: Raw scores lead to appropriate career clusters for further exploration

Self-assesses abilities, interests, and work values in one instrument
Easy and fast to administer, with quick results
Ideal for individual or group career exploration tool
Profiles the current Canadian job market

The award-winning Harrington-O'Shea Career Decision-Making System—Revised: Canadian (CDM–RCDN)system provides a self-scored assessment that helps students and other career planners identify their occupational interests, values, and abilities—and match these dimensions to career options. This contemporary tool pinpoints career clusters and yields results that can be linked to future job area interests and opportunities.

Users and Applications

Taking only 30 to 45 minutes to complete, the CDM–RCDN has been used successfully by high-school students, individuals preparing to enter the job market, and those who are returning to the workplace or considering changing career directions.

Content and Administration

With the CDM–RCDN Survey Booklet, students self-assess their abilities, work values, school subject preferences, and interests. The CDM–RCDN reports six interest area scores, each corresponding to one of the six RIASEC themes below. Once career clusters are identified, the CDM–RCDN provides a decision-making process for exploring specific occupations and learning about the education and training requirements.

Here’s what’s new in this latest Canadian Edition of The Harrington-O’Shea Career Decision-Making System Revised:

A significant increase in the number and variety of job titles listed within each interest area with a national perspective.

A heightened focus on the skilled trades sector, where demand is growing.

Updated employment outlooks for most jobs titles listed in the Interpretive Folder.

Each job listed in the Interpretive Folder has a 4-digit NOC code, giving you a direct link to online Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) data specific to that job.

A comprehensive inventory of 120 updated and gender-neutral items that yield results in less than 45 minutes.

Six Career Interest Areas
CDM-R also suggests career clusters featuring action steps and career exploration resources. The six RIASEC career interest areas include:

• Crafts – Realistic (R)
• Science – Investigative (I)
• The Arts – Artistic (A)
• Social – Social (S)
• Business - Enterprising (E)
• Office Operations – Conventional (C)

With all the strengths of the original, this edition of the CDM-R continues to be:

An ideal career exploration instrument for individual or groups.
Valuable for school-to-work, return-to-work, and career/guidance counselling.
Comprehensive, clearly organized, quick and easy to use.

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