• Career Decision Making Case Study: Henri

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    A 3 page paper that discusses a student-supplied scenario about a 30-year old man about to graduate from college and who is suddenly uncertain about his major. Holland's theory is described along with a treatment plan for the counselor. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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    CAREER DECISION MAKING CASE STUDY: HENRI , For more information on using this paper  properly! One can only wonder why Henri chose to major in the one field his counselor advised against. Here is a 30-year old man who has had more world  learning experiences and more diversity of jobs than any average ten people. He has been in 49 states and numerous countries. In 16 years in the job market, he has  worked in no fewer than 19 occupations. Perhaps some of them he performed simultaneously for on company. He does not have a Bachelors degree so his teaching was not in  the public system. His counselor advised against going into psychology because of a shortage of positions available. We must conclude the counselor did not suggest Henri take a battery  of tests to determine interests and skills. It seems that Henri is in college because his company is putting pressure no him to get a four-year degree although they  do not care what his major is. Neither did Henri when he entered the program. His work history indicates drifting, with no plan or goal, just going from one job  to the next. There was no thought about a stable future. Henri does not know much about himself in terms of his values, how he makes decisions, what he wants  for the future, what he is really interested in, and so forth. This is not as uncommon as it may sound for a 30-year old. To focus on a specific  career requires commitment, thought, dedication and planning. John Hollands Personality-Type Theory is based on the theory that there are types of personalities that are best suited for certain types of 

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