Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development
NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development
NBEA (National Business Education Association) standards have been correlated to ensure that students and adults are afforded equal access to fundamental business knowledge and skills and, therefore, an equal opportunity for success in life" (National Standards for Business Education, NBEA, 2007).
Analyze a specific career cluster, using a variety of research tools (e.g., college career centers/counselors, professional and trade associations, career fairs, informational interviews, print media, and the Internet).
Assess and analyze personal talents, values, and interests as they may relate to a future career, based on the completion of standardized career interest and personality indicator assessments.
Assess personal skills, abilities, and aptitudes and personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to career exploration and development.
Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills for working with and for others.
Demonstrate appropriate interviewing techniques through participation in mock or actual interviews.
Demonstrate appropriate techniques for resigning from a position.
Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in the home, school, and community.
Demonstrate personal qualities related to employability (e.g., promptness, ability to get along with others, dependability, willingness to ask questions, respect for diversity, and communication skills).
Demonstrate responsible behavior related to employability (e.g., respect for personal property, completion of homework assignments, and communication skills).
Demonstrate the ability to prepare and transmit electronic resumes and cover letters that meet business standards.
Demonstrate the steps involved in handling conflict.
Demonstrate the steps involved in resolving a conflict or stressful situation.
Describe appropriate time management techniques and their application in the workplace.
Describe techniques for demonstrating personal accountability and work productivity.
Describe the importance of a positive attitude in the home, school, and community.
Develop a career portfolio of items including resumes, sample cover letters, letters of recommendation, examples of work and technical skills, awards, and documentation of extracurricular activities and community service activities.
Develop effective oral communication skills that include listening, active listening, and nonverbal skills.
Discuss how health, motivation, and physical fitness enhance performance.
Discuss the importance of flexible career planning and career self-management.
Evaluate several occupational interests, based on various criteria (e.g., educational requirements, starting salaries, and career ladder opportunities).
Explain the concept of transferable skills within and between career clusters.
Explain the importance of appropriate interview follow-up techniques.
Explain the importance of dress code, attendance, and other workplace expectations.
Formulate strategies for achieving career growth goals (e.g., self-promotion, job enrichment, skill development, volunteering for additional responsibilities, and seeking mentors).
Identify and use appropriate sources of lifelong learning to strengthen existing skills, develop new skills, and maximize career growth (e.g., Internet, educational institutions, employer-provided training programs, self-study, mentoring, and internships.
Identify career opportunities resulting from new and emerging technologies.
Identify resources for accessing lifelong learning (e.g., printed, interpersonal, electronic, and educational).
Identify steps to prepare for an interview.
Identify techniques for maintaining healthy self-esteem and for maintaining and projecting a positive attitude.
Identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to succeed in the current job/career, the next most likely job/career, and the ideal job/career.
List tasks to be completed following the interview.
Model behavior that contributes to a successful interview.
Prepare paper and electronic resumes and cover letters.
Reassess and analyze individual talents, values, personal characteristics, and interests as they relate to changing career decisions based on the completion of standardized interest and personality indicator instruments and career interest, aptitude, and skills assessments (e.g., Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, ASVAB, and FIRO-B).
Show how behavior influences the actions of others in the home, school, and community.
Use evolving technologies to enhance the career portfolio.