Help with finding a civilian job

Wilson-Smith, K. M. and Corr, P. J. (2019) Help with finding a civilian job. In: Wilson-Smith, K.M. and Corr, P..J. (eds.) Military Identity and the Transition into Civilian Life. Palgrave Pivot, pp. 79-98. ISBN 9783030123376 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-12338-3_7)

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This chapter focuses on the value of using career counselling to support the transition of veterans back into the civilian workforce. We provide a brief theoretical overview of career counselling orientations as well as a summary description of its application with a client (“Chris”). Our case study demonstrates the utility of psychological testing as an assessment tool, as part of Kidd’s (2003, 2006) second stage of career counselling: enabling client’s understanding. Our case study also describes the use of the Occupational Interests Profile+ as a basis for discussion with the client, along with career recommendations based on a combination of a career history interview and interpretation of the results from the psychometric test.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson-Smith, Dr Kevin
Authors: Wilson-Smith, K. M., and Corr, P. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Publisher:Palgrave Pivot
Published Online:13 March 2019

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