Career Counseling Using Social Cognitive Research Paper

Next challenge would be to help Alex work his way from socializing within his family towards the next immediate support group he has, potential or existing. This method of socially networking himself to his family and community would increase the "number of fortuitous encounters," which could increase his chances of knowing and taking advantage of new work opportunities. Once Alex is familiar on the needs and gaps in the construction industry in North Carolina, it is recommended that he first start out his career in North Carolina by doing small-time contracts/projects. At this point, working on a project basis would be more helpful for Alex as he gets a feel of his 'return' to the construction industry and be able to adjust gradually to the requirements of the job as a contractor. Given Alex's personality's strengths and weakness, particularly his high sense of responsibility and love for autonomy, it is recommended that the career counseling should further focus on Alex's potential...

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Given the industry low in North Carolina, Alex could start doing small projects, and once he is able to establish himself in his community and the local construction industry, he could leverage his quality work and performance to secure higher paying and bigger construction projects. But the first step to socially network with his community as a 'new member' and contractor for construction is most critical to 'jumpstart' Alex's comeback in the workforce and construction industry.
References

Bandura, A. (1999). A social cognitive theory of personality. In L. Pervin & O. John (Ed.), Handbook of personality (2nd ed., pp. 154-196). New York: Guilford Publications.

(Reprinted in D. Cervone & Y. Shoda [Eds.], The coherence of personality. NY: Guilford Press.)

Cervone, D. (2001). "Social-cognitive theory of personality assessment." Personality and Social Psychology Review, (5)1.

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References

Bandura, A. (1999). A social cognitive theory of personality. In L. Pervin & O. John (Ed.), Handbook of personality (2nd ed., pp. 154-196). New York: Guilford Publications.

(Reprinted in D. Cervone & Y. Shoda [Eds.], The coherence of personality. NY: Guilford Press.)

Cervone, D. (2001). "Social-cognitive theory of personality assessment." Personality and Social Psychology Review, (5)1.


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