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ASP 100 ASP100 ASP/100 Module 5 Assignment 2

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ASP 100 Module 5 Assignment 2: Research Career Resources Before You Begin… • From the textbook, Keys to effective learning: Study skills and habits for success, read: o Appendix A: Guide to library and Internet research • Review materials under the topic “Researching Tips” When considering the career goal you identified in Module 1, it is helpful to know where to go to find current information about that career. For this assignment, you will: • Search the Internet to find the salary range for someone on your chosen career path in the area where you plan to live and work. • You will also search the Argosy University Online Library for a journal, or any other periodical, that can help you keep up with the trends in your chosen career. • Explore the Argosy University Center Platform, develop a profile, and complete the Holland Interest Assessment to assess how well your career path matches your interests. Part I. Internet Search For your Internet search, you can consider visiting the following links to appropriate websites for information on: • Salary Search • Salary Information Write a one-page Microsoft Word document describing your findings from your Internet research using the following guidelines: • Using your Internet browser, do a keyword search using terms that will help you determine the salary range in your chosen career in your region. For example: paralegal salary ranges in PA • Identify the URL of the website(s) providing relevant information. • Describe why you think this is a reliable website. Click here for a checklist about what makes a credible website. • Explain whether the salary information is consistent with the career goal you have set. • Describe whether you can envision being satisfied with this level of salary in your chosen career. What factors may affect your satisfaction, including cost of living in your state, size of your family, debt obligations, housing costs, etc… • List two or three other questions or concerns you still have about your chosen career. • Create a separate reference page, cite the author, date of publication, and the URL where you found the information. Here is an example of a citation for a website. Gladly, C. (2012, January 4) Earnings have increased for college graduates over the past 20 years! Retrieved from http://www.highered.com/salaries Part II. Library Research Write a one-page Microsoft Word document describing your library research using the following guidelines: • Access the Online Library. • Identify the name of at least one journal that provides articles relevant to your chosen career path. • Describe an article in this journal that contains information you find interesting and explain why you find it interesting. • Explain how this information may relate to your career goals or help in the future. • After reading this article, describe a question or topic you wish the article had pursued further. • On your separate reference page, cite the author, date of publication, article title, publication, volume, and the URL where you found the information. For example: Author, I. (2013). Three easy steps to becoming a rocket scientist. Journal of reliable career information, 66(13), 5–7. Retrieved from http://goodjournals.edu/ Part III. The Career Platform and The Holland Interest Assessment For this part of the assignment, you need to follow the link below to Argosy’s online Career Platform. There you will set up your own profile, and complete an interest inventory to explore your areas of interest. Areas of interest are those activities and goals that we find more interesting and satisfying. You will then answer the questions below about the results of your interest inventory. To Assess the Argosy Career Platform and complete the Holland Interest Assessment: 1. Go to http://elearning.th

ASP 100 ASP100 ASP/100 Module 5 Assignment 2

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