B: My LifeWork details

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A process that you should repeat for sections Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Work Context | Work Styles | Work Values 

This process will use ONET (the nation's Occupational Information Network) which is maintained by the Department of Labor. Please read the "About ONET" section at the top of this ONET web page. You will be using some of the ONET tools. The ONET Data Base is used by most of the online career information delivery systems (CIDS) which serve tens of millions of people of all ages in One Stop Career Centers, schools and libraries across America. (More in this web page.).

The ONET DB contains VERY detailed occupational information for 974 occupations as of 2010. (Source) The objective of this web page and this process is for you to narrow them down to a few (5-10) occupations that appeal to you. Each occupation listing contains 14 occupational descriptors like Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Occupations | Wages & Employment | Additional Information You will be selecting occupations and descriptor information for your LifeWork occupation and placing it in this web page.

The basic process will be augmented by more specific instruction within each descriptor section below

  1. You will assembling search-strings made up of a word, a string of words, a phrase or a sentence that you have previously indicated in Top 5 interests, Top 5 Stories, and Skills as being important elements of your LifeWork. (I.e. The following six (6) words are my top 5 interests:  collaboration; connecting; systems analyst; designing; building; RVing
  2. You will COPY (ctrl C) then PASTE (Ctrl V) those search-strings into search boxes of various ONET tools.
  3. You will review the resultant list of occupations and select those that interest you.
  4. For each occupation that you select, your will review ALL of the information for each of the 14 descriptors and COPY the information in those descriptors that appeals to you. You will then PASTE that information into the descriptor-location in this web page.


We will start with Tasks and you will  

Tasks

  1. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment.
  2. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
  3. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  4. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  5. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.

Instructions for this "Tasks" section
  1. Please read the General Instructions, if you haven't already done so.
  2. In this task, you will use the "Occupation Search" box in the O*NET OnLine site (in the ) to explore occupations. You will most likely get lost there so I strongly suggest you COPY this line Task 2d: Use your top 5 interests to find one occupation of interest and PASTE it into your My Next LWP Task and Journal before you start exploring so you know where you need to go next if you do get lost.
  3. Take each of your top 5 interests from Task 2a above and place them together here on one line eparated by semi-colons. Here is an example. Replace it with your list.  collaboration; connecting; systems analyst; designing; building; RVing
  4. SELECT and COPY (Ctrl C) that list
  5. Click on O*NET OnLine then PASTE (Ctrl V) the list into the "Occupation Search" box.
  6. Read through at least the top 5-10 occupations and chose ONE (AT THIS TIME) that interests you.  SELECT the title of the occupation and COPY (Ctrl C) it.  
  7. PASTE (Ctrl V) that occupation title after this line. After you SAVE your changes to this web page, make sure that that link takes you back to the occupation page. Computer Systems Analysts Bright Outlook
  8. Now COPY/PASTE your selected occupation AND your 5 interests together at the end of this line. You will use it later.  Computer Systems Analysts Bright Outlook collaboration; connecting; systems analyst; designing; building; RVing
  9. Open another window to display that occupation.
  10. Notice this line of links: Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Additional Information 
  11. COPY your selected occupation (I.e. Computer Systems Analysts ) and add "| Tasks :" to each of the five items below. Then review each section (like Tasks) at a time and COPY/PASTE below the 5 most important Tasks that appeal to you about this occupation. You may want to click on "Details" to get more information. (Replace the ones I added as examples.)
    1. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment.
    2. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
    3. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
    4. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
    5. Computer Systems Analysts - Tasks - Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  12. COPY the above 5 fiose top 5 Tasks, click this link and PASTE them  
  13. Usually, a person's LifeWork can be defined by one or two work tasks. (Examples). If you know yours, list and prioritize them above, then go to 'c' below.
  14. List ten (10) of your favorite work tasks above and prioritize the top 5, then the top 2.
  15. For the top 2 "Tasks"
    1. COPY only the key words of your first task.
    2. Click here to search the ONET DB with your first task.
    3. Add the link to that occupation at the end of the task so you can review it later. (See mine as an example.)
    4. Repeat for the second task.
    5. If you wish, repeat for your top five tasks.
  16. COPY your top 2 tasks (with ONET links, if appropriate) and PASTE them into the "Tasks" section in your version [(MV)] of A: My One Page LifeWork Profile(s) (GT) (501) (MV) (eP) (PH)
  17. If you wish, go to F4: My Top 5 Tasks (GT) (nnn) (MV) (eP) (PH) to collect and prioritze all of the tasks that appeal to you. ONET. Tasks and Work ActivitiesList 2: My top 5 competencies (tasks) that I enjoy doing

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Preliminary list of occupations that appeal to me.

  1. Computer Systems Analysts ICR (This is an example. Don't remove until you have completed instructions in step 'g' below.)
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Instructions for this "Occupations" section

  1. Please read the General Instructions below, if you haven't already done so.
  2. Please leave the "example" in item 1 in place for the moment.
  3. This is a preliminary list that you will develop over time. You'll expand and prioritize the list later. Later, you will select from these occupations your Top Five (5) Occupations.
  4. If you are interested in any specific occupations now, list it above. Ultimately, I recommend you list at least ten (10) occupations.
  5. Use your top 5 interests to confirm your list of occupations above or to find more occupations to add to your list.
    1. You should have created your top 5 interests in your version of E2: My Top 5 Interests (MV) (GT) (PH) (eP) (RM). If you haven't, please do so now.
    2. COPY/PASTE those top 5 interests to the occupation list above. You will use them to search for and identify occupations of interest.
  6. Read this webpage to learn about ONET. ONET is used extensively by career counselors, coaches and millions of people who use CIDS in hundreds/thousands of CareerOneStop centers, schools and libraries across the country. You will be using ONET in the rest of this document.
  7. Use your interests (and occupations) to build up your list of occupations with links to their occurrence in the ONET DB.
    1. Click Computer Systems Analysts here or above to begin your ONET search for each of your occupations.
    2. Find "Occupation Quick Search" in the upper right corner of that ONET webpage. Type in the first occupation or interest from your list above.
    3. Explore the list of ONET occupations and select those that appeal to you and add them to your list above.
    4. COPY the URL in your browser's address box for your selected ONET occupation. It will look like this - http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary - with an occupation number after it like - 15-1051.00
    5. Highlight your title (E.g. "Computer Systems Analysts") then click on the Google Docs function "Link" to convert your title into a hyperlink (E.g. Computer Systems Analysts) so you can go back to it easily and quickly.
    6. Go to the "Interests" section for your selected ONET occupation (E.g. "Computer Systems Analysts") and find "Interest Code: ???". You'll find "ICR" for "Computer Systems Analysts". Note that ONET uses "Interests" to refer to the Holland Self-Directed Search. Place that Interest Code (E.g. "ICR") to the right of your occupation above. (E.g. Computer Systems Analysts ICR). I'll explain why shortly.
    7. After adding that Interest Code, add anything that stands out about that occupation that will help you decide if it should be included in your Top Five (5) Occupations.
    8. If you have another occupation you are thinking about now or another interest from your top 5 interests, repeat steps g.1-g.8 above.
  8. Review your list of occupations and prioritize your top 5.
  9. Delete these instructions if they are no longer of value to you.
  10. Proceed to the "Instructions for this "Interests" section" below.

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Interest Codes (Holland's Self-Directed Search (SDS) Code)

  1. Computer Systems Analysts ICR (This is an example. Don't remove until you have completed instructions in step 'j' below.)
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Instructions for this "Interests" section

  1. Please read the General Instructions below, if you haven't already done so. This will be the last time I will ask you.
  2. If you haven't already done so, please complete the "Occupations" section above before starting on this section.
  3. COPY your top 5 occupations from your preliminary list above and PASTE them in the list above under the example in item 1.
  4. Click here to read about Holland's Self-Directed Search.
  5. Notice that I have made the Interest Code "ICR" a hyperlink in the item 1 example above. Click on it there or here (ICR). Explore that webpage, then return to the next item below.
  6. Notice that the first letter of the "ICR" Interest Code is "I". It means "Investigative". Go to this ONET webpage and click on Investigative. Then, in the next webpage, click "Go" to get a list of all occupations that have had one of their three (3) character Interest Code classified as "I" ("Investigative").
  7. On that same webpage, go to the 2nd box and select "Conventional" for the 2nd character in that "ICR" Interest Code which is "C". Click "Go" to get a list of all occupations that have had two of their three (3) character Interest Code classified with an "I" and a "C" in either order.
  8. On that same webpage, go to the 3rd box and select "Realistic" for the 3rd character in that "ICR" Interest Code which is "R". Click "Go" to get a list of all occupations that have had their three (3) character Interest Code classified with an "I" and a "C" and an "R" in anyr order.
  9. Reviw all the occpations. If any appeal to you, add them to your list above.
  10. Repeat these steps for each occupation in your list. Add other occupations that appeal to you.
  11. Delete the "Computer Systems Analysts ICR ..." example in item 1 above.
  12. Review your list of occupations and prioritize your top 5.
  13. Delete these instructions if they are no longer of value to you.
  14. Proceed to the "Instructions for this "Tools & Technology" section" below.

12/15/10 - Above is ~ 60% done; below is ~ 0% - 20% done; average ~ 20%.


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Tools & Technology (GT) (PH) (Comp Systems Analyst) (Web Dev) (... Counselor)

My Top 5 Tools

  1. (COPY each line of your top 5 occupations from your list in "Interest Codes" above and PASTE them here.)
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My Top 5 Technologies

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Instructions for this "Tools & Technology" section
  1. COPY each line of your top 5 occupations from your list in "Interest Codes" above and PASTE them in the "My Top 5 Tools" list and agan in the "My Top 5 Technologies" list above.
  2. If each occupation title is not a hyperlink to the ONET Summary for that title, please go back to the "Instructions for this "Occupations" section " and make the conversion.
  3. Making a list of your favorite tools and technologies.
    1. Click on the first occpuation under "My Top 5 Tools" to display the summary information for that occupation.
    2. Click on "Tools & Technology".
    3. Find tools that interest you.
      1. COPY it.
      2. PASTE it next to that occupation in the tools list above.
      3. PASTE it in the ONET "Occupation Quick Search:" box.
      4. Review the list of occupations that use that tool and see if that occupation interests you enough to add it to your list of favorite occupations.
    4. Find technologies that interest you.
      1. COPY it.
      2. PASTE it next to that occupation in the technologies list above.
      3. PASTE it in the ONET "Occupation Quick Search:" box.
      4. Review the list of occupations that use that technology and see if that occupation interests you enough to add it to your list of favorite occupations.
  4. If you do not know your top 5 "Tools & Technologies", go to F1: My Top 5 Tools and Technologies (WCS) (MV) (GT) (PH) (eP) (RM) 848 | 458 20% ONET Tools & TechnologyList 2: My top 5 competencies (tasks) that I enjoy doing
  5. If you do not know your top 5 "Tools & Technologies", go to # F1: My Top 5 Tools and Technologies (GT) (848) (MV) (eP) (PH) 191 ONET Tools & TechnologyList 2: My top 5 competencies (tasks) that I enjoy doing
  6. List ten (10) of your favorite work "Tools & Technologies" above and prioritize the top 5.
  7. Delete these instructions if they are no longer of value to you.
  8. You may want to COPY your top 2 (or more) occupations to your version of A: My One Page LifeWork Profile (MV) (GT) (PH) (eP) (RM)

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Knowledge (GT) (PH) (Comp Systems Analyst) (Web Dev) (... Counselor)

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Instructions for this "Knowledge" section

  1. Please read the General Instructions, if you haven't already done so.
  2. Click here to view the Knowledge section of
  3. Usually, a person's LifeWork can be defined by one or two tasks. (Examples). If you know them, list them above, then go to 'd' below.
  4. List ten (10) of your favorite work tasks above and prioritize the top 5, then the top 2.
  5. For the top 2 "Tasks"
    1. Click here to search the ONET DB with your first tasks.
    2. Add the link to that occupation at the end of the task so you can review it later.
    3. Repeat for the second task.
    4. If you wish, repeat for your top five tasks.
    5. COPY your top 2 tasks (with ONET links, if appropriate) and PASTE them into the "Tasks" section in your version [(MV)] of A: My One Page LifeWork Profile(s) (T) (501) (MV) (eP) (PH)
  6. If you wish, go to F4: My Top 5 Tasks (GT) (nnn) (MV) (eP) (PH) to collect and prioritze all of the tasks that appeal to you. ONET. Tasks and Work ActivitiesList 2: My top 5 competencies (tasks) that I enjoy doing

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Instructions for this "Tasks" section

  1. Please read the general Instructions, if you haven't already done so.

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Work Activities

    Work Activities — Information Input

    Where and how are the information and data gained that are needed to perform this job?
    1. Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
    2. Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
    3. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
    4. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
    5. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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      Introduction



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      General Instructions: Please read theses instructions below before you work on this template.

      1. This is the second (2nd) most important LifeWork planning document you will create and maintain because it contains all of the details about you and your LifeWork. We'll talk about THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT later on. The structure of this document - fourteen (14) sections - is copied from the list of 900+ ONET occupations. (Source) For example, here are three (3) of those 965 occupations listed in the ONET DB: Computer Systems Analysts, Diesel Mechanic, or Nurse. Click here to learn how to explore the ONET DB for other occupations that may interest you.

      2. When you click on a link in any of the menu bars above (I.e. Tasks) you will be taken to that section in this document. Next to that section title (I.e. Tasks) will be a set off four (4) hyperlinks: (884) (PH) (Comp Systems Analyst) (Web Dev) (... Counselor)
        1. (884) is a link to the Tasks section in the original Google Template.
        2. (PH) is a link to the Tasks section in my (Pete Hubbard's) version of B1: My LifeWork Details
        3. (Comp Systems Analyst) is a link to the Tasks section in ONET's 15-1051.00 - Computer Systems Analysts occupation description
        4. (Web Dev) is a link to the Tasks section in ONET's 15-1099.04 - Web Developers occupation description
        5. (... Counselor) is a link to the Tasks section in ONET's 21-1012.00 - Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors occupation description
          • I chose those three (3) occupations because they most closely align with my LifeWork. When you use the (GT) to make your version of this document, you might want to convert those three (3) hyperlinks to ONET occupations that most closley align with your LifeWork.
      3. Proceed to the instructions in the Occupations section above.
      1. If you have already created your "My Interests" document (from this Google Template) COPY and merge this Google Template into it and rename it to "My Top 5 Interests".
      2. Review your list, reflect upon what interests are most important to you and move them to the top. The first interest will be the one that is MOST important to you AT THIS TIME. The second interest will be th second most important, etc. Expect these interests to change over time and other interests will become more important. That is natural and expected.
      3. Create a Google doc for each of your top 5 interests and write about that interest. COPY the URL for that document, highlight (Select) that interest above, then click on "Link" to make that interest a hyperlink to your document that talks about that interest. Your top 5 interests should always have a Google doc supporting and explaining why this interest is so important to you.
      4. If one or more of your top interests change, keep the link to the story and reorder your top 5 and make sure you have a story for each.
      5. Review, reflect upon and revise your stories as needed. Print them off so you can carry them with you to review and revise.
      6. Print this list and keep it with you so you can write down more interests as you think of them. Edit this digital list to make those changes when you have access to it. Then reprint it.
      7. These instructions and the TOC below are located at the bottom of this document so you can easily print just the top portion to carry with you and file in your LW Portfolio notebook which we will ta to lk about later.
      8. Delete these instructions if you wish.


      1. If Google did not automatically make the title of my document "My LifeWork", edit the title to change it to "My LifeWork".
      2. Over time I will be editing this document to define my LifeWork. The occupation below is not (necessarily) my LifeWork, but has many characteristics of it - or will - over time.
      3. Starting with the first section "Tasks" I will delete every word that does not appeal to me. I will add words or phrases or sentences that describe tasks that interest me. I'll prioritize them.
      4. I'll repeat this for ALL of the sections.
      5. COPY "(When I define my LifeWork, I will type the title here.)"
      6. SELECT the occupation title under "Summary Report for:" and PASTE in what you just copied to you clipboard.
      7. There are other lists you might consider for each section below. COPY each and PASTE it under the appropriate section.  
        1. Under Tasks COPY/PASTE this unpublished GD List 2: My top 5 competencies (tasks) that I enjoy doing

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