Vocational Biographies

$1,295.00 — (Paper or Electronic version)
NEW! Electronic Vocational Biographies
See a Sample.
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
The career stories can be viewed directly on the computer. Students can cut and paste from their favorite stories to create their own career portfolios. Just as with the paper versions, Electronic Vocational Biographies are one of the many data sources in Valpar's Magellan Career Exploration software. While exploring jobs in Magellan's database, students can click on the associated Vocational Biography link to access that biography, and upon closing it, are right back in Magellan where they left off. (See below for system requirements.)
875 Career Stories — in 35 Books — or on 1 CD

Real-life career stories of real people. Vocational Biographies gives you basic information about a career in the context of living examples.

Add a unique personal dimension to your career information program with Vocational Biographies.

[Student choosing a Vocational Biography]

What are Vocational Biographies?

Vocational Biographies tells the career stories of real people - like your friends or your neighbors. Each career biography follows a person from high school to the present. You see, step by step, how a real career grows.

Sections in each Biography include:

1. Career Summary and Opening Paragraphs:
tells you the basic facts about the career and the subject's personality.
(If you like what you see, read on. You'll probably like the rest.)

2. Education:
tells you what training is needed. You'll see:

3. Work Experience:
tells you about previous jobs. You'll find out how to plan your career.
You'll see how to:

4. For the Record sidebar:
gives you a quick reference chart about the person's career experiences.
You'll quickly find specific, personal insights on:

5. Current Job:
tells you what living with this career is really like.
You'll see details including:

6. Lifestyles:
tells you about the person's life off the job.
You'll see:

7. Future Outlook and Goals:
tells you about career advancement.
You'll see how to:

8. Data File:
gives you a quick reference chart about the career.
You'll quickly see:


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System Requirements

  • Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP
  • 300 MHx Pentium or better
  • 64 MB of RAM (128 for XP or 2000)
  • 50 MB of disk space for software
  • 250 MB of disk space for stories (optional)
  • 12X CD-ROM or DVD
  • Floppy Drive (non-USB)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later
  • Networks on Windows NT or 200x, and Novell 3 or higher

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