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Career Advisors: Easy Reading Help

If you counsel or help adults with low literacy skills or English language skills about career planning, these resources can help. 

Our Easy Reading Career Planning Series is designed for adults reading at a Grade 2 to 3 level. You’ll find information about career planning, job profiles, English-language tools, and work topicsMany of these resources come with advisor guides with background information, tips, and more resources. Check them out here:

Career Planning

  • Work and You Book 1: Make Some Job Choices. This workbook uses stories and exercises to help adults with low literacy choose an occupational (job) goal. They will do a brief self-assessment, learn about different jobs, and create a list of 1 to 3 jobs to investigate.
  • Work and You Book 2: Decide on a Job. In this workbook, adults with low literacy research and evaluate the short list of jobs they created in Work and You Book 1. In the end they will choose an occupational goal to pursue.
  • Work and You: Help for Career Advisors. Learn about the Work and You books and how to use them with your clients. Includes learning outcomes and strategies, a list of additional occupations, and other helpful resources.

Job Profiles

  • Easy Reading Job Profiles. These 23 profiles are adapted from existing OCCinfo profiles. They've been selected, written and formatted for adults with low literacy.
  • Easy Reading Job Profiles: Help for Career Advisors. Learn about the Easy Reading Job Profiles and how to use them with your clients. Includes a quick reference chart to help you quickly find similar jobs, related career videos, and OCCinfo profiles for each Easy Reading Job Profile.
  • Job Profiles by Occupational Cluster [pdf]. Profiles are grouped into 8 occupational clusters developed for the Easy Reading Job Profiles. Use it to help your clients find related occupations.

English Language Tools

Work Topics

These advisor guides provide support for the related publications with easy-to-read information on workplace and work search topics. Each advisor guide includes strategies, additional information, exercises, and activities to help advisors support their clients.

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