Assignment: Industrial-Organizational Psychology

KSAs Assignment

In this assignment, you will write an essay of between 400-600 words about a profession you might enter.

Step 1: Consider what kind of job you would like to have when you “grow up,” then do a search on O*Net for at least three jobs that fit the designation of something you would be interested in doing. Read about the jobs paying close attention to the KSAs, then pick one to focus on for this assignment.

STEP 2: In your own words, write a summary about what KSAs are needed for your preferred future profession. Were there any KSAs that were surprising, or were others missing? What else did you learn about the job at this website?

STEP 3: Imagine you were going to hire someone to work in the profession you selected. Based on what you learned in this module about selecting employees, what would you recommend as an appropriate interview? How would you assess for the KSAs? Be sure to also consider how you might avoid bias during the interview process.

Criteria Ratings Points
Content Writes a detailed summary (200-300 words) explaining the KSAs needed for a particular profession as well as thing learned through the O*Net website Includes summary and explanation of KSAs and other facts learned from O*Net Includes a partial or incomplete summary and explanation of KSAs and other facts learned from O*Net __/10
Research and citations Explains (in between 200-300 words) an appropriate interview that would assess for the KSAs in the chosen profession. Also considers steps to avoid bias in the interview. Explains an interview for a profession that would assess for the KSAs and/or considers steps to avoid bias. Does not effectively explains an interview for a profession that would assess for the KSAs and/or considers steps to avoid bias. __/10
Total: __/20