Career readiness, or employment readiness, refers to how developmentally ready (in terms of level of exploration, awareness of implications, and maturity) clients are for making their initial career decisions. Their level of readiness will determine how ready they are to find, acquire, and keep an appropriate job, with little or no outside help, as well as to be able to manage transitions to new jobs.
Employment Readiness Scale, “Employment Readiness.” Online: http://www.employmentreadiness.org/client/employment.cfm?wp=en&CFID=714441&CFTOKEN=80361275 (Retrieved on August 7, 2014)
Landine, Jeffrey and John Stewart, “Assessment in Career Guidance.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.434.