K. Jones is a professor Emeritus in
the College of Education at North Carolina
State University; he specializes
in the areas of school counseling and career
counseling and development. He received
his Master's degree from the University
of Pennsylvania, and earned his Ph.D. in
counseling psychology at the University
In addition to the Career Key, he has developed
two other career guidance instruments used by
career counselors, Occ-U-Sort and the Career
Decision Profile, and is the author of the
Encyclopedia of Career Change and Work
Issues, selected as one of the "Outstanding
1993 Reference Sources" by the American
Library Association. His most recent book is Job
Skills for the 21st Century, A Guide for Students.
He is a member of the National Career Development Association,
the American School Counselors Association, and the American
Counseling Association. He has written extensively for professional
journals, served on the editorial boards of the Career
Development Quarterly and the Journal of Counseling
and Development, and has been a vocational expert for
the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security Administration.
Jones received the annual Professional Development award
of the American Counseling Association, and he is a National
He and his wife, Jeanine, support The Career Key website,
a public service for youth and adults visited by more than
5,000 people daily. There are Career Key translations in Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Romanian, and Korean; along with companion websites, The Self-Employment Key and Career Key Canada.
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