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Career Choices

Career Choices

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  • 1. Career Crossroads
  • 2. What do YOU do when you come to a crossroad? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
  • 3. What job or career choices will you make in your lifetime? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
  • 4. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Strategies for Personal Choices
  • 5. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Individual Interests
    • Consider key questions when identifying interests
    • Use career interest inventories
    • Research careers in clusters based on inventory results
    • Match career paths with personal interests
  • 6. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Personality
    • Identify personal qualities, values, and goals
    • Choose a career path to match personal qualities
    • Develop personal qualities that employers seek
    • Become involved in informal experiences in which
    • qualities for success are learned
  • 7. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Personal Priorities & Goals
    • Analyze ideals and principles that are important to you
    • Identify types of work that would make you feel you
    • are making a difference
    • Identify types of work where you have developed skills
    • Identify specific achievements you want to realize
    • Find work that is enjoyable and challenging
  • 8. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Strategies for Education Choices
  • 9. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Invest in Your “Human Capital” “ Human capital” = the complete set of skills that a person has acquired
  • 10. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices An investment in your “human capital” can increase productivity and increase earnings . . .
  • 11. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Community College, College & University Programs
    • Begin planning early for college
    • Choose a school that satisfies your goals and reasons for
    • going to college
    • Decide on the size of school in which you would be most
    • successful
    • Decide how close to home you would like to be
    • Investigate options for online courses
    • Consider costs
    • Consider your high school record and performance
    • Compare available college/university choices
  • 12. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Occupational Training Programs
    • Specialize in a specific field of employment
    • Consider occupational training programs that
    • match your talents, skills, and interests
    • Evaluate carefully the quality and content of any
    • program before enrolling
  • 13. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Other Learning Opportunities
    • Investigate internships and apprenticeships
    • Find out about military programs
    • Take advantage of opportunities for continuing
    • education
  • 14. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Strategies for Job and Career Choices
  • 15. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career?
  • 16. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job OR Career? Does anyone see a JOB anywhere? Is there a CAREER in sight?
  • 17. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job AND Career I love my job as a taxi driver. It’s been a good source of extra income since I retired. And, it gets me out of the house! Thanks for getting me to the hospital on time. I have to assist in surgery at 9:00.
  • 18. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 1 Work Factors JOB CAREER Earnings Earn wages – money for hours worked Earn salary – set amount per pay period Income level Generally wages are fixed, ranging from entry- to low- or mid-range incomes Generally provide higher levels of income and benefits Length of commitment Usually relatively short-term---weeks or months—although can be longer A more long-term commitment --- years or a lifetime Purpose Work primarily to earn income Contribute to a profession or life’s work
  • 19. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 2 Work Factors JOB CAREER Type of training Initial training required; additional training to learn new procedures as implemented Continual training required Work schedule Working hours are set each week One works until tasks are completed Extra work time Hours over 40 per week earn overtime No overtime for extra hours worked Opportunities to advance Generally optional; seek promotions within current job, find better job, or move to a career position Generally expected; obtain work experience, develop skills, earn higher degree to advance within a career field
  • 20. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? So, I really wanted a career when I was 30, but instead I have this taxi job!
  • 21. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Work Strategies- Jobs & Careers
    • Select jobs for short-term purposes
    • Plan a career for the long term
    • Use jobs to supplement income when needed
    • Use jobs as stepping-stones to careers
    • Think of a career as a lifetime investment
  • 22. What are some of the crossroads you will come to as you plan your career? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
  • 23. Remember to consider all of these factors when you reach each Career Crossroad.