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6th gr.careers

  1. 1. What Do I Want To Be? There are thousands of careers. How do I begin to select the career that is right for me?
  2. 2. “ I will study and get ready and perhaps my day will come.” (Abraham Lincoln)
  3. 3. Why Do People Work? <ul><li>To support themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Form of self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of talents, abilities, efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the welfare of others and to the nation </li></ul><ul><li>To provide direction and goals to life </li></ul>
  4. 4. Steps in Career Planning <ul><li>1.Self-Assessment to identify interests, abilities, educational goals </li></ul><ul><li>2.Identify jobs related to your Self-Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>3.Research jobs </li></ul><ul><li>4.Contact company for job interviews </li></ul><ul><li>5.Fill out applications and cover letters </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Steps in Career Planning <ul><li>6. Practice for interview. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Go to the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Send an interview thank you letter. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Accept or reject job. </li></ul>
  6. 6.    ” Successful people have learned to make themselves DO the thing that had to be done WHEN it has to be done, whether they like it or not.” (Theodore Roosevelt)
  7. 7. Wow! That’s a lot to do! Help is on the way!
  8. 8. STEP 1: Self-Assessment Identify interests, abilities, educational goals <ul><li>Interest surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Search (SDS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.onlinebridges.com </li></ul><ul><li>Personality surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement of values and beliefs </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Dream deep for every dream precedes the goal .” (Pamela Starr)
  10. 10. STEP 2: Identify jobs related to interests. <ul><li>Assessment results! I’m going to be a….. </li></ul>
  11. 11. STEP 3: Research Careers <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>www.onbridges.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.khaki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.careernet.state.md.us </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Books: Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>www.stats.bls. gov/oco </li></ul><ul><li>Want Ads </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” (Thomas Edison)
  13. 13. “ Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success .” (Anonymous)
  14. 14. TIPS FOR REACHING GOALS <ul><li>“ In the long run, you only hit what you aim for so aim high!” (Henry Thoreau) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark!” </li></ul><ul><li>(David Ogilvy) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do you think of yourself as a success? “ I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.” (Lily Tomlin)

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