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This presentation is intended for use with the Exploring Careers textbook published by Glencoe.

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  • Let’s discuss the questions you wrote in the Bell Ringer activity. Go around the room asking various students to share one of their questions with the class.
  • In this lesson you will learn about what questions to ask and where to find the answers about careers that interest you.
  • On a piece of paper, describe the job and the skills used in the job. These job experiences will be helpful when researching careers.
  • We’ve discussed different careers that might interest us and now it’s time to research those careers. Research is investigating a subject and gathering information about it.
  • First, you need to know what kind of information you’re looking for. Ten questions will help you gather basic information about careers.
  • You ask these questions so that you can compare different careers.
  • What is the most important difference between the OOH and the DOT? OOH provides general information; DOT provides detailed information.
  • The Internet offers a wide range of career research Web sites. You can also find career opportunities and information on a specific company. If you are unsure about a source, compare information with other sources. Check to see how up-to-date the information is.
  • Talk to family, friends and neighbors about careers. Build a list of people who have interesting careers and arrange an exploratory interview.
  • Have students complete this statement.
  • Career Research Power Point

    1. 1. Career Research Lesson 3.2 Page 50
    2. 2. Bell Ringer <ul><li>Write 10 questions on paper that you would like to ask someone who holds a job. You can ask about anything you want to know, including working environment, education requirements, skills required, and career outlook (number of jobs expected in the future). </li></ul>
    3. 3. Objectives: After completing this lesson, the students will have learned: <ul><li>Key questions to ask about careers that interest them </li></ul><ul><li>Where to get information about careers </li></ul>
    4. 4. Raise your hand if you have had a paid job such as baby-sitting, housecleaning, raking leaves, or mowing lawns.
    5. 5. Research <ul><li>Investigating a subject and gathering information about it </li></ul>
    6. 6. What to Research <ul><li>1. What skills and aptitudes should I have? </li></ul>
    7. 7. What to Research <ul><li>2. What education and training would I need? </li></ul>
    8. 8. What to Research <ul><li>3. What would my work environment, or surroundings, be like? </li></ul>
    9. 9. What to Research <ul><li>4. What hours would I spend on the job? </li></ul>
    10. 10. What to Research <ul><li>5. What kinds of work would I do? </li></ul>
    11. 11. What to Research <ul><li>6. What responsibilities would I have? </li></ul>
    12. 12. What to Research <ul><li>7. Would I be able to move ahead? </li></ul>
    13. 13. What to Research <ul><li>8. What will this career be like when I’m ready to work? </li></ul>
    14. 14. What to Research <ul><li>9. What does this career pay? </li></ul>
    15. 15. What to Research <ul><li>10. What other rewards would this career provide? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Why ask these 10 questions about careers?
    17. 17. Where Do You Find It? <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) [detailed information] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of job profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) [general information] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explains what workers do, education needed, and makes predictions about career future </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Library <ul><ul><li>Guide for Occupational Exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explores careers based on 12 interest areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Quarterly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides current information about employment trends and outlooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed index of magazine articles </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Where Do You Find It? <ul><li>Search the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the information is true and current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable source </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Where Do You Find It? <ul><li>Talk to People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploratory Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A short, informal talk with someone who works in a career that interests you. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Conduct Exploratory Interview <ul><li>Talk to People </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you start in your career? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What education and training did it require? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you like about your job? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you do on a typical day at your job? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take Notes </li></ul>
    22. 22. I have an interest in the area of ____________, and to research this area I will ________________.