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Chapter 12: Creating Your Future


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Focus on Community College Success, 3rd ed.

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Chapter 12: Creating Your Future

  1. 1. Creating Your Future Menu Options: Lecture/ Discussion Chapter Exercises Audio Chapter Summary Other © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  2. 2. What are you most interested What are you most interested in learning about? in learning about? • How to launc h a care • How er to write a résum • How é to inter view su ccessfu • Wha l ly t to con sider if you’re t of conti hinking nuing y our edu • How cation to put w hat you college learned to good in u se • How to think about th e future © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  3. 3. Anthony Lopez Lisa © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning p. 322-323
  4. 4. What’s the Next Step? What’s the Next Step? © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  5. 5. Who are yo at d o Wh Launching Launching a Career a Career u? ant? ou w y eer is right? Which car © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Exercise 12.1: Career Auction
  6. 6. Try On a Career for Size Try On a Career for Size © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning p. 328 Exercise 12.2: Group Résumé
  7. 7. Build a Portfolio of Your Best Work Build a Portfolio of Your Best Work EN GL © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning PAP ISH ER 1 CO MP OS I TIO N
  8. 8. Network, Network, Network! Network, Network, Network! © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  9. 9. Write the Right Résumé Write the Right Résumé Skills Approach: • Use this approach if your experience isn’t especially • relevant or you don’t have much. Highlight skills that could transfer to the new job. Chronological Approach: • Use this approach if your job history is relevant. • Detail your experience job by job. Sample Résumé © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  10. 10. Cover Letter Critique Cover Letter Critique © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Exercise 12.3, p. 333
  11. 11. Interview at Your Best Interview at Your Best 1. Play up the positive, and downplay the negative. 2. Stay focused. 3. Don’t just give answers, get some. 4. Watch for questions that seem to come out of left field. 5. Don’t start off with salary questions. 6. Negotiate wisely. 7. Know what you’re dealing with. © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  12. 12. An Educational Career Path Associates Degree in Social Services Average Time To Complete: 2 years Bachelors Degree in Sociology Masters of Social Work (MSW) Ph.D. in Sociology 4-5 years 2 years beyond a bachelor’s Degree 3-4 years beyond a masters Degree 10 plus dissertation Average # of required courses: Approximately 20 Approximately 40 10 courses and 900 hours of supervised experience Type of Work: Social Service Assistant or Aide. Help people in need. Social Worker. Work in Schools, Hospitals, Etc. Social Worker, clinical work. Supervise other social workers. Professor, Highlevel administrator, researcher. Future Demand: Much higher than average. 34% growth in next 10 yrs Favorable Favorable, much faster than average Generally good for faculty positions Average Salary: $28,200 $42,480 $48,140 and higher $62,050 © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  13. 13. Sharpen Your Focus Sharpen Your Focus Why do college students lose Focus? Reason 12: They lack time management skills. Your time management skills are something a prospective employer will be interested in. It seems that most jobs today require a significant – sometimes frantic – investment of your time and energy. When requests are coming at you from all sides on the job how will you fare? Can you sharpen your focus and prioritize? At the beginning of your day determine three things that must get done no matter what. Check back at the end of the day to see how successful you were. © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  14. 14. 10 Things Employers Hope 10 Things Employers Hope You Learn in College You Learn in College 1. Exhibit a work ethic. 2. Study up. 3. Prove you’re a problem solver. 4. Speak and write well. 5. Polish your people skills. 6. Learn the rules of the game. 7. Know how to gather information and use it. 8. Understand that numbers count. 9. Go for extra credit. 10. Manage your time, your attention, and yourself. © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  15. 15. What Ifs What Ifs What If You Can’t Finish a Degree Now? • • Don’t feel like a failure if that happens. Take time off, regroup, and come back when you can. What If College Isn’t Right for You? • • Consider the real reasons behind why you think so. College may not be the right place for you at this point in your life. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill, author, Keys to Success © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Exercise 12.4: Circling a Career
  16. 16. “People succeed in as many ways as there are people. Some can be completely fulfilled with destinations that are much closer to home and more comfortable. But if you long to keep going, then I hope you are able to follow my lead to the places I have gone. To within a whisper of your own personal perfection. To places that are sweeter because you worked so hard to arrive there. To places at the very edge of your dreams.” Michael Johnson Quote Michael Johnson, American sprinter © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  17. 17. Career Outlook: Career Outlook: Keep Your Balance Keep Your Balance Why are you working so hard? You’re a winner. You’re working hard as a highly motivated, ultracompetent employee. Your new position requires you to work harder and harder, and before you know it, you’re promoted again. This cycle keeps repeating itself, and over time, you have success written all over you. But the underlying question is: why are you working so hard? What if you actually dislike your work? What does balance mean to you as a college student? What will it mean in your future career? © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  18. 18. Chapter 12: Exercises and Activities Chapter Exercise p. 325 Career Auction Chapter Exercise p. 329 Group Résumé Chapter Exercise p. 337 Circling the Right Career Audio Chapter Summary Audio Summary of Chapter 12 Back to Menu © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  19. 19. Career Auction Career Auction © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Exercise 12.1, p. 325
  20. 20. Group Résumé Group Résumé © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Exercise 12.2, p. 329
  21. 21. Sample Resume Skills Approach Chronological Approach © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Back to Lecture
  22. 22. Skills Approach Skills Approach Transferable skills are highlighted. Work experience is buried at the bottom. © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  23. 23. Chronological Approach Resume Chronological Approach Chronological Approach Relevant work experience is highlighted up front. © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  24. 24. Circling the Circling the Right Career Right Career Exercise 12.4, p. 337 © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  25. 25. Chapter 12 Audio Summary © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  26. 26. FOCUS on Community College Success F CUSPoints An Interactive Teaching Tool FOCUS on COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS Third Edition Chapter 12 Constance Staley and Aren Moore © 2014 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning