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  1. 1. Career Crossroads
  2. 2. What do YOU do when you come to a crossroad? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
  3. 3. What job or career choices will you make in your lifetime? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
  4. 4. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Strategies for Personal Choices
  5. 5. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Individual Interests <ul><li>Consider key questions when identifying interests </li></ul><ul><li>Use career interest inventories </li></ul><ul><li>Research careers in clusters based on inventory results </li></ul><ul><li>Match career paths with personal interests </li></ul>
  6. 6. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Personality <ul><li>Identify personal qualities, values, and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a career path to match personal qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop personal qualities that employers seek </li></ul><ul><li>Become involved in informal experiences in which </li></ul><ul><li>qualities for success are learned </li></ul>
  7. 7. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Personal Priorities & Goals <ul><li>Analyze ideals and principles that are important to you </li></ul><ul><li>Identify types of work that would make you feel you </li></ul><ul><li>are making a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Identify types of work where you have developed skills </li></ul><ul><li>Identify specific achievements you want to realize </li></ul><ul><li>Find work that is enjoyable and challenging </li></ul>
  8. 8. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Strategies for Education Choices
  9. 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. 10. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices An investment in your “human capital” can increase productivity and increase earnings . . .
  11. 11. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Community College, College & University Programs <ul><li>Begin planning early for college </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a school that satisfies your goals and reasons for </li></ul><ul><li>going to college </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the size of school in which you would be most </li></ul><ul><li>successful </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how close to home you would like to be </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate options for online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Consider costs </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your high school record and performance </li></ul><ul><li>Compare available college/university choices </li></ul>
  12. 12. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Occupational Training Programs <ul><li>Specialize in a specific field of employment </li></ul><ul><li>Consider occupational training programs that </li></ul><ul><li>match your talents, skills, and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate carefully the quality and content of any </li></ul><ul><li>program before enrolling </li></ul>
  13. 13. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Other Learning Opportunities <ul><li>Investigate internships and apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about military programs </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of opportunities for continuing </li></ul><ul><li>education </li></ul>
  14. 14. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Strategies for Job and Career Choices
  15. 15. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career?
  16. 16. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job OR Career? Does anyone see a JOB anywhere? Is there a CAREER in sight?
  17. 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. 18. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 1 Work Factors JOB CAREER Earnings Income level Length of commitment Purpose
  19. 19. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 2 Work Factors JOB CAREER Type of training Work schedule Extra work time Opportunities to advance
  20. 20. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Let’s share our findings!
  21. 21. B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Work Strategies- Jobs & Careers <ul><li>Select jobs for short-term purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a career for the long term </li></ul><ul><li>Use jobs to supplement income when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Use jobs as stepping-stones to careers </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a career as a lifetime investment </li></ul>
  22. 22. What are some of the crossroads you will come to as you plan your career? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
  23. 23. Remember to consider all of these factors when you reach each Career Crossroad.

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