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Career Myths

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Find how to dispel three common career myths.

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Career Myths

  1. 1. Career Myths: Information and Resources Leslie Camacho, M.S.Ed., MCDP, & GCDF Assistant Director of Career Development Career Development Center Division of Adult and Continuing Education
  2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Job </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career Myths <ul><li>There is one perfect job for me. </li></ul><ul><li>No one will hire me because I lack…. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s to late to change my career. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Debunk Myths <ul><li>Expand your career options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find more possibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get the truth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan </li></ul>
  5. 5. eCareer Information <ul><li>eTools for LaGuardia Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eCareer Central </li></ul><ul><li>eCareer Plan </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facts <ul><li>Demand for educated and skilled workers is increasing. </li></ul><ul><li>More education you have, less time spent unemployed. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer career goals will result in greater academic success. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go .” </li></ul><ul><li>- Langston Hughes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Acknowledge your talents </li></ul><ul><li>Examine all the factors </li></ul><ul><li>Make educated career decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Use all resources available </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q&A
  10. 10. Thank You! <ul><li>Crosby, O. (2005). Career myths and how to debunk them. Occupational Outlook Quarterly. U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Fall 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Charting the Projections: 2006-16 . (2007). Occupational Outlook Quarterly. U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Fall 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Kellogg, A. P. & Tomsho, R. (2009). Obama Plans Community-College Initiative. Wall Street Journal Online. Site: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124753606193236373.html </li></ul><ul><li>Shenk, J. W. (2009). What Makes Us Happy? Psychology Atlantic: June 2009 online. Site: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200906/happiness </li></ul><ul><li>YODER, S. K. & YODER, I. S. (2009). Is It Too Soon to Think About a Career? The Wall Street Journal Online: September 6, 2009. Site: </li></ul>

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