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1 Career and Financial Management Defining Work

2 Objectives Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation Determine how career plans are affected by skills, interests, and preferred lifestyle Examine the relationship between work and lifestyle

3 What is Work? Work: any useful activity Cleaning your room Includes jobs, occupations, and careers

4 Jobs, Occupations, and Careers Job: Work that you do for pay Consists of specific tasks Often a specific position within a company A job typically does not last a lifetime E.g.: Ski Instructor, Bank Teller, Food Service Manager, Production Artist

5 Jobs, Occupations, and Careers Occupation: the type of work you do Can change jobs but have the same occupation E.g.: Nursing, Teaching, Photography, Graphic Design

6 Jobs, Occupations, and Careers Career: a series of related jobs or occupations built on a foundation of interest, knowledge, training, and experience Advancing in your career will require you to learn increasingly more complex tasks Career Ladder: shows a sequence of work in a career field, from entry to advanced levels

7 Career Ladder Advanced Degree Bachelors Degree Career/Technical School Training High School Diploma No High School Diploma

8 The Bottom Line Work Career Occupation Job Occupation Job

9 Interests Interests: things you like to do E.g.: Play basketball, listen to music, draw

10 Skills Skills: things you know how to do E.g.: Drive a vehicle, count change, operate a tool

11 Transferable Skills Transferable Skills: Skills that you can use in many different situations E.g.: Organization, writing, listening

12 Transferable Skills Basic Skills Communication skills, mathematical skills, and scientific literacy Thinking Skills Creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, reasoning, etc. Personal Qualities Responsibility, self-direction, motivation, honesty, etc.

13 Your Interests & Skills People with similar skills and interests are often good at the same types of activities Consider your skills and interests when planning your career Youll spend 2000 hours/year at a full-time job!

14 Choosing to be an Architect Reggie chose to become an architect because he was artistic and interested in business. What other skills or interests might be important for an architect?

15 Work and Lifestyle Lifestyle: the way you use your time, energy, and resources A large portion of a persons time, energy, and resources are used at work How much time will you have left to pursue your interests?

16 The Bottom Line Career Choice Interests Skills Transferable Skills Lifestyle

17 Work and Lifestyle What kind of lifestyle do you want in the future? How many years of school will you need? Who do you spend your time with each week? How much money and time you will have for fun activities? Where will you live? What are you willing to give up to achieve your goal?

18 Comparing Jobs & Lifestyle How does work affect their lifestyles? Ski Instructor: seasonal DJ: schedule Fisher: geograp hy

19 Choosing a Career Make a list of your: Interests & Skills Ideal lifestyle Combine the work you would enjoy with the lifestyle you would like to have

20 The Bottom Line Lifestyle Factors Money EducationFree Time Location

21 Defining Work Journal Question: Think about your interests. What do you like to do? What classes do you like? What activities do you enjoy? Taking these things into consideration, create a list of ten jobs or careers you are interested in and would like to know more about.

22 Defining Work Journal Question: Think about your interests. What do you like to do? What classes do you like? What activities do you enjoy? Taking these things into consideration, create a list of ten jobs or careers you are interested in and would like to know more about. Suggested Answer: Student responses will vary, but should contain a list of 10 jobs or careers that they are interested in, and would like to research further. Students should be thoughtful and reflective in their responses, using complete sentences and proper grammar.

23 Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation. Transferable skills necessary for successful employment include _____. a. basic skills b. thinking skills c. personal qualities d. all of the above

24 Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation. Transferable skills necessary for successful employment include _____. a. basic skills b. thinking skills c. personal qualities d. all of the above D

25 Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation. Luke is going to school to get a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He wants to work in an animal hospital after he graduates. Which of the following job options would be most beneficial to Lukes career while he is going to school? a. Babysit after school b. Work at a fast food restaurant c. Volunteer at a social service agency d. Work an entry level position at a veterinary clinic

26 Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation. Luke is going to school to get a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He wants to work in an animal hospital after he graduates. Which of the following job options would be most beneficial to Lukes career while he is going to school? a. Babysit after school b. Work at a fast food restaurant c. Volunteer at a social service agency d. Work an entry level position at a veterinary clinic D


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