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Presentation on theme: "YOU AND THE WORLD OF WORK"— Presentation transcript:

Chapter 1

2 Exploring the World of Work
The Year is 2020… Where do you see yourself? What will you be doing? What path did you go on? The concept of work means different things to different people Different people have different reasons for working or choosing the jobs that they do

3 What Is Work? Work is any useful activity
Full time: 2,000 hours a year Lifetime: Full time from 22 years – 70 years = 96,000 hours Interests – things you like to do Skills – things you know how to do (knowledge combined with experience) Transferable Skills – skills that you can use in many different situations

4 Your Skills and Interests
It is important to examine your personality, skills, and interests as you plan your journey to your career Roberta – Page 9 Is money the end all? What makes you satisfied about work?

5 Jobs, Occupations, & Careers
Job – work you do for pay Consists of certain tasks Occupation – the type of work you do People can change jobs and still have the same occupation Career – a series of related jobs or occupations built on a foundation of interest, knowledge, training, and experience Average American will have more than eight different jobs by the age of 32

6 Work and Lifestyle Lifestyle is the way you use your time, energy, and resources Many people use much of their time and energy at work Does work affect the other parts of your life? What kind of lifestyle do you want in the future? What changes are you willing to make in your current life to achieve your future goals?

7 Why People Work To Pay for Wants and Needs To Be Around Others
Page 11 – Figure 1.1 To Be Around Others To Make a Contribution Self-Fulfillment

8 The Changing Workplace
Activity The workplace is constantly changing What work will be available? Keep on top of the changes in work Follow current events in the newspapers, magazines, tv, radio and websites to keep in the know about trends The 21st Century Workplace – page 14

9 The Global Workplace Look at the tag on your clothes, backpack, shoes, etc. Where are they made? We you buy goods and services from other countries, you are participating in the global economy Economy – refers to the ways in which a group produces, distributes, and consumes its goods and services.

10 The Global Workplace Goods – items that people buy
Services – activities done for others for a fee Global economy – refers to the ways in which the world’s economies are linked Does the global economy impact the job market? the demand for particular jobs? How does it affect the U.S.?

11 Skills for the Global Economy
Familiarize yourself with the diverse economies and cultures of the world Basic Skills – communication and math skills Thinking Skills – creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, seeing things in the mind’s eye, curiosity, knowing how to learn, reasoning

12 Skills for the Global Economy
Personal Qualities – personal responsibility, social and civic responsibility, self-direction and self-management, self-esteem adaptability, integrity, and honesty Adaptable Workers

13 Technology in the Workplace
Cell Phones, Internet, Video Conferencing, Surgeries, etc. Outsourcing – when businesses hire other companies or individuals to produce their services or goods Telecommute – work from home or in an office center that uses technology to perform their jobs

14 Other Workplace Trends
Working in teams – organized group that has a common goal Collaborate (work together) to set goals, make decisions, and implement actions Share skills and ideas Team members must do their share of the work, have good communication skills, and a positive attitude. Diversity – from different countries, cultures, backgrounds and generations Respect a must!

15 The Job Outlook Most new jobs will be in the service-producing industries Medical care Travel accommodations Education Look at the whole picture – skills, interests and job outlook Lifelong Learning – continue to learn about technology, new practices & new ideas


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