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 peopleDifferent 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 yearLifetime: Full time from 22 years – 70 years = 96,000 hoursInterests – things you like to doSkills – 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 careerRoberta – Page 9Is money the end all?What makes you satisfied about work?
5 Jobs, Occupations, & Careers Job – work you do for payConsists of certain tasksOccupation – the type of work you doPeople can change jobs and still have the same occupationCareer – a series of related jobs or occupations built on a foundation of interest, knowledge, training, and experienceAverage American will have more than eight different jobs by the age of 32
6 Work and LifestyleLifestyle is the way you use your time, energy, and resourcesMany people use much of their time and energy at workDoes 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 1.1To Be Around OthersTo Make a ContributionSelf-Fulfillment
8 The Changing Workplace ActivityThe workplace is constantly changingWhat work will be available?Keep on top of the changes in workFollow current events in the newspapers, magazines, tv, radio and websites to keep in the know about trendsThe 21st Century Workplace – page 14
9 The Global WorkplaceLook 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 economyEconomy – 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 feeGlobal economy – refers to the ways in which the world’s economies are linkedDoes 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 worldBasic Skills – communication and math skillsThinking 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 honestyAdaptable 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 goodsTelecommute – 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 goalCollaborate (work together) to set goals, make decisions, and implement actionsShare skills and ideasTeam members must do their share of the work, have good communication skills, and a positive attitude.Diversity – from different countries, cultures, backgrounds and generationsRespect a must!
15 The Job OutlookMost new jobs will be in the service-producing industriesMedical careTravel accommodationsEducationLook at the whole picture – skills, interests and job outlookLifelong Learning – continue to learn about technology, new practices & new ideas