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Chapter 1 How Your Choices Affect Income. Slide 2 What Is the Job Market? Job market refers to jobs available for workers. A skill set is the unique skills.

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1 Chapter 1 How Your Choices Affect Income

2 Slide 2 What Is the Job Market? Job market refers to jobs available for workers. A skill set is the unique skills and abilities you bring to the job market. o Hard skills are technical. o Soft skills are nontechnical. 1-1 Personal Skills and the Job Market

3 Slide 3 Job Choices Affect Your Income 1-1 Personal Skills and the Job Market Fastest-Growing Occupations, 2008–18 Occupation Expected Growth 2008–18 Education Required Biomedical engineers72%Bachelor’s degree Network, systems, and communications analysts53%Bachelor’s degree Home health aides50% Short-term training and on-the-job experience Financial examiners46%Bachelor’s degree Medical scientists41%Doctoral degree Physician assistants39%Master’s degree Skin care specialists38%Post-secondary skills Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://stats.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm#.

4 Slide 4 Learning about Job Requirements 1-1 Personal Skills and the Job Market Job title is the name of a job. o Example: Baker Job description describes what a job would be like. o Includes: education, experience, hours, work site, location

5 Slide 5 Values and Goals Affect Your Job Choice 1-1 Personal Skills and the Job Market Values: Principal that reflects the worth you place on an idea or action. Goal: Desired outcome based on one’s Value for which a plan of action is carried Out.

6 Slide 6 How Does Education Affect Your Income? 1-1 Personal Skills and the Job Market

7 Slide 7 Building Communications Skills Listening Face and look at the person who is talking. Focus on what the speaker is saying. Ignore distractions. Turn off the phone. Take notes on the main ideas. In a conversation, give feedback or nod. Mentally summarize the main points. 1-1 Personal Skills and the Job Market


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