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1 What to Do! Preparing for a journey of a lifetime when we don’t know which occupation to choose

2 If you were going on a trip in 3 to 4 days and you didn’t know where you were going, what would you pack to take on the trip?

3 Where young people are headed today: An average of $20,000 in student debt 42% of year olds living with parents Waiting until 29/31 to get married Waiting until 30 to have children Home ownership out of reach Average Price of a home in Canada $389,000

4 Passport Your Resume is Your Passport to Your Journey of a lifetime Choosing to work or not work on your resume and build your work skills is a career decision!

5 Get Ready for Several Different Geographic Locations: Choosing an Industry Choosing to learn or not learn about different industries is a career decision!

6 “The Ten Skill Types found in the NOC are: 0 Management occupations 1 Business, finance and administration occupations 2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 3 Health occupations 4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 6 Sales and service occupations 7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities” Taken from:http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2011/AboutNOC.aspxhttp://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2011/AboutNOC.aspx

7 Money $$$$$ Choosing to make money or not make money towards your future education is a career decision!

8 Let’s do the Math: ___ Hours x $_____/hour/week = $_____/week $_____/week x 4 weeks/ month= $_____/week Saving $ ____/month x 12 months = $ ____/year $ _____/year x 4 years = $____________ for post secondary education

9 Remember to Pack Your Underwear Literacy and Essential Skills: Your Foundation Garments Choosing to learn or not learn essential skills is a career decision!

10 Essential Skills Thinking Skills ReadingProblem Solving WritingDecision making Document UseCritical Thinking NumeracyJob Task Planning and Organization Computer use- Digital TechnologySignificant Use of Memory Oral CommunicationFinding Information Working with Others Continuous Learning

11 Bring More Clothing: Adding Complexity to the Essential Skills Choosing to build or not build on your essential skills is a career decision!

12 Each essential skill has different levels of complexity for each occupational profile: From level 1 for basic tasks To level 4 or 5 for complex tasks

13 Bring Your Technology Choosing to keep up or not keep up with new technology is a career decision!

14 word processing (e.g., WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Ami Pro, WordPad) graphics software (e.g., Corel Draw, Harvard Graphics, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator) databases (e.g., dBase, MS Access, MS Act, Claris FileMaker, PC File) spreadsheets (e.g., MS Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro) financial software (e.g., Bedford Accounting, AccPac, QuickBooks) statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSSx, SAS, Statistica) programming and systems and software design (e.g., Fortran, Cobol, Clipper, Visual Basic, Macromedia Director) computer-assisted design, manufacturing and machining (e.g., CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment) communications software (e.g., Procomm, Netscape Mail, VaxMail, MS Outlook)

15 Learn the Language Choosing to learn or not learn language skills in a global workplace is a career decision!

16 Learn the Culture: 30 Ways to Shine as an Employee By Denise Bissonnette Choosing to learn or not learn about the differences in industry and business culture is a career decision!

17 What Not to Take on Your Journey : A Criminal Record Choosing to engage or not engage in criminal behavior is a career decision!

18 Thank You and Enjoy the Journey! Ann Nakaska Constructive Career and Life Designs Constructivecareer.com


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