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Workforce Essentials Ms. Baumgartner “Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
Work History – all of the jobs that one holds during the course of a working lifetime Jobs are often used as a way to achieve something else To learn occupational skills To earn money for college To gain experience to qualify for a better job For most, first jobs are only stepping stones to later ones
Terry Maria Cindy Ricardo * Why did each person choose the job they did?*
Stable job – One that you consider to be permanent and that may last several years This does not mean you stay in the job forever They usually come from hard word and self- direction Self-direction - setting goals and taking steps to get there Promotion-advancement
Advancing in your job usually requires doing more than what is asked by manager Extra duties Extra training/education Some occupations become obsolete (no longer used) –keep up to date on job changes
Remember: A job at your age is a beginning It’s a way to earn $, get experience, learn skills, and prove yourself Things can get better if you are cooperative, follow rules and directions, take an interest in what you are doing, and do your best Employers tend to recognize and reward good work
During your life, you will probably adjust to changes due to technology People who are more successful are generally those who anticipate and adapt to change Change is inevitable, be a team player and go with the flow!
JOB A: short-term job (6 wks) pays $12/hr for 35 hours per week JOB B: regular, long-term job Pays $10/hr for 40 hours a week JOB C: regular, long-term job Pays $24,000/year for 40 hours a week JOB D: part-time job Pays $435/week for 37.5 hours a week
Some high schoolers regard school as something to “get through” so they can be free to do what they want But, school is a workplace too employers will look at your school record for clues as to what kind of an employee you might be A poor school record is hard to defend IMPROVEMENT MEANS A LOT!!
NOW is the time to change habits and attitudes that may hold you back in the workplace!!
Shaping your career Take more skills to strengthen your career skills Consider taking more courses that strengthen your academic background (Math, English) Consider taking a computer course Do some research on the skills required for your desired career
1. True/False: Work history is all of the jobs that one holds during the course of a working lifetime. 2. A ______ job is one that you consider to be permanent and that may last several years. 3. Setting goals and taking steps to get there is called _____ _______. 4. Name 1 way you can work now on shaping your career. 5. People who are more successful are generally those who anticipate and adapt to ______.
1. True 2. Stable 3. Self-direction 4. Take courses, research career 5. Change
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