Presentation on theme: "In this section: People who work full time spend 2,000 hours a year working. In order to spend that time doing something you enjoy, you need to know about."— Presentation transcript:
1 In this section:People who work full time spend 2,000 hours a year working. In order to spend that time doing something you enjoy, you need to know about the jobs and careers available to you. This section discusses:How Do You Choose a Career?Achieving Your Career Goals
2 What You’ll LearnWhy your personal characteristics and strengths are important in deciding on a career.How to assess your abilities, personality, learning style, values, and lifestyle goals.How to match your personal strengths and characteristics with career options.How to research career fields and develop a plan to achieve your career goals.
3 Why It’s ImportantUnderstanding yourself is the first step to finding a career you’ll enjoy.
4 Key Terms career • personality learning styles • values lifestyle • trendprofessional association • networking
5 Planning for a Successful Career Choosing a career is one of the important decisions you’ll ever make. Following these steps will help you get started1. Assess your interests and abilities.2. Consider personality, learning style, values, and lifestyle.3. Research.
6 Eight Styles of Learning Verbal/LinguisticLogical/MathematicalVisual/SpatialMusical/RhythmicBodily/KinestheticInterpersonalNaturalistic
7 Values Values guide the way people live. Some examples are: AchievementRecognitionRelationshipsCompassionCourage
8 Researching Career Options There are many places to find career information.Occupational Outlook Handbook.Magazines and booksProfessional associationsNetworking
9 Develop a plan to achieve your career goals. Educate yourselfGet experienceConsider an internshipFig 2-1
10 Fact and Idea Review1. What is the difference between a career and a job?2. Name three of the personal characteristics you need to consider before deciding on a career.3. Which learning styles might be best suited to the following professions: accounting, architecture, teaching?Cont.
11 Fact and Idea Review cont. 4. List three sources of information about careers, and describe the kind of information each provides.5. True or false: Before you make a plan of action, you should research the career fields you’re interested in. Explain your answer.