1 15 Chapter 15 Section 15.1 Understanding Careers Section 15.2 Explore Career PathsChapter 15Section 15.1Understanding CareersSection 15.2Evaluate Career Options1
2 Section 15.1 Understanding Careers A person’s career can affect his or her lifestyle.There are different types of employers and employment.There are basic skills that will help people in any career.2
3 Content Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary career career path lifestyle entrepreneurglobal economydownsizingoutsourcingapprenticeshipinternshiptransferable skillenlistcritical
4 Career Decisions Think about and begin planning your career now. Similar jobs are grouped to form occupations.Work contributes to your sense of achievement, fulfillment, personal growth, sense of belonging, and approval.careerA series of related jobs or occupations in a particular field.
5 Career DecisionsEducation, training, and job experience are steps on your career path.Your choice of career can affect your lifestyle by impacting how much you earn, where you live and work, your what your schedule is like.lifestyleThe way you live.Have you thought about a career for yourself?5
6 The World of WorkThe world of work consists of the public sector and the private sector.The public sector is financed by tax dollars and consists of government agencies and local and state governments.
7 The World of WorkPrivate sector businesses include individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.Both the public sector and private sector offer full-time, part-time, contract, temporary, and freelance work.
8 The World of WorkEntrepreneurship is the act of setting up and running a business.entrepreneurSomeone who sets up and operates a business.
9 Changes in the Workplace Today’s workplace is always changing.Prepare for change by considering the global economy, health insurance options, and technology.Why would the global economy affect your career?
10 Career ReadinessConsider apprenticeships, internships, vocational centers, trade schools, community colleges, colleges, the military, and distance learning to further your education.Employability skills include academic, thinking, interpersonal, technology, and management skills.
11 Section 15.2 Evaluate Career Options Before choosing a career, assess your skills, interests, personality, and values, and gather information about possible careers.11
13 Personal AssessmentIdentify your natural skills by thinking about what school subjects are easiest for you.Think about your interests, your attitudes, your characteristics, and other personality traits when considering a career.Use assessment tools such as tests, surveys, and questionnaires to help you learn about your strengths and weaknesses.
14 Research Career Fields The career cluster system is one way to narrow down your search.Use reference books, other published material, the Internet, and exploratory interviews to gain information on careers.career clusterA large grouping of occupations that have certain characteristics in common.
15 Research Career Fields Hands-on experience can be in the form of part-time work, volunteering, job shadowing, work-study programs, and internships.job shadowingSpending time in the workplace with someone as he or she goes through a normal workday.
16 Research Career Fields When researching a career, consider the nature of the work, working conditions, qualifications, employment patterns, earnings, and future outlook.
17 Developing a Career Ladder A first step on the road to a successful career is to gather ideas about what you like to do and learn as much as possible.It is also important to be flexible, as your interests may change.
18 Chapter Summary Section 15.1 Understanding CareersWhile most people work to make money, a career can also help satisfy physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs.Your career will affect your lifestyle.There are different sectors and different types of employment.
19 Chapter Summary Section 15.1 Understanding CareersJobs are constantly changing due to political, economic, and social events.Many jobs require specific education or training.Employability skills can be both job-specific and transferable.
20 Chapter Summary Section 15.2 Evaluate Career OptionsA personal assessment can help you choose a career area that is right for you, based on your skills, aptitudes, personality traits, and values.Career clusters make it easier to explore career options.
21 Chapter Summary Section 15.2 Evaluate Career OptionsThere are a variety of sources with information about careers.There are many ways to gain hands-on work experience.Once you have narrowed down your career options, you should develop a career ladder.
22 ReviewDo you remember the vocabulary terms from this chapter? Use the following slides to check your knowledge of the definitions.The slides in this section include both English and Spanish terms and definitions.Start
23 careercarreraA series of related jobs or occupations in a particular field.Serie de trabajos u oficios relacionados en un campo específico.Show Definition
24 career path camino profesional All of the career moves and job experience that a person gains as he or she works toward a career goal.Todos los movimientos profesionales y la experiencia laboral que gana una persona al trabajar para lograr un objetivo profesional.Show Definition
25 lifestyle estilo de vida The way you live. La manera como vives. Show Definition
26 entrepreneur empresario Someone who sets up and operates a business. Alguien que monta y opera un negocio.Show Definition
27 economía global global economy The way national economies around the world are linked by trade.La manera en que las economías nacionales se vinculan a través del comercio.Show Definition
28 recortes en el personal downsizing Eliminating jobs to reduce costs.Eliminar trabajos para reducir costos.Show Definition
29 outsourcing externalización Contracting out certain tasks to other companies.Contratar a otras compañías para realizar algunas tareas.Show Definition
30 apprenticeship aprendizaje de un oficio A training program that combines classroom instruction with on-the-job learning.Un programa de capacitación que combina la instrucción en la clase con la práctica en el trabajo.Show Definition
31 internship trabajo como aprendiz Short-term work for little or no pay in exchange for an opportunity to work and learn.Trabajo de corto tiempo con poco o sin pago a cambio de la oportunidad de trabajar y aprender.Show Definition
32 habilidad transferible transferable skillhabilidad transferibleA general skill that can be used in many different situations.Habilidad general que se puede usar en diferentes situaciones.Show Definition
33 enlistalistarseAgree to serve.Acordar servir.Show Definition
34 critical Extremely important Extremadamente importante. crítico Show Definition
35 aptitude A natural talent or potential for learning a skill. Talento natural o el potencial para aprender una destreza.Show Definition
36 career cluster grupo de carreras A large grouping of occupations that have certain characteristics in common.Agrupación de varios oficios que tienen ciertas características en común.Show Definition
37 observar de cerca a un profesional job shadowingSpending time in the workplace with someone as he or she goes through a normal workday.Pasar tiempo en el sitio de trabajo de alguien mientras esa persona trabaja como siempre.Show Definition
38 career ladder escalera profesional A visualization of your chosen career path.Visualización del camino profesional escogido.Show Definition
39 suit que conviene Match or fit your needs. Que es adecuado para tus necesidades.Show Definition
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