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1 The Journey Down Your Career Path Presented by Services for Independent Living Bridgette Imperial & Mark Ohrenberg

2 What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

3 Paving the Way For those of you who think you know, what drives that interest? For those of you who don’t know, how do you think you’ll find out?

4 Paving the Way What is a Job? A Job is doing any task where you get paid for your efforts. What is a Career? A Career is a combination of jobs that follow a path that is in line with a person’s interests, skills, and abilities.

5 Paving the Way Types of Jobs Paid Jobs Unpaid Jobs Full time Part time Temporary/Seasonal On-Call Self-employment Paid internship Volunteer Unpaid internship Work experience Club/Committee membership in professional organizations

6 Paving the Way Whatever career path you chose, the important thing is that it matches your Conditions, Preferences (Interests), and Contributions (Skills & Abilities). Job Match is Key.

7 Paving the Way So... How do you find a good job match? 3 Key things to Consider: 1. Conditions 2. Preferences 3. Contributions

8 Paving the Way Conditions Things you have to have in order to accept a job. They are non-negotiables Examples: Working indoors/outdoors Having accommodations/adaptive equipment Appropriate health considerations

9 Paving the Way Preferences Things you would like to have in order to accept a job. They are negotiable. Examples: Working with people or animals Not working on weekends Having a window in office

10 Paving the Way Contributions All the things you will bring to your new job. What you bring to the table. Examples: Good communications skills Well-organized Motivated and passionate

11 Paving the Way Throughout this module, we will help you to identify these Conditions, Preferences (Interests), and Contributions (Skills & Abilities).

12 Paving the Way We will start by doing some self-discovery assessments to help you identify your career interests. They are designed to get you to think about such things as: What do you have a passion to spend your day doing? What is it about work that is appealing to you? What motivates you?

13 Paving the Way Once we’ve identified what you interests are, we will do some Career Exploration. We will identify: Your preferred job tasks Types of jobs that have those tasks Places that have these positions What kinds of education/experience you will need Ways to gain experience

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