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1 Section 3.1 Exploring Careers Back to Table of Contents

2 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Methods for researching careers formally and informally How part-time work experience can help you explore career choices WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

3 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Exploring careers will help you find the employment options that best match your interests, values, and personal needs. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

4 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Internet job services exploratory interview cooperative program job shadowing internship service learning KEY TERMS

5 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 You can discover what the world of work has to offer by simply keeping your eyes and ears open. Research—It’s Right Before Your Very Eyes Research—It’s Right Before Your Very Eyes

6 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Talk to people you know about their career experience. Just ask a few basic questions. Informal Career Research What was your favorite job? What was your least favorite job? continued

7 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Informal Career Research What was your most unusual job? How do you like your current job?

8 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Many libraries have job information centers or career centers. Libraries—Check Them Out

9 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Look for these useful resources at the library: Libraries—Check Them Out Dictionary of Occupational Titles Occupational Outlook Handbook Guide for Occupational Exploration continued

10 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Libraries—Check Them Out Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature Occupational Outlook Quarterly

11 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 The World Wide Web offers a wide range of Internet job services designed for job recruitment and career research. Internet Job Services

12 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Most Web sites list job opportunities in different industries according to title, key duties, location, and other criteria. Internet Job Services

13 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Ask your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, and counselors to help you build a list of people who work in careers that you find interesting. Exploratory Interviews

14 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 After doing some initial research into a career, call the person and arrange an exploratory interview. Exploratory Interviews An exploratory interview is a short, informal talk with someone who works in a career that appeals to you.

15 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Ask questions such as these: Exploratory Interviews How did you start your career? What education and training does this career require? What do you like about your job? What do you do on a typical day at your job?

16 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 The most direct way to learn about a career is to work. If your schedule allows it, working part- time will enable you to observe a career from the inside. Part-Time Work

17 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 You may be able to find a part-time job through a vocational educational program. Such programs give you a chance to learn job skills while you are still in high school. Work Experience Programs

18 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Job shadowing involves following a worker for a few days on the job. Job shadowing helps you learn the ropes by watching and listening. Job Shadowing

19 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Volunteers don’t usually receive a salary, but they are paid in valuable experience. Volunteering and Internships

20 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 An internship is a more formal position that helps you learn job skills. Internships require a longer-term commitment than volunteering does. Volunteering and Internships

21 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Service learning is offered by many communities and schools. In such programs, community service— for example, cleaning up a neighborhood —becomes part of your schoolwork. Volunteering and Internships

22 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Graphic Organizer 3.1 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Sources of Career Ideas PEOPLEWORKREADING Family Friends Teachers Counselors Neighbors Jobs Internships Volunteering Cooperative Education Job Shadowing Books Magazines Newspapers Internet

23 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 ETHICS in Action Ethical Attitudes You and a classmate are volunteering at a local nursing home together as a service learning activity. However, your classmate often arrives late and leaves early, and she frequently works on her homework instead of spending time with the residents. continued

24 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 ETHICS in Action Ethical Attitudes Her excuse is that she doesn’t need to work hard because she is not getting paid. THINK ABOUT IT What is your response to your classmate’s attitude? continued

25 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Key Concept Checkpoint Comprehension 1.Why are talking to people and using media resources called informal methods of researching jobs? continued SECTION 3.1 REVIEW

26 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Key Concept Checkpoint Comprehension 2.What kinds of career information can you find in libraries and on the Internet? continued SECTION 3.1 REVIEW

27 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Key Concept Checkpoint Comprehension 3.What are some benefits of doing unpaid part-time work? continued SECTION 3.1 REVIEW

28 Chapter 3 Researching CareersSucceeding in the World of Work Exploring Careers 3.1 Key Concept Checkpoint Critical Thinking 4.Why is it important to consider several career options, even if you’re sure of your career choice? SECTION 3.1 REVIEW

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