Presentation on theme: "Exploring Career Paths Chapter 10. Objectives Assess personal qualities that influence career choices Explain the purpose of career clusters Evaluate."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives Assess personal qualities that influence career choices Explain the purpose of career clusters Evaluate career options using information gathered from appropriate sources Compare ways of getting firsthand work experience Describe the components of a career plan
Key Terms Aptitudes Career Cluster Job shadowing Career plan
Personal Assessment Your aptitudes and skills Your interests Your personality Your values Assessment tools
Your Aptitudes and Skills Aptitudes – natural talents that you are born with What school subjects are easiest for me? What do I do well? What could I probably learn to do well? Which of my skills were easiest to learn? What aptitudes and skills do my teacher, family, and friends think I have?
Your Interests Interests that you enjoy in your free time could lead you to a career that you enjoy. Getting involved in school or community activities can help you to learn career skills and learn about new opportunities. An interest that starts out as a hobby can lead to a successful career.
Your Personality You’ll be happier if you are in a career that matches your personality and your abilities. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you prefer working alone or with others? Do I look for stability or do I enjoy taking risks? Am I careful and methodical or do details annoy me? Do I dislike stress or do I thrive on it? Am I good at concentrating or do I need distractions? Do I prefer working indoors or outdoors? Do I prefer to lead or to follow?
Your Values Your values should guide you in your career choices. For example, if you feel that you should help others, you may choose a profession as a policeman, nurse firefighter or doctor. If you feel that education is important, than you may consider teaching.
Assessment Tools Assessment tools are available to help you find your strengths and weaknesses.
Career Clusters Agricultural and Natural Resources Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communication Business and Administration Construction Education and Training Financial Services Health Science Hospitality and Tourism Human Services Information Technology Legal and Protection Services Manufacturing Public Administration Retail/Wholesale Sale and Services Scientific Research, Engineering, and Technical Services Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Sources of Information Print Sources – Career Guide to Industries and Occupational Outlook Handbook Online Sources – Same as above or O*NET Interviewing People – talking to people in the career about what they do on a daily basis. How can you benefit from interviewing someone about his or her career?
Information to Gather Nature of Work Working Conditions Qualifications Employment Patterns Earnings Future Prospects What kind of trends should you investigate when researching careers?
Looking at Trends Examples.... How is technology affecting how people work complete their jobs. What are popular jobs and why. What are population trends?
Developing a Career Plan Career Plan – includes a long-term goal and short-term goals that will enable you to reach your long-term goal. Decision-Making Process 1. Identify the decision to be made 2. List possible options 3. Evaluate the pros and cons of each option 4. Make a choice 5. Act on your decision 6. Evaluate your choice