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1 What careers are available in the horticulture industry?

2 Key Questions How do you prepare for a career in horticulture? How do you prepare for a career in horticulture? How do you get and succeed in a job? How do you get and succeed in a job? What careers are available in the horticulture industry? What careers are available in the horticulture industry?

3 How do you prepare for a career in horticulture? Horticulture career opportunities are organized around the areas of the horticulture industry.

4 What are the three major career areas of horticulture? Ornamental horticulture Ornamental horticulture Olericulture Olericulture Pomology Pomology

5 What is a career? The general direction of a person’s life as related to work in the field of horticulture. The general direction of a person’s life as related to work in the field of horticulture. Includes several horticulture jobs and occupations Includes several horticulture jobs and occupations Start at the bottom and work your way up on the basis of interest, productivity, and education Start at the bottom and work your way up on the basis of interest, productivity, and education

6 What is an occupation? Specific work that has a title and general duties that a person in the occupation would perform Specific work that has a title and general duties that a person in the occupation would perform Organized in sequence Organized in sequence Entry-level occupations- no experience Entry-level occupations- no experience

7 What is a job? Specific work that a person performs Specific work that a person performs Most often at a certain site and performed for salary and benefits Most often at a certain site and performed for salary and benefits Jobs are with specific employers, occupations can be found at many employers Jobs are with specific employers, occupations can be found at many employers Ex. Bag boy at Jewel Ex. Bag boy at Jewel Job or occupation? Job or occupation?

8 What are personal skills? Abilities of an individual to relate to other people in a productive manner Abilities of an individual to relate to other people in a productive manner Needed to be successful Needed to be successful Can be developed Can be developed Show that you are productive Show that you are productive

9 What is a career goal? The level of accomplishment you want to make in your work The level of accomplishment you want to make in your work Goal setting Goal setting 1. Describe what you want to achieve in life 1. Describe what you want to achieve in life 2. Set steps to achieve each goal 2. Set steps to achieve each goal 3. Determine ways and means to meet the goal 3. Determine ways and means to meet the goal 4. Set deadline for reaching each step. 4. Set deadline for reaching each step.

10 What education and training is available for a horticulture career? H.S. Horticulture/Ag Classes H.S. Horticulture/Ag Classes FFA contests and projects FFA contests and projects Community Colleges: 1-2 yr programs Community Colleges: 1-2 yr programs Universities: B.S., M.S., and PHD degrees Universities: B.S., M.S., and PHD degrees Arboreta and public gardens Arboreta and public gardens Gain background in plant science and related areas Gain background in plant science and related areas

11 How do you get and succeed in a job?

12 How do I find a job? Contact an employer in person, by telephone, or by Contact an employer in person, by telephone, or by Visit personnel offices of employers Visit personnel offices of employers Visit placement offices Visit placement offices Look for help wanted ads in papers, mags, television, radio, internet Look for help wanted ads in papers, mags, television, radio, internet Ask around/network Ask around/network

13 How do I apply for a job? Fill out an application Fill out an application Write a letter of application Write a letter of application Prepare a personal data sheet/resume Prepare a personal data sheet/resume Interview Interview ****Make sure you proofread your written material (misspellings, incorrect grammar, messy writing, false info)

14 What do I do in an interview? Make personal appearance with the employer to discuss yourself and the job Make personal appearance with the employer to discuss yourself and the job Guidelines: Guidelines: Take needed info and materials Take needed info and materials Groom and dress appropriately Groom and dress appropriately BE ON TIME BE ON TIME Speak clearly and confidently Speak clearly and confidently Use good manners Use good manners Thank them for interviewing you Thank them for interviewing you

15 What personal skills do I need to get along on the job? Work ethic: reflects your attitude toward work Work ethic: reflects your attitude toward work Show pride in work, take care of tools and equipment, doing extra work Show pride in work, take care of tools and equipment, doing extra work Getting along with people Getting along with people Honesty: don’t steal, lie or cheat Honesty: don’t steal, lie or cheat Lifestyle: how you go about living Lifestyle: how you go about living Get enough sleep, exercise, eat the right foods, avoid alcohol and drugs Get enough sleep, exercise, eat the right foods, avoid alcohol and drugs

16 Enthusiasm: the energy you demonstrate when talking or moving Enthusiasm: the energy you demonstrate when talking or moving Dedication: loyalty to work Dedication: loyalty to work Do what needs to be done as efficiently as possible Do what needs to be done as efficiently as possible Education and skill: gained thru school and experience Education and skill: gained thru school and experience Dress, grooming, and hygiene: what image do you have Dress, grooming, and hygiene: what image do you have Dress appropriately, leave off distracting jewelry, bathe regularly, use deodorant, brush teeth Dress appropriately, leave off distracting jewelry, bathe regularly, use deodorant, brush teeth


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