4Explore Your OptionsYou can start thinking about and planning for your career now.Learn about the kind of education and training you need for the career you choose.Decisions based on specific skills can lead you to work you enjoy.
5Explore Your OptionsThere are tests that can help you discover your aptitudes.Create a portfolio to present your skills and abilities to future employers.aptitudeA natural talent or ability for something.portfolioA neatly organized collection of one’s skills, experiences, and qualifications.
6Research CareersAsk family members, teachers, and career counselors to help you identify skills and interests that would be useful when looking for jobs.What are some of your interests that you will consider in choosing a career?6
7Research Careers Learn about a job by: job shadowing. serving as an apprentice.job shadowingSpending time with someone to observe him or her on the job.apprenticeSomeone who works under the guidance of a skilled professional in order to learn an art, craft, or trade.
8Research Careers Networking is a direct way to find a job. Find a mentor for inspiration and encouragement.networkingUsing personal connections to help achieve one’s goals.mentorSomeone with experience who supports, advises, and encourages the progress of a less experienced person.
9Research CareersJoin professional organizations to meet people in the field that interests you.The Internet is an excellent place to learn about careers.You can submit job applications and résumés in person, through the mail, or online.9
10Section 7.2 Prepare for Work People work for many reasons and prepare for work in different ways.
12The World of WorkThink about the skills you have that could apply to work.People work to:earn a living.feel satisfaction.meet people and make friends.12
13Get Ready to Work School counselors can help you get started. Job opportunities increase with education.Education and training options include:technical schools.apprenticeships.colleges.universities.13
14Get Ready to Work Part-time jobs can help you: gain experience. learn to get along with others.find work that suits you.understand the qualities you might need for future work.14
15Get Ready to WorkTechnology skills are necessary in more jobs now than ever before.technologyA manner of accomplishing a task using specialized processes, methods, or knowledge; equipment and machinery.What are some technology skills that you already possess?
16Get Ready to WorkEntrepreneurs are responsible for every part of their business.entrepreneurA person who starts and runs his or her own business.
17Chapter Summary Section 7.1 Plan Your Career When you think about your career options, consider your strengths, interests, abilities, values, and goals.Begin thinking about the specific skills and the education and training you will need for the career you choose.As you study and gain work experience, put together a portfolio of your skills, experiences, and qualifications.Talk about career possibilities with your parents, family members, school counselors, and teachers.17
18Chapter Summary Section 7.2 Prepare for Work One of the first steps in finding a job is to consider your interests.Most people choose jobs based on their interests and skills.Without a high school education, job opportunities will be limited.There are many options for education after high school.Part-time employment is part of your preparation for full-time employment.Some people go out on their own as an entrepreneur.18
19ReviewDo 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
20A natural talent or ability for something. aptitudeaptitudA natural talent or ability for something.Talento natural o capacidad para algo.Show Definition
21portfolioportafolioA neatly organized collection of one’s skills, experiences, and qualifications.Una colección organizada de las habilidades, experiencias y calificaciones que uno tiene.Show Definition
22Spending time with someone to observe him or her on the job. job shadowingobservar un trabajoSpending time with someone to observe him or her on the job.Pasar tiempo con alguien para observar como hace su trabajo.Show Definition
23apprenticeaprendizSomeone who works under the guidance of a skilled professional in order to learn an art, craft, or trade.Alguien que trabaja bajo la orientación de un profesional capacitado con el fin de aprender un arte, oficio o negocio.Show Definition
24crear una red de contactos networkingcrear una red de contactosUsing personal connections to help achieve one’s goals.Usar contactos personales para lograr metas.Show Definition
25mentormentorSomeone with experience who supports, advises, and encourages the progress of a less experienced person.Alguien con experiencia, que apoya, asesora y estimula el progreso de una persona con menos experiencia.Show Definition
26satisfacción por el trabajo job satisfactionsatisfacción por el trabajoA feeling of accomplishment from a job well done.Una sensación de logro por un trabajo bien hecho.Show Definition
27A person who starts and runs his or her own business. entrepreneurempresarioA person who starts and runs his or her own business.Persona que inicia y dirige su propio negocio.Show Definition
28franchisefranquiciaAn agreement or license to sell a company’s products or to operate a business that carries that company’s name.Un acuerdo o licencia para vender productos de una compañía o para montar un negocio que lleva el nombre de la compañía.Show Definition
29To make different; to change; to alter. modifymodificarTo make different; to change; to alter.Hacer diferente; cambiar; alterar.Show Definition
30To open up to view; to display; to show. revealrevelarTo open up to view; to display; to show.Poner a la vista; mostrar, descubrir.Show Definition
31technology tecnología A manner of accomplishing a task using specialized processes, methods, or knowledge; equipment and machinery.Una manera de realizar una tarea mediante procesos, métodos o conocimientos especializados; equipos y maquinaria.Show Definition
32Honor; praise or recognition; acknowledgment. creditcréditoHonor; praise or recognition; acknowledgment.Honor; elogio o reconocimiento.Show Definition