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1 Preparing for Careers related to Drafting

2 Successful Career Planning is a Five Step Process:
Self Assessment Career Exploration Goal Setting Take Action Evaluation

3 Self-Assessment Look at yourself honestly
Determine your talents, interests, skills, values, and personality Who am I? What do I like to do? What skills and talents do I possess? Ask friends and family to help with your assessment.

4 What your friends enjoy Look for areas with lots of job openings
What’s Best for You? What your friends enjoy Look for the money Look for areas with lots of job openings Father’s current job Parents’ desires

5 Career Exploration Investigate all the career choices, options, and opportunities available to you Take a variety of courses Participate in job shadowing Talk to people

6 Goal Setting If you set a number of short-term goals, you are more likely to reach your long-term goals Short-term goals should be realistic and obtainable Goals should be based upon your strengths and weaknesses Goal One Goal Three Goal Four Goal Two

7 Take Action Develop a Personal Action Plan (Career Plan) that will allow you to reach your short-term goals Register for the right courses Maintain the grades

8 Evaluation As you gain knowledge and experience, you may decide to alter your original plan It is never too late to move in another direction Things become clear with time

9 Occupational Classifications
People who work with: People: Teachers, Social Workers, Police Officers, Salespersons, Childcare Workers Data: Accountants, Computer Programmers, Researchers, Clerks Things: Drafters, Air Traffic Controllers, Electronics Technicians, Cooks Ideas: Artists, Writers, Musicians

10 Drafting/Technical Drawing
“Things” category Accurate and neat Attentive to details Logical and Systematic Likes computers Able to organize work Able to communicate Likes to draw/create Reasonable math skills Education HS + On-the-job 1 or 2 years in a technical college program 4 year college degree in Technology (ECU, NC A&T, Appalachian, UNCC) or Technology Education (NC State, Graphics Minor)

11 Careers Related to Technical Drawing
Almost everything that is built or constructed starts with a plan (a drawing) Architecture Computer Graphics/Animation Construction Engineering Interior/Industrial/Fashion Design Manufacturing Surveying

12 Architectural Drafting

13 Civil Engineering Technology

14 Mechanical Engineering Tech

15 Engineering Aerospace Chemical Civil Electrical Industrial Mechanical
Metallurgical Nuclear Petroleum At least 4 years of college (often 5) Lots of math and science (important) Engineering graphics In North Carolina NC A&T NC State UNC Charlotte Duke

16 The Engineering Design Team
Various people in a corporation working together to design and create new products Marketing and Sales Research and Development Engineering Production Finance

17 Filling Out the Application
Read the instructions carefully Print neatly using black ink (take a pen) Fill in all of the blanks (N/A, - ) Have the following information: (1) address and telephone where you can be contacted, (2) driver’s license, (3) names, addresses, and telephone number of references, (4) school information to include address, telephone number, and special skills Never, ever lie

18 Resumes A selected summary of significant facts about you
Resumes do not get jobs, they get interviews (three piles, yes, no, maybe) Resumes save the employer time Because you are not there, your resume has to answer the questions that employers ask Good resumes speak to the needs of the person doing the hiring Need to know which facts are significant to a perspective employer

19 Cover Letters Sent with resume
Links your resume to the job that you want Do not concentrate on your needs, rather what you can do for them Salutation: gender if you know, if you don’t know call and ask or skip altogether First paragraph: Why Second paragraph: What (you have to offer) Third paragraph: How (to reach you) (are you going to proceed Closing: nothing cute

20 The Interview Find out the name and position of the person you will be meeting with (pronunciation) Be there approximately 5 minutes early May fill out application form Avoid dress that calls attention. Clean, neat.

21 Interview Do’s and Don’ts
give a good handshake take samples of your work show letters of recommendation arrange your qualifications in your mind leave promptly after thanking, write thank-you Don’t: criticize past employers try too hard, be yourself plead how much you need a job discuss salary or benefits until the close

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