Steps of Success Choose Your Career Planning your Career Getting the Job
Choosing Your Career 1.2 1.2Coping with Change and Reinventing Yourself 1
SLIDE 4Chapter 1 Lesson 1.2 Coping with Change and Reinventing Yourself Explain techniques for coping with change and reinventing yourself. Discuss the need for job networking for long- term career success.
SLIDE 5Chapter 1 Coping with Change Stay informed Be a lifelong learner—someone who actively seeks new knowledge, skills, and experiences that will add to professional and personal growth throughout life. Take classes – Upgrading—advancing to a higher level of skill to increase your usefulness to an employer. – Retraining—learning new and different skills so that an employee can retain the same level of employability. – Advanced degrees—specialized, intensive programs (taken after obtaining the first college degree) that prepare students for higher- level work responsibilities with more challenges and higher pay.
SLIDE 6Chapter 1 Complete a Self-Assessment Think about what you like doing, what you do well, and what skills and knowledge you want to enhance. Self-assessment inventory lists your strong and weak points along with plans for improvement as you prepare for a career.
SLIDE 7Chapter 1 Self-Assessment Inventory StrengthsWeaknessesPlan of Action EducationExperienceAptitudes and AbilitiesAppearance
SLIDE 8Chapter 1 Placement Centers Many schools, colleges, and technical training institutes have placement centers that offer services related to careers and employment. Services offered – Assisting with self-assessment inventories – Advice and counseling to help you determine a career direction – Vocational, interest, and personal testing – Notification of job openings and assistance with applying and interviewing
SLIDE 9Chapter 1 Changing Career Opportunities Long-term sustainability A world economy Networking – Networks are informal groups of people with common interests who interact for mutual assistance. – Networking includes making phone calls, sharing lunch, and creating opportunities to share ideas with your group of acquaintances.