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1 Orientation to Life and Careers Chapter 6 Wagner

2 Career Cluster Focus ConstructionMining Drilling Careers FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY INDUSTRIAL ARTS OR MATH!

3 Career Facts Careers in this area include: –Boilermakers –Brick mason –Carpenters –Cement and concrete workers –Construction –Equipment operators –Drywallers –Electricians

4 Career Facts Careers in this area include: –Flooring installers and finishers –Hazardous material removal workers –Inspectors –Miners –Painters –Plumbers –Roofers

5 Boilermakers Make, install, and repair boilers and other large containers that hold liquids and gases. Boilers supply steam to huge engines in power plants Boilers provide heat and power in buildings, factories, and ships Also work with tanks that process and store chemicals, oil and other products.

6 Brick Mason Most learn their craft on the job Some get training through apprenticeships The difference is that OJT is more on your own, pay attention and apprenticeships is with someone assigned to teach you.

7 Roofers Demand for roofers is fairly constant even when new construction declines because roofs always need repairing and remodeling.

8 Pipe layers, Plumbers, Pipe fitters and steam fitters One of the largest and highest paid construction occupations. Pipe layers lay pipe for drains, sewers, water mains, and oil or gas lines.

9 Pipe layers, Plumbers, Pipe fitters and steam fitters Pipe fitters install and repair pipe systems used in factories, electric utilities, and the heating and cooling of buildings. MOST SEVERAL YEAR APPRENTICESHIPS!

10 Electricians Wages of electricians vary from $11.81 to more than $33.21 per hour. Job outlook is good as they are expected to grow faster than the average because experienced electricians leave the physically strenuous work for more comfortable jobs.

11 Glazier Installs glass in buildings. Most work as helpers to learn the trade, but employers often prefer someone who has completed a 3-4 year apprenticeship. Outdoor work with high risk of injury. Sporadic employment (much work sometimes, no work other times)

12 Elevator installer / repairer Loses the least amount of work time because of bad weather (because its done inside)! This means you have more stable income. Typical work week is 40 hours but you may be on call 24 hours a day.

13 Communication Sending and receiving information. Involves understanding and being understood.

14 Effective Communication Improve your image and lead to job success. Improve work relationships and career options.

15 Effective Communication Reduce job stress and improve your quality of life. Help you achieve more powerful results and increase your earning potential.

16 Communication Types Verbal = Spoken and Written –Words –Written forms (e-mail, etc) –Voice inflection (tone of your voice) –You are my favorite person. –I love you –Good job!

17 Communication Types Nonverbal –Facial Expressions –Posture –Proximity

18 Making Business Calls Speak clearly Identify yourself Say, May I speak with ____? Thank the receiver of the call for connecting you with the person you need to reach.

19 Making Business Calls Explain the purpose of your call in one or two sentences. Ask if it is a convenient time to talk before you get into detail. If you are put on hold it is OKAY to hang up after three minutes –Call back and ask to leave a message.

20 Receiving Business Calls Give a short greeting such as, Hello. DO NOT USE SLANG such as, WHAZZZUP?

21 Receiving Business Calls Introduce yourself or your company. –Hello, this is Mark speaking, how can I help you? –Hello, thank you for calling Service Honda, how can I help you today?

22 Receiving Business Calls Do not answer the call and continue conversations with coworkers or others in close proximity to you. Ask how you can help the caller.

23 Text Messaging Be cautious! While it is easy to use, it is no substitute for clear verbal and written communication. Miscommunications happen most this way! Viewed as unprofessional.

24 Teleconferencing Meeting by electronic means. –3-way telephone call –conference call –Over the internet as is done in Star Trek!

25 Leaving Voice Mail Messages Speak clearly and slowly. Leave your name, phone number, and a brief message. Say your name and number again at the closing of the message.

26 If expecting a call from a job… Job applications, college interviews, etc. CHANGE YOUR VOICEMAIL PROMPT TO SOMETHING APPROPRIATE!

27 If expecting a call from a job… Speak clearly and slowly. Record your name, organization and brief message as to if youre in today, when you might call back, whom to call if their need is urgent, and how to reach that person.

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