Presentation on theme: "Making Career Decisions"— Presentation transcript:
1 Making Career Decisions Chapter 4Making Career DecisionsLesson 4.2Career Strategy
2 How to make decisions about careers DiscoverHow to make decisions about careersHow to check your career decisions
3 Why It’s ImportantCareer choices are important decisions. Before making a choice, you’ll want to give time and thought to all the possibilities.
4 decision-making process backup plan Key Termsdecision-making processbackup plan
5 Taking It Step by StepUse the decision-making process to decide on a career path.The decision-making process isthe series of steps that help you identify and evaluate choices.
6 Graphic Organizer Seven Steps to a Career Decision Step 7 Reach your career goal.Step 6 Make your decision.Step 5 Compare your choices.Step 4 Research potential careers.Step 3 Decide what careers seem interesting.Step 2 Review your career resources.Step 1 Understand what you need and want.
7 Checking and Changing Direction Once you’ve put your plan into action, you need to evaluate your decision to make sure you are on the right path.
8 Checking and Changing Direction One way to make sure that you stay on a path that’s right for you is to have a backup plan.A backup plan is an alternative course of action.
9 Evaluate, Evaluate! Evaluation is an ongoing process. At each point on your career path, you’ll want to stop and evaluate where you are.
10 Q and AI’m afraid that I’ll make the wrong career choice. How can I be 100 percent sure about my career decision?continued
11 Q and AStart by following the decision-making steps in this book. But remember, decisions don’t have to be final. You can check and adjust your decisions along the way.
12 Keep Asking QuestionsOne way to check your decisions along the way is to ask questions.
13 Starting OverYou may decide to continue on your career path or go back and choose a different career.Never be afraid to start over.
14 Investigating Career Clusters Business, Management, and AdministrationBusiness Earning money by providing goods and servicesManagement The direction or control of a businessAdministration Setting and achieving the goals and rules of an organizationcontinued
15 Investigating Career Clusters Business, Management, and AdministrationIf you like business, numbers, and organizing things, then you might consider a career in business, management, and administration.
16 Critical Thinking Review Why is it important to use the decision-making steps when choosing a career?The decision-making process will help you identify and evaluate your choices.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
17 Critical Thinking Review When should you stop evaluating a career decision?Never; you should continue to evaluate the career you’ve chosen to make sure it still meets your needs and wants.Critical ThinkingQA
18 Making Career Decisions End of Chapter 4Making Career DecisionsLesson 4.2Career Strategy