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1 Your Career: Doing What Matters Most

2 What will you do after high School?
Go to college? Join the military? Enter a trade school? Start working a full time job?

3 What Do You Think? True or False
Forty-four percent of teenagers worked last summer. Most of them worked full-time jobs (35 or more hours a week). Teens most often work in the food service and retail industries. The average American will have had 10 jobs between the ages of 18 and 38. Every year, about one-tenth of workers change jobs to take advantage of better opportunities. 1.True. 2.False. 18% of teenagers worked full-time last summer (35 hours or more per week), while 26% worked part-time (less than 35 hours a week). 3. True. 4. True. and have three to five careers during a lifetime. 5. False. Every year, about one-third of workers change jobs to take advantage of better opportunities.

4 Why do people work? I Want a Family To Make Lots of Money
I Want to Be Happy To do what I love

5 Job Vs. Career A job is defined as anything that has to be done, as the action of completing a task or duty. A job provides you with the basics—cash and something to do to earn it. A career, on the other hand, is technically defined as a profession or vocation that is pursued as life work. In other words you have made a long term commitment.

6 Face it… you’re going to be working for a long time.
If you plan to retire at age 65, you have more than four decades of work ahead of you. Can you imagine doing the same thing for 40 years?

7 Reasons Employees Are Rewarded
They add value with their ideas. They learn new skills. They help the business grow. They take on additional responsibility. Can you think of others?

8 Have you got the skills? Information Management Basic Skills Skills
Personal Skills Resource Management Skills Systems Skills Thinking Skills Interpersonal Skills Technology Skills

9 Basic Skills Personal Skills
Key Employee Skills Basic Skills Able to read, write, perform basic math computations; listens well; speaks clearly Personal Skills Goal driven, positive self image, sociable, realistic self-assessment, demonstrates honesty

10 Organizational Skills
Key Employee Skills Interpersonal Skills Team player, able to teach and lead other employees with diverse backgrounds, meets customer expectations, negotiates well Organizational Skills Works well in an organization, can monitor and correct performance, suggests improvements to the organization

11 Resource Management Skills
Key Employee Skills Resource Management Skills Makes good use of time, money, materials, and employee resources. Thinks of more efficient ways of doing things Thinking Skills Creates new ideas, makes decisions, solves problems, organizes information, learns efficiently, can reason things out.

12 Information Management Skills
Key Employee Skills Information Management Skills Acquires, assimilates, and organizes information; has solid analytical and problem-solving skills Technology Skills Solid skills in various electronic media (computers), can operate various types of equipment with ease, can maintain and repair equipment

13 What are your skills? Turn to this page in your packet…
1 5 9 10 6 2 7 12 11 8 4 13 3 Click Here to Find Out What Employers Want Look in the packet and take a minute to fill out this page. Source: Job Outlook 2006, National Association of Colleges and Employers

14 Education and Earnings
Some high school, no degree High school diploma, or equivalent Associate Degree Professional Degree Doctoral Degree Master’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Some college, no degree Millions of 2006 dollars Worklife earnings estimates by highest level of educational attainment Source, US Census Bureau, current population survey, educational attainment in the US. 2005 1 1.2 1.5 1.6 2.5 2.1 3.4 4.4

15 Typical Employee Benefits
1 of 2 Hospitalization, Medical, and Disability Insurance Dental and Vision Insurance Accidental Death Insurance Sick Leave Paid Vacation Time and Holidays Parental Leave Worker’s Compensation Insurance Life Insurance Retirement Benefits Retirement Savings Plans Employee Assistance Programs

16 Factors that Can Affect Your Earning Potential
Promotions Being Fired Being Laid Off Additional Training Advanced Degrees A New Job Business Downturn Relocation Changing Careers Life-Changing Situations Business Upturn What other factors can you think of?

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