5 Why Plan? You can take charge of your life by making decisions. Then you can plan how to reach the goals you’ve set.
6 Manage Your TimePlanning helps you organize your activities and manage your time.A plan also helps you remember when things need to be done.
7 Remember Events Planning helps you remember events. When you have a plan, it’s harder to procrastinate.When you procrastinate, you put off doing something.
8 Prioritize Planning helps you prioritize. When you prioritize, you put tasks in order. You order them from first to last, or from most to least important.
9 Reach GoalsA plan gives you a feeling of accomplishment.
10 Reach GoalsAs you complete each part of your plan, you can cross it off.You can say, “I’m that much closer to my goal.”
11 What Goes Into a Plan?You can make a plan for a career that interests you.
12 What Goes Into a Plan?The following steps are part of most career plans:Education and trainingJobs along the wayCareer research
13 The First Step: Education and Training Planning your education or training is the first step to planning your career.
14 The First Step: Education and Training Classes you take now and in high school can help you prepare for a variety of careers.
15 The First Step: Education and Training As you think about your options, think about this:Jobs requiring college education are growing faster than all other jobs.
16 Graphic Organizer Option Description Education and Training AlternativesOptionDescriptionOn-the-JobTrainingPaid on-site instruction in how to perform aparticular jobApprenticeshipHands-on experience under the guidance ofa skilled workerVocational-Technical CentersSchools offering a variety of skills andtraining programscontinued
17 Graphic Organizer Option Description Education and Training AlternativesOptionDescriptionTrade SchoolsPrivately run schools that train students for aparticular professionCommunity andTechnical CollegesColleges that offer two-year associate degreeprograms and certification programsFour-Year Collegesand UniversitiesSchools that offer a bachelor’s degree for fouryears of studycontinued
18 Graphic Organizer Option Description Education and Training AlternativesOptionDescriptionMilitary ServiceEducation and training offered by the U.S.government in exchange for military serviceContinuingEducationPrograms for adult students offered by highschools, colleges, and universitiesDistanceEducationOnline classes for specific training or forcredit toward a degree
19 Jobs Along the WayAnother important step in planning your career is planning the jobs you will hold along the way.
20 Jobs Along the Way An internship may also be part of your career plan. An internship is a temporary, usually unpaid position that provides valuable job skills in a particular career field.
21 Jobs Along the WayIn high school or later, you might decide to take a part-time job related to a possible career choice.In a part-time job, you’ll work up to 30 hours a week.
22 Jobs Along the WayA temporary job is another way to try a specific kind of work.A temporary job usually lasts only a short while.
23 Career ResearchBe sure to include career research as a step in your career plan.
24 Career ResearchContinue to do career research as you explore careers and as you work toward a career goal.What you learn could affect your career plan.
25 Covering All the BasesPart of your career plan should focus on how you’re going to pay for your education or training.You may need to explore ways to raise money.
26 Be Prepared and Be Flexible When you make a plan, you want to try to think of everything that might affect it.Remember to keep your eye on your goal and be flexible.
27 Attitude CountsTeamworkThe right attitude will make your team a success. A good tip for effective teamwork: Respect your teammates and you’ll find they will do the same for you.
28 Critical Thinking Review What kinds of problems occur when you don’t make a plan?You may forget important details; you may miss an opportunity; you may not pay attention to what’s important; and you may feel as though you never make progress.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
29 Critical Thinking Review What do you think is the most important part of a career plan?Important parts of a career plan include education and training, work experience, career research, and money and personal issues.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
30 Critical Thinking Review Why are temporary jobs a good idea for young people?Temporary jobs can help you develop job skills. Temporary jobs can expose you to many different kinds of businesses, which could help you decide on a career goal.Critical ThinkingQA
31 Planning Your Career How Planning Helps End of Chapter 5Planning Your CareerLesson 5.1How Planning Helps