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1 Your Career: Doing What Matters Most Unit 1-a

2 Relationship of Career and Earning Power
Doing what I love I need years to prepare I want a family I Want to Make Lots of Money I want to be happy

3 Average years you will work
Men- 45 years unmarried woman- 42 years Married woman with no children- 33 years Married woman with children years Having a high school diploma qualifies you for about 5% of the current jobs available. What you earn depends on what you learn. Get a good education

4 The Handshake The handshake began in medieval times. Men would grasp each other’s exposed palm to show that they held no weapons. Practice your handshake to make sure that you make a good first impression. You do not get a second chance to make a good first impression.

5 The Handshake Standard American Greeting Firm Deep/Dry 2 shakes
Look the person in the eye State your name

6 Occupational Values High Income - money that you make
Prestige - that people respect you and look up to you Independence - give you freedom to make your own decisions Helping others - put others before yourself Security - fear of losing your job Variety - different kinds of activities daily Leadership - guiding others Work in Main Field of Interest Leisure - amount of time off work Early Entry- enter field with little schooling or experience

7 Occupational Values What is the most important factor in deciding your career? At what age do you think a person should decide their career? What careers are appealing to you? What kind of salary do you prefer (hourly, commission/set) What are your top occupational values?

8 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?

9 The Opportunity Cost of Working
Take an evening shift job Decide to stay in current position… Going to college and starting work later on Give up time with family and friends Instead of relocating to take a better job And getting a better- paying job as a result Other Examples?

10 Information Management
Key Employee Skills Thinking Skills Basic Skills Resource Management Skills Personal Skills Interpersonal Skills Information Management Skills Systems Skills Technology Skills

11 Basic Skills Able to read, write, perform basic math computations; listens well; speaks clearly

12 Personal Skills Goal driven, positive self-image, sociable, realistic self-assessment, demonstrates honesty

13 Interpersonal Skills Team player, able to teach and lead other employees with diverse backgrounds, meets customer expectations, negotiates well

14 Organizational Skills
Works well in an organization, can monitor & correct performance, suggests improvements to the organization

15 Thinking Skills Creates new ideas, makes decisions, solves problems, organizes information, learns efficiently, can reason things out

16 Resource Management Skills
Makes good use of time, money, materials, and employee resources. Thinks of more efficient ways of doing things

17 Information Management Skills
Acquires, assimilates, and organizes information; has solid analytical and problem solving skills

18 Technology Skills Solid skills in various electronic media, can operate various types of equipment with ease, can maintain and repair equipment

19 Career Pathway Explore careers in high school
Internships or part time jobs in related field Receive formal education or training Take first job Get promoted/higher paying position Go back to school to study more in chosen field Take next job at higher pay School at night On the job training Promotion Take new, better job

20 Education and Experience

21 Ranking Order of Key Employee Skills
1 5 9 10 6 2 7 12 11 8 4 13 3 Click Here to Find Out What Employers Want Source: Job Outlook 2006, National Association of Colleges and Employers 7-G

22 Sources: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; NCES, IPEDS
Average College Costs Private Nonprofit 4-year $30, 094 ($40,917 including room and board) Increased 14% over the last 5 years Public 4-year $8, 893 per semester ($18,391 including room and board for the year) Increased 27% over the last 5 years Public 2-year $3,264 Increased 26% over the last 5 years Sources: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; NCES, IPEDS

23 Typical Employee Benefits
Hospitalization, Medical, and Disability Insurance Dental and Vision Insurance Accidental Death Insurance Sick Leave Paid Vacation Time and Holidays Parental Leave 7-K-1

24 Typical Employee Benefits
Worker’s Compensation Insurance Life Insurance Retirement Benefits Retirement Savings Plans Employee Assistance Programs 7-K-2

25 Factors that Can Affect Your Earning Potential
Promotions Being Fired Additional Training Being Laid Off Advanced Degrees A New Job Business Downturn Relocation Changing Careers Business Upturn Life-Changing Situations

26 Best and Worst Jobs obs/top50/index.html lee.html

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