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How to choose a career. Ms. Perez. Bell ringer. Could a job turn into a career? Could a job be used as a stepping point to a career?. Job Vs. Career. JOB : Set of tasks you accomplish as you work. One does not intend to stay employed in this field. CAREER:

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How to choose a career

How to choose a career

Ms. Perez


Bell ringer

Bell ringer

  • Could a job turn into a career?

  • Could a job be used as a stepping point to a career?


Job vs career

Job Vs. Career

  • JOB:

  • Set of tasks you accomplish as you work.

  • One does not intend to stay employed in this field.

  • CAREER:

  • This is an occupation to which you made a long term commitment


Factors affecting career choice

Factors Affecting Career Choice

  • Values and Lifestyle

  • Aptitudes and Interests

  • Personal Qualities and Traits


Steps in career planning

Steps in Career Planning

  • Self-Analysis

  • Research

  • Plan of Action

  • Reevaluation

  • The Importance of Goals

  • Making the Right Choices


  • Why do people work

    Why do people work?

    • To meet their needs, wants, and goals.

    • To gain a sense of identity--who they are.


    Where to find jobs

    Where to find jobs?

    • School Counseling and Placement Services.

    • Periodicals, Books, and other Publications.

    • Monthly labor reviews

    • Public and Private Employment Agencies.

    • Newspaper, Yellow Pages, and Private Job Listings

    • Internet

      • Linkedin, Monster.com, indeed.com

    • Statistical Handbook of Working America - Forecasts future job prospects - which jobs are growing and which are declining

    • The Federal Government Official Job Site: http://www.usajobs.gov/


    Job search techniques

    Job Search Techniques

    • Get Organized

    • Make a Plan

    • Follow Through

    • Don’t Give Up!!


    The economy today

    The economy today….

    • Harder to find a job now-but slowly but surely GETTING BETTER 

    • http://msn.careerbuilder.com/msn/video.aspx?msnbeta=true&from=gallery_en-us&videoid=da3b4ff3-7756-4fbe-9426-6fd33948622a


    Derived demand

    Derived Demand

    • Jobs derived from the demands of consumers for goods and services - Jobs come into existence and go out.


    How to choose a career

    • What are some past jobs that are no longer jobs due to technology?

    • Outsourcing?


    Types of unemployment

    Types of Unemployment

    • Seasonal – seasonal jobs, construction.

    • Cyclical – down turn in business results in layoffs and bankrupt companies.

    • Structural – change the job description as a result of technology.

    • Frictional – persons who quit their job or are in search of a new job or career


    Article review

    Article Review

    • Some of you KNOW what you want to do-congrats! I am going to ask you to read an article about how to get hired

    • Some of you do not know what you are going to do-I am going to ask you to read the article how to decide on a career

    • Raise your hand if you know what you want to do

    • Raise your hand if you DON’T know what you want to do


    Who read

    Who read….

    • How to decide on a career field

    • How to triple your chances of getting a job

    • Steps in choosing a career

    • What hiring managers want to see

    • Group/partner and explain your article


    25 goals assignment

    25 Goals Assignment

    • Please complete the 25 goals assignment

    • Due Friday


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