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Chapter 1. You and the World of Accounting. Making Accounting Relevant Choosing the right career results in a more enjoyable lifestyle and satisfying work experiences. What steps have you taken to plan for your career?. Chapter 1. Section 1 Exploring Careers What You’ll Learn

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Chapter 1

You and the World of Accounting

Making Accounting Relevant

Choosing the right career results in a more enjoyable lifestyle and satisfying work experiences.

What steps have you taken to plan for your career?


Chapter 1

  • Section 1 Exploring Careers

  • What You’ll Learn

  • How personal interests and skills, values, and lifestyle goals affect career decisions.

  • Where to find information on possible careers.

  • How to set career goals.


Section 1 Exploring Careers (con’t.)

Chapter 1

Assess Your Career Vision

  • What are your personal interests and skills?

  • What are your values, and how will they affect your career?

  • What lifestyle interests you?

  • How will your personality affect a career choice?


Section 1 Exploring Careers (con’t.)

Chapter 1

Research the Possibilities

  • Guidance counselors

  • Networking

  • Print materials

  • The Internet

  • Professional organizations


Section 1 Exploring Careers (con’t.)

Chapter 1

Setting Career Goals

Step 1Decide on a long-term goal.

Step 2Decide on actions that will lead to the long-term goal.

Step 3Take action!

Step 4Diversify your skills.

Step 5Realize the long-term goal.


Section 1 Exploring Careers (con’t.)

Chapter 1

Check Your Understanding

What consequences might result from choosing a career that conflicts with your values and lifestyle goals?


Section 1 Exploring Careers (con’t.)

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Why It’s Important

A successful career begins with identifying your interests and skills and putting them to work for you. As consumers, we buy goods from merchandising businesses daily. Under-standing the nature of these transactions is key to accounting for a merchandising business.

  • Key Terms

  • skills

  • values

  • lifestyle

  • personality

  • personal interest tests

  • networking


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