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Chapter 12: Preparing Your Future. Careers Now!. Societal Changes Economic Changes Ability to change jobs Life expectancy. The Importance of Career Exploration in College. What do you want out of your college experience? Having the skills vs. Knowing what you want Thinking positive.

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Careers now
Careers Now!

  • Societal Changes

  • Economic Changes

  • Ability to change jobs

  • Life expectancy


The importance of career exploration in college
The Importance of Career Exploration in College

  • What do you want out of your college experience?

  • Having the skills vs. Knowing what you want

  • Thinking positive


Happy in life and career
Happy in Life and Career

  • What are the benefits of work?

    • Paycheck

    • Structure

    • Interpersonal interaction

    • Source of status

    • Fulfillment

    • Others?


Life satisfaction
Life Satisfaction

  • Life after adolescence has three basic components

  • Sleep = 1/3 our life

  • Play = 72 hours/wk

  • Work = 1/3

    Take Responsibility!


Career exploration seven steps
Career Exploration: Seven Steps

  • Step 1: Exploring your values

    • What means the most to you?

    • Developed through interaction with family, friends, other important people

    • Career must compliment their values




  • Step 4: Finding Careers that will “match” your characteristics

    • After you identify career option best suited to your personality, then match this info with actual options

    • Note: Occupational Information Network (O*NET) www.doleta.gov/programs/onet/



  • Step 6: Envisioning your future characteristics

    • You do not have to make a final decision on a career right now!!!

    • Visualize having different careers

    • Ask yourself, “Is this something I would actually want to do?”


  • Step 7: Declaring a major characteristics

    • Subject to change

    • Improves motivation

    • Decide which major will best help you achieve the goal of having that career and PURSUE!


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