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YOU AND THE WORLD OF WORK Chapter 1
Exploring the World of Work • The Year is 2020… • Where do you see yourself? • What will you be doing? • What path did you go on? • The concept of work means different things to different people • Different people have different reasons for working or choosing the jobs that they do
What Is Work? • Work is any useful activity • Full time: 2,000 hours a year • Lifetime: Full time from 22 years – 70 years = 96,000 hours • Interests – things you like to do • Skills – things you know how to do (knowledge combined with experience) • Transferable Skills – skills that you can use in many different situations
Your Skills and Interests • It is important to examine your personality, skills, and interests as you plan your journey to your career • Roberta – Page 9 • Is money the end all? • What makes you satisfied about work?
Jobs, Occupations, & Careers • Job – work you do for pay • Consists of certain tasks • Occupation – the type of work you do • People can change jobs and still have the same occupation • Career – a series of related jobs or occupations built on a foundation of interest, knowledge, training, and experience • Average American will have more than eight different jobs by the age of 32
Work and Lifestyle • Lifestyle is the way you use your time, energy, and resources • Many people use much of their time and energy at work • Does work affect the other parts of your life? • What kind of lifestyle do you want in the future? • What changes are you willing to make in your current life to achieve your future goals?
Why People Work • To Pay for Wants and Needs • Page 11 – Figure 1.1 • To Be Around Others • To Make a Contribution • Self-Fulfillment
The Changing Workplace • Activity • The workplace is constantly changing • What work will be available? • Keep on top of the changes in work • Follow current events in the newspapers, magazines, tv, radio and websites to keep in the know about trends • The 21st Century Workplace – page 14
The Global Workplace • Look at the tag on your clothes, backpack, shoes, etc. • Where are they made? • We you buy goods and services from other countries, you are participating in the global economy • Economy – refers to the ways in which a group produces, distributes, and consumes its goods and services.
The Global Workplace • Goods – items that people buy • Services – activities done for others for a fee • Global economy – refers to the ways in which the world’s economies are linked • Does the global economy impact the job market? the demand for particular jobs? How does it affect the U.S.?
Skills for the Global Economy • Familiarize yourself with the diverse economies and cultures of the world • Basic Skills – communication and math skills • Thinking Skills – creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, seeing things in the mind’s eye, curiosity, knowing how to learn, reasoning
Skills for the Global Economy • Personal Qualities – personal responsibility, social and civic responsibility, self-direction and self-management, self-esteem adaptability, integrity, and honesty • Adaptable Workers
Technology in the Workplace • Cell Phones, Internet, Video Conferencing, Surgeries, etc. • Outsourcing – when businesses hire other companies or individuals to produce their services or goods • Telecommute – work from home or in an office center that uses technology to perform their jobs
Other Workplace Trends • Working in teams – organized group that has a common goal • Collaborate (work together) to set goals, make decisions, and implement actions • Share skills and ideas • Team members must do their share of the work, have good communication skills, and a positive attitude. • Diversity – from different countries, cultures, backgrounds and generations • Respect a must!
The Job Outlook • Most new jobs will be in the service-producing industries • Medical care • Travel accommodations • Education • www.dwd.state.wi.us • Look at the whole picture – skills, interests and job outlook • Lifelong Learning – continue to learn about technology, new practices & new ideas