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Influences on Career Choices. Investigating Your Career. Ann K. Jordan Lynne T. Whaley. CHAPTER 2 Influences on Career Choices. Describe how various influences can affect your career decisions. Analyze how people influence you and your decisions.

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Influences on Career Choices

Investigating Your Career

Ann K. Jordan

Lynne T. Whaley

chapter 2 influences on career choices

CHAPTER 2Influences on Career Choices

Describe how various influences can affect your career decisions.

Analyze how people influence you and your decisions.

Determine your preferences for a work environment.

Identify the values that influence you.

CHAPTER 2Influence
  • Influence means the power of someone or something to affect you directly or indirectly.
  • Influences may be positive or negative.
  • Some influences may be stronger than others.
people who influence career decisions
CHAPTER 2People Who Influence Career Decisions
  • Parents and other family members
  • Teachers
  • Peers
  • Employers
  • Counselors
parents and other family members
CHAPTER 2Parents and Other Family Members

Your family has the greatest influence on your career decision making.

  • Expectations of family members may:
    • Influence your personality, passions, interests, talents—and career choice.
    • Be based on someone else’s career dream and not express your own interests, talents, and passions.
  • Encouragement from family can offer you:
    • Support.
    • Guidance.
CHAPTER 2Teachers
  • Help you learn specific subjects related to particular career fields.
  • Help you develop skills and behaviors needed for a variety of careers.
  • You, your friends, and classmates influence each other every day.
    • What clothes to wear
    • What movies to see
    • What classes to take
    • What music to download
    • How to spend money
  • Use your judgment.
  • Remember your goals.
CHAPTER 2Employers
  • Provide a way to try out various careers through part-time jobs or volunteer opportunities.
  • Provide opportunity to observe other employees.
  • Provide specific skills training.
CHAPTER 2Counselors
  • Provide information.
  • Suggest courses and activities.
  • Offer career research options.
  • Provide business contacts for career experiences.
  • Help you discover your options.
environmental influences on career decisions
CHAPTER 2Environmental Influenceson Career Decisions
  • Your work environment is made up of the surroundings and conditions of your workplace.
  • Your social environment includes the community where you live and work and your lifestyle choices.

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environmental influences on career decisions1
CHAPTER 2Environmental Influences on Career Decisions

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  • Do you want to stay where you live now?
  • Do you prefer a rural, urban, or suburban setting?
  • How important is the outdoors in influencing your choice of career?
  • Do you want to be close to a place where you can continue your education?
  • Is climate important to you?
  • Will there be a future for people in your career field in the community where you want to live?
  • Do you want to work around people or by yourself?
influences of values on career decisions
CHAPTER 2Influences of Values on Career Decisions
  • Personal and family values
  • Cultural expectations and values
  • Economic values
    • Intrinsic rewards
    • Extrinsic rewards
CHAPTER 2Summary
  • I can describe how the power of influences affects my career decisions.
  • I have analyzed how people influence my decisions and me.
  • I have determined my work and social environment preferences.
  • I have identified the values that influence me.