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Career and Financial Management
Defining Work
Objectives
Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupationDetermine how career plans are affected by skills, interests, and preferred lifestyleExamine the relationship between work and lifestyle
What is Work?
Work: any useful activityCleaning your roomIncludes jobs, occupations, and careers
Jobs, Occupations, and Careers
Job: Work that you do for payConsists of specific tasksOften a specific position within a companyA job typically does not last a lifetimeE.g.:Ski Instructor, Bank Teller, Food Service Manager, Production Artist
Jobs, Occupations, and Careers
Occupation: the type of work you doCan change jobs but have the same occupationE.g.: Nursing, Teaching, Photography, Graphic Design
Jobs, Occupations, and Careers
Career: a series of related jobs or occupations built on a foundation of interest, knowledge, training, and experienceAdvancing in your career will require you to learn increasingly more complex tasksCareer Ladder: shows a sequence of work in a career field, from entry to advanced levels
Career Ladder
Advanced DegreeBachelor’s DegreeCareer/Technical School TrainingHigh School DiplomaNo High School Diploma
The Bottom Line
Interests
Interests: things you like to doE.g.: Play basketball, listen to music, draw
Skills
Skills: things you know how to doE.g.: Drive a vehicle, count change, operate a tool
Transferable Skills
Transferable Skills: Skills that you can use in many different situationsE.g.: Organization, writing, listening
Transferable Skills
Basic SkillsCommunication skills, mathematical skills, and scientific literacyThinking SkillsCreative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, reasoning, etc.Personal QualitiesResponsibility, self-direction, motivation, honesty, etc.
Your Interests & Skills
People with similar skills and interests are often good at the same types of activitiesConsider your skills and interests when planning your careerYou’ll spend 2000 hours/year at a full-time job!
Choosing to be an Architect
“Reggie chose to become an architect because he was artistic and interested in business.”What other skills or interests might be important for an architect?
Work and Lifestyle
Lifestyle: the way you use your time, energy, and resourcesA large portion of a person’s time, energy, and resources are used at workHow much time will you have left to pursue your interests?
The Bottom Line
Career Choice
Work and Lifestyle
What kind of lifestyle do you want in the future?How many years of school will you need?Who do you spend your time with each week?How much money and time you will have for fun activities?Where will you live?What are you willing to give up to achieve your goal?
Comparing Jobs & Lifestyle
Choosing a Career
Make a list of your:Interests & SkillsIdeal lifestyleCombine the work you would enjoy with the lifestyle you would like to have
The Bottom Line
Lifestyle Factors
Defining Work
Journal Question:Think about your interests. What do you like to do? What classes do you like? What activities do you enjoy? Taking these things into consideration, create a list of ten jobs or careers you are interested in and would like to know more about.
Defining Work
Journal Question:Think about your interests. What do you like to do? What classes do you like? What activities do you enjoy? Taking these things into consideration, create a list of ten jobs or careers you are interested in and would like to know more about.Suggested Answer:Student responses will vary, but should contain a list of 10 jobs or careers that they are interested in, and would like to research further. Students should be thoughtful and reflective in their responses, using complete sentences and proper grammar.
Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation.
Transferable skills necessary for successful employment include _____.a. basic skillsb. thinking skillsc. personal qualitiesd. all of the above
Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation.
Transferable skills necessary for successful employment include _____.a. basic skillsb. thinking skillsc. personal qualitiesd. all of the aboveD
Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation.
Luke is going to school to get a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He wants to work in an animal hospital after he graduates. Which of the following job options would be most beneficial to Luke’s career while he is going to school?a. Babysit after schoolb. Work at a fast food restaurantc. Volunteer at a social service agencyd. Work an entry level position at a veterinary clinic
Objective: Differentiate between a job, a career, and an occupation.
Luke is going to school to get a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He wants to work in an animal hospital after he graduates. Which of the following job options would be most beneficial to Luke’s career while he is going to school?a. Babysit after schoolb. Work at a fast food restaurantc. Volunteer at a social service agencyd. Work an entry level position at a veterinary clinicD

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