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1
Choosing the Best Career
2
Career Planning Process
AWARENESS SELF-ASSESSMENT
EXPLORE EDUCATIONAL CAREER INFORMATION
TRANSITION RE-EVALUATE
EVALUATE CHOOSE
PLAN TAKE ACTION
3
Learning About Yourself
  • Interests
  • Skills/Abilities
  • Values
  • Personality attributes
  • Desired future lifestyle
  • Needs wants
  • Experiences

4
How Can You Learn More About Yourself?
  • Career Assessments such as
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • MBTI
  • Florida CHOICES Planner
  • Values Card Sort
  • Motivated Skills Card Sort

5
Hollands Interest Types
6
The Hexagon of General Occupational Themes
Investigative
Realistic


Artistic
Conventional

Enterprising
Social
7
Factors to Consider when Choosing a Career
  • Do you like it?
  • Is it a good fit with your interests, abilities,
    values, and personality type?
  • Have you researched enough before making your
    decision?
  • How does it relate to your other life roles?

8
Researching Careers
  • Narrow your choices to 2-3
  • Explore your options further
  • Career exploration sites (salary, outlook)
  • Job Choices Magazine
  • Career Library (books, videos)
  • Gain first-hand information
  • Job shadowing
  • Volunteering
  • Information interviews
  • Externships
  • Participate in career-related experience
  • Cooperative Education
  • Internships

9
Making Career Decisions
  • A life-long process
  • Barriers to decision-making
  • Decision-making strategies
  • Establishing goals
  • Objectives

10
Making Career Decisions
  • Establish SMART goals and objectives
  • S Specific
  • M Measurable
  • A Attainable
  • R Realistic
  • T Timed

11
The World of Work and You
  • Societal influences on career choice
  • Gender roles
  • The new job market
  • Knowledge and skill-based
  • High tech
  • Global
  • Diverse
  • Need for life-long learning

12
Getting Ready for Work or an Advanced Degree
  • Gain career-related experience
  • Develop broad, marketable skills
  • Maintain a good GPA
  • Attend career or professional school fairs
  • Attend Career Planning Workshops such as
  • Resume
  • Cover Letters Business Correspondence
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Business Etiquette
  • Develop leadership skills

13
What Do Employers Look for in New Hires?
  • Communication skills
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Teamwork skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivation/Initiative

Strong work ethic Analytical skills Flexibility/Ad
aptability Computer skills Organizational skills
14
Professionalism
  • What does it mean?
  • Examples of professional behavior
  • Arrive to work on time
  • Dress appropriately
  • Stay current in the field
  • Accept responsibility for mistakes
  • Complete tasks on time
  • Respect organizational norms
  • Keep personal business out of the office
  • Dont gossip

15
Review Quiz
  • Name the four basic components of the career
    planning process.
  • Whats the use of career interest inventories?
  • Self assessment through the use of career
    assessments
  • Explore majors and careers
  • Evaluate options and choose
  • Develop a plan of action
  • Learn about your interests, skills, values and
    personality type which in turn will help you make
    a better career choice

16
Review Quiz (Continued)
  • 3. Discuss the process for making decisions.
  • 4. Once you have decided on a major and career
    field, name three things to get before graduation
  • Identify problem/need and establish a goal
  • Identify specific objectives or steps to
    accomplish your goal
  • Identify objectives that are SMART specific,
    measurable, attainable, realistic, and timed
  • Develop plan of action
  • Get career-related experience through internships
    or co-op
  • Develop broad, marketable skills
  • Maintain a good GPA
  • Attend graduate/professional school fairs
  • Attend career planning workshops
  • Develop leadership skills

17
Career Services and Experiential Learning
Workshops
  • Business Etiquette
  • Choosing or Changing Majors
  • Choosing the Best Career
  • Cover Letters Business Correspondence
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Federal Employment
  • Graduate School Planning
  • How to Succeed at a Career Fair
  • Internships and Cooperative Education
  • Interview Techniques
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Introduction to On-line Job Postings and
    On-Campus Interviewing
  • Portfolios (How to Prepare)
  • Resumes

18
Career Services and Experiential Learning Programs
  • Career Planning Workshops
  • Career Information
  • Career Information Library
  • Free Career Related Related Publications
  • Alumni Mentors
  • Career Counseling
  • Major/Career Options
  • Career Assessments
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume/Cover Letter Critique
  • Practice Interviews
  • Experiential Education
  • Internships /Externships
  • Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program
  • Graduate/Professional School
  • Directories and resources
  • Annual Graduate, Law and Professional School Day
  • CSEL Events
  • 8 Annual Career Fairs
  • Majors Fair
  • Annual Senior Day
  • Career Panels
  • On-Campus Recruitment
  • GOLD Connection
  • Job Listings
  • Resume Referral
  • On-Campus Interviewing
  • Company Presentations

19
Career Services Experiential Learning
  • Locations/Hours
  • Career Services Ferrell Commons Center 7G Room
    185
  • Normal Hours of Operation Mon. Fri. (800 am -
    500 pm)
  • Walk-in Service Mon. Fri. (1000 am - 400 pm)
  • Experiential Learning Ferrell Commons Suite 203
  • Normal Hours of Operation Mon. Fri. (800 am -
    500 pm)
  • Walk-in Service Mon-Fri. (800 am-1200pm)
    (200pm -500pm)
  • Satellite Locations
  • College of Business BA2, Room 222
  • Lockheed Martin Sand Lake Road
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management 9907
    Universal Blvd., Ste. 201

20
The UCF Creed
Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity,
and excellence are the core values that guide our
conduct, performance, and decisions. Integrity I
will practice and defend academic and personal
honesty. Scholarship I will cherish and honor
learning as a fundamental purpose of my
membership in the UCF community. Community I
will promote an open and supportive campus
environment by respecting the rights and
contributions of every individual. Creativity I
will use my talents to enrich the human
experience. Excellence I will strive toward the
highest standards of performance in any endeavor
I undertake.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
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Title: Choosing the Best Career


1
Choosing the Best Career
2
Career Planning Process
AWARENESS SELF-ASSESSMENT
EXPLORE EDUCATIONAL CAREER INFORMATION
TRANSITION RE-EVALUATE
EVALUATE CHOOSE
PLAN TAKE ACTION
3
Learning About Yourself
  • Interests
  • Skills/Abilities
  • Values
  • Personality attributes
  • Desired future lifestyle
  • Needs wants
  • Experiences

4
How Can You Learn More About Yourself?
  • Career Assessments such as
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • MBTI
  • Florida CHOICES Planner
  • Values Card Sort
  • Motivated Skills Card Sort

5
Hollands Interest Types
6
The Hexagon of General Occupational Themes
Investigative
Realistic


Artistic
Conventional

Enterprising
Social
7
Factors to Consider when Choosing a Career
  • Do you like it?
  • Is it a good fit with your interests, abilities,
    values, and personality type?
  • Have you researched enough before making your
    decision?
  • How does it relate to your other life roles?

8
Researching Careers
  • Narrow your choices to 2-3
  • Explore your options further
  • Career exploration sites (salary, outlook)
  • Job Choices Magazine
  • Career Library (books, videos)
  • Gain first-hand information
  • Job shadowing
  • Volunteering
  • Information interviews
  • Externships
  • Participate in career-related experience
  • Cooperative Education
  • Internships

9
Making Career Decisions
  • A life-long process
  • Barriers to decision-making
  • Decision-making strategies
  • Establishing goals
  • Objectives

10
Making Career Decisions
  • Establish SMART goals and objectives
  • S Specific
  • M Measurable
  • A Attainable
  • R Realistic
  • T Timed

11
The World of Work and You
  • Societal influences on career choice
  • Gender roles
  • The new job market
  • Knowledge and skill-based
  • High tech
  • Global
  • Diverse
  • Need for life-long learning

12
Getting Ready for Work or an Advanced Degree
  • Gain career-related experience
  • Develop broad, marketable skills
  • Maintain a good GPA
  • Attend career or professional school fairs
  • Attend Career Planning Workshops such as
  • Resume
  • Cover Letters Business Correspondence
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Business Etiquette
  • Develop leadership skills

13
What Do Employers Look for in New Hires?
  • Communication skills
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Teamwork skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivation/Initiative

Strong work ethic Analytical skills Flexibility/Ad
aptability Computer skills Organizational skills
14
Professionalism
  • What does it mean?
  • Examples of professional behavior
  • Arrive to work on time
  • Dress appropriately
  • Stay current in the field
  • Accept responsibility for mistakes
  • Complete tasks on time
  • Respect organizational norms
  • Keep personal business out of the office
  • Dont gossip

15
Review Quiz
  • Name the four basic components of the career
    planning process.
  • Whats the use of career interest inventories?
  • Self assessment through the use of career
    assessments
  • Explore majors and careers
  • Evaluate options and choose
  • Develop a plan of action
  • Learn about your interests, skills, values and
    personality type which in turn will help you make
    a better career choice

16
Review Quiz (Continued)
  • 3. Discuss the process for making decisions.
  • 4. Once you have decided on a major and career
    field, name three things to get before graduation
  • Identify problem/need and establish a goal
  • Identify specific objectives or steps to
    accomplish your goal
  • Identify objectives that are SMART specific,
    measurable, attainable, realistic, and timed
  • Develop plan of action
  • Get career-related experience through internships
    or co-op
  • Develop broad, marketable skills
  • Maintain a good GPA
  • Attend graduate/professional school fairs
  • Attend career planning workshops
  • Develop leadership skills

17
Career Services and Experiential Learning
Workshops
  • Business Etiquette
  • Choosing or Changing Majors
  • Choosing the Best Career
  • Cover Letters Business Correspondence
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Federal Employment
  • Graduate School Planning
  • How to Succeed at a Career Fair
  • Internships and Cooperative Education
  • Interview Techniques
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Introduction to On-line Job Postings and
    On-Campus Interviewing
  • Portfolios (How to Prepare)
  • Resumes

18
Career Services and Experiential Learning Programs
  • Career Planning Workshops
  • Career Information
  • Career Information Library
  • Free Career Related Related Publications
  • Alumni Mentors
  • Career Counseling
  • Major/Career Options
  • Career Assessments
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume/Cover Letter Critique
  • Practice Interviews
  • Experiential Education
  • Internships /Externships
  • Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program
  • Graduate/Professional School
  • Directories and resources
  • Annual Graduate, Law and Professional School Day
  • CSEL Events
  • 8 Annual Career Fairs
  • Majors Fair
  • Annual Senior Day
  • Career Panels
  • On-Campus Recruitment
  • GOLD Connection
  • Job Listings
  • Resume Referral
  • On-Campus Interviewing
  • Company Presentations

19
Career Services Experiential Learning
  • Locations/Hours
  • Career Services Ferrell Commons Center 7G Room
    185
  • Normal Hours of Operation Mon. Fri. (800 am -
    500 pm)
  • Walk-in Service Mon. Fri. (1000 am - 400 pm)
  • Experiential Learning Ferrell Commons Suite 203
  • Normal Hours of Operation Mon. Fri. (800 am -
    500 pm)
  • Walk-in Service Mon-Fri. (800 am-1200pm)
    (200pm -500pm)
  • Satellite Locations
  • College of Business BA2, Room 222
  • Lockheed Martin Sand Lake Road
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management 9907
    Universal Blvd., Ste. 201

20
The UCF Creed
Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity,
and excellence are the core values that guide our
conduct, performance, and decisions. Integrity I
will practice and defend academic and personal
honesty. Scholarship I will cherish and honor
learning as a fundamental purpose of my
membership in the UCF community. Community I
will promote an open and supportive campus
environment by respecting the rights and
contributions of every individual. Creativity I
will use my talents to enrich the human
experience. Excellence I will strive toward the
highest standards of performance in any endeavor
I undertake.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
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