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Title: Planning Your Career and Education


1
Planning Your Career and Education
  • Chapter 9

2
Employment Trends of the Future
  • Keep up with what is happening in the world so
    that your career does not become obsolete

3
Learn About Employment Trends
  • Newspaper
  • News Programs
  • Current Magazines
  • Government Statistics and Publications
  • The Internet

4
Some Trends for the Future
5
From Baby Boomers to Generation X to the New
Millennials
6
Baby Boomers
  • Born between 1946 and 1964
  • Four out of every ten adults today
  • The population is getting older
  • How will the Baby Boom generation affect careers
    of the future?

7
Generation X
  • Born between 1965 and 1977

8
Advantages of Generation X
  • More highly educated
  • Greater demand for skilled workers
  • Computer literate
  • Good work ethic
  • As Baby Boomers retire, more job opportunities

9
The New Millennials
  • Born between 1977 and 1995

10
The New Millennials
  • Sometimes called the Echo Boomers
  • By 2010, they will be the largest teen population
    is U.S. history
  • Will exceed the number of Baby Boomers
  • In the next 10 years, college enrollments will
    increase by 300,000 students per year
  • College admission will become increasingly
    competitive.

11
The New Millennials
  • The cyber generation
  • Their most important values are individuality and
    uniqueness
  • Greatest concerns terrorism and school shootings
  • Decreasing use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco
  • Have the promise of changing institutions for the
    better

12
More Trends . . .
13
From Goods to Service and Technology
  • What are some service and technology occupations?

14
Service Occupations
  • Health Care
  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Communication

15
Middle Class is Endangered
  • More low pay, low skill jobs
  • More high pay, high skill jobs
  • Education will determine pay and class

16
Diverse Workforce
  • More older workers
  • More women
  • One third from diverse groups
  • More immigrants

17
Impact of the Internet
  • E-mail
  • E-commerce
  • Web Lifestyle
  • Web Workstyle

18
The Microprocessor
  • In the last 20 years, its power has increased one
    million times
  • In the next 20 years, it will increase a million
    times again

19
Advances in Technology
  • Many new careers in technology
  • Radiation and lasers
  • Fiber optics and telecommunications
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Advances in medicine

20
Beware of Outsourcing
  • Accounting
  • Customer service
  • Data entry
  • Assembly line workers
  • Software developers
  • Technical support

21
New Advances in Biology
  • The 21st Century will be the biology century
  • Human Genome Project
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical technology

22
Increase in Entrepreneurship
  • Starting your own business
  • Taking advantage of technology to work from home

23
Effect of Terrorism
  • People are choosing to stay in the safety of
    their homes, offices, cars, and gated communities
  • Less travel
  • Increase in home remodeling and sales of
    entertainment systems
  • Increase in careers that provide value to society
    and increased personal satisfaction

24
Need for Lifelong Education
  • Need for training and education
    over a lifetime
  • Without training and education,
    skills will soon become obsolete

25
Companies Say No to Drugs and Alcohol
  • About 60 of companies require drug testing
  • Problems with alcohol and drugs result in lower
    income

26
Work Skills for the 21st Century
27
Basic Skills
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Computers

28
Thinking Skills
  • Creative Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Mental Visualization
  • Knowing How to Learn
  • Reasoning

29
Personal Qualities
  • Responsibility
  • Self-esteem
  • Sociability
  • Self-management
  • Integrity and Honesty

30
Workplace Competencies
  • Manage time and money
  • Participate as a member of a team
  • Use computers to access information
  • Develop efficient management systems
  • Use technology

31
How to Research Your Career
32
Career Description
  • Nature of the work
  • Working conditions
  • Training
  • Qualification
  • Advancement

33
The Career Outlook
  • Salary
  • Availability of employment
  • Will this career exist in the future?

34
To Research Your Career
  • Use the College Success Web Site
  • Visit the Career Center
  • Use the library

35
Planning Your Education
36
Steps in Planning Your Education
  • Assessment tests
  • Take English the first semester
  • Start math classes early
  • Take general education
  • Prepare for your major

37
For Your Success
  • See a counselor
  • Develop an educational plan

38
Making a Career Decision
39
There is a choice you have to make, In everything
you do. And you must always keep in mind, The
choice you make, makes you.
40
Steps in Making a Career Decision
  • Self-assessment
  • Personality, Interests, Values, Skills
  • Explore Options
  • Research careers
  • Plan your education
  • Make a commitment and take action
  • Evaluate
  • How is it working?

41
Kinds of Decisions
42
Dependent Decisions
  • Someone else makes it for you
  • For example, a doctor or parent makes the
    decision for you
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?

43
Intuitive Decisions
  • Based on gut feelings or intuition
  • For example, we might use this in making a quick
    decision in an emergency or when gambling
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?

44
Planful Decisions
  • Weigh the consequences
  • What are the pros and cons

45
Use Planful Decisions for
  • What is my major?
  • What is my career?
  • Who should I marry?

46
Steps in Planful Decisions
  • State the problem
  • Consider your values
  • What are your talents?
  • Gather information
  • Generate alternatives
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of the options
  • Select the best alternative
  • Take action

47
Group Activity Planful Decision
48
Writing a Resume
49
Your Resume
  • A snapshot of your education and experience
  • Generally one page

50
Resume
  • Contact information
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • E-mail

51
Resume
  • Career Objective
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Special skills, honors, awards
  • References

52
Good Resume
  • Write clearly
  • Be brief
  • Be neat
  • Be honest
  • Print professionally
  • Your resume represents you!

53
Letters of Reference
  • Ask for letters of reference from your current
    employers and professors. Keep them on file.
  • Use them to apply for jobs and scholarships.

54
Online Resumes
  • Many jobs today will be posted on the Internet
    and will require online resumes

55
Cover Letter
  • State briefly the job you are interested in.
  • Briefly state how your education and experience
    would be an asset to the company.
  • Ask for an interview.
  • Attach your resume.

56
Assignment
  • Complete a resume and cover letter for your ideal
    job.
  • Assume you have graduated from college and are
    applying for that job that motivated you to
    finish college.

57
The Job Interview
58
First Learn About the Job
  • Library
  • Personnel Office
  • Friends and Contacts
  • Web Site

59
Interviewers Look For
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • How you can be an asset to the company
  • How you can work as part of a team

60
Make a Good Impression
  • Dress appropriately
  • Relax
  • Anticipate interview questions
  • Smile and introduce yourself
  • Maintain eye contact

61
Interview Questions
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why are you leaving your present job?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Tell us about a difficulty or problem you solved
    on the job.

62
Interview Questions
  • Tell us about one of your achievements on the
    job.
  • What do you like best about your job?
  • What do you like least?
  • Are there any questions you would like to ask?

63
Write a Thank You Note
  • It makes a good impression.
  • It causes the interviewer to think about you
    again.

64
Interview Worksheet
  • 1. Answer the questions in 5 minutes
  • 2. Practice the questions with your partner

65
Keys to Success Life is a Dangerous Opportunity
66
The Chinese Word for Crisis Has Two Characters
  • Danger
  • Opportunity

67
What is the danger? What is the opportunity?
68
Every adversity has the seed of a greater benefit
or possibility.
69
Assignment Complete Rate Your Skills for
Success in the Workplace Analyze Your Workplace
Skills Checklist for a Satisfying Career
70
See a Counselor to develop your Educational Plan
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