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Your Career: Doing What Matters Most What will you do after high School? Go to college? Join the military? Enter a trade school? Start working a full time job? – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Job Vs. Career

Your Career Doing What Matters Most
What will you do after high School?
  • Go to college?
  • Join the military?
  • Enter a trade school?
  • Start working a full time job?

What Do You Think?
True or False
  1. True.
  2. False
  3. True.
  4. True.
  5. False.
  1. Forty-four percent of teenagers worked last
  2. Most of them worked full-time jobs (35 or more
    hours a week).
  3. Teens most often work in the food service and
    retail industries.
  4. The average American will have had 10 jobs
    between the ages of 18 and 38.
  5. Every year, about one-tenth of workers change
    jobs to take advantage of better opportunities.

Why do people work?
I Want a Family
To Make Lots of Money
I Want to Be Happy
To do what I love
Job Vs. Career
  • A job is defined as anything that has to be done,
    as the action of completing a task or duty. A
    job provides you with the basicscash and
    something to do to earn it.
  • A career, on the other hand, is technically
    defined as a profession or vocation that is
    pursued as life work. In other words you have
    made a long term commitment.

Face it youre going to be working for a long
  • If you plan to retire at age 65, you have more
    than four decades of work ahead of you.
  • Can you imagine doing the same thing for 40 years?

Reasons Employees Are Rewarded
  • They add value with their ideas.
  • They learn new skills.
  • They help the business grow.
  • They take on additional responsibility.
  • Can you think of others?

Have you got the skills?
Information Management Skills
Basic Skills
Personal Skills
Resource Management Skills
Systems Skills
Thinking Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Technology Skills
Key Employee Skills
Basic Skills
Able to read, write, perform basic math
computations listens well speaks clearly
Personal Skills
Goal driven, positive self image, sociable,
realistic self-assessment, demonstrates honesty
Key Employee Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Team player, able to teach and lead other
employees with diverse backgrounds, meets
customer expectations, negotiates well
Organizational Skills
Works well in an organization, can monitor and
correct performance, suggests improvements to the
Key Employee Skills
Resource Management Skills
Makes good use of time, money, materials, and
employee resources. Thinks of more efficient ways
of doing things
Thinking Skills
Creates new ideas, makes decisions, solves
problems, organizes information, learns
efficiently, can reason things out.
Key Employee Skills
Information Management Skills
Acquires, assimilates, and organizes information
has solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Technology Skills
Solid skills in various electronic media
(computers), can operate various types of
equipment with ease, can maintain and repair
What are your skills? Turn to this page in your
Click Here to Find Out What Employers Want
Source Job Outlook 2006, National Association of
Colleges and Employers
Education and Earnings
Typical Employee Benefits
1 of 2
  • Hospitalization, Medical, and Disability
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Accidental Death Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation Time and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Retirement Savings Plans
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Factors that Can Affect Your Earning Potential
Being Fired
Being Laid Off
Additional Training
Advanced Degrees
A New Job
Business Downturn
Changing Careers
Life-Changing Situations
Business Upturn
What other factors can you think of?