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Title: Researching Careers


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Chapter 3 Researching Careers
Lesson 3.2 Career Research
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Discover
  • Key questions to ask about careers that interest
    you
  • When to get information about careers

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Why Its Important
  • By researching careers, youll get to know as
    much as you can about careers that interest you.
    The information you gather will help you decide
    which careers are right for you.

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Key Terms
  • research
  • exploratory interview
  • job shadowing
  • internship
  • volunteering

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Key Terms
  • service learning
  • cooperative program

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Career Research
  • Once you identify interesting careers, its time
    for some research.
  • When you do research, you investigate a subject
    and gather information about it.

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What to Research
  • The following 10 questions will help you gather
    basic information about careers.

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Graphic Organizer
What to Research
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What skills and aptitudes should I have?
What responsibilities would I have?
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What education and training would I need?
Would I be able to move ahead?
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What would my work environment or surroundings be
like?
What will this career be like when Im ready to
work?
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What hours would I spend on the job?
What does this career pay?
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What kind of work would I do?
What other rewards would this career provide?
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Check Out the Library
  • Your school library is a good place to start your
    career research.

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Check Out the Library
  • The following publications are especially useful
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Check Out the Library
  • Guide for Occupational Exploration
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly
  • Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

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Search the Internet
  • The World Wide Web offers a wide range of Web
    sites designed for job recruitment and career
    research.

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Search the Internet
  • For links to online career research resources, go
    the the Exploring Careers Web site at
    exploring.glencoe.com

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Know Your Sources
  • No matter where you get your information, its
    always important to check to make sure that it is
    true and still current.

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Talk to People
  • An exploratory interview is a short, informal
    talk with someone in a career that interests you.
  • Its a good way to get an insiders view of a
    particular career.

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Try This Activity
Conduct Exploratory Interviews
  • Talk to People Arrange exploratory interviews
    with people who work in careers and industries
    that you find interesting.

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Try This Activity
Conduct Exploratory Interviews
  • Ask Questions
  • How did you start in this career?
  • What education and training did it require?
  • What do you like about your job?
  • What do you do on a typical day at work?

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Try This Activity
Conduct Exploratory Interviews
  • Take Notes Take detailed notes during your
    interviews. Afterward, write your reflections on
    each interview experience.

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Work!
  • The best way to learn about a career from the
    inside is to work.

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Work!
  • Job shadowing involves following someone for a
    few days on the job.
  • You learn about a particular career by watching
    and listening.

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Work!
  • An internship is a temporary paid or unpaid
    position that involves direct work experience in
    a career field.

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Work!
  • The value of an internship is the experience and
    the contacts that you make.

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Work!
  • You might also consider volunteering, or working
    without pay.
  • Volunteering is a great way to explore careers.

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Work!
  • A service learning project can also be a useful
    experience for researching careers.

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Work!
  • Service learning is a learning method in which
    students learn and develop through thoughtfully
    organized service to the community.

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Work!
  • Another option to gain first-hand experience on a
    job is to participate in a cooperative
  • (co-op) program.

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Work!
  • A cooperative program combines school studies
    with paid work experience.

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Q and A
  • I found a chat room about a career Im interested
    in. Several people said there was no future in
    this career. Should I forget about this career?

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Q and A
  • Absolutely not!
  • Check any information you gather. Find out if the
    information is a fact or one person's opinion.

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Try This Activity
Write Career Critiques
  • Select two careers that interest you.
  • Research the careers.

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Try This Activity
Write Career Critiques
  • Critique Careers Write critiques of the careers.
    Write what you like and dislike about each
    career, and include information on the career
    outlook.

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Attitude Counts
  • Flexibility
  • Facing change with a positive attitude, in school
    and work, will help you learn new skills and
    adapt to new challenges.

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Investigating Career Clusters
Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Arts The performing and visual arts, including
    dance, theater, painting, sculpture, and graphic
    design
  • Audio/Video Technology The technology used to
    present information in sound or pictures
  • Communications The transmission of messages

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Investigating Career Clusters
Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Music, dance, theater, literature,
    telecommunicationstheyre all part of the Arts,
    Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career
    cluster. You may enjoy a career in this cluster
    if you are interested in any of these areas.

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Critical Thinking Review
  • What can you learn from an exploratory interview?
  • Exploratory interviews can give you an insiders
    perspective on a career.

Critical Thinking
Q
A
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Critical Thinking Review
  • Why is it always important to gather up-to-date
    information about careers?
  • Because the work world is constantly changing,
    you want to base your career choices on the
    latest information.

Critical Thinking
Q
A
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End of Chapter 3 Researching Careers
Lesson 3.2 Career Research
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