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GLENCOE 3.1 (Exploring Careers)
Transcript of GLENCOE 3.1 (Exploring Careers)
November 14 Journal
If money were not an issue and you could choose any career you wanted, what would you do?
Researching Career Options
QUOTE: "knowing what you like to do (INTEREST) and what you are good at (SKILL) is important when searching for a career"
"groups of related occupations"
TYPES OF CAREER RESEARCH
"simply keeping your eyes/
ears open to new possibilities"
Make a list of all the careers you come across on a daily basis...
Ask a trusted adult
(or someone in your career field):
what was your favorite job?
what was your least favorite job?
what was your most unusual job?
how do you like your current job?
You can also find career inspiration through...
other forms of media
FACT: the US Dept. of Education has organized
careers into 16 different career clusters
type of work
Occupational Outlook Quarterly
up-to-date info on employment trends
INTERNET CAREER RESOURCES
"short, informal talk with someone who works in a career that appeals to you"
*how did you start your career?
*what education/training did it require?
*what do you like about your job?
*what do you do during a typical workday?
December 2 Journal
Using the career you chose Monday, brainstorm 2-3 local businesses/places where you could gain experience in that field....
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
"the most direct way to learn about a career"
*make personal contacts
*put $$$ in your pocket
*develop job skills
*learn about different work environments
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
*learn job skills
*earn class credit
*make money (?)
"following a worker on the job for a few days"
"work you do without receiving pay"
*usually requires formal commitment
*may lead to full-time, paying positions
"connect academic work with community service"
NOVEMBER 15 JOURNAL
List all the CAREERS/OCCUPATIONS
that you come across on a daily basis...