Career Choices : Career Choices Putting the Pieces Together Career Choices : Career Choices Planning Interest Goals Skills Preparation Education Salary Slide 3: Steps:
What are your interest?
What do you want to be?
What are your skills?
What types of careers fit your skills and interest?
How do you prepare for the career? Planning Slide 4: What are your interests?
What do you like to do? Think about experiences you have enjoyed. What kind of school, religious, social, or sports activities do you like? Interest Slide 5: What are your interests?
Make a list of 10 activities you have enjoyed doing in the past four years. Interest Slide 6: What are your interests?
Evaluate those interests. Think about what you liked about the activities. What challenges did the activities offer? What skills do you need to develop further to continue in those activities? Interest Slide 7: What is your Career Goal?
A career goal helps you focus on what you want to do for a living. A career goal can be a specific job you want to do -- such as doctor or teacher -- or a career goal can be a particular field you want to work in, such as medicine or education. Career Goal Slide 8: What is your Career Goal?
Rather than limiting your future, a career goal may help you discover career possibilities that you wouldn't have thought of otherwise. Career Goal Slide 9: Career Goal What is your Career Goal?
A career goal will also guide you into doing what you want with your life -- rather than just drifting into a job. Slide 10: Career Goal What is your Career Goal?
Generally, a career goal is based on your skills and interests, career possibilities, and job trends. Slide 11: Career Goal What is your Career Goal?
Once you have chosen a career, think strategically about the steps to accomplish your goal. Understanding and accomplishing your career goal will be a lot easier if you create a career plan. Slide 12: Career Goal What is your Career Goal?
A career plan determines your skills and interests, what career best suits your talents, and what skills and training you need for your chosen career.
http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning/ Slide 13: What are your skills?
Evaluate school, volunteer, work, or leisure experiences. Skills Slide 14: What are your skills?
Make a list of your school activities (clubs, organizations to which you belonged). Make a list of any volunteer work you have done (either through social, civic or religious organizations). Skills Slide 15: What are your skills?
After you have assessed your interests and skills, determine the relationship between skills and interests and possible careers. You may need to research types of careers.
http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning/ Skills Slide 16: What types of careers fit your skills and interest?
Use the Occupational Handbook below to locate a career. Career + Skills Occupational
Handbook Slide 17: How do you prepare for the career?
Selecting A School
The courses you take in high school, the grades you make, your class rank, the results of your standardized tests, and the life experiences you have all play a part in determining whether or not a college will admit you. Preparation Slide 18: How do you prepare for the career?
Familiarize yourself with the different types of schools. Preparation Slide 19: How do you prepare for the career?
Find out what characteristics to look for when selecting a school. Preparation College Trade
School Private Public Religious Athletics Academics Slide 20: What education is required for your chosen career? Education Interests : Interests Middle school is a perfect time to explore your interests seriously and to begin investigating your career choices. Career Choices : Career Choices Information on different careers can be found at First Gov for Kids by clicking the puzzle piece below. Salary : Salary Explore the salary information at the Career Journal by clicking the puzzle piece below. Salary Information Career Trends : Career Trends Minnesota Careers provides information on career trends and options . Career
Trends Career Choices : Career Choices Work through units 1-3 at the site below and find cool careers, income information, and take the Work Quiz. Explore Careers Work World : Work World Activities designed to help you understand how to succeed in the work world. Work World Interest : Interest Print and complete the Interest Assessment below . Interest
Assessment Interest : Interest Complete steps 4-5 at the site below. Interest
Assessment Scroll down to locate Steps 4-5! Explore : Explore Ask adults questions about their jobs. They'll be happy you asked. Explore : Explore Have them tell you what they enjoy most about their jobs…and what they enjoy least! Ask them what skills someone must possess to be successful in that occupation. Explore : Explore Find out what high school and/or college classes are important to their field. Ask how much education is required for their career. Jobs People Do : Jobs People Do Explore the Jobs People Do at the site below. Jobs People Do Work through the text on the left of this webpage! Jobs People Do : Jobs People Do Learn about what people do at work and how they make our world a better place. What Do
They Do? Wow Careers! : Wow Careers! See what people "on the job" say about your dream career! WOW Careers! Lifestyle : Lifestyle In thinking about your future, you must consider what's important to you in your daily life. What would you think about a career that required a great deal of travel? Is the amount of money you make important to you? Lifestyle : Lifestyle How would you feel about a job that required you to move on a regular basis? What hours of the day—or night—will you be working? Choose three or four aspects of your future lifestyle that are most important. Read : Read Ask your school librarian to help you find books on careers that might match your interests and abilities. Many publications can provide you with information about careers that you may never have considered. Talk : Talk Visit with your counselor about your interests and abilities. Find out if your school offers tests or interest inventories that can assess your skills and interests. Some schools also have computer software programs that assist with career exploration. Slide 39: Put the pieces together. Resources : Resources These Internet sites can provide career information and were used in this presentation.
Ready, Set, Go
Middle School Students Start Off Right
BLS Career Information
Job Star Central
First Gov for Kids
Career Info Net
Jobs People Do
What Do They Do?
Interactive Learning Network