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

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  • Your Career: Doing What Matters Most
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  • What will you do after high School? Go to college? Join the military? Enter a trade school? Start working a full time job?
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  • What Do You Think? 1. Forty-four percent of teenagers worked last summer. 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. 1. True. 2. False 3. True. 4. True. 5. False. True or False
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  • Why do people work?
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  • 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.
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  • Face it youre going to be working for a long time. 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?
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  • 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?
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  • Have you got the skills? Basic Skills Basic Skills Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills Information Management Information Management Skills Systems Skills Systems Skills Technology Skills Technology Skills Thinking Skills Thinking Skills Personal Skills Personal Skills Resource Management Resource Management Skills
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  • Basic Skills Able to read, write, perform basic math computations; listens well; speaks clearly Key Employee Skills Personal Skills Goal driven, positive self image, sociable, realistic self-assessment, demonstrates honesty
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  • Interpersonal Interpersonal Skills Team player, able to teach and lead other employees with diverse backgrounds, meets customer expectations, negotiates well Key Employee Skills Organizational Skills Works well in an organization, can monitor and correct performance, suggests improvements to the organization
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  • Thinking Skills Creates new ideas, makes decisions, solves problems, organizes information, learns efficiently, can reason things out. Key Employee Skills Resource Management Skills Makes good use of time, money, materials, and employee resources. Thinks of more efficient ways of doing things
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  • Information Management Skills Acquires, assimilates, and organizes information; has solid analytical and problem-solving skills Key Employee Skills Technology Skills Solid skills in various electronic media (computers), can operate various types of equipment with ease, can maintain and repair equipment
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  • What are your skills? Turn to this page in your packet 159 10 6 2 7 12 11 8 4 13 3 Click Here to Find Out What Employers Want Source: Job Outlook 2006, National Association of Colleges and Employers
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  • Education and Earnings Some high school, no degree High school diploma, or equivalent Associate Degree Professional Degree Doctoral Degree Masters Degree Bachelors Degree Some college, no degree Millions of 2006 dollars Worklife earnings estimates by highest level of educational attainment Source, US Census Bureau, current population survey, educational attainment in the US. 2005 1 1.2 1.5 1.6 2.5 2.1 3.4 4.4
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  • Typical Employee Benefits Hospitalization, Medical, and Disability Insurance 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 1 of 2
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  • Factors that Can Affect Your Earning Potential Business Downturn Being Laid Off Life-Changing Situations Changing Careers Promotions Relocation Business Upturn Additional Training What other factors can you think of? A New Job Being Fired Advanced Degrees